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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.

Fitness Center

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 (prorated to $45 for remaining 2017) 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.

Kids Summer Camps

A variety of half-day sports camps are offered throughout the summer.

Pick-Up Basketball

Friday mornings, 6-7 am

Pickle Ball Summer Schedule

Tue, 1-3 pm, Richardson YMCA
Sat, 1-4 pm, FUMCR Bartula Family Life Center gym

New players welcome. Instruction and extra rackets available.
No cost, but donations accepted to help cover instruction and facility use.

Pickleball Learn-o-rama

Beginner and Intermediate Players • Ages 18-98 • FUMCR Gym

2-day sessions with 2 time slots available each day • $50 per session
 • Mon, July 31 & Wed, Aug 2 • 10 am - 12 noon • Register
 • Mon, July 31 & Wed, Aug 2 • 1-3 pm • Register
 • Tues, Aug 1 & Thurs, Aug 3 • 10 am - 12 noon • Register
 • Tues, Aug 1 & Thurs, Aug 3, • 1-3 pm • Register

Develop Pickleball competence and learn key strategies - dink, serve, ground stroke, volley.
Challenge Pickleball throwing machine. Work on skills and drills to improve your game.

Taught by David Wilmot & Mary Hodge, Dallas area Pickleball coaches and ambassadors
Wear comfortable clothes and court shoes. Paddles provided if needed. Refreshments provided.

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.

Yoga Summer Schedule

Mondays, 8-9 am, Fitness Center, Holy Yoga with RSVP required, $5 per class
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm, Mays Hall, led by Billie Anderer, $5 per class - suspended until September
Saturdays, 10-11 am, Mays Hall, Holy Yoga with Amanda Dean, $5 per class - no classes in June or July, resumes Aug 5

Recommended to have: yoga mat, yoga block, yoga strap, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, easily removable shoes
Beginner friendly. All classes taught by certified yoga instructors.


Family Life Ministry Staff

Heather Canny
Director, Family Life Ministry
972.996.0112
Tammie Haug
Administrative Assistant, Student Ministry, Family Life Ministry
972.996.0104