Live Well; Live Whole: Body, Mind, Spirit

A unique selection of classes and groups meeting on Thursday nights to speak to your whole body, mind and spirit.

Here’s a look at our Fall 2018 Classes

BFF Walking Club

(BFF) Best Furry Friend!

Every Thursday evening during the summer, pet owners and pet lovers are invited to come and walk to and from Harlensdale Dog Park for doggie playdates.  Beginning June 7, all levels of walkers and runners are welcome to meet under the Youth deck at 6:30 p.m., explore our beautiful campus and neighboring areas (like Harlensdale Park).

Pets need to be on leashed and owners should bring disposal bags to clean up after pet poo.   No pet? …. No problem!  Come join our furry friends…and their non-furry owners in the walk/run to Harlensdale – just keep on keepin’ on walkin’ while the doggies play.  Register at our Events Calendar online.

Location:  Youth Deck

Dates: September – October 2018

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Holy Yoga

Where else can you wear stretchy pants and strengthen your body and soul and hear God’s word at the same time?  Right here on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Certified instructor, Amelia Yann, brings us a beautiful message, music and yoga to strengthen our bodies and spirits in God’s love. View fall dates and register on our Events Calendar online.  A free will offering is welcomed, but not required.

Location: Asbury Hall, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: August—November, 2018

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Livin’ The Sweet Life

Our Livin’ the Life cooking classes are all about building relationships through fun in the kitchen.

Back by popular demand and just in time for the holidays, learn about everything sweet from our church pros in a hands-on environment to dazzle your family and friends. Class size is limited to 8, and yes, you’ll actually be cooking new tasty treats each time. Life-long chocolatier, Carolyn Rosenburg & others will help you bring these tasty treats to  your kitchen.  Material cost: $10 each session.  Max 8 people.

Location:  Kitchen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

9/13                  Strudel

9/27                   Caramels

10/11                  Cream Puffs

10/25                 Fudge


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Reel Faith – Finding God in Film

If you are a movie fan, this group is for you!  This adult-only fellowship group will meet for “movie nights” at church or will view films on your own. Then, monthly gatherings allow you to share thoughts and insights on movies with an eye towards recognizing the hidden and not-so-hidden spiritual messages contained in the films.  Only G through PG-13 rated films will be viewed. Explore finding the sacred in secular movies.

This quarter, the Reel Faith Movie Club is looking at the following potential films for discussion: Tomorrowland, The Searchers, Forbidden Planet, August Rush, and  The Incredibles/Incredibles 2(Please watch films prior to our gathering.) Led by David Franzen. Contact Rev. Sarah Carty for details.

Location: B135, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15

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First UMC Men Evening Group

Men of all ages, come join in the formation of the First UMC Men evening group. We’ll get together each Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at our Main Campus in Room A-115. This ministry for men connects, disciples, challenges, and ultimately witnesses men transformed by the grace and love of Jesus. Email Steven Kinney skinney7890@gmailfor additional information.

Location: Room A-115

Date & Time: Thursday Nights from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Coffee & Conversations

Sept 6 at 6:30pm: NPT Aging Matters Series – Isolation and Loneliness.

Oct 4 at 6: 30pm: NPT Aging Matters Series — Unscrambling Your Medicare Concerns.

Nov 1 at 6:30pm: NPT Aging Matters Series – End of Life Decisions.

All Thursday night Coffee & Conversation sessions are led by Sarah Carty and are held in Room A214, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Coffee & Conversation events are also held the next morning on 9/7, 10/5, 11/2 at 10 a.m. in  A214. Contact Rev. Sarah Carty at with your questions.

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Unafraid – An Adam Hamilton Study

In this five-week study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience.

We will explore and identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them…all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope.  Contact Pastor Sarah Carty or Rick Beck for additional information.

Location: B138, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: 9/13 – 10/11

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Breathing Under Water

This 13-week program is based upon the best-selling book, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and globally-recognized ecumenical teacher. The program is open to all, independent of your familiarity with Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Step Programs or religious beliefs. For those familiar with the Twelve Steps, it will stimulate a deeper spiritual conversation. For others it will provide a more insightful understanding of the Twelve Step Way of Life and a path to relief from addiction to anything in life that blocks our relationship with God. Course materials: $23 for book & companion journal.

Location: A113, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: 8/23 — 12/6, 2018

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Five Wishes

The first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as medical needs.  It changes the way you talk and plan for care at the end of life. Your family and friends will have peace of mind because they’ll know exactly what you want in these difficult situations.    Dan Armfield and  Rev. Sarah Carty will walk us through how to complete Five Wishes living will and the conversations with your family and friends about these serious situations.  Class materials fee: $10.

Location:   A214 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  11/8

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Watch for Winter 2019 Classes Coming Soon