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January 5 – February 9, 2020

Sermon Series: Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

During this six-week sermon series we will explore the most common worries and fears by many of our family, friends and neighbors. Each week we will examine practical steps that can help us to address and effectively manage and overcome them. As we examine fear in general in light of scripture and faith, we will find that we don’t have to live in fear. The message of “fear not” was not just for the shepherds…it the message of God’s love and promise.

Family Meal

Wednesday Family Meal
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. — Wesley Hall — Resumes January 8th

Children’s Ministry

Nursery Sunday — 9:30 a.m. to the end of Sunday morning service.
Nursery Wednesday  — 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Children’s Moment — Sunday 11:00 a.m. Service
Each week except first Sunday of the month.

Children’s Church — Sunday 11:00 a.m. Service
Weekly during the 11:00 am Service.

Children’s Wednesday Afternoon/Evening activities
Wednesday afternoon/evening activities resume September 4.
Wednesday afternoon Tutoring Program — Startup Date September 4.
K – 5th — 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Evening Family Night
Once a month — September 22nd – October 31st – November 17th.
All ages welcome — 5:00 p.m -7:00 p.m.
Snack Food — Activities — Family bonding Games, Crafts, Bible Devotions.

Music Ministries

Music Appreciation Sunday — September 22 — 11:00 a.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday evening practice resumes August 8 — 7:15 p.m.
Resume singing at 11:00 a.m. Service — August 18
Annual Choir Retreat — Epworth by the Sea — September 13 — 15 Christmas Cantata — (Date to be announced.)

Sounds of Praise
Wednesday evening practices resume — September 4 — 6:30 p.m.

Celebration Singers
Wednesday evening practices resume September 4 — 7:30 p.m.

Singing Seniors
Thursday afternoon practices resume — September 5 — 2:45 p.m. Performances begin — Early December.

Asbury Ringers
Wednesday evening practices resume in September — 6:00 p.m.

Brass Ensemble
On break for the month of August.
Monday 12:00 noon practices resume in September.

Scripture Study

New Member Orientation” — Led by Pastor Burks

Scripture and the Wesleyan Way: In this study, the sermons of John Wesley are used to illumine the Bible-passages at the hear of Wesley’s understanding of what it means to be a committed Christian. Wesley discovered a challenging yet hopeful message in the Bible. As you participate in this study you will hear his call to live a real Christian life and be inspired to respond to this call with boldness.

Note: While this class is designated “New Member Orientation,” the class is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about John Wesley and the people called Methodists.

Sunday — 12:30 – 2:00 pm — Conference Room — September 8 thru October 27

Journey 101 – Knowing, Loving, Serving God” — Led by Glen Greathouse

Journey 101 is a three-part basic faith course that helps to answer essential questions as it guides participants on the journey of growing as a Christian. The goal? Becoming a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ. The three studies are grounded in 15 core traits of a deeply committed Christian–traits that paint a picture of what it looks like to follow Jesus Christ with increasing passion and dedication.

Monday — 5:30 – 7:00 pm — Conference Room — September 2 thru October 14

Epic of Eden: Isaiah” — Led by Pastor Burks

Often named “the fifth gospel”, the book of Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. This eight-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.

Wednesday — 6:30 – 8:00 pm — Wesley Hall (109) — September 11 thru October 30

Community 101” — Led by Pastor Burks

In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells His disciples before He leaves them that “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” In this study we will examine what it means to be a witness for Jesus Christ in our community and develop strategies that help us to develop relationships with our neighbors as we partner with them to help improve the lives of those who live in Arlington.

Monday — 6:00 – 7:30 pm — Wesley Hall (109) — September 9 thru October 14

Bible Study” — Led by Stewart Neal

This Bible study group meets weekly. New members are welcome anytime. Participants focus on one book of the Bible at a time. They read, discuss, and share interpretations. They are finishing Micah from the Old Testament. September 30 the class begins a study of Ruth – OT, followed by Ester – OT, then Proverbs – “The Writings” – OT, Ecclesiastes – “The Writings” – OT and then on to Peter – 1st & 2nd – NT.

Monday — 1:00 – 2:30 pm — Conference Room — September 16 thru Indefinite

Pat Haney Study Group” — Led by Cindy Snyder

This group meets weekly year around.  The leader researches study options.  The participants review them and select what to do next.  Studies generally last six (6) to 12 weeks.  In addition to study, activities include sharing joys and concerns and prayer requests.  New members are welcome anytime.

Tuesday — 9:00 – 11:00 am — Conference Room — Weekly thru Indefinite

John: The Gospel of Light and Life” — Led by Pastor Burks

In this study we will explore the Gospel of John, as it relates to and different from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. As we dive into the passages, the author, Adam Hamilton, encourages readers to reflect on how John speaks about Jesus, how does Jesus bring life and what responses is required of me as I read the passages. Come learn and grow!

Tuesday — 1:00 – 2:30 pm — Wesley Hall (109) — Sept. 10 — Oct. 10

Youth Ministry

Sunday School:  Sunday Year Round — 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Wesley Hall Upstairs

Activities:  Students participate in sharing about their week by stating their highs, lows, and where they saw God during the week.  Our students also partake in a devotional led by Youth Director Kevin Wilson.  They receive treats for being able to remember the previous weeks scripture that was discussed as well as giving their interpretation of the story.

Sunday Night Youth Group:  Year Round — 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. — Wesley Hall Downstairs

Activities:  On Sunday nights youth receive a snack and participate in a fun group discussion.  They then play a fun group game that involves everybody (i.e. Dodgeball, kickball, tag, etc.). Following the game youth participate in a lesson that is generally led by Youth Director, Kevin Wilson.  Sometimes we break into small groups or just have a whole group discussion.  If time allows we will play another game and then end with a closing prayer.

Wednesday Night:  September 11, 2019 – May 20, 2020 — 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. — Wesley Hall

Activities:  Students arrive and eat dinner from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  At 5:45 all students play in a game until about 6:00pm.  Once the game is over students split up based on age level.  Middle schoolers go with Youth Director, Kevin Wilson to participate in Confirmation.   High schoolers go with Camille Wilson.  In these classrooms students focus on age appropriate Bible studies that push them to grow and challenge their faith.  We close every meeting with prayer.