Our 2018 Fall Community Classes are kicking off soon!  Please save the dates for the following classes:


Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
September 12-26, 2018


Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. in Bixler Chapel
Ever wonder what more you can do when you encounter homeless people in our community? We are excited to offer this one-night class to better equip you with the knowledge to help those who need it in a safe way that utilizes many of the resources at your disposal that you may be completely unaware of. This class has an unlimited number of spots available and does not require a sign up. We hope you can join us!


What are Community Classes?

Madison’s Community Classes seek to empower people by teaching useful life skills that will help them to help themselves.¬† This day in time, it is so difficult for many of us to make ends meet.¬† As we drive down the street, Fast Food Restaurants call out to our money.¬† When we get a little behind on things, Title Loan Establishments are sitting on every corner.¬† It seems so easy, but those things just push us deeper and deeper into the chains of debt bondage.¬† These classes will help us get out of those chains, enabling us to do things at home rather than paying others to do them.

Most classes we offer will be free (some may have a small fee for materials) and will meet four times in the course of a month on Sunday afternoons or on Wednesday nights to learn a skill taught by a member of our congregation. We will keep the class selections evolving based on the needs and participation of our community.

Some class topics we hope to offer include:

  • Sewing (Alterations, Upholstery and repurposing)
  • Haircutting (Kids Cuts)
  • Cooking (crockpot meals)
  • Cooking (baby food and purees)
  • Cooking (baking/decorating)
  • Canning
  • Meal planning
  • Couponing
  • Gardening
  • Resume Writing
  • Computer Skills
  • Educational Resources (Coding and other skills you can acquire online)
  • Energy Auditing (How to save money by using less energy in your home)
  • Potty Training
  • Planning with aging parents
  • Will Writing
  • Simple car care
  • Simple Plumbing (Faucet installation, fixing leaks)

We love our Madison community and want to serve you by offering classes that will be the most helpful to you.  Stay tuned for more information and registration for these classes as they become available in August. We look forward to getting to know you and learning alongside you this fall!

If you are interested in helping to teach one of our classes or are interested in donating time, money or other resources to our classes, please visit our Community Classes Ministry page.