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  • Morning ZUMBAMorning ZUMBA - 10/17/2018 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMDitch the workout...Join the PARTY!  Join us for ZUMBA every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8-9:00am!  Cost is $4. Led by Tiffani Long.
  • MOJO FitnessMOJO Fitness - 10/17/2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMJoey Grubbs is not only a fitness instructor/trainer, but also a life coach and ordained minister. His class, MOJO Fitness, meets every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30am and every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15am. MOJO Fitness is a cardio/weight training class and is adaptable to any fitness level.  Class is $5.00.  Joey is also available for one-on-one personal training sessions.  
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten classesPre-K and Kindergarten classes - 10/17/2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Preschool classesPreschool classes - 10/17/2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Spanish ConversationSpanish Conversation - 10/17/2018 - 10:00 AMLearn Spanish!  Class is free!  
  • That the World May KnowThat the World May Know - 10/17/2018 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMled by Bruce Mason For more information contact Debby Stikes, debby.stikes@griffin-fumc.org
  • After School Guitar LessonsAfter School Guitar Lessons - 10/17/2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCall 678-688-3858 today to set up your appointment!  Lessons led by local singer and songwriter, Anne Stansell.
  • Wednesday Night SupperWednesday Night Supper - 10/17/2018 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PMAdults: $5.00 Children ages 3-Sixth Grade: $3.00 2 and under: Fee Reservations are required. Call the church office at 770.228.3020 to RSVP.
  • ARISE!ARISE! - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study: The Epic of EdenBible Study: The Epic of Eden - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  The Old Testament of the Bible can feel like a junk drawer – a disorganized collection of important stuff we don’t want to lose yet don’t know what to do with.  From the Pentateuch to patriarchs and from kings to prophets, it can feel like a puzzle we’ve tried to put together but wind up putting it back in the box because it’s too complicated.  This twelve-week study will explore the Old Testament which will lead to fresh New Testament faith.  Debby Stikes will lead this study.  It will begin Wednesday, September 5, and will end Wednesday, December 5.  (6:30 p.m., Stephen Ministry room)  A donation of $20 would be accepted.  
  • Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the UnknownChase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  Chase the Lion:  Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown   Inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Samuel 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion, this eight-week study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to put everything on the line, take risks, seize opportunities, face fears, embrace uncertainty, and look foolish when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.  Our current Christian culture doesn’t usually encourage sensible people to chase after risky opportunities and dreams.  We want to believe that if it’s a good decision, it will always feel safe because that’s the way God wants life to be.  But what if you discovered that the fulfilling life God wants for you is hiding behind a present problem, a past failure, or a lifelong fear?  Rev. Andrew Covington will lead this study.  It will begin Wednesday, August 22, and end Wednesday, October 24.  (6:30 p.m., Journey Classroom)  A $10 donation would be accepted.  
  • Chancel Choir RehearsalChancel Choir Rehearsal - 10/17/2018 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Our Missionaries- Mike Oye

Michael Oye:  News from Nigeria

July 2015-Foreign Missionary Update-Michael Oye-Nigeria

Greetings were received this week from Michael and Mildred Oye.  Their letter included progress in the faith ministry as well as teachings of natural healing and farming.

March sent the Oyes to plant and fellowship with villages in OSOGBO Diocese of Methodist Churches in Nigeria.  God blessed this trip with 700 new converts to Christ, followed by Michael’s extensive training of pastors and lay members who are appointed to head those congregations.

April concluded with Dr. Oye’s ordination of five pastors and nine deacons/deaconesses at His Grace Baptist Church.  Its pastor is a personal friend and we encourage each other in our missions.

CRUDAN (Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria) had its annual seminar led by Dr. Oye, teaching on the topic “The Responsibilities of Board and Its Members”.

Mildred is furthering her education to obtain her masters at West Africa Theological Seminary (WATS) Lagos.  Michael spoke to its students who are from many diversified denominations and countries.  Fifty students stood to receive salvation through Jesus.

Organic farming seminars filled up the month of May, including discussions on the natural way to healthy living, organic farming, and the benefits of holy living.

The Oyes traveled to JOS to inaugurate a new ministry of Natural Healing originated by the Olowookers, a couple Michael had trained in naturopathy.  Their ceremony totally glorified Christ.  This man is a dentist and his wife a barrister by profession(s).

Dr. Oye has been a part of our church family for over two decades. The FUMC Mission Committee encourages each of our congregants to correspond with the Oye’s to personally encourage and pray for them.  They love mail, as we all do.

You may write to Dr. and Mrs. Michael Oye at oyemike8888@yahoo.com.

Missions Committee

 

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!”

Psalms 96:3

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