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Long's Chapel Adult Discipleship

14 June 2017
Issue One
Hello friends!
"SHAPE"
Bible in 90 Days
A Woman Overwhelmed
Broken and Blessed
Study: The Book of James (with Pastor Chris and Pastor Justin)
Global Leadership Summit
Dementia Connections
July 4 at Long's Chapel
Long's Chapel Adventure Club
Solar Eclipse
Carrie Carpenter Long's Chapel UMC
828-456-3993
PO Box 459
Lake Junaluska, NC, 28745
US

Hello friends!

Giving an email newsletter a try

Hello friends!

I have had numerous requests for email updates concerning adult discipleship ministries at Long's Chapel UMC, so I'm giving this subscription email format a try.  Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

 

Thanks!

Carrie

 

[email protected]

828-456-3993 ext. 37

 

"SHAPE"

How is God calling you to "Know Your Shape?"

During the month of June we are exploring the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Please take a few moments and visit our "Shape Website" to explore your Spiritual Gifts and to complete our "Time, Talent, and Interest Survey."  To visit our Shape website click here!

 

In addition to visiting the Shape website, we are also offering a one-time class, “Know Your SHAPE."   SHAPE stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience.  Join Pastor Chris, Pastor Justin, and Carrie for a special seminar to help you not only to discern your spiritual gifts, but seek ways to apply your gifts to the life of our congregation at Long’s Chapel.  Join us for one of the following class opportunities:

  •  Wednesday June 14 at 6:30pm (evening) in room 505.
  •  Wednesday June 28 at the Trailhead Bakery at 9am

To register, CLICK HERE  or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

Bible in 90 Days

June-August 2017

If you’ve never read the Bible cover to cover, this study is for you!  You’ll read 12 pages per day and meet once a week.  Each week there is a short video presentation.  The study, facilitated by Tom and Sandy Fogarty, begins on Thursday, June 8th and concludes on August 31st.  We’ll meet in room 503 (the former garage in the church office building) from 6:00-7:30pm.  The cost is $10.00 and includes a special 90 day Bible.  Sign up and gain new insights you may have never seen before you read God’s story.

 

To register CLICK HERE    or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

A Woman Overwhelmed

Thursday Evenings in the summer

Thursday Nights June 15 through July 27 in room 208/210 (Above the fellowship hall) at 6:30pm. Choose to be overwhelmed! Not with the demands of life faced by women today, but with our overwhelming God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, our days are no longer filled with frustration, fatigue, and stress, but with peace, hope, love, and joy instead. In her six-week book and study, A Woman Overwhelmed, best-selling author Hayley DiMarco offers personal stories and biblical strategies for addressing worry, uncertainty, and isolation, and encourages us to discover the depths and heights of God’s love and power by recognizing the spiritual beauty that surrounds life’s messes. The participant workbook includes five days of lessons for each week, combining stories from Hayley and study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer.  This class will be facilitated by Erica Smiley and Lynn Pinter and the cost of the book is $12.00.  

 

To register, CLICK HERE  or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

 

 

Broken and Blessed

Take 2:  Broken and Blessed

We are offering a “Take Two” session, Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World a study for women, which will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30am beginning on June 13 in room 208/210.  The class is facilitated by Debbie Spahn and the cost of the book is $12.00. 

 

To register, CLICK HERE or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

Study: The Book of James (with Pastor Chris and Pastor Justin)

A three-week study during the month of July

Join Pastor Chris and Pastor Justin as they lead us in a three-week study of the Book of James on Thursday Nights, July 6, 13, and 20th at 6:30pm in room 505.  All you need to bring is a journal and a Bible!

 

To register, CLICK HERE or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

Global Leadership Summit

Grow together in Leadership at Long's Chapel!

 

Church members interested in leadership are invited to attend the Global Leadership Summit on August 10 and 11, 2017 at the New Covenant Church satellite location.  This event is limited to the first 50 registrants and the cost is $50.00 per person.  The registration fee is due to Carrie Carpenter before June 20, 2017. (Note: the registration is not complete until the $50 fee is paid.)

 

To register, CLICK HERE or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

Dementia Connections

One-time class in July

Do you have a friend or family member who lives with Dementia?  Join us on July 24 from 5-7pm in room 505 for a class called “Dementia Connections.”  This course is offered by Dementia Friendly WNC and we will discuss the well-being of people living with dementia, and how we can create a loving and welcoming community for those living with dementia and their families.

 

To register, CLICK HERE or sign up in the Gathering Area outside of the sanctuary or by calling or emailing Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]

July 4 at Long's Chapel

Photo: july 4

Celebrate Independence Day with us!

Join us on Tuesday, July 4 for our annual Independence Day celebration from 6pm through the fireworks display at Lake Junaluska.  Bring your family, friends, and chairs and blankets to sit on.  We will have fun family activities (bounce houses, obstacle course, an inflatable water slide, and games!) plus food/snacks for sale. 

 

We also are in need of a few volunteers for the day.  If you are interested, CLICK HERE or please contact Carrie 828-456-3993 ext 37 or [email protected]

 

 

Long's Chapel Adventure Club

Join us as we play outside!

We hope you will join the Long's Chapel Adventure Club as we play, fellowship, and grow in relationship together in God's beautiful creation!  Participants will have the option to bring their own or rent equipment for most activities.  Participants are expected to provide their own transportation/carpool arrangements. Families of all ages are encouraged to attend too!  

Questions: Contact Carrie Carpenter at [email protected] or 828-456-3993 ext. 37.

August 5: Chasing Waterfalls at DuPont State Forest

  •  Cedar Mountain, NC.  
  • 10am meeting time at Hooker Falls parking area. Click here for Google Map
  • Take a hike, bring your camera to take photos, and there will be an option to swim.  
  • Bring a picnic lunch!
  • Difficulty level: easy with options for more difficult hikes.  Mountain biking option available for those who bring their own bikes.  
    • Note: Bikers, we will head up to the Lake Imaging Parking Lot after lunch to do the loop which includes Ridgeline Trail.
  •  Register by July 30.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

September 9: Bent Creek Mountain Bike or Hike

  • Bent Creek Experimental Forest (near Asheville)
  •  Intro to Bent Creek Mountain Biking or hiking.  
  • This is a beginner level Mountain Bike ride.  We will meet at the Ledford Branch Trailhead and travel on dirt roads as well as the Explorer and Pine Tree Loops.  There is some climbing and downhills but we will take our time. 
  •  Bike rentals available.  Click here for rentals.  (you will be responsible for transporting rental to and from Bent Creek.)
  • Hikers are also welcome on the same route!
  • Register by September 2.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

We have the church bus reserved to view the Solar Eclipse this summer!  Join us as we visit a great spot for viewing the eclipse.  More details coming soon, but if you are interested in a seat on the bus, CLICK HERE or call / email Carrie in the church office 828-456-3993 ext.37, [email protected]