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Adventures in Lifelong Learning

See below to sign up for your Lifelong Learning class!

Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL)

Classes start in October. 

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 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. 

Five-week sessions begin the week of October 2 and Three-week sessions begin the week of October 16.

See the information below for classes and to sign up!

You can download the brochure HERE.

Mining Your Memories

By Jennie Ivey
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B213

Reviving a “Wednesday Night Life” class that met at FUMC for several years, this class is designed for those who want to awaken, record in writing, and share special memories from the past by using one-word prompts. Class is limited to twelve participants so that all may have a turn to read each week.

Class Limit: 12

Mah Jongg for Beginners

By Shawna Peace
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B012

American Mah Jongg is a 4-person game of skill and chance played with tiles. This class is for beginners who have never played Mah Jongg, nor had a Mah Jongg class, and will focus exclusively on the game rules and mechanics as published by the National Mah Jongg League. 

Class Limit: 10


The Civil War in TN

By Kent Dollar
Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall

From the time of succession to war’s end, we will learn about the major battles that occurred in Tennessee.



By Cass Roberts
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Rm C206A

From buckets to boomwhackers, explore all types of beat-making in this beginner drumming class. No experience is necessary. Just come ready to hit things and have fun.


Table Tennis

By Jennie Ivey
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Youth Room

Participants will learn the rules of table tennis (sometimes called ping-pong) and will practice strategy and skills that will allow them to enjoy this fun game to the fullest. Equipment provided.

Class limit:12


Beginning Bridge

By Sue Galbreath
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Parlor

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.

Class limit: 12


Table for One

By Kathy Evans
Thurs, October 19 and 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Nov 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, JWH

Are you tired of cooking your favorite meals and eating them for a week? Do you want to learn some new recipes that are easy to prepare? Then this is the class for you! 

Class limit: 12


Painting with Acrylic

Tuesdays, Oct 17, 24, 31, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Additional $30 fee for supplies. Studio address to be given at registration.

Bring a photo or get inspiration in the studio.  You can go at your own pace.  You should have a painting when you leave class, maybe 3.  Be sure to dress casually. Clothes will get paint on them and acrylic does not wash out once it has dried.  This will be a fun class.  AND YES, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Class limit: 8


Let’s Talk Football

By Coach Watson Brown
Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m.
October 19, 26, and November 2
Sanctuary Bldg, JWH

Tales of the life of a football coach from a hometown superstar!


Intermediate iPhones

By Bob  Rice
Special Schedule:
Tues & Thurs, 10 a.m.
October 17, 19, 24, 26,and 31
Freeman Building, B210

You will need an iPhone, Apple account, and email address. Class topics: Refresh basics, Tips and Tricks , Settings , Email and Apps , and Avoiding Scams .

Class limit: 12



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Five-Week Classes (Begin the Week of Oct 2)

Three-Week Classes (Begins week of October 16)

Special Schedule (Begins October 17)

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