2012 Summer Studies
2012 SUMMER STUDIES
To register for these studies, contact Gayle Ammerman at 817/339-5091 or by email GAmmerman@MyFUMC.org
. Registration will be held Sundays, 6/3 and 6/10 in the Education Office after the 9:30 and 11:00a.m. worship services or i
n the Education Office located in the main Church Office during the week 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Child care is available for study participants. To reserve child care, please contact Paula Wagstaff at 817/546-4414 Or PWagstaff@MyFUMC.org
Contact Rev. Gena Anderson at GAnderson@MyFUMC.org
or 817/ 339-5067 for Class Scholarship opportunities.
Women's Book Club
Leader: Rev. Phyllis McDougal
Rev. Phyllis McDougal will lead a Women’s Book Club this summer. This group will read and discuss books that will expand your faith and make you laugh. It will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in room 370 of the Foundation Building. Please purchase your own books. You can come to as many sessions as you choose. Sign-up is not required.
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
June 13 – through June 27
“The Alchemist” traces the path of Santiago, a young Spanish shepherd who is compelled to follow his dream of finding hidden treasure in Egypt. To do so, he must leave the comfort zone of home, learn to trust the “Soul of the World,” and believe that there are forces in the universe that want us to be happy.
“Some Assembly Required” by Anne Lamott
July 11- August 1
Anne Lammott is stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious details, Lamott writes about the complex feelings that Jax fosters in her, recalling her own experiences with Sam when she was a single mother. Over the course of the year, the rhythms of life, death, family, and friends unfold in surprising and joyful ways.
“An Invisible Thread” by Alex Trensniowski and Laura Schroff
August 8 – 29
“An Invisible Thread” is a complex and unswervingly honest story about a woman and a boy who saved each other. By its raw honesty and lack of excess sentimentality, it is even more inspirational. This is a book capable of restoring our faith in each other, and in the very idea that maybe everything is going to be okay after all. This special book reminds us damaging cycles can be broken and not to neglect the humanity of the strangers we brush up against every day.
In this 3-week study, Reverend Gena Anderson will lead an introductory Bible study on the book of Acts. In this study, the class will learn about the early spread of Christianity and we will explore the social, historical, and theological significance of the book of Acts. The Genesis Sunday school class will host the study. Genesis meets from 9:30 to 10:30 in room 351 of the main building. The study will begin on Sunday, July 15 and last through Sunday July 29. The study is free and no registration is required.
Not a Fan
In this 6-week study, Debbie Shrauner and Ann McIntyre will lead a Women’s book study on “Not a Fan” by Kyle Idleman. “Not a Fan” explores the relationship that we have with Jesus Christ and if we are living our lives in such a way that we are not simply a fan of Jesus but a follower of Christ. The book invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration but the center of your life. The study will begin on Wednesday, June 13 and last through July 25. The class will not meet on the 4th of July. The class will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in room 231 of the main building. Cost of the study is $15, which covers the cost of the book and a participant journal.
The Screwtape Letter
In this 5-week study, Dr. Mike Marshall will lead the group through C.S. Lewis’ book, “The Screwtape Letters”. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the publication of this book, the group will explore how the book still has implication in our lives today. In “The Screwtape Letters”, C.S. Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in living out Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, as seen from devils’ viewpoints. The study will begin on Wednesday, August 1 and last through August 29. The class will meet from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in room 230 of the main building. Cost of the study is $13, which covers the cost of the book. You are welcome to bring your own sack lunch.