New Studies Begin Sunday at Hixson United Methodist

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Several new studies at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, will begin on Sunday. "Living 24/6 in a 24/7 World," facilitated by Jim Lewis, Adult Ministry director, will begin in the Fellowshi9p Hall at 9:45 a.m. Recognize the dangers of busyness and develop a simple plan to adopt a more restful, balanced life.

Finding Your Place at Hixson UMC? is a six-week class called "Common Ground." The new class begins Sunday at 5 p.m. 

A Tuesday Morning Women's Group new study will begin Tuesday, called "The Patriarch." Contact June Stewart at 842-2733 for information.

"Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You," facilitated by Cathy Shell, will begin Wednesday.

The Children's Ministry will have a Winter Back to School Party for ages two years through fifth grade and their families on Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m.An evening of family fun with inflatables, crafts, photo booth and fellowship. All families are encouraged to bring a pot luck item. The Children's Ministry will provide the drinks and paper goods.


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