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Short-Term Studies

Financial Peace University
62 households have taken Financial Peace University at Matthews UMC! In 9 weeks they paid off over $138,000 in debt and saved over $96,000. 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! Thursday Evenings, September 21 – November 16, 7:00 – 8:45 pm. Led by Kathy Zimmer & Ken Welty, Cost $95 per kit, 1 kit per person or couple. Register Now.

Sacred Marriage

 Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person.  It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply..Everything about your marriage–everything–is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ’s character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another–in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Tuesday Evenings,  7:00-8:30 pm,  June 6-July 18, 7 Weeks,  Led by Judy & Bob Hughes, Cost $20. Register Here.

The Epic Of Eden

 Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the “dysfunctional closet syndrome.” If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives.The whole thing is put in usable order–a history of God’s redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the   garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.Monday Evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, July 10-October 2, 12 weeks, Led by Carolyn Perlman, Cost  $18. Register Here.

Grief Share
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. Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Wesley United Methodist Church 3715 Rea Road, June 5th through August 28.   Led by the GriefShare Team.  You may participate in Grief Share any time after it begins. Cost $15. Register Here.

 

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.