Eat, Pray, Grow – FALL 2018

Journey takes place Wednesday nights. Dinner is served 5:45-6:30pm in the Dining Room. Reserve and pay for dinners by registering for meals each week. Evening Prayer is 6:30-6:45pm in the Worship Center. Classes meet from 6:45-8pm in various classrooms. We have classes available for all ages from Nursery through Adult.

Fall Class Options Include:

Early Bird – Senior Adults – Room 104 Facilitators: Bob & Joni Van Kley FREE, plus the cost of dinner. This group meets at 4:45pm and starts with a fellowship meeting in the style of a small group where we share joys, prayer concerns, and view a DVD on various informational and inspirational topics. We dismiss in time to have dinner at 5:45pm.

Anatomy of Peace – Room 108 Facilitators: Andrew Garrett & Rev. Nate Quarcelino Book: $12 In the book The Anatomy of Peace, the authors remind us that we have two inner disposition options or “ways of being” when we encounter people. We can either have a heart at war or a heart at peace. This simple yet profound understanding of our way of being can be seen throughout the pages and stories of the Bible. Join us for 8 weeks of book study, laughter and the Bible.

Present Over Perfect – Room 106 (The Den) Facilitator: Polly Pirlo Book: $15 This 6-week Bible Study, with video, by Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Starting the Conversation – Room 101/102 Facilitator: Jill Kibler FREE We hope to always be healthy, independent and able to make decisions for ourselves. But things can change overnight. A diagnosis of a serious illness or an accident could mean that we are no longer able to speak for ourselves. By starting the conversation early, we can make the necessary plans to ensure that we address the implications of these health challenges in all aspects of our lives. Speakers with expertise in a specific area will be featured each week. This class would also greatly benefit those who are providing care for a loved one (locally or from a distance). Some of the topics will be difficult to address, but they are important in recognizing the value of maintaining quality of life and dignity in the last chapters of life.

Reading the Bible through the Eyes of Jesus – Dining Room Facilitators: Dr. John Baggett & Pastor Allee Willcox FREE This class will explore how the scriptures can help serious Christians grow in Discipleship when they learn to read and interpret biblical scripture through the lens of Jesus’ life and teachings. The class will also serve as a brief survey of the Bible and will explore frequently asked questions, such as: How did the Bible come to be? Who wrote it? When? Why? Why were some books included in the Bible, and others excluded? How did Jesus interpret the Scriptures?

NURSERY & PRESCHOOL (Birth-5yrs) Time: 6:15-8:15pm for drop-off and pick-up. Location: Room 209 (Nursery) Your child will engage in age appropriate storytelling, games, and snacks in a fun, safe, and friendly environment.

ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten-5th Grade) Time: 6:30-8pm (Doors open at 6:15pm) Location: Room 320 (Suntree Kids) Journey for Kids is a fun, interactive program on Wednesday nights for children in Kindergarten-5th grade.