The excitement is building for MidWeek Connect beginning February 9 at 6:30 pm. Below you will find all the available classes as well as the registration links for them.
Family Supper will be available from 5:00-6:00 pm in Gilmore Middle for $4 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. There will be a special opening night menu; pork and Hawaiian rolls may be included.
How to Support Your Children’s Mental Health: Practical Help from a Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Ashley Holcomb | Reed Hall 246
For parents of children and adolescents, this seminar will provide insights for parents as they seek to care for the current mental health needs of their children due to the pandemic, isolation, or other causes. Dr. Holcom is a Clinical Supervisor and Assistant Clinical Professor at Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. To register, please click this link: https://paznaz.elexiochms.com/external/form/760a1160-187b-48b9-876f-caf0557a7495
Grief Support Group
Ginny Pedrotti and Pastor Darwin Ng | Reed Hall 247
Loss and the subsequent grief comes in many forms. Participants in this class will find others who have experienced grief and are learning to live with and embrace their grief. To register, please click this link: https://paznaz.elexiochms.com/external/form/7e083ab2-b37d-4eef-a3b7-9759635ef917
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
Pastor Brad Strawn | Reed Hall 249
Pastor Brad Strawn will lead a study of Richard Foster’s book, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. Please purchase the book before the first class. We will be discussing the book and practicing prayer together, which will expand your understanding and impact of prayer in your life. To register, please click this link: https://paznaz.elexiochms.com/external/form/27a773fd-6420-4f0a-832b-09f9f02cc66a
Learning How to Tell our Personal Stories of Grace.
Roger Schrage | Arms Hall Conference Room
Description: This group will help participants to identify current and historical moments of God's grace in their lives and provide opportunity to share them in the community of the group. As it says in scripture, “Go home to your own people. Tell them your story—what the Master did, how he had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19 (MSG) To register, please click this link: https://paznaz.elexiochms.com/external/form/e95a9dde-d263-4f57-877d-09520fabf069
Women’s Wednesday Experience (WWE) – Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Joan Watkins | Gilmore Hall South
Do you ever feel left out, lonely, or less than? Learn the secret of belonging which will help you keep rejections in perspective and be better equipped to foster healthy connections in your relationships. In the book Uninvited, author Lysa TerKeurst shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection, perceived judgment, and the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God. With biblical depth, gut honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you:
- Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God.
- Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt.
- Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection.
- Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.
Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken — a love that does not reject or uninvite. To register, please click this link: https://paznaz.elexiochms.com/external/form/2714868a-ab85-40fb-91e9-69660ba3ab69
A Deeper Dive into “The Story”
Pastor Joe Watkins | Reed Hall 248
Pastor Joe and the preaching team will take you behind the scenes of the previous Sunday sermon during the 2022 sermon series “The Story.” We will explore the context of the passage, and various preaching themes that might have been possible from the passage. Participants are welcome to bring their questions to enrich the exploration of the sermon text. The class discussion will lean into a pastoral appreciation for the text. No registration needed.