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Short Term Classes

Our short-term groups give participants many opportunities during the year to choose a curriculum to help them grow in their faith journey, and meet and mix with other believers. Groups are any time between two to twelve weeks and open to the public.

CLASSES

Sunday

Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Sunday | begins January 10 | 9:45 - 10:45 am | Room L68
Parenting Workshop Series
Parents!  Are you looking for help to navigate your journey of parenting?  We begin with Boundaries with Kids study by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.  This study will help parents by giving them tools for raising kids to take responsibility of their own actions, attitudes and emotions.  Part 2 of the parenting study is titled, Spiritual Parents by Michelle Anthony.  This study empowers parents to be the primary nurtures of their children's faith and teaches how to create a home environment God can use to work in children's lives.   Join the CIC (Connected in Christ) Sunday School class.  Register at fumcpeoria.org or call the church office at 309-673-3641.

New Member Class
Sunday | begins February 7 for seven weeks | 9:45 - 10:45 am | Conference Room B
Join this class to learn more about the United Methodist denomination and First United Methodist Church.  We will use A Disciple's Path in our study.  This class is in English.
Class Leaders:  Lori Herold and Jennifer Haney
Register at fumcpeoria.org or by contacting the church office at 309-673-3641 

Sunday | begins February 7 for three weeks | 3:00 - 5:00 pm | Conference Room A
Class Leader:  Rev. Adrian Garcia - this class is in Spanish
Register by contacting the church office at 309-673-3641 

Tuesday

*New - Remembering the Forgotten God by Frances Chan
Tuesday | February 2 - March 22 | 9:30 am | Room L65
Class Leader:  Laure Ferguson
Cost:  Book and workbook: $22 (Kindle edition on Amazon.com: Book $3.99, Workbook $9.99
Register at fumcpeoria.org or by contacting the church office at 309-673-3641

Wednesday

Christian Believers
Wednesday | Continues through May, 2016 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm |  Room L65
Have you ever sung a hymn or recited a creed and asked, "Why do we say that?" Discover the church's answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth at the classical doctrines.”
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register: Registration for this class has closed.  For more information, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

Companions in Christ
Wednesdays | Continues January 6 - Ongoing | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Room L62
This class continues in the new year with a focus on prayer.  Are you yearning for a deeper experience of God? Would you like to be part of a small group of people with whom you can share questions of faith? Come walk with Companions in Christ. Registration for this study is open throughout the session.  
Cost:  $20 (Scholarships available) (This book includes all Companions in Christ sessions)
Class Leader:  Pastor Carrie Carnes
Register: For more information or to register, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

GriefShare
Wednesday | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | through March 2  | Bride's Room 
Move from mourning to joy!  GriefShare is a weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Video lessons combine with group discussion to provide hope, support and healing.  You don't have to grieve alone.  Register on-line at this link or by calling the church office at 309-673-3641.

*New - 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
Wednesday | February 10 - March 23 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm | L69
Class Leader:  Jane Boyd
Cost:  $13 for the book, $7 for 40 Days of Reflection (Scholarships Available)
Register:  Register at fumcpeoria.org or contact the church office at 309-673-3641

*New - The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight
Wednesday | February 17 - March 16 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Room L70
When an expert in the law asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, Jesus responded with the Shema, the ancient Jewish creed that commands Israel to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength.  But the next part of Jesus' answer would change the course of history.  Jesus amended the Shema, giving his followers a new creed for life: to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength, but also to love others as themselves.  Discover how the Jesus Creed of love for God and others can transform your life. 
Class Leader:  Dr. Robert Phillips
Cost: $15 for book, a Kindle book is available at Amazon.com for $8.49 
Register at fumcpeoria.org or contact the church office at 309-673-3641 

Young Adult Study
Wednesday | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Room L68

Sanidad del Alma (Spanish only)
Wednesday | January 13- March 2 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Room L69
Class Leader:  Rosy Rios and Lilly Garcia 

Paso a Paso por el Nuevo Testamento (Spanish only)
Wednesday | January 13 - March 2 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Shalom Room
Class Leader:  Agustin and Claudia Galindo

Desarollo del Caracter Cristiano (Spanish only)
Wednesday | January 13- March 2 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Conference Room C
Class Leader:  Pastor Miguel Rios 

Thursday

Christian Believers

Thursdays | Continues through May, 2016 | 9:00 - 11:00 am | Room L65
Have you ever sung a hymn or recited a creed and asked, "Why do we say that?" Discover the church's answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth look at the classical doctrines.”
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register: Registration for this class has closed.  For more information, contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

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