Arab First United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
See lower half of page for week night opportunities!
9:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Class of Our Redeemer ~ Older Adults ~ Leaders Janet Michael, Wayne Kendrick & Gerald Leonard ~ This class has 35 plus members and uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Series. They enjoy an atmosphere of relaxed lecture, discussion and personal viewpoints. A "global outreach" is a main emphasis of the members.
Pathfinders ~ Older Adults ~ Leader Bill Brasseale ~ This class is currently studying First and Second Timothy, having completed other New Testament books. This class enjoys a lecture/discussion type setting.
Hope ~ Adults of all ages ~ Leader Randy Tucker ~ Members of this class enjoy a relaxed setting. Hope Class is currently studying Right People, Right Place, Right Plan a book by Jentezen Franklin about discerning the voice of God. Hope Class enjoys many of Max Lucado's studies as well as James Moore studies with the last being Yes Lord I have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses.
Sisters ~ Women of all ages ~ Leader Nancy Stewart ~ Come connect and apply the Scripture to your daily life, mature in faith, and grow closer to God as you explore with other women. In the past, these women have utilized Cokesbury’s “Sisters” studies, Bible studies written for women. Presently they are using Anne Graham Lotz's book Why?
10:45 am SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Beyond Contemporary ~ Open Age Range ~ Leaders Dan & Gail Lueker ~This class utilizes The Faith Lessons Series by Ran Vander Laan, an interactive DVD journey that explores the historical, geographical and cultural context of the Bible. As the Bible is explored, biblical truth is related to modern society with a challenge to be a true follower of Jesus in every day life.
Sunday School classes are held in the following locations:
Class of Our Redeemer--room 112
930 am Children’s Sunday School meets in the Fellowship Hall
930am Youth meet in the upstairs' church library
1045 am CLASSES
Beyond Contemporary--room 117
Children attend worship at 1055am until Children's Minute then go to the Fellowship Hall for "Wee Worship"
1045 am Youth meet in the Youth House
Adult Wednesday On-Going Opportunities
Loops of Love
Whether you already know how to crochet or knit or would like to learn how, come join us each Wednesday night for a time of devotion and fellowship as you crochet/knit. There is no fee for the class, but we would like you to consider making a prayer shawl or related gift for donation.
Facilitators: Elise Brasseale, Joy Privett, Patty Saunders in room 118
Wednesday Nights at 5:45 pm
One in three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a fall in the next year.
Classes meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.
Wear comfortable clothingand socks and expect to learn simple exercises to improve your balance.
For additional information call Fletcher or Nancy Kurtz at 256-498-3606.
Line Dancing Classes
There are two line dancing classes; both meet on Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall.
One class (beginners) meets at 9 am and one class (Joyful Steppers) meets at 530pm.
Betty and Vickie Parker are the facilitators.
Adult Wednesday Night Winter Classes
Meals at 5:00 pm and Classes at 5:45 pm beginning January 9, 2013
What On Earth Am I Here For
An updated "Purpose Drive Life" study by Rick Warren.
Facilitator: Nancy Stewart
Room 112 – Class of Our Redeemer room
Resolution For Men By Stephen+Alex Kendrick, Randy Alcorn
Born out of the movie Courageous, this study strategically inspires men to reconcile with their past, re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and then move forward with a bold and clear resolution for the future.
Facilitator: Marc Scarbrough
Every Man’s Battle by Arterbun + Stoeker--class starts April 3
Today's media bombards men with sexual images and temptation, so it's no wonder that "sexual addiction" is on the rise---even within the church. In this compassionate brother-to-brother guide, Arterburn and Stoeker tackle this serious problem head-on, offering a practical battle plan for men---married or single---who desire to live by God's standard.
Facilitator: Marc Scarbrough
The book of Jude--class starts March 13
1. This is a small book of the Bible but is powerful; and the imperative to steadfast commitment is as compelling as any in the New Testament.
2. The problems addressed in this letter are still around in the 21st century and we all need to hear the solutions given.
3. The main focus of Jude is on the faith, the believers, and God – not on the errors and character of the heretics.
Facilitator: Pastor Kenny Baskins
Room 121 – Pathfinders’ room
Small group studies are wonderful means of making connections with others who share your interests and values, as well as nurturing your spiritual growth. If you have not participated in
the past, please consider joining a group this term. If you have,
tell others about your experience and set the example by choosing a new study to participate in ASAP!