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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ALIVE:
Spring 2022

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*Dinner: 4:45-6:00 PM  | Classes: 6:00-7:00 PM 

January 12th - March 9th, 2022 (unless otherwise indicated)

Spring Break is March 14th-18th, so WNA will not meet that week. WNA continues March 23rd – April 13th. We will offer one, church-wide Lenten Study for adults led by Rev. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. WNA dinner & programs for children will continue, too!

 

*FUMCT 101

Leaders: Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. & Rev. Amy Howard

Location: Room #220 

New to FUMCT? Taking that first step and walking in the doors of a new church for the first time is huge. You have done that, but now what? If you are new to FUMCT, interested in becoming a member, or a new member and wanting to learn more, this group is for you. We will talk about what it means to be a member of FUMCT and why it matters. Each week different leaders of FUMCT will help facilitate our group discussion which means you will also have the opportunity to gain familiarity with many in leadership. Contact Amy or Clinton at ahoward@fumct.org or clinton@fumct.org.

 

*FUMCT Men

Leader: Mike Greene

Location: Room #222

If you are looking for a way to connect with other men, you would enjoy the FUMCT Men’s group. Each week we study a different portion of the Bible and discuss scripture. We also have time for fellowship and service. Men of all ages are welcome. Contact Mike at mjwgreene@icloud.com.

 

*Singles Together

Leader: Sherry Phillips

Location: Room # 213

We are a group of Christian singles from various backgrounds, professions and denominations who gather on Wednesday nights to discuss issues facing today’s singles. Using video and written devotions, bible studies and book studies, we will explore how we can apply God’s word to our lives. Periodically, we will have guest speakers who share topics of interest to the group. Singles of all ages, welcome! Contact Sherry at slphillips@ua.edu.

 

*Chancel Choir

Leader: Dr. Justin Durham

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Room #004

The Chancel Choir welcomes anyone of high school age or older who enjoys singing choral music. The Chancel Choir sings for both Traditions worship services each week, as well as for special seasonal programs and concerts. Childcare is provided during rehearsals. Contact Justin at justin@fumct.org.

 

*Handbell Choir

Leader: Jerrod Newell

Location: Room #003

The Handbell Choir plays during Traditions worship services one Sunday each month from September through May and is open to anyone high school age or older. New members are always welcome, and no experience playing bells is required; however, a basic understanding of how to read music is important. People who have taken piano lessons or who played in the band during high school would be excellent candidates. Contact Jerrod at jerrodnewell@yahoo.com.

 

*When Helping Hurts

Leader: Jeremiah Wilson

Location: Room #212 

Date: Begins on January 19th 

When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and it's alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. Filmed in the U.S. and abroad, each of the six lessons includes discussion questions, application exercises, and materials for further learning. Books will be available for pick up in class. Contact Jeremiah at jeremiah@fumct.org.

 

*No Wonder They Call Him the Savior 

Leader: Megan Winningham

Location: Room # 216

Max Lucado takes you through the drama of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ -- Relive the events from the foggy garden of Gethsemane to the incandescent room of the resurrection. No Wonder They Call Him the Savior leads you up the hill of mankind's highest hope and reminds you why he deserves to be called our Savior. Contact Megan at meganelizabethf@yahoo.com.

 

*Unseen Realm? More Questions Than Answers 

Leader: Pat Johnson

Location: Room #215  

What does the Bible say about the unseen realm? What is spiritual warfare? What does John Wesley have to say about ‘Satan and his minions’? What is the Christian response to spiritual warfare? Come join in conversations knowing that we will have more questions than answers. Weekly scripture readings, selected readings from, Supernatural by Michael Heiser, The Believer’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare by Tom White, and prayer will be our sources of topics. Contact Pat at johnsonp8908@gmail.com.

 

*Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions

Leader: Danielle Spree

Location: Room #221

As moms, we know the magnetic pull to steer away from what’s important and choose what feels irresistible in the moment. In Shiny Things, Amanda Bacon and Anne-Renee Gumley bring to light the distractions moms face every day. Honoring God and loving our families are our highest priority, but sometimes, we need help keeping them there. For all of us who find ourselves caught in the cycle of distraction but are looking for a way out, Shiny Things will help us. *Participant books provided by the Cultivate ministry. Contact Danielle at dac724@yahoo.com.

 

*Half Truths by Adam Hamilton

Leader: Rev. Sandy Felkins

Location: Room #110 (Lee Class)

Explore popular sayings that miss the point. They are simple phrases: “God helps those who help themselves,” “Love the sinner, hate the sin,” and others. They sound Christian - like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Discover the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture. Contact Sandy at sandy@fumct.org.

 

Other Small Groups

 

You Were made for This Moment by Max Lucado 

Leader: Virginia Jones

Location: Room #220

Time: Tuesdays, January 18th-March 8th, 6:00-7:30 PM

We’re facing some tough times. We’re weary from our challenges, worn down by our fears, and worried that we’ll never find relief. If you’re feeling this way, relief will come. There is a story in the Bible that reminds us of this truth, a book by the name of Esther. She found herself smack dab in the middle of political upheaval, cultural divides, and family drama, to say the least. Like Esther, you may be staring down a seemingly impossible situation. And what’s true for Esther is true for you: Deliverance will come. The question is not, Will God prevail? The question is, Will you be part of the team? You, like Esther, can act in a way that will bless more people than you could imagine. *Books provided by the Cultivate ministry. Contact Virginia at vajones7@comcast.net.

 

The Gospel of Mark: Lunch and Learn Video Study

Leader: Lynnette Carden

Location: Room #220

Time: Tuesdays, January 18th - March 29th, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Come and see what Jesus is teaching His disciples in the Gospel of Mark. This class is for anyone who is seeking to learn more about Jesus. Whether new to church, have never read the Bible, or have been part of a church for 80 years, if you are seeking a fresh renewing from the Holy Spirit, join us. All are welcome! Bring your lunch bag if you want, and join us for this time of discipleship and discussion. Study guides for this video-led series are available. Contact Lynette for more information at backporchlife1010@gmail.com.