CHAPEL HILL FALL CLASSES 2020

What does it mean to be United Methodist? 

Rev. Jeff Gannon

Wednesdays, September 16–October 21 | 6:30-7:30pm**

In this 6-session class, senior and founding pastor, Rev. Jeff Gannon, will explore three important areas: The History, Doctrine, and Polity (Organizational Structure and what it means to be a part of an episcopal (Governed by Bishops) form of church government of the United Methodist Church. This class takes a deep dive into what Methodists believe about God, Christ, the Bible, Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, Salvation and Grace. In addition, Methodist doctrine will be compared and contrasted with other belief systems. There will be a lot of time for interaction and q/a.


Parenting & Grand Parenting with Love & Logic 

Rev. Jeff Gannon

Wednesdays, October 28-November 18 | 6:30-7:30pm**

Parenting and Grand parenting with Love and Logic is a unique approach to and practice of parenting. It is based on one goal: To create responsible children who become responsible adults. It is a parenting practice which teaches that children have the capacity to learn and behave accordingly without the influence of threat, “marching orders” or hovering over them as a helicopter parent. This 4 week class is designed for some initial presentation by Rev. Jeff Gannon and then facilitated conversation and q/a around the parenting principles of the day.

Praying the Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible 

Father Terry Hedrick

Wednesdays, September 16-30 | 5:00pm-6:00pm**

In this short course, just 3 sessions, we will be considering how the practice of Praying the Psalms on a regular basis can enrich our relationship with God. This class will last for 3 weeks, Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm on Zoom: September 16, 23, 30. We will explore some of the basic truths and aspects of the Psalms as we begin to allow them to give us words and images to help us express our hearts to God. Praying the Psalms is an ancient practice of devotion going back, not only to Jesus and the early Church but to our praying Jewish predecessors in the Hebrew Bible. This class will include my own spiritual journey and will be similar to the “Praying the Jesus Prayer” class because Praying the Psalms has been a basic part of my prayer practice for over 40 years. I hope you will join us as we explore the large country of the Psalms and the practice of prayer in our daily relationship with God. – Blessings, Fr. Terry J. Hedrick, Ph.D.


Reading Revelation Responsibly: Beginning with the Letters to the 7 Churches 

Father Terry Hedrick

Wednesdays, October 7- November 18 | 5:00pm-6:00pm**

In this short course, just 7 sessions, we will study Revelation chapters 1 to 3. Often one of two approaches is taken by Christians in regard to the book of Revelation (note it is singular, not plural-Revelations); one, is to avoid it altogether as too bizarre and strange or on the other hand it becomes a kind of obsession and is used to try to explain current events, especially in times of national or international crisis and anxiety. The goal of this short course is to rescue it from those who totally misinterpret it and to reclaim it as sacred Scripture for those who would want to simply ignore it. Hence, the title of the class, “Reading Revelation Responsibly: Beginning with the 7 Churches.” This class will last for 7 weeks, Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm on Zoom: October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18. We will discuss a letter to one of the churches each week. I hope you will join us as we discover what it means to live faithfully in Jesus in difficult times and as we excavate some of the rich spiritual insights given to us through St John who describes himself as “your brother who shares with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance…” (Rev 1:9). Blessings, Fr. Terry J. Hedrick, Ph.D.


Life in the Middle  Learning to Walk in The Dark: A Book Study by Barbara Brown Taylor

Rev. Jen Herndon and Abigail Cook (co-teaching)

Wednesdays, September 16-Wednesday, November 18. | 7:00pm**

When we tell the story about our spiritual journey we often speak of the highs and lows, but so much of our lives is lived in the middle. We will engage Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Learning to Walk in the Dark as she coaches us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us—guiding us through things seen and unseen. It may seem counterintuitive, but even as we “walk in the light,” we may grow in the dark. Join us for this 10-week zoom class as we work through a lunar spirituality.


Financial Security During a Pandemic

Andrew and Kinsey Peters

Sundays, Beginning September 20**

We think it is possible to have financial peace during a pandemic- if you have the right tools. 2020 has had its share of challenges and difficulties.  Maybe you faced a furlough or a lay-off, your hours are down, or you are retiring.  It’s never too late to get your finances in order.  And you can’t start too soon!  Join Andrew and Kinsey Peters Sundays beginning September 20 for an @home zoom class that will help show you how.  

Using Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover book as our guide, we will share personal stories, wins and losses, tools and techniques as we navigate the seven baby steps that lead to financial peace.  The books are $12. Andrew will order them in bulk and distribute them through the church office so sign up and find your way through community to financial peace during the pandemic. 

Health and Wholeness Ministry presents Saturday Sunrise (and Social Distancing) Yoga at Chapel Hill.

Daisy Simpson, a certified Holy Yoga instructor, will lead us Saturdays at 7am (arrive at 6:45am to set out your mat and get ready to relax, meditate, move, and sweat a little too. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat, water bottle, and small towel. See you on the mat!

Beginning Saturday, September 26.

** CLASSES HELD VIA ZOOM 

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