Cross Training


Wednesday night programming for the entire church family:  designed to help us form deeper relationships with one another and grow in faith.   All are welcome!

Register and pay online (dinner and class reservations)

Cross Training Registration Form Spring 2018

Six Wednesday nights: February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28

6:00 – 6:30   Casual Dinner (two nights catered by Coleone’s, two nights catered by Mary Pease, two nights catered by Las Cazuelas)

6:30 – 7:00    Informal worship in the Chapel featuring a brief message and music

7:00 – 8:00    Classes for all ages (Senior High Youth Group meets during this time, also.)

DETAILS OF ADULT CLASS OFFERINGS:

BIBLE STUDY: A WORLD WORTH SAVING     Leader: Maryann Ruben

Give up apathy for Lent this year! God thinks the world is worth saving and invites us to believe this too. We will discuss the book by George Donigian, which will challenge us to connect our inner spiritual life with outward actions of compassion in the world. We will be inspired to pray about daily news events and respond to them by serving others, feeding the hungry, fighting injustice, offering healing, and extending friendship. Purchasing the book is recommended but not required (contact Kelly if you have questions about ordering the book.)

PARENTING 911         Facilitated by Kelly Brill and Maureen Johnson

  • February 21 – Substance Abuse; presented by Mark Spaetzel, ALUCC member and Bay Village Chief of Police
  • February 28 – Social Media; presented by Beau Dansizen, ALUCC Associate Minister for Children and Families
  • March 7 – School and Sports Pressure, presented by Meghan Barlow, pediatric psychologist, mom of three, Avon Lake resident
  • March 14 – Anxiety and Depression, presented by Rob Adams, psychologist and therapist with children and adolescents; Meghan Barlow and Associates
  • March 21 – Body Image, Sexuality, and Relationships, presented by Anne Peters, ALUCC member with Master’s Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • March 28 – “What Parents Need to Know” – panel discussion with the ALUCC Senior High Leadership Team

LET’S GET MOVING!       Facilitated by C.J. Jasany

Join C.J. in the Fellowship Hall for an hour of fitness and fun. Activities for everyone. Basketball/Cornhole/Badminton. We’ll even head outdoors, weather permitting and walk/hike the church grounds or even toss a frisbee. This is for all ages; you do not have to be athletic, just willing to move and have fun. We all feel better when we are active, so let’s get moving together!

HOW TO WRITE A STAND-UP MONOLOGUE   Leader: Terra Sprosty-Koerpel

Veteran children’s theater director, Terra Sprosty-Koerpel, will lead an intergenerational class (ages 8 and up) in a creative script-to-stage experience. At the end of the six weeks, each student will have written and prepared a one-minute monologue on the topic of compassion. Terra will guide the writing process and help prepare any willing participants for a public audience. Participants must be available for all six weeks.

            Terra is the author of ShowSmarts – The Volunteer’s Guide for Putting on Shows with Kids. She is a 35-year theater director of student, family, school and community performing arts.

PRE-CONFIRMATION          Leader: Beau Dansizen

The course is for 4th grade students at ALUCC. It will cover basic theology, faith formation, worship and sacraments, the UCC nationally and locally, and our church. Though this course is not required, it has traditionally become a stepping-stone for the children of ALUCC. Worship is considered part of the class, and participants will be recognized and celebrate the sacrament of communion along with their families on March 28, the last night of Cross Training.

PLEASE NOTE:  You may participate in any of the above classes, whether or not you can be here for all six weeks. Please register early so that we may order the appropriate food for dinner and materials for each class!

Babysitting for young children is available.  Please note with your registration or RSVP to the church office for babysitting or e-mail pastor@avonlakeucc.org