Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL) - is announcing the Winter class schedule.  Get your calendars out and save the dates.  Classes will begin the week of January 27 and run through February.  If we have a snow cancellation, the classes will extend into the first week of March.

ALL is a new outreach ministry sponsored by the Senior Adult Ministry of First United Methodist Church.  Each course is $25 for a five-week, one hour per week class. Registration at the bottom of this page.  Payment is required in full on or before the first class. Submit your check with your registration at the church office. 

Winter 2020 Classes

Beginning Bridge
Led by Bill and Puddin Scheffer
Mondays, 10-11 a.m. in Jeff Wall Hall
Class limit:  12
Learn the basics of bridge in this 5 week course.  No bridge experience is required, but some knowledge of card game playing would be helpful.  The class is limited to 12 students.  
Bill and Puddin Scheffer each have over 50 years of bridge playing experience and continually read and study bridge literature.  They attended a weeklong Road Scholar’s Bridge workshop on Jekyll Island in January 2018 and a weekly bridge playing seminar in Crossville in summer 2018.  Don’t let that scare you, this class is for beginners.

The Journey - A Beginning Genealogy Series
Led by Jill Jones-Lazuka
Mondays, 11 a.m. - noon in room B210 of the Freeman Building
With the internet and all those DNA kits out there, we have access to more and more information about our families, but how do we gather it in an organized manner?  Join Jill Jones-Lazuka as she lays out a plan of action for learning more about our family roots. The class includes the weekly study of "The First Step is You", "Gathering Clues", "Interviews", "Taking Inventory", "Sharing our Journey"
Jill's great, great grandfather who carried the mail in the mid-1800’s. Because of her love of family history, Jill holds membership in several national lineage societies. In addition, she volunteers regularly with local historical groups. Jill has been a church musician for over 45 years and is also a contract pianist within the community.  

Strength and Balance
Led by Lisa Renner
Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m. in the Freeman Building Gym
Designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility by incorporating bands, tubing and light weights to help improve activities for daily living. Some equipment will be needed for this class.
Lisa has over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  She holds certifications with the Aerobic Fitness Association of America in Group Fitness, Personal Training and Yoga.  She also holds certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Personal Training and Fitness Nutrition. 

iPhone Secondary Level
Led by Bob Rice
Wednesday from 9 - 10 a.m. in room B210 of the Freeman Building
Class limit:  15
Designed for those with a good basic understanding of the iPhone and wanting to be more effective with their Apple iPhone. Covering advanced settings and features: maps, music, social media, organizing and tips and tricks. Course starts with a quick review of Basics. You will need your Apple ID and password. Disclaimer: Due to different phone models and regular iOS changes, some instructions may not work with your phone as described.  Every effort will be made to cover the different solutions. 
Bob graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1970 and studied at Towson State College. He began his career in Manufacturing in 1975 at Black and Decker Hampstead Plant, was Director of Quality Control at MS Willett Inc, thenmoved to Tennessee to work at Wright Industries. Project Engineer for the largest Robotic project in the USA successfully installed at Mason Chamberland (Stennis Space Center MS).  He moved to Cookeville and worked for Automation Tool Company since 2005 as Director of Engineering.  Bob is currently working as a consultant for ATC.  Worked on many leading edge programs including the Apple Mac Pro Computer relative to assembly automation. 

Bridge II - Bidding for Intermediate Players - CLOSED - WAITING LIST ONLY
Led by Sue Galbreath
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Jeff Wall Hall
Class limit: 12
Learn about Preemptive Bids, Blackwood and Gerber Conventions, Bidding a Grand Slam, and Opening with a “2” bid.
Sue Galbreath is a long time member of FUMC and retired as the Director of Environmental Services at CRMC.  She learned to play bridge in the 60’s and enjoys playing in several bridge groups. 

iPhone Basics
Led by Bob Rice
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - noon in room B210 of the Freeman Building
Class limit: 15
Bewildered by that phone in your hand?  Learn easy steps to using your iPhone, android or other non Apple phone.  Included in this class will be instruction in basic features and applications such as, setting the volume and text size, maps, calendar, email and contacts, as well as, linking your phone to your car or other device.
Bob graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1970 and studied at Towson State College. He began his career in Manufacturing in 1975 at Black and Decker Hampstead Plant, was Director of Quality Control at MS Willett Inc, thenmoved to Tennessee to work at Wright Industries. Project Engineer for the largest Robotic project in the USA successfully installed at Mason Chamberland (Stennis Space Center MS).  He moved to Cookeville and worked for Automation Tool Company since 2005 as Director of Engineering.  Bob is currently working as a consultant for ATC.  Worked on many leading edge programs including the Apple Mac Pro Computer relative to assembly automation. 

Cooking with Chef Chad
Led by Chad Combs
Wednesdays,  1-2 p.m. at The Putnam Room, 319 E. Spring St. (The 11 a.m. class is full.)
Class limit: 12 students per class
Five weeks with five exciting demonstrations by Chef Chad Combs.  Each week, you will get practical tips to give your meals a little something special.  From appetizers to dessert, Chef Chad will show us what makes dining at his table such a treat. This class includes: Appetizers-Quick and Elegant party appetizers; Fish 101-from market to table; Three Little Piggies-Pork Rack; Mousse- Super Simple, Chocolate Mousse; Salad Dressings to impress.
Chef Chad used his diverse knowledge of food and his wide-ranging skill set to earn the 2015 World Chef Challenge Championship at the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, FL.  He combines his award-winning culinary experience with his business sense as the owner/operator of the Blue Rooster Canteen and the Putnam Room. He also serves as the culinary consultant for Seven Senses Food & Cheer.

Vietnam - A Broader History
Led by Chuck Jordan
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 in room B210 of the Freeman Building
A concise study of Vietnam’s 4000 year history and America’s descent into the Vietnam War and Vietnam today.
Dr. Chuck Jordan is a retired otolaryngologist and spent a year in Vietnam 1967-68 as a physician company commander of C company 326 Medical 101st Airborne. He returned to Vietnam in 2013 for a tour of the areas in which he served.

Introduction to Machine Sewing
Led by Cheryl Moore
Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. at Spotlight: Costumes, Props, Events, 135 W. Jackson St.
Additional $10 fee for supplies
Class limit:
This course is designed to introduce the art of machine sewing in a fun environment. There will be projects that are designed for the beginner sewist to learn multiple sewing skills.
Cheryl’s lifelong enjoyment of sewing led her to get a degree from UT Martin in Home Economics Education. Afterwards, she taught high school Home Economics with an emphasis in clothing construction. Since moving to Cookeville 30 years ago, she has taught sewing at FUMC and also had the honor of being the costume designer of seven of Cookeville High School’s award winning musicals. 

Stepping UP
Led by Lisa Renner
Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. in the Freeman Building Gym
Class limit: 25
This low impact cardio class will start with a warm up followed by a choreographed routine on the step that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your muscles.  This class can also be performed without a step using the floor.  We will finish with a core workout and cool down.
Lisa has over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  She has held her certifications with: AFAA (Aerobic Fitness Association of America) in Group Fitness, Personal Training, and yoga and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) in Personal Training and Fitness Nutrition.

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