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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ALIVE:
Fall 2022

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August 31st - November 16th

Dinner: 4:45-6:00 p.m. | Classes: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Night Alive Kick-Off

August 24th 4:45-7:00 p.m.

Join us for an amazing night of fun for all ages!

 

4:45-6:30 p.m. | Come to Chitwood Hall for dinner

5:50-6:45 p.m. | Visit all areas of the church to enjoy our games, inflatables,      

mission activities, homemade ice cream contest, and more.

6:45-7:00 p.m. | Move to the CAC to finish the mission project and pray together as we kick off our fall WNA programs.

 

Mission Focus for WNA Kickoff

This year for our WNA Kickoff Mission Focus we will be having a Diaper Drive and Bundling event with Bottoms Up Diaper Bank.  Diaper banks are similar to food banks.  They collect diapers and other essentials to be distributed to families or other programs that serve others.  Bottoms Up Diaper Bank distributes to families in Greene and Tuscaloosa County. Through the month of August, we will host a Diaper Drive.  Bottoms Up Diaper Bank has a special need for diapers size 4, 5, and 6 as well as Pull-Ups.  You can bring them to the church office. During our WNA Kickoff Event, we will bundle the collected diapers into bundles of 20-30 so they can be distributed in Tuscaloosa and Greene County’s to families in need. 

Small Groups for Men & Women

 

Half Truths

Led By: Rev. Sandy Felkins

Location: Room #220 

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st – September 28th

 

Join this 5-week study of Adam Hamilton’s book, Half Truths that explores popular sayings that miss the point. They sound Christian - like something you might find in the Bible, and 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 to register.

 

 

Discussing Scripture

Led by: Rev. Randy Allen

Location: Room #307

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

Randy will lead a weekly discussion based on his second published book of devotionals, For the Praise of His Glory: 52 Devotionals. The class will be a group discussion, so please plan to read the devotional and supplemental study questions in advance of each class.  The first class will focus on the first devotional in the book, “We are Vapor.”  The schedule for subsequent classes will be determined with group input during the first class. You may order your book through Amazon (ISBN 978-1-7344159-2-6) before the first class meets. Contact Randy at randy@fumct.org to register.

 

 

Pastor's Bible Study: Jesus & Parables

led by: Dr. Clinton Hubbard

location: Lee Classroom

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures somehow describe things more effectively than words do. Jesus was the master at teaching us about life and the Kingdom of God as He paints pictures by using parables to help us understand this truth. The parables Jesus uses consist of simple everyday things and unforgettable stories that have a profound meaning and give us directions for life. These parables paint a very clear picture. Bring your Bible as we look at selected parables of Jesus to ascertain the spiritual growth Jesus offers us. Additional resources will be given during class.

 

 

Life Lessons from John: When God 

Became Man 

led by: Cindy Coleman

location: Room #215 

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

In this study of the Gospel of John created by beloved Pastor and Christian author, Max Lucado, we will explore Jesus and His ministry as recorded by one who was there to view it firsthand.  We will see how Jesus responded to the situations He encountered as He walked this earth…the same kinds of situations we encounter today: happiness, human suffering, grief, moments of questioning, moments of sadness and sorrow, moments of pure joy.  So, bring your desire to grow in grace and knowledge of the Word of God and join us as we discover how Jesus can impact what we do and how that knowledge enables us to change the world around us for the better.  Contact Cindy at crosecoleman@bellsouth.net to register.

 

 

Singles Together

led by: Sherry Phillips

location: Room #216 

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: Ongoing

 

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 for more information.

 

 

A History of FUMCT Stained-Glass

led by: Linda Albritton

location: Sanctuary 

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

In 1976, stunning stained-glass windows were added to our sanctuary creating the church facility that we now enjoy.  Adding these windows was a labor of love that included many members of the congregation and staff of the church.  These windows were designed to tell the Story of Our Faith.  The story is told in chronological order through pictures of Biblical Events with supporting Christian symbols and words in each window. Becoming aware of these details and the scriptures upon which they are based will enhance your appreciation of these special pieces of religious art. Come to the Sanctuary each week to learn about these stunning windows. Contact Linda at albritton1610@yahoo.com to register. 

 

Chancel Choir

led by: Dr. Justin Durham

location: Choir Room #004 - Lower Level

Time: Ongoing

 

The Chancel Choir welcomes anyone of high school age or older who enjoys singing choral music. No audition is needed, and music reading skills, while not required, are helpful. If you have sung in high-school or college choirs, this is the opportunity to continue using your gifts. The Chancel Choir sings and helps lead Traditions Worship services each week, and presents seasonal programs throughout the year. Rehearsals are full of fun and fellowship. A strong culture of friendship and community within the ensemble is fostered when the joy of making music is shared each week. Childcare is available. Contact Justin W. Durham at justin@fumct.org for more information.

 

 

Handbell Choir

led by: Jerrod Newell

location: Bell Choir Room #003 - Lower Level

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: September 7th- December 14th

 

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. Those who may be interested are welcome to attend a couple of rehearsals and shadow a current handbell member to see what playing bells is all about. Childcare is provided during rehearsals and seasonal fellowship activities help create strong friendships among members of the group. Contact Jerrod at jerrodnewell@yahoo.com to register.

 

 

children's Choir

Led by: Leah Durham

Location: Choir Room #004 - Lower Level

Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Before FirstKids/FOOMACK)

Date: August 31st - November 16th 

 

Children’s Choir is for any 3rd-6th grader who loves to sing! This group has fun learning more about our voices and serving Jesus through song. The Children’s Choir sings in church services in both Traditions and the Bridge several times a year. Contact leahdurham.fumct@gmail.com to join.

 

Wellness First

led by: Janice Stewart

location: Room #213

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Date: October 5th – November 16th

 

Do you have a reliable and helpful source for information about health-related issues? Join us to hear from dynamic speakers who will address some of our common concerns. No pre-registration is required. 

 

October 5th – Rev. Wade Langer, Interim Youth Director & Pastor of UA Wesley Foundation – Faith and Personal Growth – Growing as Disciples, Growing as a Church 

 

October 12th – Nisha Warbington, PhD – Counseling Programs Coordinator at the University of West Alabama – The impact of trauma

 

October 19th – Nisha Warbington, PhD – Resiliency

 

November 2nd – Anne Halli-Tierney, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at UA College of Community Health Sciences: The Benefit of Buddies – the importance of social engagement in older adults

 

November 9th – James Geyer, MD – Director of the Sleep Program at Alabama Neurology and Sleep Medicine  - Healthy Sleep - the do’s and don’ts, things to improve sleep and the health effects of poor sleep/sleep disorders

 

November 16th – Sandy Felkins, Congregational Care Pastor, and Jackie Greene, Congregational Care Coordinator – It takes a congregation – current FUMCT care programs and the ways that you can help

 

For more information, contact Janice Stewart at janice@fumct.org.

Small Groups for Men

fumct Men

led by: Mike Greene

location: Room #306

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

Men of all ages who are looking for a way to connect with other men will 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. Come and go each week – no registration necessary.

 

 

Men's Devotional & Exercise

led by: Daren Warbington

location: Body & Soul Fitness Room-2nd Floor

time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

date: August 31st – November 16th

 

This class will involve the combination of workout, devotion and prayer time. The group will gather to exercise, fellowship and improve spiritual and physical health. All fitness levels are welcome.  Contact Daren at daren@dlwarbi.com to register or find out more. No registration necessary.

 

 

Sponsored by the Cultivate women’s Ministry

 

what the mystics know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self

led by: Kara Creel

location: Room #308

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

The ordinary path of life can also be the way of the mystic, but often our ideas of religion and contemplation are so convoluted we don’t see it. We will explore seven pathways to discover your deeper self. Contact Kara at kara.creel@ua.edu to register.

 

 

We Saved You a Seat: 

Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships

Leader: Megan Winningham

location:  Room #212

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Date: August 31st – November 16th

 

In today’s busy world, we’re wired to appear “fine” warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgment. We hide behind the hum of busyness to escape intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives. We want a seat at the table, but comparison, envy, and entitlement often stop us from pulling out a chair at the table. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. Contact Megan at meganelizabethf@yahoo.com to register.

 

 

In view of god's mercies

Led by: Laurie Copeland

Location: Room #305

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Date: August 31st-November 2nd

 

In this 9-session study on the book of Romans, you will walk you through Paul’s powerful letter to see the glorious grace and transforming work of the gospel. This life-changing message provides not only hope for eternity, but purpose, joy, and peace for today. And as the good news of the gospel of grace unfolds through Romans, it will compel you to proclaim God’s glorious salvation to all.