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FAMILY UNIVERSITY

Being in a small group is good for you! The following is a list of our current classes.

Chapel Devotional – Chapel – One of our retired pastors will lead a brief devotional in the Chapel.

Watercolors for Beginners – Upchurch #1 – Enjoy six evenings of experimentation and fun while you learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Stephanie Nicholson has created an abbreviated introductory watercolor class where you will learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting, including value and color mixing. You can expect plenty of individual attention as Stephanie and fellow artists Kelley Warnock and Emily McKenna, walk you step-by-step through the entire painting process. All materials are included, just bring your creativity! You will be amazed what you can do!

Week 1: Alpine Landscape ~ Explore the color wheel, value and basic paint application techniques.

Week 2: Mountain Landscape ~ Practice the use of value in your painting to add depth and perspective to your work.

Week 3: Hummingbird ~ Explore color mixing and blending.

Week 4: Tulips ~ Practice shading and shadows.

Week 5: Flowers in a Vase ~ Explore the technique of pen and wash.

Week 6: Paint your inspiration ~ Practice your new painting skills while you create a unique work of art the follows the inspiration of your choice.

Book Study: The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers – Portico #1 – “Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The Five Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.

Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language.

Get practical tips for how to:

• Express love to your teen effectively

• Navigate the key issues in your teen s life, including anger and independence

• Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences

• Support and love your teen when he or she fails

Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenager and family. Lisa Knapp will be facilitating this group.

Book Study: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat – Fellowship Building #2 – The first of a New Year is a time when many of us take an honest look at our lives, and we don’t always like what we see. Do you ever wonder why you haven’t yet become the person you think God wants you to be? Do you look at the fearless faith of others and wonder how to develop that in yourself? Have you wondered if God might call you to do something remarkable, if only you could get to a point where your faith is stronger than your fear? When I think of those first steps that Simon Peter took on the water I see what may be the greatest example ever of claiming faith over fear. Even though fear recaptured Peter just a few seconds later, he nonetheless accomplished what many of us never do. He took that first step based solely on complete faith in the Savior.

Join Leigh Ann for a discussion of John Ortberg’s best-selling book, If You Want To Walk On Water, You’ve Got To Get Out of The Boat.

Bible Study – Revelation – Fellowship Bldg. #6 – Led by Rev. James C. Sapp.

Learn to Play Bridge – Fellowship Bldg. #5 – Bridge is a wonderful game which can be played at many skill levels. Join Robert & Sally Sullivan to learn the basics of the game or to hone your skills while enjoying Christian fellowship.

Book Study: Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven (pt. 1) – Fellowship Bldg. #4

John 14:1-3 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

Jesus has revealed, in no uncertain terms, to those of us who are his followers that heaven is real and is our eternal home. Join us as we explore the mysteries of heaven as presented in his book and DVD series Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by Dr. David Jeremiah.

This will be a twelve week study, Part I will begin January 23rd and Part II will be presented in the second semester of TFUMC’s Family University. The format of the study will be to view the DVD and then have participants discuss and question the material presented by Dr. Jeremiah. A course outline with a summary of each session will be available for participants, some participants may chose to purchase the book or student book that is available for this series, both books will be available for preview at the introductory session.

With scriptural references, Dr. Jeremiah explores such topics as: What is heaven all about?; Where are those who have died now?; Your heavenly body; The new heaven and the new earth; The millennium; What about children?; and other topics to encourage understanding of our eternal home. Bill Sellers will be leading this group.

Marriage Book Study: Love Talk – Fellowship Bldg. #3 – Love Talk is like no other communication book you’ve ever read. The fruit of years of research by two foremost relationship experts (who also happen to be husband and wife), this book forges a new path to the heart of loving conversation. You’ll begin by identifying your security need and determining your personal communication style. Then you’ll put together everything you discover to learn how the two of you can speak each other’s language like never before. This small grop will be led by Matt & Jennifer Delarber.

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