Classes, Groups and Organizations

Classes, Groups and Organizations

Cumming First United Methodist Church has a wide-variety of different classes that we offer.  Explore the tabs below to see if anything piques your interest.  If you have questions contact;

Laurie Hintz
Director of Programming
and Evangelism
(770)887-2900, x 213

Louise Jacobs Cover to Cover Book Club

This reading group was inspired by Louise Jacobs, an avid reader and source of inspiration prior to her death from cancer in 2005.  Meetings are usually held the last Sunday of the month from 4:00-6:00pm in the church library.

This month’s book is “The Broken Tea Glass”  by Emily Arsenault – This meeting will take place on October 23 at 4 pm in the Library.

The dusty files of a venerable dictionary publisher . . . a hidden cache of coded clues . . . a story written by a phantom author . . . an unsolved murder in a gritty urban park-all collide memorably in Emily Arsenault‘s magnificent debut, at once a teasing literary puzzle, an ingenious suspense novel, and an exploration of definitions: of words, of who we are, and of the stories we choose to define us.

In the maze of cubicles at Samuelson Company, editors toil away in silence, studying the English language, poring over new expressions and newly coined words—all in preparation for the next, new edition of the Samuelson Dictionary. Among them is editorial assistant Billy Webb, just out of college, struggling to stay awake and appear competent. But there are a few distractions. His intriguing coworker, Mona Minot, may or may not be flirting with him. And he’s starting to sense something suspicious going on beneath this company’s academic facade.

Mona has just made a startling discovery in the office files: a trove of puzzling quotations, all taken from the same book, “The Broken Teaglass.” Billy and Mona soon learn that no such book exists. And the quotations from it are far too long, twisting and bizarre for any dictionary. They read like a confessional, coyly hinting at a hidden identity, a secret liaison, a crime. As Billy and Mona ransack the office files, a chilling story begins to emerge: a story about a lonely young woman, a long-unsolved mystery, a moment of shattering violence. And as they piece together its fragments, the puzzle begins to take on bigger personal meaning for both of them, compelling them to redefine their notions of themselves and each other.

Questions?  Call or email Laurie Hintz, (770)887-2900, x 213,

History Book Club

A Reading group for history buffs!  Meetings are usually held the first Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm in the church library.

Questions?  Call Russell Lewis (770)932-6863

SAFE(Senior Adult Fitness & Exercise)

Instructor:  Lindsay Drozek
Meets:  Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 19, 2014
9:30-10:30am – The Student Center

Light hand weights, exercise bands and small rubber balls will be used to strengthen upper body and legs.  Stretching and improving balance and agility will be a main focus.  Class will be led by Lindsay Drozek, a church member and Silver Sneaker certified instructor.  It is SAFE for all fitness levels.  Many exercises can be done seated in a chair.

$25.00 first time fee to cover cost of equipment if you are new.

weightlifters exercise class
Questions?  Call or email Laurie Hintz (770)887-2900, x 213 or


Facilitators:  Laurie Mansfeldt & Linda Field
This fun group gets together to make beautiful cards and other fun items.  They do ask that if you join in to please donate 2 seasonal cards to go in our military care packages.
Questions? Contact Linda Field at (770)887-2900, x230 or


We are the ladies of the Christmas Bazaar! We meet every Tuesday beginning around 8:30am-2:00pm in room #109 in the hallway behind the gym.  We make all sorts of  beautiful hand made items that we sell in November at our Christmas Bazaar to help some of the unfunded areas in our church.  Proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar have purchased things like: the nursery and Gentle Souls pagers, TV’s, provided counseling scholarships and many other things.  We also fellowship and look out for each other in this group.  If you love to be creative, paint and want to enjoy a truly special group…please join us!


First Place 4 Health

This is a Christ-centered weight loss and healthy living program that focuses on the four essentials of health and well-being:  the mind, emotions, body and spirit.  Success comes through positive changes in how you  think about your health and body.  This helps achieve better control of your emotions with an uplifting “can-do” spirit.  It alters the way you fuel and recharge your body and improves your relationship with God.

See how putting God first can lead to successful weight loss.  Learn how God calls Christians to be physically fit.  Understand the positive effect good nutrition and exercise have on your emotions and spirit.

Class begins Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the church library. There will be a charge for Bible study materials.  For more information, please contact Laurie Mansfeldt at:

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