Class Schedule
To register for any of these classes or for more details, contact Sherri Smith at sherrismith@helenaumc.org or call 205 663-0111. 

Fall classes 2019
Registration is going on now!

Disciple I: Becoming Disciples
This 34-week study gives the Old and new Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. Disciple study series draws upon the work of scholars as well as the personal Bible reading and study of the participant. Weekly group sessions include a video followed by group discussion. Participants should expect 30 minutes of independent study each day.
Facilitator: Steve Shadix
When: Sunday afternoons- 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Cost: $32.00

Disciple II: Into the Word, Into the World
This 24-week study covers the books of Genesis and Exodus as well as Luke and Acts. This format is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in depth Bible study into their hectic schedule. The format of the study features a theme word and verse, a statement of the human condition, weekly assignments and prayer. Weekly group sessions include video followed by group discussion. There will be a short break in between each section.
Facilitator: Dennis Adams
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Cost: $30.00

Christian: It's Not What You Think
This eight-session study asks the question: What does it mean to be a Christian? Curiously, the term is never used in scripture; it was a term used by outsiders to describe Jesus followers. Jesus referenced 'disciple' as the key word for his supporters as well as tat his disciples would be known by their love for others. What is believers today embodied these traits? Would non-believers put aside its definition of Christian and instead know us by our love?
Facilitator: Bruce Dooley
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Cost: $10.00

The Next Right Thing: Women's study
When we have a decision to make, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction. If you have trouble making decisions because of either chronic hesitation or decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman's book and workbook offer a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the right next thing. This simple soulful practice will help you clear the decision- making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong and find the course to finally decide without regret or second guessing. Whether you are in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low grade anxiety that daily life can bring, this group will help create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love. 
Facilitator: Dr. Mary Henley
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Godpods: Women's study
#Godpods is a new adventure in Bible study for women that will feature a different Christian podcast each week. Designed to encourage and inspire you on your faith walk, the class will spend time listening and learning from these authors as well as others: Jen Hatmaker, Lysa Terkeurst and Annie F. Downs. Don't worry if you are new to podcasts, we have everything you need to get plugged in!
Facilitators: Michelle Hall and Heather Simmons
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Cost: no fee

Guys' Bible Study
Need a Guys' Bible study and a daily devotional guide? Get both with this ongoing drop-in group! We focus on creating a space for fellowship and connecting our faith with our daily life struggles and joys. This class is open to guys of all ages and uses the 365-day daily devotional guide, The Upper Room Disciplines 2019. 
Facilitators: Brandon Baker & Brian Henley
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $15.00

Fellowship Bible Study
The Fellowship Bible Study is a drop-in class open to all young adults and families. The group focuses on a journey through the Bible and diving into its connection and relevance in our lives today. 
Facilitators: Henry and June Long. hal5388@gmail.com or juunne@gmail.com
When: Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: depends upon study

Five Marks of A Methodist
How should United Methodists live? John Wesley set forth five marks that confirm our identity as genuine followers of Christ. This six-week study delves deeper into each of these characteristics: to love God, rejoice in God, give thanks, pray constantly and love others. The study provides a clear and unifying focus with a way to grow closer to Jesus and live a life of righteousness, goodness, peace and joy. 
Facilitator: Peggy Scott
When: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.; Cost: $13.00

Women's Study: Thursday Mornings
Looking for a morning Bible study and fellowship? Our women's group invites you to be a part of the study that meets once a week. The ongoing class is led by Liz Ewing and begins at 10 a.m. Bring your Bible.

Prayer Group
God desires to be in a relationship with us and prayer allows us to enter the presence of God in a personal way. Prayer is essential  element of a dynamic relationship with God. The purpose of prayer is to seek God and then listen for the grace to sustain us and the patience to keep on going in all circumstances. Join us on Thursday mornings as we pray for the church, our neighbors and the world. The group utilizes the church wide weekly prayer list as a beginning point for prayer.
Facilitator: Joe and Janet Eversole
When: Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Class is ongoing throughout the year.

Holy Listening
Learn to listen to God in a new way through scripture, yoga and breath prayer. Take the time to slow down and listen to your body and in doing so listen to God. Each week features a scripture verse followed by yoga postures with a breath prayer for relaxation pose. This practice will invite you to develop an awareness and understanding of your whole self- with your breath, body and spirit. Beginners and drop ins are welcome to attend. Each session will last a half hour. 
Facilitator: Sherri Smith
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m 
Cost: no fee- bring your mat or towel. 

To register for any of these classes, contact Sherri Smith at 205 663-0111 or sherrismith@helenaumc.org. 

YOGA CLASS ... ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall; $5.00 per class
Be a good steward of the body God has given you! Join certified Yoga Instructor Erin Roberson as she leads a yoga class of breathing, stretching and strengthening. Erin said class starts right on time each week ... so arrive early if you can! 

Refit cLASS ... combines cardio dance movements with toning & flexibility 

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall; $5.00 per class
The body-mind-spirit emphasis of the class creates an uplifting experience that lasts beyond the workout. Certified class instructors: Alesia Aaron and Jenni Hodges.

KNITWITNESSES - thursdays   2:00 - 4:00 P.M.


Our weekly KnitWitnesses group knits prayer shawls, lap blankets and plarn mats every Thursday afternoon in room 120 (Parlor). 





This lively group always needs more help and would love to teach you how to

knit or make plarn 

mats if you're interested, so just stop by any Thursday! 


The prayer shawls and lap blankets are for folks dealing with health issues or loss of a loved one and the plarn mats are given to the homeless here in Birmingham, as well as sent to children in need in Africa through one of our mission partners.