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CLASSES & MINISTRIES

 DIVORCE CARE: Saturday August 26: 9:00 AM – 3:00
All day seminar (includes lunch).

Weekly Thursday evening meetings from 6:00 PM - 8:30 September 7 - December 14(10 weeks on Thursdays in the sunroom).
No children in this group however childcare will be provided if needed.
$$$$: $25 for 1 book & lunch on Saturday. Pre-registration required by August 18 so we can purchase the workbooks.

Please invite friends and family who are hurting from divorce or separation and are desperately looking for help and healing. We will walk through a biblically based recovery program covering the following areas: What’s Happening to Me?, The Road to Healing/Finding Help, Facing My Anger, Facing My Depression, Facing My Loneliness, What Does the Owner’s Manual Say?, New Relationships, Financial Survival, Kid Care, Single Sexuality, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Moving On, Growing Closer to God. 
Contact Thelma Sparks 301-751-2219 

DAVE RAMSEY’S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
9 WEEK CLASS: 12 noon Library office    September 17- November 12

Pastor Lanny is encouraging every one of us to get out of debt, start saving, and find true financial freedom. We are offering a video class by Dave Ramsey with Financial Peace University.

During this life changing class you will learn how to: Get control of your money, stop struggling to make ends meet, tell your money what to do, and change your family’s financial future. 
The cost is $100 per household which includes a book, a very practical workbook, a full audio CD set of all of the classes, and lifetime access to special resources on www.daveramsey.com. Partial scholarships due to financial hardship are available upon request.
Register  by  noon Sunday September 10 by making payment to the church. Please make checks out to OFH for $100. 

COMMUNING WITH GOD: 
Wednesday nights: 6:30-8:00 PM, 8 weeks from  September 13 – November 1,  Finance office

In learning to develop a deeper relationship with God, two-way communication is the key. He hears and speaks to us; we, in turn, must talk and listen to Him. Today so much information bombards us from many sources. We need to discern His voice so our hearts will become strong and we will become wise as we learn to walk as He guides us. We will be using Pricilla Shirer’s books: Discerning God’s Voice”, &  “He Speaks to Me”. Please purchase both online. Call Jim Curry to sign up by September 13: 240-298-7062

ALIGN, a Movement and Prayer experience: 

6:30 PM Fridays  - POSTPONED until fall

Each class incorporates the healing and strengthening poses of Yoga, Scripture meditation, worship music and prayer. Join us as we seek alignment with Christ in this holistic practice, integrating body, mind and Spirit. Class will be on Fridays at 6:30PM, beginning February 17th. Childcare is available. Payments for class are by donations. - February/March donations will support the WARM ministry after instructor costs are covered. All are welcome - bring a mat and come dressed to stretch! For more information, contact Linda Shaffer at Linda@FirstSaints.org.

CELEBRATE RECOVER: 7 PM Fridays
If you are struggling with life controlling habits, hurts, or hang ups we encourage you to come and be healed. Celebrate Recovery occurs every occurs every Friday and celebrates God's healing power through 8 Recovery Principles. Your life will be changed  by growing spiritually and by working and applying key biblical principles. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most of all, a stronger relationship with God and others.
As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving, forgiving higher power "Jesus Christ," the one and only true higher power.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1



EVENT

CLOTHING EXCHANGE:  Friday  August 24,  8 am  - 4 pm
Saturday   August 25,   8 am  - 11am

Do you have good clothes you can pass on to one another and to the needy in our town?
        
Clean out those closets, empty out those drawers, unpack those boxes and shelves. If you or your kids don't wear it, be a blessing to someone else who will. Please make sure they are washed, mended, and sorted by size and type before bringing to the church. Items can be brought to the church thru Thursday August 23. PLEASE put the clothes in the table closet in the sanctuary.

Anyone wanting to get the "cream of the crop" is asked to help sort the clothes on Thursday August 23 from 7–9 pm and re-bag left overs on Saturday at 11 AM. If you can help share the love of Jesus by giving away these clothes, we need your help for just 2 hours on Friday or Saturday.

Please call Molly Frink at 301-373-2432.

This event is a great way to reach out to
others, so bring a friend in need!