Fall is right around the corner, and so is an exciting line-up for the Wednesday Night LIFE (WNL). Please consider joining a LIFE Group as we learn and grow in our Christian faith. Not only will we take the time to study and learn together, we also will get the opportunity to partake in Communion at 5:30, followed by sharing a meal. Sharing meals together has been part of the Christian faith since the days of Jesus and the disciples. Mark your calendars as we kick-off Fall Wednesday Night LIFE with exciting opportunities to learn, grow, and fellowship together!
WNL Dates: begins on Wednesday, September 13th with the Pack Shack Kick-Off.
LIFE Groups begin Wednesday, September 20th, and meet for 9 weeks, ending Wednesday, November 15th, the week before Thanksgiving.
Holy Communion 5:30-6:00pm – Roebuck Chapel
Shared Dinner 5:45-6:30pm – Family Life Center
LIFE Groups 6:30-7:30pm, Rooms as assigned
You can sign up online at fsfumc.org, or by calling the church office, or at our kickoff event September 13.
Meals (5:45pm – 6:30pm):
As we fellowship together over dinner, all are welcome to attend. Dinner is $5.00 per person, with a $15.00 limit for families. If the cost is a concern for anyone, please speak with a minister. This will be a brief, simple meal as we quickly transition to 6:30 LIFE Groups.
LIFE Groups (6:30-7:30):
- Serving From the Heart
- Halftime: Moving From Success to Significance
- Caring Through Cards
- Women’s Class: Busy Women
- Chrismon Class
Pack Shack WNL Kickoff Event September 13th 6-7:30pm
Join us for a light meal at 6:00 followed by the Pack Shack event from 6:30-7:30. We will come together to pack 20,000 meals to be used in local hunger relief for the children and youth of our neighborhood partner schools, Tilles, Darby, Northside, and Belle Point Center. This is part of the Arkansas United Methodist Conferences 200,000 Reason Initiative! There will be information about all the studies being offered for WNL. You can discuss the content and style of various LIFE groups to help you better decide which group you’d like to join, and you may sign up at the Kickoff!
** Books and materials for each class will be provided at the first life group meeting**
SERVING FROM THE HEART with Laura Keener & Dixie Spears
God’s plan for the church calls for each member of the body of Christ to play a vital role, and God wants us to find joy and fulfillment when we serve. That happens when we serve in a role that matches who God created us to be. This study will help you assess your own spiritual gifts, talents & abilities, resources, individuality, dreams, and experiences in order to learn more about your place and function in the Body of Christ.
HALFTIME: MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE with Rev. Bud Reeves
Using Bob Buford’s classic motivational book, this class for men will examine the strategies for getting the most out of life in the “second half.” Recommended for men who want to make a positive impact after age 40.
CARING THROUGH CARDS with Kelly DeSoto & Gail Oakes
This card making class is for individuals interested in hand making Seasonal Greeting cards to be sent out to congregation members. There will be a short devotional & prayer each week. The class is fun with lots of fellowship and no prep work, homework or outside reading required.
WOMEN’S CLASS: BUSY WOMEN with Rev. Sara Bayles
We all have calendars that are packed, to-do lists that are long, and an overwhelming sense of busyness. This group will look at the lives of 9 women from scripture, along with outside resources including podcasts, ted talks, and books by Jen Hatmaker, Brene Brown, Betsy Singleton Snyder, and others to figure out how to find time for spiritual growth among the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives.
CHRISMON CLASS with Jane Stauffer & Beth Watson (early class 4:30-5:30pm)
This class will focus on the Christian tradition of Chrismons and will work to repair the Chrismon collection of FSFUMC. This class can also explore making new Chrismons. No prior skills or knowledge necessary.
REVELATION with Rev. Dane Womack
End times! The mark of the beast! The seven signs! The lamb! God’s final victory! These are the themes and phrases in the final book of the Bible known as the Revelation of John. Its literary devices and John’s visions make the Book of Revelation famous and infamously difficult to read. Join Rev. Dane Womack this fall for a Bible Study on the Book of Revelation as we discuss and digest this wonderful and strange bit of scripture. We’ll use Professor Bruce Metzger’s well known and easy to read book, Breaking the Code, as our guide. Bring your study Bible.
YOUTH with Matt & Alice Alt
During our fall session of WNL, the youth (grades 7-12) will be learning about the differences between fans of Jesus and followers of Jesus. As disciples, we’re not meant to sit on the sidelines and cheer for Christ’s cause. In Kyle Idleman’s book, Not a Fan, we will be challenged to go from fair weather fans to full-time followers.
COLLEGE CLASS with Michael Mings
Our college students will be working through Richard Foster’s book “The Celebration of Discipline”. In this book we will discuss new and fresh ways to experience God’s grace. Together, with God’s help, we will grow in our faith by practicing spiritual disciplines such as prayer, meditation, worship, and celebration.
CHILDREN with Sally Ware, Karen Wyatt, & Kelly Jacimore
1st through 6th will be playing Survivor 2017– “Out Wit, Out Play, Out Pray!!” We will have challenges each week, games and weird wacky snacks. Nursery available for ages 0- Kindergarten.