Family Life Ministry
For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. - Ephesians 2:10
Fitness, Sports, Recreation & Health
Family Life Ministry programs are open to anyone: church members and guests as well as community members. With a wide variety of options, we have something for everyone. So check out the listings here on the website, then bring a friend and make more when you get here. It's a great way to connect with each other and with the church while you stay physically and spiritually fit.
Mon-Fri, 6:30 am - 8 pm • Sat, 8 am - 8 pm • Closed Sundays and when FUMCR is closed
Ages 18+ must have signed waiver on file and pay $60 yearly dues by cash or check.
Ages 14-17 must have signed waiver and must be accompanied by an adult in the Fitness Studio at all times. No charge for ages 14-17. No unaccompanied minors. No minors without signed waiver.
Fitness Studio members will receive an electronic key for the Bartula Family Life Center southwest exit door and Fitness Studio.
Instructed classes such as Yoga will have priority. Check class schedules below.
Waivers and electronic keys available from the Family Life Ministry office and Student Ministry office reception desk.
Friday mornings, 6-7 am
Mondays • 5-8 pm • intermediate players & above
Tuesdays • 11 am - 4 pm • beginner players & above
Thursdays • 11 am - 4 pm • beginner players & above
Saturdays • 1 - 6 pm • Resumes Mar 3 • beginner players & above
New players welcome. Extra paddles available.
No cost, but donations ($3 suggested) accepted to help cover instruction and facility use.
Beginner player instruction and lessons available. For more information contact , 972 896 9234, or .
Senior Adult Fitness
Fit For Life • Tue & Thur, 9-10 am, Bartula Family Life Center Gym
An opportunity for adults, 55 and up, to get together twice a week for fun, fellowship, and exercise. This dynamic class is designed to meet the specific needs of senior adults wanting to maintain or improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. The class and instructors are non-threatening and flexible. No matter what your health and fitness level may be there is a way to participate and reap the rewards of fitness. Come join us and stay Fit For Life!
Yoga Stretch • Tue & Thur, 10-11 am, Bartula Family Life Center Gym
A variety of stretching and breathing exercises. The Yoga poses used are adapted for senior adults and are done either standing or seated. There is no need to bring a yoga mat.
Registration & Fee
No advance registration is requested. There is no set fee for classes; however, donations of $1-2 per class are encouraged. Join us for one or both classes, one or two days a week, whatever fits your needs.
Mondays, 9:30-10:30 am, Fitness Studio, Lyengar Yoga, led by Mitra Valatabar, $5 per class
Mitra Valatabar taught aerobics for 15 years for fitness studios and corporations until she found yoga, She has studied with respected yoga instructors and owned and operated a private studio. She teaches Iyengar style therapeutic yoga, which helps with body alignment and Includes different techniques for relaxation breathing to bring the mind and body together. All ages can benefit.
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm, Mays Hall, led by Billie Anderer, $5 per class
Saturdays, 10-11 am, Mays Hall, Holy Yoga with Amanda Dean, $5 per class
Recommended to have fora ll yoga sessions: yoga mat, yoga block, yoga strap, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, easily removable shoes
Beginner friendly. All classes taught by certified yoga instructors.