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Short-Term Studies

Financial Peace University
90 households have taken Financial Peace University at Matthews UMC! In 9 weeks they paid off over $213,256 in debt and saved over $145,027. Take control of your money while learning how to put your money to work for you! We all need a plan for our money.  Financial Peace University  (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!  In 9 lessons, you’ll learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before! Cost $95 per kit, 1 kit per person or couple. Wednesday Evenings, January 10 – March 14, 6:30 – 8:15 pm. Led by Kathy Zimmer & William Stegall, Register Now. Or Tuesday Evenings, January 16 – March  13, 7:00-8:45 pm, at Wesley UMC 3715 Rea Rd, Led by Frank & Terry Brown, Register Now.

The Lord Is Our Light  –  Advent Study 

There is no better time for us to explore our hope for new beginnings than during the season of Advent and Christmas. As we praise God and eagerly await the birth of Christ in our lives, The Lord Is Our Light  challenges us to cultivate faithful lives here and now. Thursday Evening, November 16-December 21, 6:30-8:00 pm, Led by Carolyn Perlman, 5 weeks, Cost $6.79, Register Now.

Surviving The Holidays – Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn: How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, What to do about traditions and other coming changes, Helpful tips for surviving social events, How to discover hope for your future. Tuesday November 14th at 6:30 pm in room 152.  Or on December 11 at 6:30 pm at Wesley United Methodist. No registration necessary. Led by the GriefShare Team.

Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. The care you need. The information you can trust. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to normal lives. Friends and family want to help but don’t know how. We understand because we have been in the same place and will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Thursday Evenings, 6:30-8:30  Through December 14th in room 152,  Led by the GriefShare Team.  You may participate in GriefShare any time after it begins, Cost $17.00.

Study guides are available for your review under the TV Monitor by the church offices.  Confidential scholarships are available. Childcare may be available if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Kim Layton with questions.