Why take a class?
Romans 12 says that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. A variety of classes are offered here so that people can get connected in our church and begin that life-long journey of transformation through learning.
HOPE HARBOR — Heal, Grow, Serve
The classes listed below are part of our Hope Harbor program, which at its core is simply a group of people coming together to find Hope and Healing.
There are several classes and support groups available on Monday evenings. All classes begin at 6:30pm. You may register online or at the first class attended.
Childcare is available for children birth to five years (Fall and Winter sessions only). To register for childcare, click here.
A meal is served from 5:30-6:20pm.
We can always use volunteers to help prepare, serve and/or clean up. If you are willing to help, please click here.
Our next session runs from September 11 – December 11, 2017.
This support group is designed to help single parents discover how to deal with the deep-down worries and day-to-day struggles of raising kids. Meet with other single parents to learn and discuss some amazing parenting strategies and hope-filled insights. From the makers of DivorceCare and GriefShare, this is a video-based curriculum with group discussion. You may join at any time.
Classes are held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm in room 310/312 (enter Door B).
Our Fall 2017 Session dates are September 11 – December 11.
For more information and to register, click here.
DIVORCECARE – Divorce hurts! Find hope. DivorceCare is a seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. You will be with people who understand what you’re going through and find help to put the pieces of your life back together.
Our Fall 2017 Session will be held on Mondays, September 11 – December 11, 6:30-8:30pm in room 400 mid. You may join at any time. For more information and to register, click here.
DC4K – DivorceCare for Kids is a special group created to help children from ages 5 to 12 heal from the pain caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. We meet on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm in room 500 south. Kids may join at any time.
Our Fall 2017 Session runs from September 11 – December 11. An orientation for parents will be held prior to class from 6:10-6:30pm on September 11 and 18.
For more information and to register for DC4K, click here.
Our Fall 2017 session will meet on Mondays, September 11 – November 6, 6:30-8:00pm in the 100 wing. A meal is available from 5:30-6:20pm in the Family Life Center. Childcare is available for ages 0-5 in the nursery area near the 100 wing. To register, click here.
GRIEFSHARE – Grief hurts. Find hope. This seminar/support group is designed to help people journey through the grief of the loss of a loved one to a place of hope. You may join at any time. For more information about GriefShare, click here.
Classes are held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm in room 606 (enter Door O and take the elevator to the 2nd floor).
Our Fall 2017 Session dates are September 11 – December 11. To register, click here.
Kids in grades K-5 will experience a safe, fun, and exciting place to learn about how much God loves them and build relationships with other kids and leaders.
Our Fall 2017 Session will be held on Mondays, September 11 – December 11, 6:30-8:30pm in room 313/315. You may join at any time. For more information and to register, click here.
Teens in middle school and high school will be challenged to grow and discover God’s truths as they participate in DVD teaching and discussion developed especially for teens. Supervised time will also be given for homework and/or games in The Well.
Our Fall 2017 Session will be held on Mondays, September 11 – December 11, 6:30-8:30pm in The Well. You may join at any time. For more information and to register, click here.
The classes listed below are offered throughout the week.
We are also offering many other adult opportunities, including various Groups.
Get Connected Fall 2017 lists all Fair Haven happenings for kids through adults, including classes, groups, and volunteer opportunities!
Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday mornings, 9:00-11:00am in the 100 wing (enter Door F or G). This is an ongoing study that will begin on September 26, 2017.
Join us for Esther – It’s Tough Being a Woman. In this study, join Beth in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed over-powering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. To register, click here.
Are you new to Fair Haven, looking to learn more about what’s happening and how to plug in? Interested in how to partner with us in the mission God has called us to? Discover Fair Haven is tailor made for you, complete with Discover Events and Partnership Classes.
Discover Events will be held in the GVK Cafe on Sundays after the 2nd (10:45am) service (approximately 12:15pm) on the following dates. Discover Events that are held in the summer will follow the 10:00am service (approx. 11:15am). Learn about our story and how to get connected. Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation! No pre-registration needed for these events.
June 3 (after the 10am service)
July 1 (after the 10am service)
August 5 (after the 10am service)
Learn more about becoming a partner (member) by taking two classes. These will be offered on Sundays at 10:45am (during the 2nd service) in room 306/308 unless otherwise noted. They will be held on the following dates. Please click here or contact the church office (616.662.2100) to sign up for the Partnership classes.
October 8 and 15, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on November 5
November 12 and 19, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on December 3
January 14 and 21, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on February 11)
March 11 and 18, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on April 22)
May 6 and 20, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on June 10)
July 15 and 22, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on August 19)
October 14 and 21, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on November 4)
November 11 and 18, Partnership Classes (new partners will be received on December 2)
Topics to be covered:
Partnering with God, Partnering in Transformation, Partnering in Mission, and Partnering in Community
We look forward to meeting you!
Studying the Bible in the order in which events happened is fascinating! You will gain a new perspective as you read God’s Word chronologically. We are using F. LaGard Smith’s The Daily Bible, which blends stories and events that are found in more than one book of the Bible. Enjoy group discussion, receive Bible teaching, and be encouraged together!
Fall 2017: The Exile and Restoration of Israel
Come discover the final chapters of the Old Testament. Delve into the lives of Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel during Israel’s Babylonian captivity. Then witness God’s deliverance as Israel returns to Jerusalem for the rebuilding of the temple, spiritual restoration, the story of Esther (in Persia), and Nehemiah’s rebuilding of the walls. Reading your Bible for 30 minutes per week will give you a perspective and understanding of the Old Testament’s final chapters like you’ve never experienced!
Sundays, 10:45am, room 310/312, begins October 1
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, room 310/312, begins October 4
The Word for Your Life/Lynnelle Pierce Bible Study, meeting Thursdays at 9:30am and 6:30pm in The Rock (enter Door L). Our fall study will begin on September 7.
In Ephesians 5:15, Paul says, “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” What does living wisely mean? What better way to learn than from the man who asked God to be made wise and was granted it – SOLOMON. Join us as we do a verse-by-verse study of PROVERBS and seek God’s wisdom. We will also be looking at ROMANS — such a marvelous book to get to know Jesus better! No pre-registration is needed. All are welcome!
Faithful Fitness, 9:00-10:00am, Monday and Wednesday, Family Life Center – Exercise class, September 18 – May 23.