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.
September 10: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
October 8: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Fanning Your Flame: Women's Weekly Devotional
Leaders: Sarita Jones and Nan Smith
Cost: About $13 for the book
Note: Fall 1 and Fall 2 (through November 19)
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!
We will use 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.
Good News about Injustice (class cancelled due to insufficient registrations)
Instructors: Nan Martin and Barbara Exley
Cost: $5 for the book (specially priced for the class)
The good news about injustice is that God is against it. God is in the business of using the unlikely to accomplish justice and mercy. Gary Haugen's book, Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World, calls for the body of Christ to act and gives concrete guidance on how ordinary Christians can rise up to seek justice throughout the world.
What does engaging in the work of justice mean? What does the Bible have to say about violent oppression such as modern-day slavery, human trafficking, police abuse, persecution, torture, and land-grabbing? How can you bring salt and light to the dark world of injustice, and what can you actually do about it? Let's discuss practical ways you can use your distinctive gifts to engage in the work of justice.
Taiji (Tai Chi) for Health and Well-being
Instructor: Kalila King
Note: September 3 - October 8, 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.
Using DNA to Research YOUR Genealogy
Instructor: Terry Barton
Note: Runs through November 19, not including 8/27, 10/1, or 10/8
This introductory 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.