2017 Fall Sunday Evening Classes: A variety of studies in the areas of theology, spiritual disciplines, missions, and more are offered in the Fall and Spring “semesters.” Nursery, children, and youth programming coincide with classes (unless otherwise noted).

Downtown Rescue Mission Dinner Service

Organized by Jan Johnson

A Weatherly group has found serving the evening meal at the Downtown Rescue Mission to be very meaningful.  On Sunday evenings, they serve dinner to 200-300 homeless men, women, and children.  They do not prepare the meal; they only serve it.  And get to know the homeless.  And the workers at the mission.  And themselves.

Other groups enjoy this work also, so we will not serve every Sunday.  We are committed for these dates:  October 8, October 29, November 12, & December 10.  If you cannot commit to every Sunday evening and you want a hands-on experience that will be rewarding, join this group serving dinner at the Downtown Rescue Mission.  Dinner’s at 5PM sharp!

What’s in a Sermon?  A Study of Some of the Great Sermons of History

Led by Dr. Leslie Kaiura

Some sermons have changed a culture.  Some have left their mark deeply on a city or a movement or a country.  This class will read and discuss some of the great sermons by people like Leslie Weatherhead, Paul Tillich, and others.

Dr. Kaiura is Associate Professor of Spanish and Interim Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She invites all to join her for this intriguing study.  This class will meet in Room 214.

October 31, 1517:  The Protestant Reformation

Led by Dr. David B. Freeman

What happened on October 31, 1517, and why is it still important 500 years later?  The Protestant Reformation was a major upheaval in Europe that gave rise to all the Protestant churches, which rose in “protest” against perceived abuses of the Roman Catholic Church.  This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and this class is one way we will recognize it.

The facilitator for this class is our Pastor, who loves church history.  He invites all to join him and dive into the fascinating events that began on October 31, 1517.  This class will meet in Room 215.

Writing your Religious Autobiography

Led by Melanie Berbrier

Would you like to leave a record of your life and faith journey?  Your children and grandchildren will know you better.  They will know about the major twists and turns in your faith.  They will know about the significant people in your life.  While this seems like a daunting undertaking, it can be done…with a little help.  This class will meet two times: September 10 and 24.  During the first class, you will be given the tools for writing your religious autobiography.  You will reconvene two weeks later to assess your progress.

The facilitator for this group is Melanie Berbrier.  Melanie is a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  She has worked as an editor and ghostwriter for a publishing company, a reporter for a community newspaper in Florida, and currently writes audio advertising copy for clients throughout the U.S. and Australia.  One Winter Weekend is her first novel, published in May of 2014.  She invites you to join her and leave a legacy for your family.  This class will meet in Room 206.