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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

Create in Community
Sundays | 9:40 - 10:45 am | Room 243
We will continue to offer a Sunday morning creative group experience and you are invited to 'create in community' during the Sunday School hour.  Creative expression as a prayer form is an ancient practice for contemporary life. We will provide paper, canvas, paint, markers, pencils, brushes - all necessary supplies.  Artistic talent is not required, just an openness to the stirrings of the Holy Spirit.  Create in Community is open to everyone age 16 and up.  For more information, please contact Carol McPherson at cmcpherson@fumcpeoria.org or 309-673-3641. 

GriefShare
Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | July 2 - September 24 | 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.

1 Peter: Stand Strong by Bill Hybels
 “In the book of 1 Peter, you and your small group will find a rock-solid basis for living in a precarious and uncertain world. God offers you hope, love, purpose, service, submission, and victory. You can stand strong against the flood as you anchor yourself to the bedrock of Jesus Christ.”

Date: Tuesdays, September 8 – October 20 | Room L65
Time:  9:30 – 11:00 am
Cost:  $6.50
Class Leader:  Laure Ferguson
Register:  Register on-line at this link or contact the church office at 309-673-3641 by August 23.

Christian Believers
 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.”

Date:  Wednesdays beginning September 9 | Room L65
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register: Register on-line at this link or contact the church office at 309-673-3641.

Date:  Thursdays beginning September 10 | Room L65
Time:  9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost:  $45 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Rev. Christy Phillips
Register:  Register on-line at this link or contact the church office at 309-673-3641. (Class size is limited to 15 participants.)

The Epic of Eden with Dr. Sandy Richter
This study provides an overview of the Old Testament.  Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT?  To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Dr. Richter gives you hangers for facts, a timeline to put them on, and handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace-- a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

Date: Wednesdays, September 9 for 12 weeks | Room L70
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost:  $18 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Pastor Bob Phillips
Register: Register at fumcpeoria.org or contact the church office at 309-673-3641

Companions in Christ
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
• A journey in prayer, scripture, sharing, spiritual friendship, and meditation.
• A spiritual-formation group designed to deepen your spiritual growth.
• An invitation from God to come close.

Date:  Wednesday, September 9 | Room 213
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost:  $20 (Scholarships available)
Class Leader:  Pastor Carrie Carnes
Register:  Register at fumcpeoria.org or contact the church office at 309-673-3641

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