Wednesday Night Life

WNL Slide 2017Join us for Wednesday Night Life at Florence United Methodist Church. You do not need to be a member to participate in our classes, all are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Christy Blundy at christy@florenceumc.com or call the church office at 859-371-7961.

REGISTER FOR ADULT GROUPS here so we may order materials.

All Wednesday Night Life Groups will begin on February 8th at 6:30 p.m.

Group Opportunities are as follows:

Adult Groups

The God We Can Know by Rob Fuquay 

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The God We Can Know explores the “I Am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Perfect for Lent or any time of year, this series will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?”

One by one, Jesus statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I Am.”

Weekly themes include:

  • Introduction to “I Am” – Knowing God
  • I Am the Bread of Life – Knowing God’s Satisfaction
  • I Am the Light of the World – Knowing God’s Guidance
  • I Am the Good Shepherd – Knowing God’s Care
  • I Am the True Vine – Knowing God’s Power
  • I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – Knowing God’s Way
  • I Am the Resurrection and the Life – Knowing God’s Possibilities

A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith by Brandon Hatmaker

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What if we’re just skimming the surface?  Christianity holds out the promise of a better way and a better day. So we’ve studied, joined more small groups, and checked all the boxes–yet, we’re still hungry for more. What if the gospel we’ve come to know is even deeper than we ever imagined? What if the same gospel that works in us to change us continues to work through us to change everything else?

Speaking from more than twenty years of experience working in the local church, Brandon Hatmaker leads us past the hurdles between our current lives and the lives we crave. He shows us how Jesus changes everything and how a greater understanding of the gospel leads to deeper faith, richer community, and more fulfilling purpose.

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by William P. Young

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A fictional story of a man whose daughter died tragically and him wrestling with the timeless question, “where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?”  The shack is a metaphor for the façade we build on the outside of us that we want people to believe in.

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.

Bible Journaling:  Creative?  Not Creative?  Doesn’t Matter.

Bible Journaling is becoming a popular mechanism to grow closer to God through creativity.  Come together to practice and share techniques to create imagery of God from your own talents.  No experience required.  Participant’s may wish to purchase a special journaling Bible – we will discuss on the first group night.

Handbell Ringing

Have you ever watched a handbell choir ringing and wondered how they can ring the bells, watch their music and the director all at the same time? This twelve week intergenerational class will teach you the fundamentals of ringing and reading music.

This class promises to teach you everything you also wanted to know about ringing bells and melody chimes. Everyone is welcome to come learn the basic techniques of ringing and reading music.  Come give it a try, you just might like it!

Let’s Cook! Cooking Ministry Volunteer

This weekly program will be offered to members of our community to equip them with information to feed their families well and on a budget.  We do need a few people to serve this ministry during the week (time can be flexible) so that things are ready for our Wednesday Night Sessions AND we also need a few extra helping hands from 6:30-8 p.m. each week during our ministry sessions weekly from March 15-April 5.

For more information:  Contact Christy Blundy (chritsty@florenceumc.com)

Please register HERE for adult groups so materials can be ordered for you and ready for the first session!  Registration not required for nursery, children and youth groups.

  
Children/Youth Groups

Nursery Available: birth-3 yrs

Kids Bible Time: 4 years-2nd grade

JYF (Junior Youth Fellowship): 3rd-5th grade

Youth: 6th grade-high school   ALL adult and children’s classes offered during WNL are available to members of the community. Please share information on our courses with anyone you feel would be interested in the topics offered.