Hebrews 10

Gatherings …Along the WAY

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Course Offerings

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 spring, these events, programs, and classes will begin right after New Year’s, 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.

For a printable version of our catalog please click here.

 

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: Life Center, Room 106
    • Contact: Rev. Tamara Strehli
  • Course Title: Chair Ballet
    • Course Description: Chair Ballet is a non- impact gentle way to stretch, gain balance and move gracefully.  This is a fun introduction into this lovely art form.
    • Dates:Thursdays,
    • Times: 10 - 11 am 
    • Location/SV room: Life Center 106
    • Contact: Cheryl Specht
  • 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 pm 
    • Location/SV room: Life Center 
    • Contact: Jerome Waters
  • 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: Tuesdays &  Thursdays
    • Times: 7:00  – 7:30 am
    • Location/SV room: Prayer  Room
    • Contact: Rev. Tamara Strehli

 

For those Searching for Community…

  • Course Title: Introduction to QuiltingCourse Title: Koininia Supper Clubs
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-introduction)
    • Course Description: This class is designed for a beginning quilter. The basics of quilting will be covered, as well as several beginning quilt blocks.
    • Dates: Thursdays, March 21 through April 25
    • Times: 1:00-3:00 pm
    • Location/SV room: Room N-1 (Quilting Room) 
    • Contact: Beverly Nevins
  • Course Title: Koininia Supper Clubs
    • (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 you will be asked a few brief questions before you’re assigned a group. The only item on the agenda will be to get to know one another. 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.
    • Deadline: Januaray 31
    • Contact: Kelly Duke  
  • Course Title: Suicide Awareness
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-suicide)
    • Course Description: Suicide is a dominant problem in our culture – and especially in Tom Green County. The truth is that we can all help prevent suicide. This class will discuss ways that we can all help. Topics that will be discussed will include strengthening crisis services, advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, and building awareness. Information will be prepared and presented by professionals from the West Texas Counseling and Guidance.
    • Dates: Thursday, February 28
    • Times: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Chapel Hall
    • Contact: Kelly Duke
  • Course Title: Getting Healthy with Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.ProcessCreate7&requesttimeout=360)
    • Course Description: Join us to learn the basics of a healthier diet. During February, we’ll discuss the basics of each plan (Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo), as well as how to get started with simple meal ideas. On March 2, we’ll take stock of how the 30 days have gone, and we’ll set some goals for the next month. At the end of March, we will continue our study of how we can create healthy relationship with food and an overall healthy lifestyle. We will also be discussing deeper cleansing options.
    • Dates: February 2; March 2; and March 30 (Saturdays)
    • Times: 10-11am
    • Location/SV room: Room S-1
    • Contact: Katy Capron, Health Coach

 

For those Wanting to Know More…

  • Course Title: New Bible Challenge
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-newbible)
    • Course Description: Read Through the Bible in 6 Months. We will have an optional monthly gathering and weekly email check in.  Reading plan and sign up available in Narthex or by emailing Pastor Tamara tstrehli@sierravista.org
    • Dates: Begins January 1.
    • Location/SV room: Online and to be announced.
    • Contact: Rev. Tamara Strehli at tstrehli@sierravista.org
  • Course Title: Disciple Fast Track: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-disciple1)
    • Course Description: Disciple Fast Track provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. The Fast Track group will meet for a total of 24 weeks: 12 weeks in the fall on the Old Testament and 12 weeks in the spring on the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings.
    • Dates: Monday, January 28, to April 29 (New Testament lessons)
    • Times: 7:00 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Room LC 206
    • Contact: Kevin Lambert
  • Course Title: All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Bible
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-allyou)
    • Course Description: For those who have questions about the Bible but have never had the chance to ask, spend some time discussing Bible basics and getting those curious questions addressed. This class is great for those new to the Methodist tradition and those who want to learn more.
    • Dates: Thursdays, February 21, 28, and March 7. Participants are asked to bring their Bibles.
    • Times: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Room S-2
    • Contact: Rev. Ken Dahlberg
  • Course Title: Revolutionary Scripture: The Long American Revolution, 1776 to the Present
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-revolutionary)
    • Course Description: In six sessions, this course will examine the American Revolution in much the same way that Christians look at Scripture, specifically how the Revolution –– the longest war in our history –– continues to shape America. Efforts to see the Revolution as a secular event have failed, and these sessions will consider the damage that can be done when a revolution loses its soul. Readings –– all available on the Web –– will range from important documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, to the writings of John Wesley and Abigail Adams to Abraham Lincoln and JFK.  We will have a dialogue with our country’s past and those who have shaped it. This course will be taught by Lester D. Langley, who taught U.S. and Latin American history at the University of Georgia and has been writing or thinking about revolution ever since he was first asked, “What Is a Revolution?”
    • Dates: Thursdays, January 24 – February 28
    • Times: 6:30 pm
    • Location: Room S-1

 

For those Abiding in Jesus’ Love…

  • Course Title: TRUSTed con Confianza Certification
    • Online Registration: https://riotexas.org/events/trusted/sanangelo.
    • Course description: As part of the Rio Texas Conference safety policy implementation plan, all clergy, staff, and volunteers in ministry with children, youth and/or vulnerable adults must attend a TRUSTed con Confianza Certification session either online or in person every two years as part of their certification process. This two hour training session will provide the complete training for step three of the Rio Texas Conference Safety Certification process. Facilitator: Meredith Copland.
    • Date: Sunday, January 6
    • Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Location: First United Methodist Church; 37 E. Beauregard; San Angelo, Texas
    • Contact: Kelly Duke
  • Course Title: Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-tuesday)
    • Course Description: This spring, this group will be studying The Miracles of Jesus: Finding God in Desperate Moments by Jessica LaGrone. In his earthly life, Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles – miracles that help us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst.
    • Dates: January 15 through April 9, Tuesdays
    • Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Life Center, Rooms 105, 106, and Gym
    • Contact: Linda Miller
  • Course Title: Thursday Afternoon Bible Study
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-thursday)
    • Course Description: This spring, this group will be studying The Miracles of Jesus: Finding God in Desperate Moments by Jessica LaGrone. In his earthly life, Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles – miracles that help us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst.
    • Dates: January 17 through April 11, Tuesdays
    • Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Life Center, Rooms 105, 106, and Gym
    • Contact: Linda Miller
  • Course Title: Monday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-monday)
    • Course Description: This group will be studying Really Bad Girls of the Bible – a book that highlights eight of the Bible’s most notorious females with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century. This study and related discussion will shine a spotlight on God’s sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.
    • Dates: Mondays, January 7 through March 25
    • Times: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Fellowship Hall
    • Contact: Debbie Montgomery

 

For those Yielding to God’s Will…

  • Course Title: 6 Week Marriage Tune-upCourse Title: The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthier Relationships
    • (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 6-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.
    • Dates:  Thursdays, January 31- March 7
    • Times: 6:30 – 8:30
    • Cost: $45 per couple.
    • Location/SV room: Fellowship Hall
    • Contact: Rev. Tamara Strehli
  • The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthier Relationships
    • (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-path)
    • Course Description: Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences, and these notions that can make relationships hard – regardless of whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others ― and in ourselves. This discussion and study will guide participants into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.
    • Dates: January 24 – February 21, Thursdays
    • Times: 6:30 pm
    • Location/SV room: Room 105
    • Contact: Kelly Duke

PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE FALL…

  • Handling Heartburn… (Benton Brown MD, Shannon Reflux Clinic?)
  • Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More by Melissa Spoelstra with the Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon women’s groups.
  • Purposeful Retirement:  How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement with Ron Knight