Faith First @ First

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me and do not hinder them…”  Matt. 19:14

Join us for our Wednesday evening children’s program, beginning September 6th, where children will have fun taking a  trip through the Old and New Testament exploring  and visiting with Bible Heroes (All-in-One Bible Fun by Daphna Flegal, Abingdon Press). We will begin with Daniel and his faith and bravery in the Lion’s den and end with the charity of Dorcas. The children will explore the Bible Heroes through Bible stories, play, relationships, and come to know the Bible as their book. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and classrooms to be announced. Classes will be available for two to three year olds, preschool to kindergarten, first to fifth grade.
Let us introduce your child to amazing Heroes of the Bible.  Let us help your child explore the Bible from a new perspective and develop a love for their book, the Bible.
Remember not all heroes wear capes.
Jesus is my Super Hero!
God Bless!
Laurel Bradford

A Youth Study by Francis Chan
Grades 6-12
“Who Is God? What Is Church? Who is it for? Is it broken? Can it be better? If you’re not involved in SPIRIT, come join us in Crossroads in the Basement on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm as we ask and answer these questions with a study series called “Basic” by Francis Chan.”

Financial Peace University, 9 weeks, 9/6-11/1, 6-8pm, Harmony Room
Join long-time FPU facilitators Harold & LaQueta Shelburne as they show you how to dump debt, budget, build wealth and give like never before! It’s never too late to turn things around. Materials are $89 and includes books, DVDs and other helpful tools.

The Pair-of-Bulls or The Parables, 9 weeks, 9/6-11/1, 6-7pm, Cheers Room
Join Pastor Scott as he explores a different Parable each week. This class is designed for you to come and go between taking other classes or you can attend weekly. No materials needed except a Bible.
Sept 6th – Introduction and The Sowers Seed (Matthew 13:1-23)
Sept 13th – Lost Sheep, Lost Coin (Luke 15:1-10, Mat 18:10-14)
Sept 20th – The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1-32)
Sept 27th – The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… (Mat 13:31-35, 44-52)
Oct 4th – Rich Man & Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
Oct 11th – Workers in the Vineyard (Mat 20:1-16)
Oct 18th – Parable of the Weeds (Mat 13:24-30, 36-43)
Oct 25th – The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
Nov 1st (Possibly an All Saints Service) but (optional; The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)

Fitness Witness, 10 weeks: 9/6-11/8, 7-7:30, Library
A low impact fitness group for all body types and anyone who is interested. Bring a mat or towel. FMI contact Stephanie James:

Parent Talk (Informal Discussion Group), 10 weeks, 9/6-11/8, 6-7pm, Parlor
Have you found yourself folding the dishes and loading the dishwasher with the laundry? You are not alone. The crazy hectic pace of parenting could make Freud insane. Join Giovanna LeCroy as she leads you through open discussions to help keep insanity at bay, and to tackle some of parenting’s hardest scenerios. This discussion group is designed for you to come and go, or attend each week. No materials needed.

The Class Meeting, 4 weeks (offered twice*), 6-7pm, Journey Room
From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry on earth, the small group has been an integral part of discipleship. There was a reason Jesus chose twelve people to be his disciples. Join Pastor Bryan as we learn what it means to reclaim the Small Group in a 4 week study based on “The Class Meeting” by Dr. Kevin M. Watson”. Materials provided.
*Offered Twice: Sept. 6-27 and Oct. 18-Nov. 8

The Daniel Plan, 6 weeks: 9/6-10/11, 6-7pm, Library
The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus & Friends. The program offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in each of these life areas. Led by Sherry Ann Miller. Materials $15.

The Daniel Plan: Food, 4 weeks: 10/18-11/8, 6-7pm, Library
Following up on The Daniel Plan, this four-session, video-based Bible study explores both the spiritual and health benefits of following a healthy lifestyle by focusing on the first essential of The Daniel Plan: FOOD. Led by Sherry Ann Miller. Materials $8. (The Daniel Plan is not a prerequisite for this course.)

Embracing An Alternative Orthodoxy, 6 weeks, 6-7pm, Office Conf. Rm.
Interested in stretching the boundaries of your faith? Would you like to be part of a group where the members are teaching each other about their faith and spiritual journey? This is a DVD-based study by Richard Rohr, ODM, and is being led by Richard Evans.



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