First UMC Men is dedicated to providing men with pathways for spiritual growth through fellowship, learning, service and small groups. Men of all ages have the opportunity to connect with and support one another of the journey of knowing, loving and serving God. They meet each Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m. in Asbury Hall. Find out additional information online at https://franklinfumc.org/connect/men/.
October/November 2018 Study: Unafraid, Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Truth is, a mere handful of fears work for us–fear of stepping in front of a bus, for example, or not taking care of our health. But the vast majority–fear of others, of failure, of the future–have almost no basis in reality, yet tie us in knots and steal our peace of mind.
These fears, experts say, are often vestiges of primitive ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ instincts that, mostly, no longer apply. Making matters worse, our hyper fractious era of hate media, divisive politics, and multiplying natural disasters wreak havoc on our state of mind, leaving us troubled and unhappy.
Fortunately there’s abundant good news. As trusted pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton shows in Unafraid, we can escape the echo chamber of anxiety and dread. With insight, intention and faith, we can learn to overcome what oppresses us, and live with courage and hope.
Each week will teach us how to face our fears, overcome our obstacles, and live a life of big, God-honoring dreams.