Wednesday Night Live


FELLOWSHIP MEALS

Join us on Wednesday evenings starting on January 10th. We will meet together for a meal at 5:30 pm and then break into various class opportunities for children, youth, and adults. The cost for a meal is $6.50 per adult and $4 per child ($20 per family max).


One of the things we need for our Wednesday night meals are groups willing to be responsible to be the dinner host for that evening.  


It is a wonderful way to raise a little money for your favorite mission area, and it provides a much needed and very welcomed service to your church family. It’s also a fun way to build community within your own small group. Please contact Barbara Atkinson at habnc@hotmail.com or 919-638-5711 to schedule a date for your group. The best dates – and menus - go fast so call soon ! 


Wednesday Night Live Classes


CHILDREN’S MUSIC AND WORSHIP ARTS * LED BY NAN DE ANDRADE

All of our children from preschool age all the way through 5th grade are invited to participate in these special activities on Wednesday Night. These will include singing and preparing music to sing in worship, but will also touch on various arts including painting, puppets, bells, drama, gardening, and other engaging activities. There is always lots of variety and fun!


CREED: WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE AND WHY * LED BY PASTOR ERIC * FLC 201

We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy: simply type a question and the answer pops up. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In this study, we will explore not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe, and why it matters, which in turn leads us to confront and examine their own core beliefs and go beyond reciting the Creed’s familiar words. For more information, contact Pastor Eric, eric@aldersgate.org.


JOSEPH: THE JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS * LED BY LARA ROWLAND * FLC 206

This is a study open to all women and it will explore what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph's story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we'll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions, such as:

How do I stop dwelling on the hurt? Is forgiving someone excusing what happened? When will I stop having to re-forgive? Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation? How can I forgive and still set boundaries? Is it ever okay not to forgive? This will be an exciting time of fellowship and sharing for all women of the church. For more info, contact Lara Rowland,

laragail03@hotmail.com.


FIVE MEANS OF GRACE: EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE THE WESLEYAN WAY * LED BY PASTOR BRYAN * WESLEY ROOM

John Wesley gave the Methodist movement a discipleship pathway to follow. Wesley began with Three Simple Rules and followed this instruction a year later with the Five Marks of a Methodist Wesley observed the need for continuous renewal of relationships with God and others, so he established a recurring annual process for God’s people to make One Faithful Promise: The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal. The study, written by Elaine Heath, turns to the practices at the center of Wesley’s understanding of spiritual growth: the means of grace.


These five means of grace are prayer, searching scripture, receiving the Lord ’s Supper, fasting, and fellowship. Through this book/study participants will consider how each of the five means of grace help us as communities of faith to pray more deeply and live more missionally as followers of Jesus Christ. For more info, contact Pastor Bryan, bryan@aldersgate.org .

 


NURSERY - Nursery care is provided each Sunday morning from 8:15 until noon and Wednesday evenings in the Family Life Center from 6:30 –7:30 pm..