Adventures in Lifelong Learning

See below to sign up for your Lifelong Learning class!

Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL)

Registration begins January 5, classes start January 25. 

Adventures in Lifelong Learning is an outreach ministry sponsored by the Senior Adult Ministry of FUMC. “ALL” provides opportunities for community members to take part in a variety of five-week courses led by professionals and will cover a wide range of topics.  

Each course is $25 for a five-week, one hour per week class. Some have an additional fee for supplies or books. 

Winter session will begin January 25 and end the first week of March. 

See the information below for classes and to sign up!

Plan Your Own Funeral

By Jennie Ivey
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – Limit 12
Freeman Bldg. Rm B206
Jennie Ivey began her career writing obituaries for the Nashville Banner. The organizational skills she uses for writing will help you plan your own funeral. Where will your service be held? What will it include? Burial, cremation, or other?
Handout at visitation? And much more!

Who Are You? Researching Your Geneology

By John Buck & Jim Breyer
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.—Limit 10
Cookeville Library
Learn to use the many resources available
through our local library to better understand your heritage and geneological background.

Historic Putnam County

By Hill Carlen
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall
Lifelong resident of Cookeville, Hill Carlen knows
something about everything in the Cookeville area.
His expertise and delightful sense of humor will
make this class fun. This series will include the
broader Putnam County area. Pull out your old
photos and enjoy the hiSTORY!

Writing: Yes You Can!

By Susan Ray Wednesdays, 11 Freeman Bldg—Rm B213 Susan Ray is a retired teacher of 4th and 6th graders. She says she never met a student who couldn’t write. As a writer of a weekly column for the Herald Citizien , she frequently hears, “I wish I could write.” Well, Susan believes YOU CAN! Come be inspired and encouraged!

Religions of the World

By Michael Decker
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Freeman Bldg. Rm B213
Ever wondered what others believe? This class
will give an overview of major world religions.
Michael is a world traveler full of curiosity and
questions. Come and explore world religions with


By Helga Skinner
Thursdays, 3 p.m.
Freeman Bldg. Rm B206
Helga is a local artist and photographer who loves to share her work. She will help us use composition to improve the quality of our photographs.

Russian History

By Jeff Roberts
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall
An overview of Russian history with Tennessee Tech professor Jeff Roberts will entertain and leave you wanting to know more!

Line Dancing

By Robyn Reil
Thursdays, 4 p.m.
Freeman Bldg Gym
Line Dancing for fun and exercise. Partners are not required. Sneakers are.

Tool Wise: Basic Home Maintenance

By Harry Smith
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30p.m. Limit 10
520 Deerfield Rd, Sparta
Learn the proper use of basic hand tools used for home maintenance. Save money on service calls by learning basic troubleshooting and repair. Setup a basic home tool kit. Other topics include:
Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance/Repair, Fuse
Boxes, Lubricants, Solvents, Adhesives, Finishes, and Elementary Automotive Maintenance.

Up Your Game: Learn New Card Games

By John & Susan Gore
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Sanctuary Building, Parlor
Have fun and keep your mind sharp. Learn to play Five Crowns, Hand and Foot Canasta, and Onze.


By Harry Smith
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.—10:30a.m. Limit 15
Freeman Bldg., Gym
Pickleball is a cross between ping pong and tennis and is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Pickleball is fun and provides great exercise and socialization. This course is for beginners and novvice players. Equipment will be provided. Sneakers are required.

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