We have several ways for you to gather with others and grow closer to God. Through Sunday School classes, small groups or other discipleship opportunities, we want to help you grow in your faith surrounded and supported by others who are growing in theirs.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Sundays, August 26-September 23, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
Pastor Cathy Stone will lead a 5-week study of Adam Hamilton’s Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. Americans are anxious people. A recent study found that one in five of us has an anxiety disorder and we spend over $2 billion a year on anti-anxiety medications. Often our life events play a significant role in our worries and fears. In this study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today. He considers practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflects upon fear in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don’t need to live in fear. We can live with courage and hope. Register at fumcaustin.org/unafraid.
Practicing Christian Mindfulness
Sundays, September 9-October 14, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
SAN Room 212
Mindfulness is getting a lot of notice these days from everyone from elite athletes to business executives—and for good reason! Did you know that our Christian mothers and fathers created a rich legacy of mindfulness practices? This 6-week class, led by Cindy Walter, explores several of these practices. Register at fumcaustin.org/mindfulness by September 1.
Financial Peace University
Mondays, September 17-November 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you had an emergency fund, were debt-free, investing, and making wise spending decisions for your family’s future? Impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. Freedom from debt is part of being free to follow Christ. Join Pastor Michael Mumme for this personal finance class with a faith perspective. Register at fumcaustin.org/peace.
Disciple Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World
Mondays, September 17-December 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Room 104
This 24-week study will immerse you in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage in those disciplines. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring. Daily preparation is manageable, with 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read each day. The cost is $30 for two Study Manuals. Led by Pastor Cathy Stone. Register at fumcaustin.org/disciple.
Putting Your House in Order
Sunday, September 30, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Give the loving gift of preparedness to those you love. This estate planning workshop helps you share your plans and passions with your loved ones while leaving a legacy of faith to continue the work of the church. Tom Stanton of Texas Methodist Foundation leads this workshop, which includes a detailed workbook. Cost $10. Register online at fumcaustin.org/house.
Childcare is provided with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 48 hours in advance. For more information about discipleship opportunities, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at email@example.com or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).