S.P.O.T SPIRITUALITY FOR PARENTS OF TEENS
Sundays | 5:00–7:00 PM
January 6 | 7 weeks | Center for Spiritual Formation 

Opportunity for parents of teenagers to gather and learn spiritual practices that will equip them for guiding teens. Each week we will focus on a characteristic that helps us find joy and experience peace in the struggles. We will gain spiritual tools that foster a closer relationship with God during these challenging years. Schedule: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 10, 17, 24. Facilitated by Mary Rotenberg and Beth Mahaffey, LCSW.

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The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
Sundays | 9:45–10:45 AM
January 13–February 17 | McKenzie Library at FUMC

Conflict is rampant today. We find it everywhere. Join us to read and discuss The Anatomy of Peace, by Arbinger Institute. Participants are encouraged to read the book before the first class. However, reading the book before the class is not required. Facilitated by Alvin Smith and Eric Lockridge. 

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Exploring the Way: An Introduction to the Spiritual Journey
Sundays | 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
January 6–February 24 | Rm 109

This class will define and explain the most basic concepts and language of the Christian spiritual life: prayer, the Bible’s message for our lives today, spiritual gifts, listening, journaling, and much more. It’s the ultimate six-week orientation to spirituality and the essential elements of faith. Along the way, explore the ancient Christian spiritual practices and begin to use them in your everyday devotions. Facilitated by Marianne Hebert.

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Essentials 1
Sunday | 9:40–10:40 AM
March 3 | 8 weeks | Adult Building, Rm 112

What do Methodists believe about the Christian faith and tradition? Participants are guided through the essential beliefs and practices of what Christians need to know and claim as we journey together as Adult Disciples. Facilitated by Cindy Mann.

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The Good and Beautiful Life
Sunday | 9:40–10:40 AM
January 6 | Room 107 | Facilitated by Amanda Rothrock

Thursday | 10:15–11:45 AM
January 10 | Room 113 | Facilitated by Terry Pries 

“I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all the time.” So begins James Bryan Smith’s The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin, anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life self-destruction. This book study guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God. 

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Disciple 1 Fast Track – New Testament
Sunday | 5:00–6:30 PM
January 13 | 12 weeks | Room 105

This is a great option for busy people who seek to gain a better understanding of the Bible and want to grow as Disciples. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily. Classes last 75-90 minutes. 

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Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision
Sunday | 9:45 AM
January 6 | Room 305

In preparation for the upcoming Exploration Retreat (April 4-7, 2019), a study of Recapturing The Wesleys’ Vision, by Dr. Paul Chilcote.

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C.O.R.E – Ministry for Moms
Wednesday | 8:30–10:30 AM
January 30 | 15 Weeks | Spiritual Formation Center

Spend time seeking God in your journey as a mom. Our prayer is to Be Centered, Be Open, Be Restored, and Be Encouraged. Facilitated by Katie Goodson. 

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The Bible for Everyday
Wednesday | 9:30–10:30 AM
January 9 | Adult Building, Room 113

Join Rev. Whitton each week to explore a different biblical passage or biblical theme and what it has to say about our lives, our relationship and our God. Facilitated by Rev. Brady Whitton.

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Disciple 1 Fast Track – Old Testament
Wednesday | 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
January 9 | 12 sessions | Adult Building, Room 108

Participants will gain an understanding of the Old Testament as you journey with others, growing and sharing together. As you read, you will experience God’s love and transforming power. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Don & Glennell Cottrill.

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