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Maymester 2019

Join us for this special month long “Maymester” before we kick-off our Summer Session.
In 2019, First Church is taking a year-long look at the importance of Christian Education in the life of a disciple and how we participate in Christian Education. As part of this focus, we are inviting everyone to Fill in Your Blank in 2019. This means that in addition to our Sunday worship, we are encouraging each person to pick (at least) one weekday class, Sunday School class, or Community Group to be a part of. At First Church we believe that growing in faith and knowledge is a lifelong process. And in order to for us to be challenged in our faith, grow in our understanding of the Bible, and become better disciples of Jesus Christ, we must engage in Christian Education.All classes meet weekly during the session unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to join a class even after the start date.

CLASSES

SilverSneakers FLEX – Strength & Balance
Ongoing
MONDAYS |  12:30 – 1:15pm  |  FUMC – Gym  |  $3
A low-impact exercise class designed for older adults to help improve flexibility and build strong muscles. There’s no cost to SilverSneakers fitness program members.

Faith and Fitness
Ongoing
MONDAYS  |  5:00pm  |  Front Lawn
A fitness and accountability group which focuses on strength training, cardiovascular fitness, and core exercises. Led by Denise Van Atta.

Monday Night Class
Starting May 6
Mondays  |  6:00pm  |  Perry Home, Room 101
Come learn more about the ministry of Jesus from His baptism to His death, burial and the empty tomb as told by Gospel writer, Mark. Hosted by Monday Night Class. Led by Bill Bond.

SilverSneakers FLEX – Zumba
Ongoing
WEDNESDAYS |  9:30 – 10:20am  |  E203  |  $5
Get fit with an easy to do, effective, high-energy dance party with friends! There’s no cost to SilverSneakers fitness program members.

Senior Pastor’s Bible Study
Starting May 1
WEDNESDAYS  |  6:00pm  |  Wesley Abbey
Join Senior Pastor, Wesley H. Wachob, as he leads a study of  The New Testament.

On Christian Teaching
Starting May 1
WEDNESDAYS |  6:00pm  |  Perry Home Parlor
How should we interpret Scripture? Is the Bible to be read and understood in the same manner as any other text? St. Augustine was among the first to develop clear answers to these questions, and many others. Join us after Easter for study and discussion of this timeless Christian classic. Led by David Ramsey.

Methodism 101
Starting May 1
Wednesdays  |  6:00pm  |  Perry Home, Room 101
Have you ever wondered about Methodism? Over the next four weeks the class will look into the history of Methodism and look at the foundations of Methodism: scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. Led by Rev. Brandon Bures.

Finding Your Voice in the Psalms
Starting May 1
Wednesdays  |  6:00pm  |  Lower Sanctuary, Room 120
Using Liz Canham’s book, Finding Your Voice in the Psalms: An Invitation to Honest Prayer, we will explore seven themes: hearing God’s word in stillness and silence; finding stability in God’s faithfulness; dealing with disappointment, anger, and pain; resting in God’s grace; celebration creation; touching the holy in the ordinary; and discovering joy and learning to praise. Study of this book promises to deepen our relationship with God and teach us how to be more honest and authentic in our prayer to God.

Joe Harrell Bible Study
Starting May 1
Wednesdays  |  7:00am  |  The Wright Place
While all are invited every Wednesday during the school year, we especially invite dads, retired men,men working downtown…anyone who would like to join us for breakfast followed by a devotion and discussions on a variety of topics.

Yoga
Ongoing
THURSDAYS  |  9:00am  |  Education Building, E203
All are invited to this hour yoga class led by certified yoga instructor, Lynn Jackson. This class is made for all ages and focuses on refreshment, restoration, and renewal. Cost is $30 per 6-week session.  

Adult Confirmation
Starting May 5
Sundays  |  9:30am  |  Lower Sanctuary 120
Join us for a four week series on John Wesley and Methodism, Sacraments, History of FUMC, Social Principles. Led by Denise VanAtta. Hosted by Side by Side

Registration

While registration for classes is not required, it is strongly encouraged. Please fill out the form below to register or contact Lisa Bond by phone or email 850.549.8967 or LBond@FUMCPensacola.com.

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