New Handbell Basics Course Beginning At Tyner UMC

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A handbell basics course will begin at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see and feel how to play handbells and to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to ring. These sessions will be for beginners and for those who want to improve their skills. If interested or for more information see Chris Bean of Susan Kennedy.

A  kickoff for spring Wednesday night classes will be Feb.

 5 at 5:30 p.m. Bring soup or chili to share. Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup fixings will be provided. Food will be served at 5:45. Wear your ugliest sweater. Cookie decorating and other activities are planned for children.

The TOTS will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall in celebration of Valentine's Day. The program will be "Puppy Love" presented by Cindy Miller and Ramona Nichols who work with Goodwill Assistancc Dog Academy. Come and learn more about this important community resource with assistance dogs. Bring a friend and a covered dish to share following the program.

The Hearts and Flowers annual luncheon will be Sunday, Feb. 9, following a combined worship service in the sanctuary. The program is sponsored by the Women's Ministry with donations to the mission budget gratefully accepted.


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