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.
Our Get Connected Summer 2019 brochure lists all Fair Haven happenings for kids through adults, including classes, groups, and volunteer opportunities!
HOPE HARBOR MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
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.
Our Fall session for most classes runs from September 9 – December 9, 2019.
Financial Peace University will hold a class from March 18 – May 13, 2019. No childcare.
Living with Depression is a six week class beginning on March 18, 2019. No childcare.
Living with Depression
Monday, 6:30-8pm, 306/308 (enter Door B), 3/18 – 4/30/19 (no class on 4/1)
This 6 week class will focus on discussing several aspects of depression using Edward T. Welch’s book, Depression – Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness. If you struggle with depression, we invite you to join us! Find hope and joy in the struggle as we journey together. Weekly topics are listed below. To register, click here.
- Finding you’re in good company
- Listening to what your depression is saying
- Declaring war…staying strong in the battle
- Using your depression as a catalyst for growth
- Finding hope and joy in the struggle
- Being a hero
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 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, September 9 – December 9. Child care is available for ages 0-5.
All classes meet from 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 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, September 9 – December 9. An orientation for parents will be held prior to class from 6:10-6:30pm on the first 2 class dates.
For more information and to register for DC4K, click here.
Our Spring 2019 session is scheduled for March 18 – May 13, 6:30-8:00pm in the 100 wing. Enter Door F. To register, click here. Child care is not available for this session.
Our Fall 2019 session is scheduled for Mondays, September 9 – November 4, 6:30-8:00pm in the 100 wing. Enter Door F. To register, click here. Child care is available for ages 0-5. To register your child, 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.
Our Fall 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, September 9 – December 9. Child care is available.
All classes run from 6:30-8:30pm in room 606. Enter Door O, which is our office entrance.
To register, click here.
The classes listed below are offered throughout the week. You may also check out various groups being offered at Fair Haven.
Sundays, 9:00am, Room 310 — April 14, April 28, May 5, May 19
Has someone asked you to “Prove that God exists and that the Bible is true?” Have you wondered about this yourself? Do you want to learn how to answer this question or just need more information to build up your own faith?
In this four week class, we will use Logic, Reason, Secular Historical Evidence, Science, and Nature to make the case that God does exist and the Bible is Trustworthy and True. 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 Fair Haven 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.
Learn more about becoming a partner (member) by taking two classes. These will be offered on Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm (location listed below). Please click here or contact the church office (616.662.2100) to sign up for a Partnership Class.
May 19 (new partners will be received on June 9) — meet in the GVK Cafe at 3pm
July 14 (new partners will be received on August 18) — meet in the GVK Cafe at 3pm
September 29 (new partners will be received on October 20) — room 306/308
November 10 (new partners will be received on December 8) — room 306/308
Topics to be covered:
Partnering with God, Partnering in Transformation, Partnering in Mission, and Partnering in Community
We look forward to meeting you!
Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday mornings, 9:00-11:00am in the 100 wing (enter Door F or G). We will begin on September 17, 2019 with Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy. We will finish in December and then begin a study called The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer that will run from January-March. Please join us!
Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy:
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.
In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
To register, click here.
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. This course will continue for 18 months. Enjoy group discussion, receive Bible teaching, and be encouraged together! You may join at any time. To register, click here.
The Fall of Israel: Division, Decline and Destruction — Spring and Summer, 2019
We will cover the books of Kings and Chronicles, blended together in one easy-to-read narrative. After 120 years of a united kingdom, Israel is divided into two kingdoms due to Solomon’s sin. We will read about good and bad kings in the north and south, Elijah and Elisha performing miracles, evil kings humbling themselves before God, the Minor Prophets, a boy king, and the destruction of the northern kingdom, Israel. It’s spring/summer in Michigan, so we meet less often and cut the reading in half. Come join in and try reading the Bible in chronological order!
Spring 2019 Dates:
Sunday, 10:45am, room 310 — April 14, April 28, May 5, May 19
Wednesday, 6:30-8pm, 100 wing — April 17, May 1, May 8, May 22
Summer 2019 Dates (Sunday and Wednesday groups will meet together once/month in homes)
June 26, July 17, August 14
Fall 2019 Beginning Dates (meeting weekly):
Sunday — September 15 (no class on 9/22)
Wednesday — September 18 (no class on 9/25)
The Word for Your Life/Lynnelle Pierce Bible Study, meeting Thursdays at 9:30am and 6:30pm in The Rock (enter Door L) through . Our 2018-19 study runs from September 6 – May 2.
Plus, we are going to meet at 9:30am for 3 additional weeks this summer — June 13, July 11, and August 8.
Our 2019-20 study will begin on Thursday, September 5 (9:30am and 6:30pm).
No pre-registration is needed. All are welcome!
Faithful Fitness, 9:00-10:00am, Monday and Wednesday, Family Life Center – Exercise class, $3 per session, September 10 – May 22.