Starting September 11 and running through November 13, WOW, Wonderful on Wednesdays, offers classes for the entire family. Listed below are the adult classes offered in each three week session. 

Registration is not necessary, but we would like to have a head count. You can sign up by calling the church office, 660.827.2993, signing up during the weekend worship service through the connect card, or on the WOW board in the lobby of the Celebration Center. 

Common Grounds Café will be open from 5-6pm on September 11, October 2, and October 30.

If you have any questions, you can contact Pastor Candace through the church office 660.827.2993 or by emailing

We'll see on Wednesday nights!

**Click on the SayYES logo to get a color flier with all the WOW information. 

Sept 11, 18, 25

Say Yes to Card Making- The Care Ministry of First Church:Come learn the tricks of the trade for making cards - from stamping, layering, design and more! Each week you’ll leave with your own beautifully designed cards to share with others plus the knowledge of how to do it yourself!

When Life Goes Bananas! - Becky and Bill Imhauser: A Bible Study on the Fruit of the Spirit, Bananas (or crazy times and slippery peels!) aren’t listed in the Fruit of the Spirit, but they are stocked regularly on the produce shelves of our lives. This study of Galatians 5 will explore how the Holy Spirit helps believers live in a world that sometimes seems, well, bananas!

Flower Power - Gary Eck:Each week we will focus on a different aspect of plant care from proper care of house plants, common sense landscaping, and watering- how and when. This is a great class for beginners and experts who just want to get their hands dirty. Dress for times in the greenhouse!

Fun with Finances- Mike Bauer: (Sheldon has nothing on us!) Whether you want to know how to start a budget or if you are looking for ways to tighten up your finances, this class will give you the tools to help make your $$ go farther and work for you!

Oct 2, 9, 16

Hand Lettering - Becky Schenewark: Hand Lettering is a therapeutic way to tap into your spiritual creative outlet. Join us as we learn basic hand lettering techniques and then put what we've learned onto whatever medium you choose. Want to paint pretty words on a canvas? Bring it! Have a vintage globe sitting around? Bring it! Beautiful words can be painted onto ANYTHING. 

Braving the Wilderness Study by Brené Brown - Ruth Dale: Have you ever felt torn between wanting to fit in and wanting to find true belonging? Join these sessions as we dig into Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness and explore what true belonging really looks like.

Confusion about Fusion Wellness Room? - Lee Whited:This class will provide an overview of the equipment with instruction on how to use each piece of workout equipment for maximum benefit. Dress for a work out!

Signing with Infants - Marsha Campe: Early exposure to signing helps infants to develop their language and reasoning skills. Signing babies learn how to communicate with words and simple phrases and cut down the frustration for children who do not yet communicate with oral language. This class will provide families with a great tool to assist in communicating with the littlest people in their lives.

Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13

*CLASS IS FULL* Canvas Painting - Julie Hoffert:This will be an introductory class to painting with acrylic paints. You will learn how to mix paints, how to care for the paint brushes, and will paint a simple, but beautiful, scene on a 16x24 canvas based on the Bible verse: “Follow me, and I will make you Fishers of Men." Matthew4:19. Each week, you will paint a portion of the picture so you will want to be there for all three weeks. By the end of the three weeks, you will have your very own masterpiece, painted uniquely by you. The painting will be similar to what Jesus saw looking out across the water at the (then soon to be) first disciples as they fished. Please wear your own apron or old clothes.The cost for this class is $10 with a limit of 20 participants. The cost covers the canvas and paints. 

Parenting 101 using Love and Logic - Ruth Dale: Trusted for 40 years, Love and Logic is a research-driven, child philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, MD. The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. Meet each week with other parents who have the same questions you do about how to be the best parents they can be!

Whistle While You Work! If working with your hands is more your style, we will have a three week hands on class working on projects around the church.