Adults

Education

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Romans 12:1-2 



[w]holy living invites everyone to explore what it means to offer our whole selves to God and allow God to transform us into God's holy image. As the guiding principle for our Adult Education and Formation program, the church will provide opportunities for adults to learn what it means to offer our minds, our hearts, our bodies, and our gifts to God.

Our Minds – Classes with this heading will include Bible studies, seasonal studies and studies surrounding United Methodist history.

Our Hearts – Classes with this heading will include studies of spiritual disciplines and worship. Also included are relational studies such as parenting classes, marriage enrichment classes, etc.

Our Bodies – Classes with this heading will include mission related studies as well as health and wellness classes, both classroom study and activity classes.

Our Gifts – Classes under this heading will include leadership studies, financial programs, stewardship of creation, and other skill-related classes, such as cooking or computer classes.

In both our small group offerings and Sunday School participation, we pray that you are able to learn and grow in Christ as we respond together to God's call to [w]holy living.

If you are interested in anything you see here or would like further information, please contact Rev. Allyson Lawrence (alawrence@fayettevillefirst.com, 770-461-4313, ext. 107)

 

Sunday School

All ages meet each Sunday morning from 9:45 – 10:45. Sunday School is a place where you can increase your knowledge of God's word, grow in your faith, and form deeper relationships with others in the church.  Click here for our Sunday School class descriptions and locations.
 


Small Groups

Our Minds

We currently have two sessions of Christian Believer meeting on Wednesday mornings and evenings.

We also have an introductory course to Amercian Sign Language taught by Janice Davis on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:00.  

On Sunday mornings, beginning September 20 at 9:45 am, we are offering an 8 - week book study on Calvin vs. Wesley by Don Thorsen. This class will meet in room C-200. 

Our Hearts
We offer a 13-week session of GriefShare that meets on Mondays from 10 am -12 pm. The cost is $15 for the workbook.
 

Our Bodies:
We have a number of classes available to awaken and rejuvenate our bodies, inviting us to all be healthier and serve God with our whole selves.
    
     Move 4 Life - Formerly, Body Recall, this exercise and education program focuses on improving strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Each class provides a total body workout through the use of slow, deliberate movement. Light weights are used for strength training and a variety of incentive activities are included in each workout. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesdayat 10:30 a.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.

     Walking Group - Enjoy walking and talking together in a secure environment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The Walking Group is able to support a variety of church and mission projects by the walkers making a $1 donation each time they walk.

     Yoga - Thursdays 5:45 p.m. - Join instructor Toni Padgett for a yoga class each week.


Our Gifts:
We recently completed a session of Financial Peace University.  Be on the look out for more opportunities soon!


United Methodist Women (UMW Circles)

Our church's unit of the United Methodist Women is indeed "a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church."  The United Methodist Women provide an outlet for women to channel their involvement in missions both at home and abroad. Our unit has seven circles, organized by age and interest, which meet regularly and undertake a wide variety of mission projects. Members also work together for annual fundraising efforts, including the Christmas Marketplace held every year on the first Saturday in November to support local charities.

UMW Circles and Meeting Information

All women are invited to join an existing circles or to form a new group.

Bethany Circle:  2nd Thursday at 7 pm in members homes.
Ethel Taylor Circle:  1st Tuesday at 7 pm in Room C-230.
Faith Circle:  4th Thursday at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.
Friendship Circle:  2nd Monday at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall (Childcare Provided)
Joy Circle:  2nd Tuesday at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Marie Lamb Circle:  1st Thursday at 6:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Mary Martha Hope Circle:  4th Thursday at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.

To find out more, please contact Carolyn McKinley, Membership & Outreach, at 770-883-5017 or carolynmckinley@hotmail.com.
 

United Methodist Men

The United Methodist's Men's purpose is "to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ." All men are invited to a monthly potluck dinner, usually on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a meal, meeting and program. Contact Bobby Hamil, bhamil6@gmail.com, for more information.


Fellowship Activities

From Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners to family picnics to the Fall Festival to the Easter Egg Hunt, we offer various events throughout the year to bring families together for fellowship and fun.  Here are some of our regular gathering opportunities:

Coffee and Donuts
Come congregate with friends and meet new people on Sunday mornings. Coffee, donuts, and drinks are available from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.  This event is organized by the Family Sunday School Class and all money raised pays for supplies and goes toward class mission projects.

Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday Night Dinners are held in the Family Life Center Gym throughout the school year. All ages gather for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. and food is served until 6:30 p.m.  or until all people that have made reservations have arrived. Our current menu is printed in the Connections, in the Sunday Bulletin and can be found by clicking here.

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