Fall 2013 Classes & Opportunities

Community Wednesdays begin on September 4th!  Hot meals are served at 5:45 pm.  $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 or younger.

Click here to sign up for classes or opportunities.  One form per person (adult or child).
Class & Opportunity descriptions below.

Wednesday Night Classes (Nursery available for 0-2 years old):

Bible Basics II
Starting Date: September 4th, 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Location: Robert Moore Room (Room #227)

Bible Basics II is a walk through each book of the New testament.  Each week the class is asked to read the assignment for the upcoming week and a handout is provided for that reading assignment as a review.  Bible Basics is a basic overview of the Bible designed for beginning readers of God’s Holy Word.  It is presented in lecture style with brief periods for questions and comments, as time is limited in covering a great deal of material each session.  Come and discover the joy of reading God’s Word within a fellowship of other seekers of the Truth of God.  There is nothing like ‘being in the Word!’  For those registered to begin September 4, 2013, read lesson 1: The Gospel of Matthew, Chapters 1-14.

Journey Through Spiritual Disciplines
Teacher: Rev. Chase Green
Starting Date: September 4th begins at 6:30pm
Cost: $12
Location: Emmanuel Classroom (Room #125)

The goal of this class is to explore different ways of praying, connecting with God, and deepening our own personal spiritual practices.  We will both discuss practices and perform them in the class!  We will use author Daniel Wolpert’s book, Creating a Life with God.

When the World Takes the Wind Out of Your Sails
Teacher: Patty Wilkerson
Starting Date: September 4th begins at 6:30 pm
Cost: $10
Location: Large Conference Room (Library)

“Sometimes in this life, the world is going to take the wind out of our sails and knock us flat.  We can be courageous because we know that God is always with us and will see us through.  As Christians, we have the sure confidence that nothing, not even death, can separate us from God’s presence, God’s care, God’s strength, God’s love and God’s victory!  So as we deal with the troubles of this world, may God help us to know the courage and faith and blessed assurance that come only from trust in our Lord and Savior, the One who has overcome the world.”

Men’s Bible Study
Starting date: Sept 4th (6:30 pm)
Location: Wally Gee Classroom (Room #226)

Join us as we begin our fall session.  We are a group of men from all walks of life and enjoy reading Scripture together and discussing how it ties in to our everyday lives.  If you would like to know more about our topic or what the class is like, contact Carl Cross at 868-7266.

Parenting Class (October 2, 9, 16)
Led by Marjorie Wagner

Come see all the ways your kids are using technology (i.e. texting, Facebook, Twitter, Internet).

October 2: Internet Safety
October 9: Social Media & Texting
October 16: Apps & Programs to Help Your Kids

Wild Wednesdays (Age 3 to 2nd Grade)
Led by Natalie Shelton


The Edge (3rd-5th Grade)
Starting Date: Sept. 4th, 5:45 pm, Room #204
Teachers: Jessica Temple & Alicia Gallup

Arrive at church to go off campus for dinner (bring your own money), then return for lesson.  This     semester, the Edge kids will discover God’s promises they can remember when they’re afraid, lonely, sick, or in any other tough situation.  Along the way the kids will be encouraged to keep their promises and to place their faith in a God who has never broken a promise and never will!

The Limit 6.0 (6th Grade)
Starting Date: Sept. 4th (6:30 pm) Teacher: Laura Stinnett

What a great way to begin our year by looking at things we do in school!  The Limit 6.0 will be looking at the different activities and parts of our school and how we can be faithful in the midst of your daily chaos of school.

Led by Rachel & Harry Golden
Starting Date: Sept 4th, 5:30 pm (Youth Warehouse)

Share a meal with the larger congregation and then play games and have a lesson.  5:30 – 7:30 pm includes the Wednesday night supper.

Other fall opportunities:
Women’s Bible Studies – Fall 2013
Sunday Evening, September 8 to October 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. – Room 123
(childcare available on Sunday)

Twelve Women of the Bible – Life Changing Stories for Women of Today (The Last Six Sessions)
Lysa TerKeurst and five additional authors collect and study the stories of twelve women in the Bible in this our study of the last six sessions of this twelve-session, video-based Bible study. By looking at the triumphs and failures of Mary      Magdalene, Rebekah, Hannah, and nine other women, you and your Bible study group will discover new insights and be challenged, encouraged and empowered to face trials in your own life by drawing nearer to God.

This first six weeks were completed last spring. These are stand alone topics, so new participants may also join for the remaining six sessions.  Workbooks will be available for $12. Weekly meetings will include discussion and DVD teachings.

To enroll in this class: Jessica Temple 772-0686 or Ashley Boes 626-3579.  To register for childcare in the Sunday class, please contact Laura Stinnett at 225-9231.

Women’s Bible Studies – Fall 2013
Wednesday Morning, September 11 to October 2, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (Room 123)

Living With No Regrets
Since its pilot in the spring of 2012, a new study on aging and dying, “Living with No Regrets,” has sparked conversations among the older adults and caregivers reviewing it.

Initiated by the Conference Councils on Adult and Older Adult Ministries, production of the four-week study was funded by a grant from the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas.  Each session contains a video highlighting older adults, adult children or Arkansas Conference clergy. Leaders in aging ministries and professions provide additional insights and practical tips.  The topics covered in the study include aging in America; how to start a    conversation about aging and changing roles;  practical matters such as living wills, finances, transportation and housing; and finishing well.  Participant materials will be available during class for no charge.

To enroll in the Wednesday class: Pat Anderson at 821-6263 or Ginny Kurrus at 416-8241.

Women’s Bible Studies – Fall 2013
Wednesday Morning, October 9 to November 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening, November 3 to December 15 or 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Room 123 (childcare available on Sunday)


UNGLUED – Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
All women experience “unglued feelings” at times, often when they least expect it.  These emotions are not wrong; in fact they are God-given.  However our emotions should be indicators — not dictators.  Based on the book by the same name, the Unglued Bible six-week study by Lysa TerKeurst aims to help women make their emotions work for them instead of against them.

Participant workbooks will be available during class for $12. The book is optional and will be available for $16.34.  Weekly meetings will include discussion and DVD teachings.To enroll in the Wednesday class: Pat Anderson at 821-6263 or Ginny Kurrus at 416-8241.  To enroll in the Sunday class: Jessica Temple at 772-0686 or Ashley Boes at 626-3579.  To register for childcare in the Sunday class please contact Laura Stinnett at 225-9231. 

Opportunities for Youth (Sundays):

Elevate Student Ministries (Grades 7th-12th)
Sundays at 5:00 pm (Youth Warehouse)
Games, bible study/or discussion about lives of our youth.

Opportunities for Young Adults (Tuesdays):


Fusion Young Adult Ministry (ages 18-35)
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Youth Warehouse)
We meet this fall on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30.  We are an open group who seek to learn from each other about God and serving Christ. Sometimes we go out to dinner together, hangout, or go to local events.

Musical Opportunities are also available!!!
Monday Nights at 6 pm:  Hand Bells
Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm:  Chancel Choir
Thursday Nights at 6:30 pm:  Praise Team Rehearsals
Sunday mornings at 9:30 am:  Children’s Choir