First Church is excited to announce a series of creative classes designed to help participants Draw Nearer to God through crafting and creating. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mechanicsburg Crafter’s Retreat, 304 W. Main Street, Mechanicsburg.

The six classes will focus on writing God’s Word in beautiful ways. Participants can choose to attend one or all of the classes.

Classes will be led by church members and all materials and instruction provided at no cost. You can register at Time to Sign Up at or email Lori Hoffnagle at or 717-766-4611. You don’t have to be a member of First Church or any church to participate, all are welcome!

The classes and descriptions are as follows:

September 18: Modern Calligraphy. Students will practice a selection of scripture in a modern calligraphy script with a brush pen. Teacher: Amy Ogden

September 25: Traditional Calligraphy. This class teaches the Italic style of calligraphy using a calligraphy marker. Teacher: Lori Hoffnagle

October 2: Writing God’s Word. Participants will choose a scripture passage and write it using a creative lettering technique. Teacher: Amy Ogden

October 9: Praying in Color. This class teaches how to pray using color and special techniques. Teacher: Lisa Aronson

October 16 October 15 (Note Date Change!): Bible Journaling. This class will focus on reading and reflecting on God’s word and choosing key words to highlight, color and decorate in your Bible. Teacher: Lori Hoffnagle

October 23: The Word in Watercolor. This class will use watercolors to make God’s word beautiful. Teacher: Amy Ogden

See Drawing Nearer flyer here.

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