Wednesday Night Alive Starts May 4th!

WNA is an opportunity to come together for fellowship and spiritual nourishment.  Our Spring 2011 session is 4 weeks long: May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.  Each Wednesday will begin with dinner at 6:00 pm.  You can order a meal (provided by Go Go Gourmet, see order form on Sunday), or you can bring your own.

At 7:00 pm, classes will begin.  There are 3 fabulous choices this session, plus an option for children, as well.  Infant and toddler care is provided at no cost, but please reserve your child’s space on the registration  form.

WNA is about fellowship, not fundraising.  If you would like to attend but are unable to pay the full amount, please talk with Sid (sid@tumc.org) or  Amy (amy@tumc.org.)

Here are this sessions offerings (Registration Form):

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity – Deana Henry

Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose.  In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire for more. And we found ourselves spending tomorrow’s money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety.

Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In this class, you will explore the book “Enough – Discovering Joy Through simplicity and Generosity” by Adam Hamilton.  Within the pages and accompanying videos, we will look for keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity.

Class: $10     Required Book: $10

Non-Violent Communication – Mary Kay Sexton

An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

This five-week class will be an introduction into the basics of NVC.  You will learn the foundational attitudes behind NVC, the needs and feelings behind our actions, and how NVC perceives and gives empathy.

What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

In a world where blaming others is often the rule, where can we turn to better understand our brothers and sisters in a way that honors the light in them as well as our own light?  NVC sees people as truly compassionate at heart, but sometimes stuck in learned behaviors that lead to violent ways of communication – either through our words or our actions.   NVC is a means of connecting with ourselves and others at a more meaningful level; it is about a change in our minds and our words.

Developed by Marshall Rosenberg, NVC has been used world-wide to help resolve conflict.  For more information about NVC, go to www.cnvc.org.  Class: $10

Negotiating Health Care As We Age – Jim Kvale

A number of Trinity members have recently experienced issues related to chronic illness, and the loss of loved ones or friends.  Trinity member Jim Kvale, who works as a Hospice physician, is offering a class to help us cope more effectively with changes.

The discussion will be valuable for both the older person and those persons who help them with planning their care. Topics to be discussed include: developmental stages as we age, understanding what is normal aging, the changing roles of children as they parent their parents, and the tools we need to retain control of our decisions.  Class: $10

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About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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