Our 2017 seminars will provide both theoretical background as well as practical information that you can take back to your ministries. Enjoy learning and growing together … and hey, maybe even a little bit of fun, too!

UPDATES:

  • Beginning Conducting (Gary Alan Smith, 3:30 Monday and 4:30 Tuesday) has unfortunately been canceled. (6/13)
  • Designing Creative Worship (Mary Scifres, 2:30 Tuesday) has been renamed to “Creative Change: Conflict Free.” (6/14)
  • The Craft: String Art seminar at 4:30 Tuesday has been canceled. It will still be offered at 2:30 and 3:30 Monday. (6/22)
  • An additional dance seminar has been added: Choreography to Go with Ruth Singletary will be at 4:30 Wednesday in Kern Auditorium. Description has been added below. (6/22)

SEMINARS THAT REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION:

 

Seminar titles, descriptions, and offerings are subject to change.  

As of June 22, 2017:


Categories:
Choral | Children/Youth Choral | Choral for Youth/Young Adult AttendeesHandbells | Organ | InstrumentalDance in Worship | Dance (for Fun!)Theatre in Worship | Visuals in Worship | WorshipYoga | Miscellaneous

Choral

‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple — Eric Nelson (2:30 Monday)
In this session we will consider the thing that our congregation hears first – the SOUND of our choirs. Is there a sound ideal that all singers and choir directors agree upon? Is there anything we can do as directors and singers to make the sound of our choirs improve? If so, what things have the biggest impact?

Spirituals: Origins and Characteristics — Eileen Guenther (2:30 Monday)
Context deepens and broadens our appreciation of any musical genre, and Spirituals are among the music that
benefits most from knowing “where they came from.” This seminar will explore the African origins of Spirituals and the ways the music and text together combine to make the Spiritual the powerful witness that it is.

‘Tis the Gift to Come Down Where You Ought To Be — Eric Nelson (3:30 Monday)
The sound that our choirs make is of critical importance, but this session considers something that might matter even more – PHRASING. Phrasing is to choirs what delivering the words of a script is to an actor. What we emphasize and how we get there has an enormous impact on our music making and the quality of worship. When a choir’s phrasing improves, its ministry to the congregation improves. Are phrasing and musicality instinctive or can they be taught? What things can improve phrasing and what things get in the way?

Beginning Conducting — Gary Alan Smith (3:30 Monday, 4:30 Tuesday)
This seminar will focus on beat patterns, hand gestures, facial expressions, and other basics of conducting. The emphasis will be on adult choral conducting, but the concepts will also apply to handbells, children’s choirs, and other disciplines. While intended for beginners, the class should also serve as a tune-up for more experienced directors. Class participation will be encouraged. This seminar is highly recommended for youth who work with praise bands and singers in their home church.

Your Look, Their Sound — Kevin Riehle (4:30 Monday)
We will explore the physical presence and gesture and how it influences choral tone and expression. We will have a hard look in the mirror.

The Care and Feeding of the Musician’s Soul — Kevin Riehle (4:30 Tuesday)
This seminar will concern preventing burnout, replenishing the vision, staying real in an illusionary profession.

Singing Basics for Adults — Catherine Nance (4:30 Tuesday)
As a group, we will explore breathing exercises and some very basic concepts of singing, incorporating some Alexander Techniques exercises. Those participants who wish to sing a portion of a song to which these concepts can be applied are welcome to sign up at the beginning of class time and we will allow as many participants as possible to have some individual time in this class setting. If you plan to sing, please bring three copies of the music – one for the accompanist and one for the seminar leader as well as for yourself.

Music Ministry: Should I Stay or Go? — Tracy DePue (2:30 Wednesday)
Evaluating the ministry call and whether we are serving where we are called can be daunting questions to consider. In this session, we will cover questions to assist in evaluating your current position, discuss ways to create personal and professional balance (including self-care practices), consider important components of “finishing well” at a current position while preparing for something new, and how to begin a new position.

Help! My Car Trunk is My Office! Organization for Part-Time Music Leaders — Debi Tyree (2:30 Wednesday)
Come explore some practical ideas to survive all of the “other” stuff of church music ministry, especially organization. Join this session to hear and share “work smarter not harder” tips for surviving as a part-time church music leader.

Old Wine, New Wineskins: Restoring the “Good Old Days” — Kevin Riehle (3:30 Wednesday)
We will discuss bringing the director’s unique history into today’s choirs and worship spaces. What still works, and what doesn’t.

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Children and Youth Choral

It’s All in the Planning — Judy Britts (3:30 Monday)
When we have one rehearsal a week to meet with our singers, we really need to make every moment count! We’ll discover how musical growth and spiritual growth can be intertwined in a rehearsal that is fulfilling, effective, and fun for your singers and for you! Templates for planning and other resources to be available for those who attend.

Successes and Struggles in Today’s Church Youth Choir — James Wells (4:30 Monday)
How can we learn from past successes and struggles of student choirs of all sizes? Celebrate traditions of the past while visioning the future of student choirs in our churches.

Choosing Music Worth Keeping in a Child’s Memory — Judy Britts (2:30 Tuesday)
Reading sessions are helpful, but how do you know which anthem is good for your choir? Guidelines for choosing music that is age appropriate, not too easy or too difficult, along with being the right style and text will be shared. Examples of several anthems will be used to demonstrate the guidelines.

Building Relationships and Recruiting Students in Today’s Church Youth Choir — James Wells (3:30 Tuesday)
Personalizing a plan for growth in your student choir with focus on ministry, mission, and relationship building.

Fun with Choral Sounds — Karol Kimmell (3:30 Tuesday)
Learn fun and effective songs, warm-ups, and activities to teach and encourage good diction, strong breath, crisp consonants, pitch accuracy, strengthen high notes, increase rhythmic accuracy, and develop good vocal habits for your elementary and younger singers.

Giving Students Your Best, Not Your Baggage in Rehearsal — James Wells (3:30 Wednesday)
Combining your specific passion, energy, vision, and skill to personalize a plan for success in your student rehearsals.

Hymnody Fun For and With Children — Karol Kimmell (3:30 Wednesday)
Do your young singers struggle when learning and singing hymns? Children often wrestle with the words, their meaning, intervals, melodic direction and rhythms of traditional and newly-composed hymns. Learn ways to make hymnody exciting and accessible for children. Many practical examples will be shared.

Simple Steps to Creating a Beautiful Tone — Judy Britts (4:30 Wednesday)
So many times we think as directors that cute and fun are what will keep our singers interested and help them to learn good vocal technique. Let’s discover the steps to creating a beautiful tone in our singers that are simple yet engaging for all members. We will also discuss how to help un-tuned singers by first understanding why they are not singing the correct pitch and how to assist them.

Celebrating the Church Year with Children — Karol Kimmell (4:30 Wednesday)
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost! Our liturgical seasons celebrate the story of Jesus’ life each year. Learn songs, hymns, and activities that can be experienced in rehearsals and performed in worship that help children tell the story of Jesus’s life and ministry.

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Choral for Youth/Young Adult Attendees

Young Adult Choir — Mark Miller (2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
This choir is open to young adults between 18 and 25 years of age. They will prepare music for the Thursday evening concert. Singers should participate in other choirs during morning rehearsals in addition to this group.

Evening Prayer Preparation — Mark Miller and Leigh Anne Taylor (3:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
This choir is open to young adults between 18 and 25 years of age. They will prepare music for the Evening Prayer services this week. Singers should participate in other choirs during morning rehearsals in addition to this group.

Singing Basics for Youth — Catherine Nance (2:30 Monday)
As a group, we will explore breathing exercises and some very basic concepts of singing, incorporating some Alexander Techniques exercises. Those participants who wish to sing a portion of a song to which these concepts can be applied are welcome to sign up at the beginning of class time and we will allow as many participants as possible to have some individual time in this class setting. If you plan to sing, please bring three copies of the music – one for the accompanist and one for the seminar leader as well as for yourself.

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Handbells

Handbells by the Numbers — Jason Krug (2:30 Monday)
Conventional wisdom says we need 13 to 15 players to ring a five-octave set of handbells … but what if we don’t have that many ringers? How can we include handbells in worship outside of a “traditional” choir? Learn specific and simple ways to add handbells to Sunday morning worship whether you have only one ringer or more than 20!

Handbell Maintenance — Mickey Johnson (2:30 Monday)
This seminar will be led by handbell technician Mickey Johnson who will address the care and maintenance of your handbells – regardless of their make.

Bass Bell Techniques — David Harris (3:30 Monday)
Learn the proper techniques to handle the big bells without injury and how to play and camp them effectively. The discussion will also include assignment ideas and advanced bass bell techniques.

Beginning Handbells — Diane Short (3:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
This seminar is for those who want to learn handbells. No experience is necessary. We will start with the basics and explore new techniques each day. This seminar is perfect for new ringers and handbell directors and for those who want ideas on how to instruct beginning handbells. Note: This is not a stand-alone seminar; each day’s material builds on material covered in previous sessions.

Making Excellent Rehearsals — David Harris (4:30 Monday)
How do you make the most of the precious rehearsal minutes you have with your handbell group? We’ll discuss thorough planning before rehearsal, efficient execution and strong leadership during rehearsal and causal analysis after rehearsal.

Oldies But Goodies Reading Session — David Harris (2:30 Tuesday)
We are often exposed to new music from our handbell music publishers through their promotions and demonstration recordings. In this session we will read through several “handbell classics” – fantastic titles that have served us well over the years!

Creative and Easy Hymn Accompaniments — Jason Krug (3:30 Tuesday)
The organist at your church plays several hymns every Sunday while the bells just lie on their tables or, worse yet, in their cases. Learn simple and effective ways to incorporate handbells with your weekly hymns in ways that are sure to delight and uplift your congregation. Participants will look at sample hymns, brainstorm practical ways to include handbells, and play through the hymns using those ideas.

Handbell Techniques Review — Julie Turner (4:30 Tuesday)
What is a TLD, a gyro and a BD? How do you do a pluck-lift? Learn about old and new handbell techniques and the proper way to executive them.

Unique Ways to Incorporate Handbells Into Worship — Julie Turner (2:30 Wednesday)
In addition to ringing anthems, there are several fun and interesting ways to include handbells in worship, some of which can be pulled together at a moment’s notice and even performed by novice ringers!

Read & Ring: Simple Handbell Accompaniments for Favorite Hymns — Julie Turner (3:30 Wednesday)
Read and ring a variety of simple handbell scores designed to accompany the singing of favorite public domain hymns. Copies of these scores will be available to take with you at no cost.

General Theory of Creativity — Jason Krug (4:30 Wednesday)
Think creativity is something reserved for a select, chosen few? Think it’s a natural talent, either you have it or you don’t? Think again! Come let your preconceived notions about creativity be debunked, and learn just how much innate, creative talent you really have. Then, learn all the myriad ways you can apply that creativity to every aspect of a handbell ensemble (whether director or ringer), and even to every facet of your personal and professional life!

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Organ

Keyboard Settings for Spirituals — Eileen Guenther (3:30 Monday)
Spirituals work effectively in a variety of approaches, and we will explore some of the many keyboard settings available to church musicians.

Sharing of Repertoire — Eileen Guenther (2:30 Tuesday)
Bring a favorite piece to share with your colleagues. We learn so much from each other – bring several pieces and let’s share them with each other! Not a masterclass – just a chance to augment your repertoire with music that has proven successful for another colleague.

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Instrumental

Instrumental Ensemble — David & Molly Stanley (2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
The Instrumental Ensemble is made up of youth and adults this week. Ensemble performs a concert Thursday afternoon. Instrumental parts will be distributed on Sunday afternoon to those individuals who preregistered as an instrumentalist. If you did not preregister, please come to the first rehearsal and speak with the directors. Percussion instruments are provided for the week. Note: This seminar continues through Seminar II each day. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Worship Band Rehearsal — Isaac Gaff (4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
All musicians and singers interested in rehearsing and leading in worship this week with the Worship Band are encouraged to participate in this seminar. Attendance each day is requested and the seminar continues until 6:00 p.m. each day. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

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Dance in Worship

Exploring Beauty in the Body — Grete Gryzwana (2:30 Monday)
The body is a wonderful gift from God. In our present culture there is confusion and division about what that means. How do we view our own bodies; how do we teach others to understand the beauty of the body in dance and its place in worship? This is a conversation about beauty that considers scripture, writings, poetry, and art to encourage dancers and other artists, and how to share that with a congregation. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Christian Mime — Linda Caldwell (2:30 Monday)
Focusing on pure, expressive movement, participants will explore using their WHOLE being to deliver a heavenly message and touch the hearts of many. Come and join us as we transform mind, body, and soul into a display of emotion to both traditional and contemporary music pieces using only gestures, expression and movement. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Let the Spirit Move You — Joy Chappell (3:30 Monday)
Dancers are not always given specific moves and choreography when they are asked to perform. Attendees will explore different improvisational tools and games to help them create movement on the spot, and let the Spirit move them. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Preparation for Worship — Grete Gryzwana and Joy Chappell (4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
This seminar period will be dedicated to preparing dance elements for the worship services of the week. Clinicians will advise those dancers who should attend this session.

Warming Up Our Dancers — Grete Gryzwana (2:30 Tuesday)
Sometimes we just don’t have time for a proper warm-up to prepare for rehearsal, or everyone does their own. This seminar will teach a quick but thorough warm-up that builds technique and a common movement vocabulary that you can use in choreography, and that a congregation of observers can come to recognize and read. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Props for Special Seasons — Linda Caldwell (2:30 Tuesday)
Throughout the year, we celebrate and recognize so many beautiful liturgical seasons. Props coupled with movement can enhance the meaning of these seasons immensely! In this seminar, participants of all ages will learn how to create a “worship experience” for others by using visual props of many types which add color, emotion, glory, grace and meaning. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Hear Our Hearts Sing, Watch Our Hearts Move — Joy Chappell (3:30 Tuesday)
It is easy for an audience to hear a message through words, but sometimes challenging to see a message through dance. Dancers will work on expressing songs through their movements when the words are not there.  (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Make a Joyful Noise — Joy Chappell (2:30 Wednesday)
Did you know tap dancing can be used in worship too? Make some noise and create rhythms, as we will be tapping together to different Christian songs and hymns. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Making Dances that Worship: Theological Contemplation in Choreography — Grete Gryzwana (3:30 Wednesday)
In this seminar we will play with tools and methods for digging deeper into theological contemplation towards developing new choreography and movements. We will also examine embedded ideas about what dance in worship is – and explore further what else it can be. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Choreography to Go — Ruth Singletary (4:30 Wednesday)
In this seminar, you will learn an entire dance that you can take back to your church and teach to folks of all ages! This seminar is for anyone with a desire to “dance before the Lord.” No dance experience is required. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

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Dance (for Fun!)

Kickin’ It for Christ — Ruth Singletary (3:30 Tuesday)
We will explore many styles of line dancing including country, hip hop, Latin/Salsa, Charleston and more! (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Ballroom Dancing: Waltz — Shari Huggett-Milton (4:30 Tuesday)
Learn the basic patterns, lead and follow skills, of the ballroom waltz. Learn to glide effortlessly. This waltz is punctuated with lavish movements, turns, and spins. Having a partner is not necessary to take this seminar. Wear comfortable and smooth-bottom shoes. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Ballroom Dancing: Salsa — Shari Huggett-Milton (2:30 Wednesday)
A seminar to learn basic patterns, lead and follow skills of LA-style Salsa. Learn to shift body weight along with upper body control. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated. While a partner is helpful, it is not necessary to take this seminar. Wear comfortable clothes and smooth-bottom shoes. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

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Theatre in Worship

Theatre in Worship: Preparation for Morning Worship — Jeff Smith (2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
A workshop designed for any adults and youth who would like to help lead in morning worship at MWAW through theatrical participation. Theatrical elements will be rehearsed for presentation in worship throughout the week. ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Scripture as Pop-Up Narrative — Jeff Smith (3:30 Monday)
Come and see how to bring passages of scripture to life in ways that INCARNATE the Word. This expression uses verbatim text and creative staging with the sanctuary space to highlight selected passages. This idea can be easily inserted into the liturgy as Call to Worship, Creative Rendering of the Word, or even used as extended parts of the sermon. Additionally, it makes a great special service for Christmas, Easter, and other special days in the church calendar year. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Just the F.A.C.T.S. — Jeff Smith (4:30 Monday)
This is an acting class on five fundamental points of the theatre craft of acting. Physicality (F), Attention to Details (A), Characterizations and Concentration (C), Tongue and Diction (T) and Space (S). The class will be fun and interactive and provide basic training on how to get a drama ministry up and running in your church. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Scripture as Script: Dramatic Monologue and Dialogue — Jeff Smith (3:30 Tuesday)
Come and see how to bring passages of scripture to life in ways that INCARNATE the Word. This expression involves effective textual analysis and looks at the text through the eyes of an actor preparing for a role. It is not only an effective way to bring the Bible to life, but also a great way to train and use theatrical talent in your congregation. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Whose Turn is it Anyway? — Jeff Smith (4:30 Tuesday)
Theatre games and improv ideas based on the popular game show and how to use these tools in training along with their appropriate place in team building. Could also be a fun way for pastors and ministry leaders to use in ice breakers and retreat settings for staff and congregation. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Scripture as Script: Scripture Pyramids, Tableau and Moving Pictures — Jeff Smith (3:30 Wednesday)
Come and see how to bring passages of scripture to life in ways that INCARNATE the Word. These expressions use creativity to bring the biblical text to life. These formats can also be interactive, engaging the audience in more tactical and kinesthetic ways. They are also a great tool for Sunday School teachers and Children’s Ministry Team Leaders! (Youth and Adults welcome!)

The WRITE Stuff — Jeff Smith (4:30 Wednesday)
A class for writers or those who would like to write for the church stage. The primary focus of this class will be writing the 3-5 minute sketch as it used to set up a sermon. This is the combination that Willow Creek used so successfully in their worship service as they grew to the largest church in North America. No experience necessary. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

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Visuals in Worship

Saying It with Symbols — Amy Gray (3:30 Monday)
The church has a long rich history of symbolic language, but we can’t assume all congregants know the meaning behind these symbols any longer. This workshop will focus on the effective use of visual language for worship today. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Worship on the Big Screen — Amy Gray (3:30 Tuesday)
Does your church use a projection screen in worship? This workshop will focus on simple ways to improve the big screen experience. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Creating for Worship — Amy Gray (3:30 Wednesday)
This workshop will be a behind the scenes look at how the visuals for worship at MWAW 2017 were planned and constructed. We will discuss materials, construction, design, sources of inspiration and the artist’s role in worship design. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

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Worship

Communion Bread Baking — Chip Bilbrey (2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)   PRE-REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
This is a seminar to learn the art of baking communion bread. Bread baked in these seminars will be used for communion during the final worship service Friday morning. Each person attending gets a fresh loaf of bread! Gather at the street-level entrance to The Terrace for transportation to the cottage. Note: This seminar continues through Seminar II each day. (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Designing Creative Worship for the 21st Century — Mary Scifres (3:30 Monday)
Dance, drama, film, choir, praise band, handbells, puppets, children, adults, liturgy, congregational song, prayer, praise, lament, response … How does one integrate and address the broad range of needs and sift through the many resources out there when planning worship week in and week out? Rather than adding one more thing or trying to integrate every idea every single week, Mary offers leaders the tools to discern for themselves how best to integrate the different possibilities. Come and explore various resources that are available and discusses best practices for choosing and incorporating creative ideas into any worship style.

Breaking Through the Traditional/Contemporary Divide — Brian Hehn (4:30 Monday)
The 1990s gave us the choice between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship. Unfortunately, because the Worship Wars of the 1990s were so prevalent, many of us still live as though this is the reality. This workshop will give a historical overview showing that there is no such thing as “traditional” worship, but rather there are a variety of traditions. There is no such thing as “contemporary” worship, but rather worship that speaks to and comes from today’s context or worship that is empty. We will explore a variety of congregational song examples that break the mold and show how traditions of the past meet music-making of today to create prophetic vision for the church.

An Introduction to the Enneagram — Jody Seymour (4:30 Monday)
The Enneagram is a personality system that is used for spiritual direction and also in professional settings. The “nine styles” of the Enneagram describes the different ways we “see” the world and helps individuals clarify the imbalance that develops over the years in our vision.

Creative Change: Conflict Free — Mary Scifres (2:30 Tuesday – new title!)
Using the three “R’s” of leading change, “Relate, Reframe, Repeat,” workshop leader Mary Scifres will help worship planners, pastors, artists, and music directors learn to introduce new ideas, design creatively, and even implement change smoothly, lovingly and successfully. Come and learn some practical ways to follow the Spirit’s guidance, ways that keep a positive spirit flowing freely.

Global Song as Service Music — Debi Tyree (2:30 Tuesday)
You’ve sung them in The Faith We Sing and other resources as hymns and anthems but how can global songs be used as service music in creative ways for worship? Come, sing, learn and share! (Youth and Adults welcome!)

Achieving Balance Using the Enneagram — Jody Seymour (4:30 Tuesday)
The Enneagram is not just descriptive but prescriptive. Pathways to balance and integration are offered so that individuals can journey toward wholeness.

An Update on the Hymnal Revision Committee — Jackson Henry (2:30 and 4:30 Wednesday)
Jackson Henry, the lead staff member from Discipleship Ministries who is charged with the development of the new United Methodist Hymnal, will bring an update on where the committee is at this point in the process.

Worship That Flows — Mary Scifres (3:30 Wednesday)
The Holy Spirit moves most freely in worship when the flow is smooth and the leadership is skilled and prepared. While genuine worship is not a performance, elements of performance art are necessary to create and preserve the sacred space in which connection to the holy occurs. Come and learn leadership and worship planning skills that will help train liturgists and planning teams back home offer holistic and meaningful worship—worship that flows smoothly and naturally, worship that offers the Spirit freedom to move.

The Enneagram Continues — Jody Seymour (4:30 Wednesday)
The Enneagram helps individuals appreciate the nine “views of God.” Biblical characters are used to describe the nine views. Our spiritual type is determined by our Enneagram type.

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Yoga

Yoga for Youth — Becky Hoag (2:30 Monday, Wednesday)
Come enjoy the company of other youth as you learn traditional yoga poses. Experience strength and calmness after you participate in this fun, yet challenging seminar. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move! (Extra credit if you bring your own mat!)

Slow Flow Yoga (for Adults) — Becky Hoag (4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Yoga is a time to bring your mind, body and spirit back into connection. Breathing and meditation will be emphasized as well as traditional yoga poses presented in a flowing, moving format. Dress comfortably, as you may sweat! The class is open to all adults. Please bring your own yoga mat if possible.

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Miscellaneous

Craft: String Art — Mary Beth Hunter and Kim Rollbuhler (2:30 and 3:30 Monday, 4:30 Tuesday)
Create a wall hanging that outlines various shapes with colorful string or twine. As you wind the string back and forth, around and around, you think of your path through life – often returning to a single place, or moving away with a purpose.

Craft: Re-Covering Containers for Re-Purposing — Mary Beth Hunter and Kim Rollbuhler (4:30 Monday, 2:30 and 3:30 Wednesday)
Fabric, ribbon and glue can help bring new purpose and meaning to everyday containers. We’ll supply all you need to creatively change an ordinary item into your new creation. Just as God can re-shape our lives for divine purposes, so can we have this effect on objects in our lives.

Craft: Tye Dye Color Tiles — Mary Beth Hunter and Kim Rollbuhler (2:30 and 3:30 Tuesday)
Simple markers and tiles combined with drops of rubbing alcohol make creative tie dye-appearing tiles. Swirls of colors moving across the face of the tile represent our movement in God’s creation. We flow and move and mix within this life on a colorful journey. May God lead all of us. These tiles have many uses around the house, church or office.

The Christian Faith Comes Alive (for Youth) — Jackie Bolden (2:30 Tuesday, 3:30 Wednesday)
Visit the World Methodist Museum where the history of our church comes alive as you learn from the past and look forward to the future. More than 80 denominations in 130+ countries make up The Methodist Church and are reflected in the flags seen on the front of the museum. During this time, look for a knife from the time of Abraham, small lamps from the time of Jesus, a Bible from the 1500s and much more as you learn about the world-wide Methodist Church. This seminar is especially for youth.

Are You a United Methodist? Do You Know Why? — Jackie Bolden (3:30 Tuesday, 2:30 Wednesday)
Find out in a fun and exciting visit to the World Methodist Museum and discover the history of our church. Enjoy a very short film before you explore the exhibits – including the death mask of John Wesley! What’s that? Come to the museum to find out – you will be surprised. Enjoy the challenge of a scavenger hunt before you leave. This seminar is especially for youth.

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