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Winter/Spring 2017
Bible Study

 

Shadows of Darkness and Dawn

Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30PM
beginning Mar. 1
Cost: $10
Facilitators: Rev. Joe Pool and Rev. Jenna Morrison (jpool@fumcrockwall.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall


In Shadows, Darkness and Dawn, pastor Thomas Steagald, has carefully chosen six stories from the Gospel of John, to help readers examine their own shadows, their confessions whispered in the darkness, and the power of Christ's regenerating love to bring freedom from sin and the fear of darkness. Offers six weeks of daily readings to facilitate Lenten reflection.

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Praying In Color

Time: Sundays, 4-5PM
beginning March 5
Cost: $13 for books, extra supplies required
Facilitator: Joan Wells (joanwells@sbcglobal.net)
Location: TBA


Ladies, learn and practice a new spiritual discipline during the Lenten Season! You do not have to be an artist to love this class; just bring a box of colored pencils, a black roller point pen, and a willingness to try something new with your prayer life! Slowing down isn’t easy in our culture where stimulation and constant virtual connection are the norm. If you find the transition from busyness to stillness difficult, follow with us to a slower, more contemplative pace through coloring as prayer as spiritual practice.

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C2nd Samuel & 1 Chronicles

Time: Thursdays, 9-10:30am & 6:30-8pm
beginning Jan. 17 
Cost: $0 if started last fall

Facilitators: Shirley Womack (sawomack79@gmail.com), Cathy McCallum (athycay@aol.com)
& Carolyn Quillen texas.(caroline@yahoo.com)

Location: 1085 Mont Cascades, Rockwall 75087 (in the Shores)

Watch how a faithful God turns the rise and fall of a “man after God’s own heart” into a victorious finish. A precept upon precept study by Kay Arthur. The first half of this class was studied in the fall. If you would like to join us this winter, please email us to let us know when you sign up!

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10 Men of the Bible: Men’s Study

Time: Sundays, 4-5:30PM
Jan. 22-April 2
Cost: $0
Facilitators: Charles Cecil, Mike Rask (crcecil232@gmail.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

The men depicted in the Bible were not perfect by any means. We find story after story marked by scandal, failure, and intrigue. Yet we also find many stories of men who were able to look beyond their circumstances, completely trust in the Lord, and follow Him wherever He chose to them. Like us, these men made both good and bad decisions along the way—and experienced both good and bad consequences—and we find our struggles and hopes in the pages of the Bible that tells their stories. Join other men in our church to study and learn together

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10 Women of the Bible: WOW Women's Study

Time: Mondays, 6:45-9PM
January 23-April 3
Cost: $25 includes all supplies
Facilitators: Annette Knisley, Margaret Peck, Sandi Barry, and Virginia Hodges (aknisley@me.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

“We don’t even know all their names. Some are referred to only by their nationality. Some are known only by the place where they lived. Some would become queens, while others would live on the fringes of society. One would give birth to a nation, and one would give birth to the Messiah. Their culture often overlooked or discounted the contributions of women, yet ....." these women played a remarkable role.

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Alpha

Time: Sundays, 4-5:30PM
beginning Jan. 22
Cost: $0
Facilitators: Rich and Angel Thompson (1richthompson@gmail.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Engage with small groups of other people asking questions about faith over food, a video, and discussion. The videos are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

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Beautiful Mess: Motherhood for Every Moment

Time: Wednesdays, 9-9:45AM
beginning Jan. 11
Cost: $0
Facilitator: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

Every mother wonders if she is enough. Together we will discover (or remember) that we are the mom God chose for our children, that God is working through our lives, and that we are doing better than we think!

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Companions of Christ

Time: Wednesdays, 10-11:15AM
Begins January 24-April 12
Cost: TBD

Facilitators: Charlotte Mathura and Stacy Loeffler (Stacy@rclsales.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

 

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Disciple II

Time: Sundays, 4-5:30PM
beginning Jan. 15
Cost: Contact facilitator for information
Facilitator: Katrina Culberson   (kculberson@fumcrockwall.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

Disciple: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The study emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world. Completion of Disciple I is recommended, but not required. Contact Katrina Culberson if you are interested.

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In Search of A Christian Understanding of Human Sexuality

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Time: Sundays, 4-5:30PM
beginning Jan. 15
Cost: TBD
Facilitators: Rev. Joe Pool and Rev. Jenna Morrison (jpool@fumcrockwall.com)
Location: First UMC Rockwall


One of our most important tasks as Christians is to study Scripture and work to glean its meaning in our world today. This difficult charge is one that should be taken up in community. Join us for five sessions over ten weeks as we study Scripture in light of our tradition, reason, and experience, and what this means for our understanding of human sexuality. Class sessions will feature guest speakers, lecture, and small group discussion. This course will include a variety of resources from a wide spectrum of authors; reading is required for class participation.

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NAMI Family to Family

Time: Mondays, 5-9PM
beginning Feb. 6
Cost: $0
Facilitator: Herb Cotner (herbert.cotner@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us)
Location: First UMC Rockwall

NAMI (National Alliance Mental Illness) Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

More information at www.namidallas.org

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The ME I want to BE

Time: Sundays, 5-6:30PM
beginning Jan. 22
Cost: $0
Facilitators: Jamie Rubush, Gloria Bishop (gloriab4@verizon.net)

Location: First UMC Rockwall

Discover the great task---and joy---of becoming God's best version of yourself! Best-selling author and
pastor Ortberg explains that Christ's vision for each of us is to grow spiritually toward a life in which his Spirit flows like a river---and assures us that this is God's project, not our own.