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NAMES OF GOD
 
Dates: October 7 thru December 16
Day/Time: Sundays from 8:45 am to 9:50 am
Host: Dan Hair
Location:  Event Center (Fellowship Hall)
Materials:  Bible/Handouts provided
 
The names of God in the Old Testament reveal God’s character.  As we get to know our God better, we learn to trust and rely on Him more fully. This discussion will grow you in your biblical knowledge, but also in your faith. Lecture style with group discussion.
THE BIBLE’S TESTIMONY OF ITSELF
 
Dates: October 7 thru November 18
Day/Time: Sundays from 11:15 to 12:30 am
Child Care Provided
Host: Michael Berglund
Location: Upstairs Conference Room
Materials: Bible/Handouts provided
 
We’ll explore what the Bible says about itself! We’ll first learn about the Bible’s inspiration, and then its truthfulness, before learning what the Bible says our response to reading it should be.
LEARNING TO KNIT TUTORIAL
 
Dates: September 10 thru December 17
Day/Time: Mondays from 10:05 to 11:30 am
Host:  Hellen Ash
Location: Downstairs Room
Materials:  Bring 4-ply yarn and size 8 knitting needles, or bring your own project!
 
God calls us to put our hands to good work.  We’ll not only learn how to knit, but we will also discuss the ways we can keep our hands busy doing God’s work. We ARE God’s hands! Drop-ins are welcome; come when you can!
GOD’S HELP IN TIMES OF SORROW
 
Dates: October 8 thru December 17
Day/Time: Mondays from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Hosts: Mary Weaver and Patti Phillips
Location:  Upstairs Board Room
Materials: Bible
 
We all experience grief and loss in many forms. This session uses the Psalms to place participants in the arms of compassionate and healing God. Hear words of healing and calling, and experience the comfort of God’s presence through others and the Psalms.
SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
 
Dates: October 24 thru December 19 (no class November 21)
Day/Time: Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Child Care Provided
Hosts: Vicky and Jason Keintz
Location: Downstairs
Materials: Bible/Optional book; Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney ($10)
 
How the practices of spiritual disciplines lead to freedom in Christ. Disciplines include: prayer, worship, fasting, meditation, stewardship, evangelism, and silence or journaling.
SACRED RHYTHMS: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES THAT NOURISH YOUR SOUL AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Dates: October 24 thru December 19 (no class November 21)
Day/Time: Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Child Care Provided
Host: Reese Werner
Location: Upstairs Green Room
Materials: Bible/Optional study book by Ruth Haley Barton ($10)
 
Explore the practices that both new and experienced disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God. Practices include solitude and silence, Scripture reading, examining prayer, the Sabbath, and personal rhythms.  If you want to grow closer to God, this is how! Format includes DVD, study book, and discussion.
FINDING HOPE IN GRIEF
 
Dates: October 24 thru December 19 (no class on November 21)
Day/Time: Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Child Care Provided
Host: Paulette Johnson
Location: Upstairs Conference Room
Materials: Bible/Optional study book ($10)
 
We will explore both sides of hope, confronting doubts and fears, but also being reminded of the great joy that awaits in Jesus Christ.
RESTORING THE SHACK
Dates: October 12 through December 21
Day/Time: Fridays 7:00 to 8:15 am (Breakfast served)
Host: Brad Blocher
Location: Event Center (Fellowship Hall)
Materials: Handouts provided as needed
 
Author William P. Young of “The Shack” shares how Paul’s life journey shaped his writing of The Shack, and explores how to deal with life issues, such as questions about faith, grief, memories, hope, and new beginnings. Class format includes a video presentation, followed by discussion and prayer.