Learning for Life Ministry at GUMC

Next Term begins Sunday, January 5, 2019

Classes  will take place on January 5, 12,  19, 26

COMPUTER BASICS: This class is for those who have no or limited experience with computers. You will

learn such things as how to access and use the internet, how to set up and use

a personal email, and how to use specific programs. If you already have some skills

you will receive individualized instruction in how to proceed beyond your present

level.

HOMEMADE GREETING CARDS: In this fun class, you will learn to make beautiful greeting cards

such as birthday, get well, and thank you cards. Each week you will make four

cards, and at the end of the term, you will take your own set of sixteen cards home.

SQUARE DANCE: This popular, return class is for beginners and those with experience in square

dancing. Participants will learn and participate in doing traditional square dance

steps as they dance with friends, new and old.

TAKIING CARE OF BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT: Those who take this class will be taught by a group of

professionals how to enter the new decade with a healthy attitude; everything

you need to know about dementia; how to make the journey from mourning to

joy; and will learn how to prevent falls for yourself and for those whom you may

care for.

Learning For Life at GUMC is designed to provide free, practical classes for life enrichment to those who want to learn new skills and helpful information. While no credit is offered for classes, participants will gain valuable information and will have opportunities to forge new relationships.

Jesus said that he came so people can have life, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). While his life, death and resurrection provide the way to eternal life, he spent his earthly ministry touching lives through preaching, teaching, healing, and loving those with whom he came in contact.

Since the church is Jesus’ hands and feet in the world today, we at Grovetown United Methodist Church are offering a way for people to have life more abundantly by helping them learn skills for better living in a safe and caring environment. Classes are offered on a variety of topics such as money management, basic mechanics, crafting, and parenting. Perhaps they can use these skills in business or at home with their families. New topics are offered for each six-week term so be sure to check this site often for updates.

Classes are taught in five-or six-week terms followed by short breaks after which a new set of classes begins. Classes are selected based on suggestions from church and community members and availability of qualified teachers. All teachers are either from our church or are experts from the community. All serve on a voluntary basis.

Activities for children and teens are also available for families of those attending classes. These activities are led by people who love and respect children. Each leader has had a criminal background check and will have received Safe Sanctuaries training (Specialized training for safe child-care).

Future classes will be selected based on participant response and request as well as availability of teachers.

Not only does Learning For Life at GUMC give people opportunities to enhance their lives through learning, people in the community who want to help enrich the lives of others may want to teach classes in their areas of expertise or to serve in some other way. There will be forms available and opportunities for participants and others to sign up to help.

Other ministries will be added as an outgrowth to Learning For Life at GUMC, such as our Blessing Box.  As we add new ministries to meet the needs of the Grovetown community, many will be afforded the opportunities to use their gifts, talents and skills in service. People can also be involved in enriching the lives of others by donating items and supplies for classes, children’s and teen’s activities, or for outgrowth ministries such as the Blessing Box.