Class time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Book Club at FPC
Facilitator: Nancy Jo Kirk
Special dates: Second Wednesday of each month
The Book Club at FPC invites anyone who enjoys reading to join them in their monthly book discussions. A great selection has been made, and the next two books that will be discussed are listed below. Most of the book selections can be found in a public library or purchased as paperback editions. Please come and share your love of books with others who enjoy them too.
November 12: Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge (discussion led by Patricia Sprinkle)
DISCIPLE I: An Invitation to the Old Testament
Teacher: Rev. Pem Cooley
Cost: About $13 for the book
Special length and timing: An 8-week class; 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Explore the Old Testament's story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Hear the magnificence of a Creation hymn, discover the law and wisdom teachings, listen to the warning of the prophets and explore the poetry of the Song of Solomon. In the video segments, first gain insight from biblical scholars and then take visual tours of archaeological sites, ancient artifacts, and other physical remains, related to and illuminating scripture and events.
Participants gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Old Testament as an integral part of the Christian Bible and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for all things. Please plan for no more than 30 minutes of daily homework.
Fanning Your Flame - Women's Bible Study
Instructors: Sarita Jones and Nan Smith
Cost: About $13 for the book
Midway through a busy week is a perfect time to fellowship and study the Bible together with others. This group for ladies creates a casual and friendly environment for learning, praying, and supporting each other. Please join us to be refreshed and recharged!
Although we began during the Fall 1 session, we welcome newcomers! We are using Kelly Minter's relational Bible study No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols. Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. Discover the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God.
Taiji (Tai Chi) for Health and Well-being
Instructor: Kalila King
Note different time: 5-6 p.m.
Cost: $40 for six sessions
Join us for a Chinese system of slow, meditative, physical exercise designed to promote relaxation, balance, flexibility, improved range of movement, and better posture. Taiji (Tai Chi) is a form of mind-body exercise that uses deep breathing and low-impact, gentle moves.
Recent studies are proving the health advantages of Taiji, and more professionals in the medical community are recognizing its significant benefits at little cost. Make the move toward a healthier you.
The Complete Pilgrim
Teacher: Howard Kramer
Prepare yourself for a 2,000-year journey through the history of Christianity in this around-the-world pictorial tour. In this course, we will explore how the act of religious pilgrimage has been inspiring Christians since the Roman Era and how it impacts our lives now in the 21st century.
The study begins with an Introduction to Pilgrimage, where we will talk about the world's classic Christian sites from the Bible, from the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. From there we will travel to historical sites associated with the early Church, Christianity in the Middle Ages, and the Protestant Reformation. Finally, we will finish with a tour of amazing Christian sites and architectural treasures around the world, including some right here in Georgia!
Using DNA to Research YOUR Genealogy
Instructor: Terry Barton
An extension to what was begun during the Fall 1 session - and to which all newcomers are welcome - this class will cover the basics of Genetic Genealogy, providing information about the four main tests: yDNA (correlates to paternal surname), ySNP (brings ancient paternal line into modern times), mtDNA (mother's mother's...mother's maternal line), and atDNA (the "whole Ancestry" test). With this information, you can determine what test to use on which family member to answer a specific ancestral question.
The course will also cover the steps you should take after you get your test results and will provide practical examples of how you can use your own results. The first five classes will be presentation-style, and the remainder will be reviewing participant test results identifying the learning from the participant's testing, and recommendations (if any) for further testing.
Yarn Works for Prayer Shawl Ministry
Facilitator: Elizabeth Creagh
Cost: Purchase of your yarn and needles/hooks
Participants in this group will work on their own knitted or crocheted prayer shawls and blankets, while enjoying the camaraderie of other yarn workers. Finished works are made available to anyone who would like to give one to a person in need of care and comfort. Because every shawl or blanket is prayed over while being made, each recipient is literally covered in prayer when using it.
Help and support are available for all skill levels. We will provide friendship among ourselves and ministry to those whom we serve. Please join us each Wednesday that you're able to come.