The excitement of fall is in the air. Football, beautiful foliage, back to school and learning something new. To help area residents widen their skills and knowledge or just to learn something new, Washington Crossing UMC (The Crossing) is offering a variety of weekly classes that are free tuition and open to the community.
Want to learn to play the guitar, cook Indian Cuisine, tell a joke, exploit features on your iPhone or improve written communication? Starting in early October, area residents will have the opportunity to learn new skills or knowledge or just brush up existing skills. Classes will run from four to seven weeks in length and will be held at The Crossing.
“We believe in reaching out to the community through practical ways to help our friends and neighbors in their everyday lives. It was out of this desire to encourage and empower residents that the idea of the community classes was birthed,” said Pastor Pierre Eade, who oversees the Outreach Ministries at The Crossing, a historic church located in Washington Crossing, PA. “We also believe it is our responsibility as a church to invest in the whole person—their spiritual lives and their personal development.”
Members of The Crossing are volunteering their expertise and time to facilitate the weekly classes. A professional stand-up comedian, floral designer, iPhone expert, Indian Cuisine expert, painting and drawing teacher, and guitar instructor are among some of the volunteer instructors and helpers. “Fortunately, we have a talented congregation with a broad diversity of skills and amazingly generous hearts. This incredible combination of gifts, diversity and kindness allows us to kick off the fall by offering over ten classes.”
You can register online or check out a complete list of free classes by visiting www.communityclasses.org. All classes are free tuition with some requiring a nominal cost for class materials, cooking ingredients or require you to bring your own equipment. All classes will end prior to the week before Thanksgiving.