Wednesday Night Live (WNL)’s mission is to stimulate personal spiritual growth and fellowship. WNL strives to build maturing disciples and maintain an active agenda of informal fellowship. WNL also provides not only FUMC but area residents personal enrichment courses. It gives the people from all three worship services a time to come together for fellowship and study.
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Due to Hurricane Harvey, WNL has been canceled in the Fall and will resume Spring of 2018
We will begin with a light meal and fellowship at 5:00 in the Family Life Center. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children OR $15 for a family . Classes and presentations will be begin at 6:00. We also provide classes for children and youth. A nursery is provided for infants and preschoolers. Fall classes begin in mid-September and conclude before Thanksgiving. The Spring classes typically are offered from mid-January through mid-April.
September 13 – Drug Awareness Program presented by the Orange Police Department in the Family Life Center. They will provide information on drug awareness and also give FUMC suggestions of how we can make a difference in our community with drug prevention, awareness, etc. Meal: Salad Bar –Altar Guild
September 20 – Human Trafficking presented by Harvest House of Beaumont. Harvest House outreach is a Christ-centered outreach. Harvest House is dedicated to providing sex trafficking awareness and advocacy, mentoring, prevention and community mobilization. Our final goal is a long-term rehabilitation center for adolescent victims of sex trafficking. Did you know:
- On the average, human trafficking victims are 11 – 14 years old.
- The I-10 corridor is the number one route for sex trafficking
- The average life expectancy of a victim is seven years (after entering the human trafficking life)
******We will take up a love offering to present to Harvest House to help continue their work in Human Trafficking. *******
Meal: Soft Tacos --Barrons
September27 – Classes begin and continue for six weeks (Group classes begin on September 27 and end October 25). They include:
Let it Go: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking by Faith by Karen Ehman
facilitator: Gwen Whitehead
Many women are wired to control. You’re the ones who make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to work, school, and other activities on time. But trying to control everything can be exhausting, and it can also cause friction with your friends and family. This humorous, yet thought-provoking book guides you as you discover for yourself the freedom and reward of living a life “out of control,” in which you allow God to be seated in the rightful place in your life. Armed with relevant biblical and current examples (both to emulate and to avoid), doable ideas, new thought patterns, and practical tools to implement, Let It Go will gently lead you out of the land of over-control and into a place of quiet trust.
Five Languages of Love by Dr. Gary Chapman
facilitators: Bonnie & Ron Hopperton
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate is a 1995 book by Gary Chapman. It outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman calls "love languages": gift giving, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch. Examples are given from his counseling practice, as well as questions to help determine one's own love languages.
Max Lucado’s Life Lessons: The Study of Mark –A Life Changing Story facilitator: Suzanne Mcgee
Suzanne will complete the study of Mark – started during the spring session.
Chapman suggests that to discover another person's love language, one must observe the way they express love to others, and analyze what they complain about most often and what they request from their significant other most often. He theorizes that people tend to naturally give love in the way that they prefer to receive love, and better communication between couples can be accomplished when one can demonstrate caring to the other person in the love language the recipient understands.