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.

A Prophet’s Struggle with God  W
Wed. February 15-22, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.
The story of Jonah that often gets told in children’s Bibles ends with a freshly regurgiteated prophet preaching in Nineveh. Jonah finally does what he is supposed to, the people of Nineveh turn to God, and the everything ends happily ever after. But the book of Jonah doesn’t end that way. The rest of the story is one in which this prophet struggles to accept the mind-shattering love and inclusivity of God.

Writing the Stories of Our Lives   R  
Saturday, February 18, 1:00-3:30p. Led by Becky Breed and Lucy Adkins. Cost: $35. 
Participants will reflect upon their significant life stories, celebrating their meaning and value, and complete a series of structured writing exercises to capture them. Becky Breed is a long-time poet, essayist and co-author of Writing in Community. Lucy Adkins earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2016 from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been published in many journals. Her book of non-fiction, Writing in Community (co-authored with Becky Breed) won a silver Ippy in the Independent Publisher's Book Awards.Register for the workshop with addie@firstplymouth.org

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