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Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Course Offerings, Fall, 2019

We at Sierra Vista UMC invite you to join with us as we seek to know, grow, and live the Jesus Way. We offer a variety of gathering options – these gatherings will include events, programs, and classes that will meet you where you are spiritually, regardless of how long you have been on your faith journey.

This fall, these events, programs, and classes will begin after Labor Day while registration for them will be available, beginning September 8, both online and in the Church Office.

Please contact Kelly at kduke@sierravista.org or at 325/944-4041 in the Church Office for more information.
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Drop-In Opportunities

  • Course Title: Chair Yoga and Chair Pilates Exercise Programs
    • Course Description: Modified for the chair, these DVD Programs incorporates all of the benefits of yoga and Pilates: a healthier, stronger and more relaxed you; improved flexibility; a great sense of calm and well-being; and increased oxygen intake. Appropriate for all adult ages.   Please check with your physician before starting any new exercise program.
    • Dates: Yoga on Wednesdays; Pilates on Friday
    • Times: Yoga at 10-11 a.m.; Pilates at 10-10:45 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Chapel Hall
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert
  • Course Title: Men’s Pick-up Basketball
    • Course Description: Show up around 6 and play until 7:30.  Dust off your sneakers and join us.
    • Dates: Thursdays
    • Times: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Life Center 
    • Contact: Jerome Walters
  • Course Title: Group Centering Prayer: Days and Times
    • Course Description: We meet for a time of prayer, in which we sit together in silence, opening ourselves to God’s presence and work within us, allowing Jesus access to the deepest parts of ourselves to make himself more fully known to us.
    • Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., & Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Prayer  Room
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert 
  • Course Title: Intercessory Prayer Group
    • Course Description: With the fervent belief that prayers are answered, this group meets weekly to petition God on behalf of specific individuals who are struggling, as well as for the improvement of local, national, and even global concerns.
    • Date & Time: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Prayer  Room
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert 

For those searching for community…

  • Course Title: T-Shirt Quilt Making
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-introduction
    • Course Description: This class is designed for a beginning quilter who wants to make a quilt out of t-shirts.
    • Dates: Thursdays, October 10 through November 14
    • Times: 5:00-7:00 pm
    • Location/SV room: Room N-1 (Quilting Room)       
    • Contact: Beverly Nevins 
  • Course Title: Koininia Supper Clubs
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-koininia.
    • Course Description: Koininia is the Greek word for Christian fellowship, and Supper Clubs are a great way to foster koininia at Sierra Vista. Sign up to join a supper club, and then join in at this first supper. The only item on the agenda will be to get to know one another. After this initial get-together, the groups will meet about once a month during the school year for potluck meals, picnics, or restaurant meals. Take part in this chance to build relationships with other members of our church family.
    • Date: Friday, November 8
    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: Cork & Pig
    • Contact: Kelly Duke  
  • Stones & Bones Tour: Field Trip to Fairmont Cemetery
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-stones.
    • Course Description: Established in 1893, Fairmount Cemetery serves as a final resting place for many San Angelo area residents. Numerous historic monuments fill the site and many date back to the 1800’s. The cemetery encompasses more than 57 acres and is designated as a Texas Historic Landmark. The cemetery, rich in history, includes Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate soldiers, soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Additionally, the cemetery has a memorial site for one of the Sept. 11 victims of the Pentagon attack. Many founders of the City of San Angelo, and their families, are interred at Fairmount. This tour will include much of this rich, local history.
    • Dates: Saturday, October 26
    • Times: 11:00 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Meet at SVUMC front parking lot to load SV bus. Tour will take place at the Fairmont Cemetery on Avenue N.     
    • Contact: Kelly Duke 
  • Course Title: The Great Day of Service
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-great.
    • Course Description: The Great Day of Service will be a time when all church goers can gather together to serve others. All ages and abilities are welcome. Service projects for this day include the following: school supply kits for children and hygiene kits for women at the Women’s Shelter; assembling and crafting supplies for Honduras VBS; and making fleece blankets.
    • Date: Saturday, October 19
    • Time: 9 a.m. - noon
    • Location: Life Center Gym
    • Contact: Lisa Cook 

For those wanting to know more…

  • Course Title: Tour of the Mt. Carmel Hermitage in Christoval, Texas
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-tour.
    • Course Description: This tour will include a trip to south of Christoval to visit the Mount Carmel Hermitage and the hermits who live there. The Hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel are a community of men called to a life of silence, solitude, prayer, and penance for the good of the Church and the salvation of the world. We will have a chance to explore their facilities, share a devotional in their sanctuary, and learn about their way of life. The vocation of the Carmelite Hermit is the contemplative vocation, and the foundations of his life are the Eucharist, Sacred Scripture and devotion to Our Blessed Lady under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
    • Date: Saturday, October 12
    • Time: 10 a.m.
    • Location: Meet at SVUMC front parking lot to ride out there in the SV bus.
    • Contact: Kelly Duke 
  • Course Title: Young Adult Bible Study
    • Course Description: For college and young adults, ages 18-30, this time together will feature the study of God’s word with a modern application. Also included will be gracious fellowship and meaningful discussion. All are welcome!
    • To sign up, join us any Wednesday! If you would like additional information, email kduke@sierravista.org.
    • Date: Wednesdays, beginning September 11
    • Time: 7-8 p.m.
    • Location: SV Life Center Room 206
    • Contact: Kelly Duke 

For those abiding in Jesus’ Love…

  • Course Title: Boundaries with Teens
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-boundaries.
    • Course Description: Teenagers… You love them to pieces, but sometimes you feel like the pieces are falling apart. Boundaries with Teens, based on the book by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, will help you establish wise and loving limits that will make a positive difference in your teen, in the rest of your family, and in you. This study and discussion time will include biblically based principles for the challenging task of guiding your children through the teen years:
      • Deal with disrespectful attitudes and impossible behavior in your teen
      • Set healthy limits and realistic consequences
      • Be loving and caring while establishing rules
      • Determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small
    • Date: Thursday evenings, October 3 through November 21
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Room S-1
    • Contact: Kelly Duke 
  • Course Title: Grief Share
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-grief.
    • Course Description: It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar with experts; Support group discussion with focus; and Personal study and reflection.
    • Dates: September 19 through January, 2020 (Thursdays)
    • Times: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Chapel Hall
    • Contact: Sharon Felts 
  • Course Title: Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season by Melissa Spoelstra
    • Course Description: In this six-week study grounded in 1 and 2 Kings, participants will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. This study will focus on spiritual stamina secrets that helped Elijah to hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting his circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well—which was his ultimate legacy. Regardless of the season of life participants are in, Elijah’s life will inspire them to go the distance in the life of faith. Best of all, Elijah’s story provides challenge, but not shame since Elijah doubted and struggled just as everyone does.
    • To sign up for this study at any of the times, participants are encouraged to call the Church Office for specific registration details.
    • Mondays:
      • Dates:, September 9 start date
      • Times: 6:30 p.m.
      • Location/SV room: Fellowship Hall
      • Contact: Debbie Montgomery
    • Tuesdays:
      • Dates: September 3 through November 19
      • Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
      • Location/SV room: Life Center, Room 207
      • Contact: Linda Miller
    • Thursdays:
      • Dates: September 5 through November 21
      • Times: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
      • Location/SV room: Life Center, Room 204
      • Contact: Linda Miller

  • Course Title: Unleashing the Bible Series 
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-unleashing.
    • Course Description: Do you find yourself scratching your head sometimes when it comes to reading the Bible?  Do you have questions that you weren't sure were ok to ask?  Are there parts of the Bible you tend to avoid? The Bible shapes our view of God, ourselves, others, and the world, informing our faith and having the power to transform our lives.  Over the next year, Bible studies in this series will be offered to allow you to grow in your understanding of the Scriptures, reinvigorate your desire to read and learn from it, and take you deeper in your relationship with God. 
      • Fall Course:  4 Week Study of Genesis 1-3 
      • Date:  Thursdays, October 3 - October 24
      • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.  
      • Location: Room S-2
      • Teacher:  Tamara Strehli-Hubert 
      • Material:  Bible 

For those yielding to God’s will…

  • Course Title: 7-Week Marriage Tune-up
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-7principles.
    • Course Description: Routine maintenance helps with the longevity of our homes and our cars.  When was the last time you did some routine checking up on your marriage in order to make it stronger?   If you desire to develop a deeper relationship with your spouse, or start your married life together on the right foot, this class is for you.  Based on the research of Dr. John Gottman, this 7-week class is ideal for pre-marital/engaged couples, newly wed couples and those who have been married longer. You will gain new skills and build upon the ones you have, to help create a fulfilling and lasting marriage.    Registration is required ahead of time and includes the book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman and two couples’ workbooks. Childcare is provided.
    • Date: Wednesdays, October 2 - November 13
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Location: Room S-1
    • Teacher:  Tamara Strehli-Hubert
    • Cost: $45 per couple. 
  • Course Title: SVUMC Digging Deeper Book Club
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-digging.
    • Course Description: At this first meeting we will discuss the format of the club, including how often we want to meet, either monthly or every 6 weeks. This first year we will be reading and discussing these three books:  Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation by Barbara Taylor Brown; Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by NT Wright; and A More Christ-like God: A More Beautiful Gospel by Bradley Jersak.  
    • Date:  Thursday, September 19
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Location: Room S-1
    • Facilitator:  Tamara Strehli-Hubert 
  • Course Title: Embracing Quietness in a Maddening World
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-embracing.
    • Course Description: The rhythm of life as God designed it is not meant to be sustained at break-neck speed. Through brief moments of quietness, we experience the value of “stilling the center, the axis of the wheel,” rather than adding more centrifugal activities to our busy lives. Come and consider how quietness might enhance your relationship with God!
    • Course leader: Brenda Brown Maiman ministers as a retreat director, guest presenter, and spiritual director. She has a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University and a Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University. After living in Alaska for the past five years, she has returned to San Angelo. Brenda and her husband, Les, are members of Holy Angels Parish and have two adult children.
    • Date: Sunday, October 13
    • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: Room S-1
    • Contact: Kelly Duke 

Looking forward to 2020…

  • “Methodism: Origins and American Development” with Ken Dahlberg
  • Folk Painting with Nevie Lacy
  • Silent Retreat of Prayer and Meditation