Classes at JupiterFIRST 

JupiterFIRST Church strives to help our members improve the spiritual quality of their lives so we as Christians are able to live the best lives possible. As we learn how to improve our spiritual lives we enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with other members of our believers community.

2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”


 

The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten

Leaders: Lauren Hollander, Aneesy Kairalla

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 to 8:15pm, September 26th - December 12th 
Location:  The Center for Spiritual Renewal
Cost: $15.00 per person, cost of materials

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Join us Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15pm beginning September 26th in CSR for a 12-week exploration from a Christian perspective. These meetings are designed to help people reconnect with foundational spiritual truths and provide the basic building blocks for living a spiritual life.

Whether you are familiar with the Steps or have never seen them, whether you have been a Christian for years or are just beginning your search for a meaningful spirituality, this class and book can be helpful.

Led by Lauren Hollander and Aneesy Kairalla, these meetings are open. Please register on-line. Kidcare is available by calling the church office. For more information please contact Susie Smith at the church office, 561-747-8340 or susiesmith@jupiterfirstchurch.org.

 

Stephen Ministry Training Class

Leaders: Donna Totino, Lynn Hughes, Jennifer Bird

Monday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Begins October 2nd - February 26th
Location:  The Center for Spiritual Renewal



Every day you see people who are hurting: those who have lost a job, lost a loved one, gone through a divorce, or are battling a terminal illness. Stephen Ministers are God's representatives who bring his love to those who are hurting. As an extension of our ministerial staff, Stephen Ministers have an impact on people's lives at times when they really need someone to care.

If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one caregiving ministry, please contact Donna Totino at the church office, 561-747-8340 or at donnatotino@jupiterfirstchurch.org.

A training class will be begin on October 2nd for those who qualify for this program. Contact Donna to learn more, or click here to read more about the Stephen Ministry.

 

The Art of Your Heart

Leader: Lori Oberacker Pardue                                    

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 - 7:45pm, October 4 - October 25
Location:  The Center For Spiritual Renewal

Cost: $10.00 per class for materials
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A new group designed for women to gather together and process life experiences in a creative way. It’s guaranteed to bring you thought provoking   personal exploration while having some fun! No special ability or disability is required. All women are invited. This art class is designed to explore, share and enjoy art expression through personal faith. In these four sessions participants are encouraged to bring out thoughts, feelings and experiences through a variety of mixed media and visual expression. Through creating and talking about art, we can increase self-awareness, manage symptoms of a condition, lesson stress, enhance cognitive abilities, enjoy life and simple pleasures creatively.

The class is led by Lori Oberacker Pardue, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Natural Health Professional. Please register on-line. For more information contact Susie Smith at the church office, 561-747-8340 or at susiesmith@jupiterfirstchurch.org.

 

Before Amen

Leaders: Lynn Hughes, Sally Watkins, Laurie Bohlke

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 - 11:15am, October 4th - December 6th (except Thanksgiving Week)
Location:  The Center for Spiritual Renewal
Cost: $20.00 per person, cost of materials

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We are excited to offer a multi-layered, 9-week, Wednesday morning class on prayer based on best-selling author Max Lucado's book and DVD, Before Amen.

In addition to the 4 DVD sessions, we will enjoy several church leaders speaking on their prayer practice: Pastor Kevin, Pastor Chip, David Cowen and others on Stephen Ministry. $20.00 will cover the cost of the book and participant guide.

The class is led by Lynn Hughes, Sally Watkins and Laurie Bohlke. Please register on-line. Kidcare is available by calling the church office. For more information contact Susie Smith at the church office, 561-747-8340 or susiesmith@jupiterfirstchurch.org.

 

GriefCare


Sundays, 12:30pm - 2:00 pm, October 15 - December 3
Location: 
Center for Spiritual Renewal
Cost: No Cost
 

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A 7-week Grief Support Group, GriefCare, is structured to offer help and encouragement in an atmosphere of compassion and caring to those who have lost a loved one. You can learn practical ways to restore hope and begin to rebuild your life.

The sessions will address a variety of topics, including the Season of Grief, Emotions of Grief, Where is God?, Grief Recovery Tool Kit, Coping with Loneliness, and Dealing with Special Days. Led by Judith Kelly, LCSW, a Retired Psychotherapist specializing in the grief process.

Contact the church office at (561) 747-8340 for information, register online, or on the bulletin tear-off card. Childcare is available by pre-arrangement with the church office.

 

Writing Class

Leader: Amy Jurskis

Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Beginning October 17
Location:  The Center for Spiritual Renewal

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Each of us has a story to tell, and by looking carefully at our memories, we can see how God's hand has been at work along the way. Writing your life story can be an act of meditation, healing, and ultimately praise. By using examples from spiritual memoirs by a range of authors along with guided writing prompts, this class will help guide you to write your own memoir, paying close attention to the big and small God moments along the way. Each class will include time for workshopping and sharing works in progress along with a short reading followed by a writing exercise and prompts to work on before the next class.

The class is led by Amy Jurskis, English Teacher - Oxbridge Academy. Please register on-line. For more information contact Susie Smith at the church office, 561-747-8340 or at susiesmith@jupiterfirstchurch.org.

 

Centering Prayer

Leader: Mark Dryden

Monday Evenings, 6:00 - 7:30pm, October 30 - December 11
Location:  The Chapel

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This 6-week workshop will be the second offering of Centering prayer at JupiterFIRST Church. The course follows the chapters in Father Thomas Keating's book "Open Minds, Open Hearts". Group Lectio works as lead-in to centering prayer. This experience is intended to bind with other church activities to offer all ages a practice that can be transforming and provide a profound invitation to "have in yourselves the same mind as Christ".

The class is led by Mark Dryden, Stephen Minister. Please register on-line. For more information contact Susie Smith at the church office, 561-747-8340 or at susiesmith@jupiterfirstchurch.org.