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 Winter/Spring 2019 Classes

From Pew to 5K Walking/Running Club

Beginning March 14, join Dr. Daniel McGinley and friends for a four-week course to train for the Run/Walk for Missions on Sunday, April 7. We’ll set exercise/run goals while we support each other on our health journeys. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to meet weekly in Room B136 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., form small groups and explore our beautiful campus and neighboring areas while strengthening our bodies and spirits.  Run/Walks of various lengths and terrains are available for each group.

Room: B-136

Dates: March 14, 21, 28 and April 4

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Holy Yoga

An offering of Christian yoga guided by certified instructor Amelia Yann. Prayerful, gentle yoga postures and stretching experience with Scripture and music will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  A free will offering is welcomed, but not required.

Room:      Asbury Hall

Dates:      January 3, 17,31

February 7,21,28

March 14, 28

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The Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer, by Henri Nouwen. This 5-week study is open to all and speaks directly to men and women who want to be of service in their church or community. Nouwen believes that we make our deepest connections to God and others through the shared experience of suffering and compassion. “ We are made strong in our weakness” for that is when we experience God’s healing grace. Course materials: $12 for book.

Room: A-113, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: January 17—February 14, 2019

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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 the church prior to group discussion 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 & PG-13 films. Explore finding the sacred in secular movies.

The January movie choice will be The Caine Mutiny (1954).  A viewing party will be held on Thurs., Jan 17 with the movie discussion on Thurs., Jan 24.  Led by David Franzen.

Location: B-135, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates: Jan. 24, Feb 21, Mar 28, & Apr 25.

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First UMC Men Evening Group

All FFUMC men are invited to gather weekly from 6:30-7:30 p.m., to study, pray and support each other in their faith journeys.  This group will continue to study Patrick Morley’s The Man in the Mirror. Group is led by rotating leaders.

Room: A-115

Dates: Jan 4 — April 20

Email Steven Kinney skinney7890@gmailfor additional information.

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Coffee & Conversations

Jan 10, 2019:  Elder Law: Preparing for the Future

Feb 7, 2019: Aging in Place: an NPT Aging Matters  Report

March 7, 2019: End of Life Decisions and Planning

April 4, 2019Economics of Aging

All Thursday night Coffee & Conversation sessions are led by Sarah Carty and are held in Room
A-214 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

These sessions are repeated on the Friday mornings Jan 4, Feb 8, March 8,  April 5, after these Thursday night dates at 10:00 a.m. in A214.

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24/6—A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

This book by Matthew Sleeth, M.D. shows us how technology allows 24-hour productivity and connectivity, gives us more control, and subtlety enslaves us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find peace. Join Pastor Sarah Carty for this 4-week journey and learn a simple plan for a healthier, more God-centered life by practicing the gift of Sabbath. Course materials: $12.00 for the book.

Room:  B-138

Dates: Jan.17- Feb. 7

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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: $6.

Room:  A-214, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  March 14

Five Wishes will also be offered during WNL on February 13, 2019.

Room: B-135.

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Watch for Summer 2019 Classes Coming Soon