Hebrews 10

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Course Offerings, Spring, 2020


We at Sierra Vista UMC invite you to join with us as we seek to know, grow, and live the Jesus Way. We offer a variety of gathering options – these gatherings will include events, programs, and classes that will meet you where you are spiritually, regardless of how long you have been on your faith journey.


Please contact Kelly at kduke@sierravista.org or at 325/944-4041 in the Church Office for more information.

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Drop-In Opportunities 

  • Course Title: Chair Yoga and Chair Pilates Strengthening Exercise Programs
    • Course Description: Modified for the chair, these two DVD programs will help you increase flexibility, strength, balance and a sense of well being in a supportive group setting.   Appropriate for all ages.  Please check with your physician before starting any new exercise program.
    • Dates: Yoga on Wednesdays; Pilates on Friday
    • Times: Yoga at 10-11 a.m.; Pilates at 10-11:00 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Fellowship Hall
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert (tstrehli@sierravista.org or 325/944-4041)
  • Course Title: Men’s Pick-up Basketball
    • Course Description: Show up around 6 and play until 7:30.  Guys, age 25 and older, are invited to dust off their sneakers and join us!
    • Dates: Thursdays
    • Times: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Life Center Gym
    • Contact: Mike Edinburgh (medinburgh@enduraproductscorp.com)
  • Course Title: Group Centering Prayer: Days and Times
    • Course Description: We meet for a time of prayer, in which we sit together in silence, opening ourselves to God’s presence and work within us, allowing Jesus access to the deepest parts of ourselves to make himself more fully known to us.
    • Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., & Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    • Location/SV room: Prayer  Room
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert (tstrehli@sierravista.org  or 325/944-4041) 
  • Course Title: Intercessory Prayer Group
    • Course Description: With the fervent belief that prayers are answered, this group meets weekly to petition God on behalf of specific individuals who are struggling, as well as for the improvement of local, national, and even global concerns.
    • Date & Time: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.
    • Location/SV room: Prayer  Room
    • Contact: Tamara Strehli-Hubert (tstrehli@sierravista.org or 325/944-4041) 
  • Course Title: Young Adult Bible Study
    • Course Description: For college and young adults, ages 18-30, this time together will feature the study of God’s word with a modern application. Also included will be gracious fellowship and meaningful discussion. All are welcome!
    • Date: Wednesdays during school
    • Time: 6-7 p.m.
    • Location: Life Center Room 206
    • To sign up, join us any Wednesday! If you would like additional information, email Kelly Duke at kduke@sierravista.org.  

For those searching for community… 

  • Course Title: San Angelo Charter the Xena Project Group Meetings
    • Course Description: The Xena Project is a 501(c)3 organization founded and run by veterans. The Xena Project is focused on breaking down barriers that keep warriors from a vibrant life as contributing members of their communities.  At this group’s meetings, participants will study violence, fear, guilt, lack of faith, and anger, and group leadership will prayerfully meet warriors where they are – whether isolated in their own homes, struggling with addiction, in or newly out of jail, or falling through the cracks of daily life. The Xena Project welcomes military veterans, law enforcement officials, and first responders, as well as their families. Preregistration is not required. To participate, feel free to attend any meeting.
    • Date: Thursdays, starting February 6
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Location: Fellowship Hall
    • Contact: Rev. Art Mavrode (arthur.mavrode@gmail.com)   
  • Course Title: Change a Child’s Story: Court-Appointed Special Advocates Informational Gathering
    • Online sign-up:
    • Course Description: Please join us to learn more about the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASA’s speak for the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. The CASA volunteer stands beside the child to provide hope and help guide the child to a safe and permanent home. Volunteer your time to change a child’s life. For more information, please contact Rebekah at rbeltran@cacgreaterwtx.org or call 325-653-HOPE. Preregistration is not required.
    • Date: Monday, February 24
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Room S-1 (next to Sanctuary)
    • Contact: Sandy Sawyer (demsawyers@hotmail.com
  • Course Title: Preschool Moms
    • Course Description: For so many reasons, motherhood can be isolating, especially when children are very young. This group is designed with that idea in mind and with the goal of helping moms find relationship with other moms while studying life-application Bible studies. This group is specifically geared toward those moms whose children attend SVUMC’s KDO and preschool, but all moms are welcome! Preregistration is not required. To participate, feel free to attend any meeting.
    • Date: Wednesdays, starting February 12
    • Time: 9:00 a.m.
    • Location: Room S-1 (next to Sanctuary)
    • Contact: Mel Robertson (mrs.robertson05@gmail.com 

For those wanting to know more… 

  • Course Title: Unleashing the Bible – Disciple Bible Study Fast Track, Part 1:  Old Testament
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ae23a75-unleashing1
    • Course Description: Have you wanted to read and study the Bible but haven’t had the time, or not sure where to start?  Join us for Disciple Fast Track.  This class will provide you a foundational overview of the Bible within a supportive, faith deepening small group.  This spring we will spend 12 weeks in the Old Testament.  In the fall, we will spend 12 weeks in the New Testament.  The commitment is to attend the weekly meetings and to read 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily with reflection questions. 
    • Dates:   Wednesdays, February 5-May 6th (We will not meet February 26 or March 18.)
    • Time:    7:00-8:30 pm
    • Place:  Life Center, Room 204
    • Cost:     $16.00 for the Old Testament Manual
    • Teacher:  Tamara Strehli-Hubert (tstrehli@sierravista.org or 325/944-4041) 
  • Course Title: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Methodism
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-allyou1
    • Course Description: Methodism, the 18th-century movement, was founded by John Wesley and sought to reform the Church of England from within. The movement eventually became separate from its parent body and developed into an autonomous church. However, those bare facts are only part of the story. Join this group to discover all the drama and intrigue that most Methodist never know or consider.
    • Date: Wednesdays, February 5 to 26
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Location: Room S-1 (next to Sanctuary)
    • Contact: Rev. Ken Dahlberg (mackend43@me.com)  

For those abiding in Jesus’ Love… 

  • Course Title: Romans: Good News that Changes Everything by Melissa Spoelstra
    • Course Description: We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son. The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us. Join Melissa in taking a posture of listening and learning as we approach this powerful book packed with good news. Let’s ask God to do a mighty work in and through us as we study so that we might be inspired with a spiritual renewal that spreads to those around us!
    • To sign up for this study at any of the times, participants are encouraged to call the Church Office (325/656-8069) for specific registration details.
    • Tuesdays:
      • Dates: January 14 through April 7
      • Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
      • Location/SV room: Life Center, Room 207
      • Contact: Linda Miller (qflash107@gmail.com)
      • Thursdays:
        • Dates: January 16 through April 9
        • Times: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
        • Location/SV room: Life Center, Room 204
        • Contact: Linda Miller (qflash107@gmail.com
  • Course Title: Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More
    • Course Description: All of us ache for more — more hope, more joy, more freedom. Before long complaining and comparing accompany our desire for more, yet we’re not any closer to filling the ache inside. God offers us another way. In this study of the Book of Numbers, written by Melissa Spoelstra, participants will find a group of people who wandered in the desert for forty years, unable to enter the Promised Land because of their complaining, grumbling, and lack of faith. The New Testament tells us that their story was written to warn us (1 Corinthians 10:6) so that we would not make the same mistakes and suffer the same consequences. If we trust, we can find our own promised land of peace and contentment in the life he gives us.
      • Dates:  Mondays, starting January 20
      • Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
      • Place:  Fellowship Hall
      • Cost:  $13.53 for Spoelstra’s book
      • Facilitator:  Debbie Montgomery (debbiem58@suddenlink.net
  • Course Title: SVUMC Digging Deeper Book Club
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-unleashing1
    • Course Description: Join this group as they read books about discipleship and growing in faith. Potential titles include Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation by Barbara Taylor Brown; Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by NT Wright; and A More Christ-like God: A More Beautiful Gospel by Bradley Jersak.  
    • Meetings:  monthly
    • Facilitator:  Contact Tamara Strehli-Hubert (tstrehli@sierravista.org or 325/944-4041) to participate.  

For those yielding to God’s will… 

  • Course Title: Self to Lose, Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types
    • Online sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44A8AE23A75-self
    • Course Description: Based on the book of this title by Marilyn Vancil, this study will examine the invitation of Jesus to lose yourself in order to find your true self. This consideration of Jesus’ call will be done via the personality system known as the Enneagram. Within a biblical framework, participants will be guided toward liberating self-awareness by detailing nine distinct personality patterns, each with particular gifts and challenges.
    • Dates:  Thursdays, starting February 6
    • Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
    • Place:   Life Center, Room 207
    • Cost:  $15 for Vancil’s book
    • Facilitator:  Kelly Duke (kduke@sierravista.org)

Looking forward to Fall, 2020…

  • Folk Painting with Nevie Lacy
  • Silent Retreat of Prayer and Meditation