Adult Classes & Workshops

W-Walk-Ins Welcome    R-Registration Required

february

Pet Loss Support  R
Thursdays, February 2-March 2, 6:30-8:00pm. 
Support for those who have recently lost a pet or are unable to move beyond losing a pet. Led by Karen Clarke, karen.clarke2829@gmail.com. Open to all.

Mothers in Genesis   R  
Saturdays, February 4-25, 10:00-11:0am. Led by Leah Rediger-Schulte, Ph.D. $5.
Discover how the matriarchs (Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel) are described in the biblical Hebrew text and learn about their actions. Discuss their impact on the future of the Israelite community from their influence on the patriarch’s decisions, their communication with God, and role as mother’s. Class will follow the book, Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis, by Tammi J. Schneider. Copies of the book available with registration.  Register with adddie@firstplymouth.org.  Leah Rediger Schulte holds a PhD in Women's’ Studies in Religion, with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. She is teaching two courses at UNL for the Spring 2017 semester.

Support for Parents Who Experienced A Stillbirth   R  
Thursdays, February 23-March 9, 6:30-8:00pm. Led by Lisa Borchardt, LCSW. Registration required by Feb. 20th, register with addie@firstplymouth.org

Normal Personality: Typical Differences   R
Saturday, February 25, 9:00am-1:00pm. Led by Ray and Carolyn Zeisset. Workshop cost: $10.
Using the research-based, time-tested framework of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, we will explore implications of typical, normal personality differences in communication, work, stress, and religious expressions. Ray and Carolyn Zeisset provided certification programs for 30 years for MBTI trainers. Register by Feb. 22 with addie@firstplymouth.org

 

March

Tai Chi  R
Sat. Mar 4-Apr 8, 9:00-9:45am.  $30. Rev. Michael Melchizedek, leader.

Mindfulness, Meditation, Music and Art  R
Sat. March 4-25, 9:00-10:00am. Karen Clarke, leader. Try a new way of meditation and mindfulness (Zentangle Inspired Art). Art kit $20. 

Between Services Book Discussion  W
Sundays, 9:45am, Tower Room. Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, begins March 5. 

The Passion and the Prophets  W
Tues. Mar 7-April 11, 9:30-11:00am. Carolyn Zeisset, leader.
Discover influences of the Bible’s prophetic books in stories of Jesus’ last week. Explore parts of the Passion Week story we tend to ignore.

Healthy Relationships & Boundary Setting  R
March 7, 6:30-8:00pm. $10. Lisa Borchardt, LCSW, leader. 
Discuss unhealthy and healthy components in relationships, communication styles and ideas for boundary setting. 

5 Books/5 Great Ideas about Spirituality and Aging  BOOK TALKS  W
Tues. March 7-April 4, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Jen Davidson, Third Chapter Ministries.
Mar. 7: Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen. Speaker: Katie Murtha, Linc. City Libraries.
Mar. 14: Guardian Angel, by Robert Wicks. Speaker: Jen Davidson, Lay Pastor.
Mar. 21: This Chair Rocks, by Ashton Applewhite. Speaker: Dr. Ruth Gerber and Jen Davidson.
Mar. 28: Becoming Wise, by Krista Tippett. Speaker: Dale Johnson.
Apr 4: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. Speaker: Jane Holt.

A Deeper Experience with God: A Journey Toward Renewal and Healing  R
Mon. March 6-April 24, 6:30-7:30pm. Dr. Mike Eickhoff, leader.
Gather together for very gentle yoga, forms of silent meditation, and Lectio Divina contemplative reflection. Led by Dr. Mike Eickhoff, a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor and is in his thirteenth year of serving First Presbyterian Church in York, NE. 

Introduction to Energy Healing  R
March 25, 10:00am-1:00pm. Margaret Rickers, leader. $30.
Learn simple, yet powerful techniques to ease pain and give comfort for yourself or others.

Grief Group: For Death and Life Losses  R
Tuesday, March 21-April 11, 6:30-8:00pm. Lisa Borchardt, leader. $30.
Loss and death are not endings but an opportunity for transformation and growth. Learn helpful tools to use when we encounter situations that turn our lives upside down.

Contemplative Prayer Group  W
March 2, 1:15pm. Have you considered Contemplative Prayer? The Women’s Meditation Group is now the Contemplative Prayer Group open to ALL genders. As Lent begins, there is no better time to discover the riches of this spiritual practice. Contact Jeanne@firstplymouth.org, Patrick@firstplymouth.org, or frickers@neb.rr.com

Building Beloved Communities: Specific Tools for Loving Yourself, God and Others
The Board for Women’s Ministries Spring Retreat. Sat. April 1, 10am-3pm, Mayflower Hall. Learn the 5 Love Languages to know yourself in a more profound way, leading to a deeper relationship with God and putting that love into action with your neighbors. 
Facilitated by Jen Davidson and Phyllis Owen. $25 (lunch provided). Scholarships available. Registrations (due by Mar. 26) available at http://bit.ly/2m1O0BD