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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 February. Payment is needed by January 31 to secure your place in the class.

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. 

Most classes begin the week of February 1 and end March 6.

See the information below for classes and to sign up!

You can download the brochure HERE.

Introduction to Investing

By Bob Luna
Thursdays, Feb 1, 11-Noon, Feb 8 & 15, 11-12:30,
Feb 22, 11-Noon
Freeman Bldg, Rm B210

Bob is retired from a career in investments.  His topics for this class will include: different investment choices, asset classes, risks, rewards, costs and financial planning strategies.



Hand and Foot Canasta

By Susan and John Gore
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Parlor

Learn to Hand  and Foot Canasta.  For
beginners and novice players.

Bucket Drumming

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

Learn to hear and play the drums along with some of your favorite songs.  We will be using bucket drums this term and assure you will have a fun time learning!

Strength and Balance

By Lisa Renner
Tuesdays, 1-2pm
Freeman Bldg, Gym

Exercise is an important way to prevent falls. This class includes a variety of exercise, both standing and seated, to increase strength, mobility and balance as you go through your daily life.  Wear comfortable clothes you can move in freely with rubber soled shoes and a smile.

Equipment needed: Bring one set of wts. 3-5 lb. depending on your fitness level, and a light to medium weight resistant band w/handles.



Calligraphy Creations

By Kendall Tarpley
Mondays at 11 a.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B213

For beginners wanting to learn calligraphy.  No supplies needed.

Painting with Acrylic (Cancelled)

*** Cancelled ***

By Marc Burnett
Thursdays, 1pm
Freeman Bldg. Rm B012
Additional Fee for Supplies

Marc has a unique technique incorporating hands and brushes.  Come and learn a new style of painting and creating.



Cooking with Sheila: Spring Creek Pie Company

By Sheila Cupp
Tuesdays, —10:30-Noon
Sanctury Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall
4 weeks in February

This will be a fun class for learning the secrets and tips for baking.  Sheila will demonstarate Pies, Pumplin rolls, Chicken Salad, and Bread.

Cookbooks will be available for sale.



Borg & Crossan: The Last Week

By Michael Decker
Tuesdays, 10am
Freeman Building, Rm B213

Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus’s final week of life.  The Jesus they describe is a new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church’s traditional teachings.  Read thru page 31 prior to our first class; books are available in the church office.

Race, Racism and Civil Rights in the U.S. Past & Present

By Dr. Robert Owens
TTU Chief Diversity Officer
Tuesdays. 9-10am
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall

Lessons from the past that we are still learning.  Dr. Rob will share history lessons and current concerns regarding race, racism, and Civil Rights.




Spring Hiking Group

April 2—Burgess Falls
April 9—Cane Creek Park
April16—Monterey Lake

Meet in the church parking lot at  9:45 a.m. We will ride the church bus and return by noon.


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