Friends and Family Night's mission is to stimulate personal spiritual growth and fellowship. Friends and Family Night strives to build maturing disciples and maintain an active agenda of informal fellowship. Friends and Family Night 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.

Wednesday Night Live takes on a new name (Friends and Family Night) with an added opportunity to reach more folks who will be with us in 2018.

The reasoning for the name change is to encourage you to invite your family and friends to the short term lessons and programs and of coarse the meals.  During the year we may have folks staying in the Malloy who would like to join us for a meal and or a class.  We will make the information available for each group who will be staying when they arrive to be sure to let us know if they are coming for the meal so we can have enough to eat for all.  We will be blessed by their participation.  It looks to be an exciting time in our church. 

Enjoy 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.

Spring Classes begin Wednesday, January 23 (note new date) (through Wednesday, March 21).
(Skip February 14-Ash Wednesday & March 14-Spring Break.)

Spring 2018 Class Topics Include the following:

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
by Gary Chapman (facilitators: Ron & Bonnie Hopperton)
Learn the 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. 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.

Max Lucado’s Life Lessons: The Study of Mark – A Life Changing Story
(facilitator: Suzanne Magee)
The Life Lessons series brings the New Testament to life through lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational storytelling, profound reflections, and space for journaling. This group will finish the lessons which they started during the spring session of 2017.

Let It Go: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
by Karen Ehman (facilitator: TBA)
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.

Be looking for Harvest House to talk to us about Human Trafficking.
If they can come, we will work around their schedule.
 

Invite a friend and come enjoy fellowship during a light supper and
then grow in your Christian life through a variety of classes. 

 

 

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.

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.