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Adult Grow Ministries

Carrie CarpenterRev. Carrie Carpenter
Pastor of Adult Ministries
828.456.3993 Ext. 204

Son Rise | 8:20 am | Room 600

The Son Rise class is our early morning opportunity for spiritual growth, study, and fellowship. We study a variety of biblical topics and have fruitful discussion each week.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Dugan-Lundy | 9:40 am | Room 210

The Dugan-Lundy class is a group of adults that share in study, fellowship, and life together. The class is facilitated by JD Amason.

Current Study: Coming Soon!

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Tullis | 9:40 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

The Tullis Class is a group of mature adults who meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:40 each Sunday morning. We use a Bible-based curriculum, endorsed by the United Methodist Church, that connects the Scriptures to everyday life. Denise Loock and Laura Fisher are our teachers and facilitators.

Current Study: Our Love for God

Our lessons begin with God’s demands for our complete and undivided love as shown in passages from Deuteronomy and Psalms. They proceed with our response to God’s love in the advent of Christ and the Epistles’ interpretations of the nature and extent of our responses to God’s love in Christ. They conclude with passages from three of the Psalms expressing glorification of God.

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Friendship | 9:40 am | Room 202

The Friendship Class is a diverse class for the young and young at heart who look to God’s Word as the foundation for facing life.  Topics related to life as a Christian, social wisdom, faith application, and hearing God, are studied and discussed and teachers rotate within the class.  We strive to grow spiritually and to care for and support each other, which also includes fellowship outside of class to celebrate each other’s special events and achievements.  There is a strong support network within the class, through our established prayer chain. For a fun-loving, open-minded Christian experience – come join us!!

Current Study: Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend

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JIF (Journey in Faith) | 9:40 am | Room 408

JIF (Journey in Faith) is a multi-generational class.  We are engaged in Scripture-based studies, fellowship, care for one another and for our community.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Koinonia | 9:40 am | Room 600

Welcoming and engaging Christian fellowship with a gregarious group of believers who study God’s truths and support each other in their walk of faith.

Enjoy refreshments and friendly conversations prior to the start of each class. Gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and its purpose for our lives through the teaching and discussions led by our rotating Teaching Team. Participate in outreach through class supported missions. Develop and deepen friendships at class social events. Visit and meet the generous, caring, giving, and loving folks you’ll want to unite with in the Koinonia Class.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Check It Out | 11:00 am | Room 600

Check out the Check It Out class, a lively, active group of local and seasonal residents.  Delectable snacks and fellowship precede spirited discussions about Scripture led by several facilitators.  Come and join us as we celebrate community life throughout the week with additional times of Bible study, ladies’ weekly lunches, volunteer groups and connection to one another.

Current Study: Coming Soon!

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Spirit Builders | 11:00 am | Room 210

Spirit Builders is an adult class of all ages focusing on strengthening the spiritual development of each individual and as a community in Christ. We are a discussion-type class, allowing individuals to question and comment on the subject matter that touches their needs in spiritual growth. In addition to class time on Sundays, we also have social gatherings to further deepen our relationships. We are a family within the body of Christ at Long’s Chapel.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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A Disciple’s Path | 8:20 am | Room 208

January 27 – March 3

Prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness…this is what we commit to when we become members of The United Methodist Church, and it’s a big step. A Disciple’s Path helps us look beyond membership, presenting an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Discipleship is ongoing, so the 6-week study is perfect for new-member groups, but also works well in small groups of long-time members. It helps you develop spiritual practices, discover your unique gifts, and engage in ministry that brings transformation to your own life and to the lives of others and the world. The Daily Workbook offers six weeks of daily readings (five per week), Scripture, a message for the day, and prompts for personal reflection. A Disciple’s Path is written by James Harnish and facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell.

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Understanding Grief | 2:00 pm | Room 600

March 10 – April 14

How do we  understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? Understanding Grief is a confidential and safe opportunity to help you explore your feelings and needs while pointing back to our great Comforter during your time of recovering and healing. This class is facilitated by Jan Peterson and Ellen Russell.

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Monday

PSALMS | 10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

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The Dead Monastics Society | 3rd Monday 7:00 pm | Room 413

Are you interested in learning deep spiritual practices that are centuries in the making? Anyone at Long’s Chapel from 6th grade through adults are invited to the Dead Monastics Society. Discover what our spiritual mothers and fathers practiced in order to better experience God in fresh new ways. The class is facilitated by Shawn Winburn.

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Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study | 7:30 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Lessons are led by participants on a rotating basis. The study focuses on the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. The group prepares and serves breakfast at The Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. The class is facilitated by Randy Carlson
and Bill Jarrell.

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Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Study | 1:30 pm | Room 600

Women are invited to engage in two empowering studies to begin 2019. Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Schirer and Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver.

  • January 15 – March 5: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Schirer.
    Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks many blessings intended for us, centers us in God’s will, and helps us discern God’s voice in everyday life. Discerning the Voice of God is written by Priscilla Shirer.
    The class is facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier, with a suggested donation of $12 for the book.

  • March 12 – June 4: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver.
    The life of a woman today is not really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet, but the daily demands of a busy
    world just will not leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to Serve Him, yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy. Then, right into the midst of your busy Mary or Martha life, Jesus comes. He extends the same invitation He issued long ago to all of us. Whether you are a Mary or a Martha, you can draw closer to our Lord by deepening your devotion and strengthening your service, and you can do both with less stress and greater joy. The class is facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier, with a suggested donation of $12 for the book.

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Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study | 6:00 pm* | Room 210

The class provides an opportunity for men to gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required, because we learn and Grow together. We beginwith a fellowship meal (bring your own meal), but all men are welcome with or without food. The class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.
*Fellowship meal begins at 6:00 pm and study at 6:30 pm.

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Which Way, Lord?  | 4th Tuesday 2:30 pm | Room 208/210

As Christians, we hunger to know and live out God’s purposes for our lives. But how do we know for certain that our choices are moving us in the right direction? Which Way, Lord? is a group study that will help you understand God’s desire for your life by unpacking your experiences alongside those of the apostle Paul. Through many detours, adversity, and time spent thinking about his life, Paul completely reoriented his understanding of faith and
God’s purpose for his life. God placed Paul in a community that shared God’s love with him, and Paul underwent several years of training in preparation for his ministry. Discover how to discern and follow God’s leading, explore ways God can use you and your life experience, respond to God’s signals, endure hardships and doubts, and persevere with hope and faith. Rediscover the truths that you are wonderfully made, created for a purpose, and equipped to live a life of significance. Join us in traveling together to find your purpose. Which Way, Lord? is written by Rob Fuquay. The class is facilitated by Sylvia Beasley.

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Wednesday

Christian Writers Fellowship Group | 3rd Wednesday 10:00 am | Room 208/210

The mission of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina is to encourage people to share their stories in a safe environment, improve their writing skills, and glorify God with the words they write. The class is facilitated by Denise Loock and Laura Greer.

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Acts 2:42 Meal | 5:15 pm | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

Acts 2:42 Meal
Suggested donation: adults $7, youth $5, children $4, family maximum $18. Please see our website, Chapel Chatter, and Facebook for menu items. You can also pre-order a “Grilled Chicken Salad” in addition to our other menu items; these orders need to be submitted by 10:00 pm the Wednesday before. To order a salad, please contact Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com.

Menu:

  • January 9: lasagna, Italian green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert
  • January 16: jambalaya, roasted veggies, salad, garlic sticks, and dessert
  • January 23: Teriyaki chicken, fried rice, salad, rolls, and dessert
  • January 30: shepherd’s pie, lima beans, salad, rolls, and dessert
  • February 6 “Breakfast for Supper”: meat frittata, veggie frittata, sausage, bacon, fruit, and biscuit.
  • February 13: apple and sage stuffed pork loin, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts, salad, rolls, and dessert.
  • February 20: vegetable beef soup, potato soup, garlic roasted broccoli and cauliflower, salad, cornbread, rolls, and dessert.
  • February 27: glazed ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert.

 

Disciple Fast Track

Wednesday | 6:20 pm | Room 208/210 | January 9 – May 22*
Thursday | 6:30 pm | Room 208/210 | May 30 – July 25

Disciple Fast Track immerses the participant in the Old and New Testaments and provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants have the opportunity to determine meaningful ways
they can Serve and live out their discipleship commitment. This class is facilitated by Rev. Chris Westmoreland, Elaine Jackson, and Rev. Carrie Carpenter. The suggested donation for the cost of the book is $15.
*Will not meet March 6, April 10, April 17, July 4.

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Financial Peace University | 6:20 pm | Room 202 | January 9 – March 20

Approximately 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. “Broke” has become the new normal in our nation, but this does not have to be true for you. Taking control of your money starts with a plan, and Financial Peace University is that plan. Financial Peace University is financial expert Dave Ramsey’s nine-week money class. You will
learn practical ways to pay off debt, overcome your fear of budgeting, and create a savings plan to replace retirement worries with financial peace. More than 4.5 million people have changed their futures with Financial Peace University. You can, too. Join Jennifer Belham and a team of facilitators as we seek financial peace together. The suggested donation to participate in this class is $60 (scholarships available upon request).

Cost includes the course workbook which highlights valuable information
& provides space to record key takeaways and a 30-day online membership with financialpeace.com (includes all video lessons, tools, courses, budgeting forms, ongoing access to financial coaches, and membership in a vibrant digital community). There is also access to the 12 month EveryDollar Plus (a budgeting companion designed to put the principles of Financial Peace University into practice, and syncs across devices, access to
special bonus courses, Ramsey Event live streams, and Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to
Money ebook).

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Interpreting Dreams | 6:20 pm | Room 108 | January 9 – February 27

 Have you ever wondered if the dreams you have mean anything or if God is trying to tell you something? If so, this class is for you. Come join us for a dream group. We will work through our dreams as a group, leaving us much to ponder. Just as many biblical characters had dreams of deep meaning and messages from God, it is still a way our unconscious continues to work when we are asleep. All you need is to write down your dream with as many details as you can remember and bring it with you. The class is facilitated by Rev. Laura Jones.

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The Quest for Holiness Part 1 | 6:20 pm | Room 413 (Choir Room) | January 9 – February 27

It is an unfortunate reality that many who know Jesus as Savior have missed the command to know Jesus as Lord. Knowing Jesus as Savior implies that we are going to accept and seek to live by God’s standard. To do so means to live lives that are radically reoriented from our old human nature and from the destructive tendencies of the world in which we live. It is both a journey and the highest calling on the life of a follower of Jesus. There is nothing more demanding, but the road can be walked in joy, because with it comes the assurance of the unbounded love of God.

The Quest for Holiness – From Shallow Belief to Mature Believer is the first in a three-part series in which David C. Long introduces disciples of Jesus to the second half of the gospel. After conversion, the fallen self can truly begin to be changed from the inside out, rather than from the outside in. The Quest for Holiness will help individuals, small groups, and entire churches understand humanity’s fallen nature and surrender more and more to the transforming work of the indwelling Holy Spirit. The class is facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell with a suggested donation of $12 for the Quest for Holiness Part I book.

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The Quest for Holiness Part 2 | 6:20 pm | Room 413 (Choir Room) | March 13 – May 22*

What does it really mean to be a follower of Jesus? How is the ungodly nature within us to be transformed into the image of God? These are among the questions that have stirred serious believers since the early days of the church, thus leading to the template of seven sins and their counterparts: seven virtues. How is pride seen in our life, and how is this replaced by the
virtue of humility? How does the follower of Jesus Grow from anger to patience, from envy to brotherly love? These couplets contrast the nature of a life lived for the glory of self versus a life lived for the glory of God.

The foundations of spiritual formation are examined in the first book The Quest for Holiness – From Shallow Belief to Mature Believer, anchoring God’s plan for our transformation in His revelation that we are created in His image. Theology is meant to not only be understood but also to be lived out. Thus, this second book delves into the application of spiritual truths into the daily life of a disciple of Jesus, with the purpose that as followers of Jesus we will Grow into greater love of God and love of our neighbor. The class is facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell with a suggested donation of $12 for the Quest for Holiness Part 2 book.
*Will not meet April 10, April 17.

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Risk Takers | 6:20 pm | Room 600 | January 9 – May 22*

Being a friend of Jesus is a revolutionary idea of turning our lives over to something bigger than us and then joining in on the BIG things that God is doing. The United Methodist Church has a wonderful tradition in the ministry of all believers. But what does that look like? How do we know our role in that ministry? What if we are afraid of dreaming big? No matter what season you are in with your journey as a believer, God is asking you to be a part of holy work. Here are a few ways to know if this class is for you:
• Conversations about discernment, purpose, and gifts often leave you more confused than when you started.
• You have an idea but worry that it is too big, too prideful, or too crazy to work.
• Your mind begins to wander in traditional classes and studies.
• You are ready to meet some other folks in the church and make new connections.
• You want to have fun with adult friends while learning more about Jesus.

This class contains practical ways to know what God is asking of you. It provides scriptural foundations for dreaming big. The God we Serve wants to do more than we could ever dream or imagine—and wants you to be part of that adrenaline-filled idea. This is a very fluid class, and if you cannot attend each meeting, it is not a problem. New people are also always welcome. We are not a class for parents only; all adults are welcome to attend. The class is facilitated by Ron & Sally Hundley.
*Will not meet March 6, April 10, April 17.

 

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S.H.A.P.E. | 6:20 pm | Starbucks | April 24 – May 22

Do you need to get in S.H.A.P.E.? Spend some time with Rev. Justin as you discover your unique Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences. This study will help you to unlock your potential, find your spiritual goal, and explore God’s plan for your life. The class is facilitated by Rev. Justin Lowe.

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Whet Your Appetite About American Sign Language | 6:20 pm | Sanctuary Gathering Area | January 9 – February 27

The class will allow you to begin learning about the following topics: deaf awareness (Why are deaf drivers better than hearing drivers?); the alphabet (Is it actually good for your hand and wrist muscles?); signs you see regularly during the 9:40 am worship experience that will allow you to better understand (Heavenly Father, Hallelujah, God, Salvation, Sin, Jesus, Christ, and Holy Spirit); the dos and don’ts of sign language (What is the difference in the shape of each hand and where is that hand located?). There is no charge for the class. Handouts are provided each week, but it is important to be present in order to understand them.
PS: To say “hello” to The Deaf, just wave with a big smile like you would to a hearing person. The same with “goodbye”. The class is facilitated by Torpy Skinner.

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Women 2 Women | 6:20 pm | Venue | January 9 – May 22*

Women 2 Women is an opportunity for all ladies to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and fabulous praise and worship. We are spending 2019 engaged in two studies. We will begin with Beautiful Already, by Barbara Roose, a six-week Bible study designed to help liberate women from the ugly struggle with beauty. By letting go of beliefs that affect your self-image and self-esteem, you will be free to move toward God’s viewpoint of your heart, mind, body, and soul…free from the trap of comparison and self-ridicule. Plus you will learn how to encourage and support other women who are overcome with unrealistic expectations.  The suggested donation for the Beautiful Already participant book is $8.

Our second study, Messy People by Jennifer Cowart, takes a look at our messy lives: illness, conflict, depression, divorce, and job loss…it happens, and when it does, there is nowhere to hide. Thankfully, God loves us despite our brokenness. In fact, some of the messiest people in the Bible (Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel) were used by God in powerful ways. In this study we will take a closer look at the lives of these biblical heroes and learn that you do not have to endure a messy life; you can actually thrive with God’s guidance and help. The suggested donation for the Messy People participant book is $12.
These classes are facilitated by Vickie Staib.
*Will not meet March 6, April 10, April 17.

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Thursday

Lenten Study | 10:00 am | Peggy Winters’ Home

Lent is a part of our Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. It is a time to prepare for Easter, and one way that we can do that is by participating in Bible study together. The focus is on the particular days of Holy Week which mark the events surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The class is facilitated by Peggy Winters.
*Class to take place at 24 Moody View Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC

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Mom 2 Mom | 6:30 pm | Room 408

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

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Monday

PSALMS  | 10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

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Tuesday

Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Study | 1:30 pm | Room 600

Women are invited to engage in two empowering studies to begin 2019. Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Schirer and Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver.

  • January 15 – March 5: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Schirer.
    Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks many blessings intended for us, centers us in God’s will, and helps us discern God’s voice in everyday life. Discerning the Voice of God is written by Priscilla Shirer.
    The class is facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier, with a suggested donation of $12 for the book.
  • March 12 – June 4: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver.
    The life of a woman today is not really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet, but the daily demands of a busy
    world just will not leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to Serve Him, yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy. Then, right into the midst of your busy Mary or Martha life, Jesus comes. He extends the same invitation He issued long ago to all of us. Whether you are a Mary or a Martha, you can draw closer to our Lord by deepening your devotion and strengthening your service, and you can do both with less stress and greater joy. The class is facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier, with a suggested donation of $12 for the book.

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Wednesday

Women 2 Women | 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Women 2 Women is an opportunity for all ladies of the church to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and fabulous praise and worship. Led by Vickie Staib, we are kicking off our fall time together with a women’s study by Jessica LaGrone—Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings. Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week we will study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. $10 suggested donation for cost of book.

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Thursday

Mom 2 Mom | 6:30 pm | Room 408

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

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Tuesday

Men’s Morning Bible Study | 7:30 am | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Lessons are led on a rotating basis, working through Old Testament and New Testament books of the Bible or using a selected study guide. The group prepares and serves breakfast at the Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. This group is facilitated by Randy Carlson and Bill Jarrell.

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Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study | 6:00 pm meal; 6:30 pm study | Room 210

Men gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required. We learn and grow together. We begin with a fellowship meal (bring a sandwich or take-out), but come even if you do not want to eat! This class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.

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Spiritual Direction and Companionship

Rev. Laura Jones will be offering one-on-one Spiritual Direction/Companionship sessions. Join in this ancient practice of soul care on Wednesday nights prior to our Acts 2:42 meal. Contact Rev. Carrie at Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com.

 

Rev. Carrie’s Book Club

Do you enjoy reading current books that incorporate our faith? Would you like to engage in a spirit-filled discussion after you finish reading? Come to Rev. Carrie’s Book Club. We will read each book and then gather to discuss the content. You can order your books by contacting Rev. Carrie at Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com or through your favorite bookseller. Our options to meet include having coffee together or participating in an evening outing. You can pick the opportunity that works best for you. Pre-registration required.

Book 1: February
Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lives I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
Thirty-five year-old Kate Bowler, a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, guzzled antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As Kate navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, she pulls the reader into her life and her history – affectionately filled with a colorful retinue of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors – and shares her irreverent, laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like
a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must cure her habit of ‘skipping to the end’ and planning the next move. Currently the experimental immunology treatment she is undergoing is working,
and studies suggest Kate has at least another year to live.

Meeting Options:
Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm, Location TBA
Thursday, February 28, 10:00 am, Panacea Coffee Company
Registration Deadline: February 18

Book 2: May
Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers by Michael Long
We do not usually think of Fred Rogers as countercultural, partly because he wore colorful, soft sweaters made by his mother. We have restricted Fred Rogers to the realm of entertainment, children, and feelings, and we’ve ripped him out of his religious context. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and although he rarely shared his religious
convictions on his program, he fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness. With this spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children’s program as a platform for sharing countercultural beliefs about caring nonviolently for one another, animals, and the earth.

Meeting Options:
Monday, May 13, 10:00 am Panacea Coffee Company
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 pm Location TBA
Registration Deadline: May 6

The Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts the invitation, he or she completes an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each application, and in God’s time the person is invited to participate in a three-day experience of accepting New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

Interested in the Walk to Emmaus?
The Men’s Spring Walk is March 14 – 17.
The Women’s Spring Walk is April 25 – 28.

Emmaus Alumni Opportunities:
Men: Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am at the Kornerstone Kafe
Women: Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am at the Coffee Cup Café

 

Partner Organizations

F3: Faith, Fellowship, and Fitness

Every Saturday
Parking lot across from Waynesville Middle School | 7:00 am
F3 is an interdenominational opportunity to help men become better mentally, physically and spiritually. Men of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate. There is no long-term commitment, catch or cost. F3 is based on five main principles:
1. Free of charge
2. Open to all men
3. Held outdoors…rain or shine
4. Lead in a rotating Q (peer) fashion
5. Ends with a circle of trust

Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday
Faith Community Church | 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

The Ultimate Journey

Dates to be announced in August
On The Ultimate Journey, you will discover a path that will take you where you have always wanted to be. God created you for something more and He is ready to lead the way. Come aboard. Your journey to freedom awaits!  Group meetings and times will be determined in late January.

For more information on any of these opportunities, contact Rev. Carrie Carpenter at Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com or 828.456.3993 Ext. 204.