Awake! ...time to rise!

Our Fall Offerings

Free Sewing Class

Ages: Ages 10 and up
Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, September 6
Time: 10am – 12pm
Min/Max: 0/6
Instructor: Lisa Polderman
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Sign up for this free demo class and complete a simple project. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. You will need to bring a sewing machine that is in good working condition. Materials for the project will be provided. Class is free but you must register in advance.

Sewing Workshops

Ages: Ages 10 and up
Cost: $38/workshop
Dates: Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Min/Max: 3/4
Instructor: Lisa Polderman 
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Come to our Saturday morning sewing workshop and walk away with a completed project! You will need to bring a sewing machine that is in good working condition.

Materials will be provided at class for each project. Each workshop will focus on something new. These workshops are a good way for beginning (and returning) students to get a taste of sewing. Sign up for one or more workshops. Possible projects include a totebag, pj pants, stuffed animals, drawstring bag, fleece hat.

Body Edge Fitness Class

Ages: 18+
Cost: $25/week
Dates: Mon. and Thurs. starting September 8
Duration: 12 Weeks
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Instructor: Jason Venckus 
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If you are looking to get in shape and have fun doing it, then this is the fitness for you. Imagine being in a room with other people who have similar fitness goals cheering each other on. This class is designed for all fitness levels.

What you get:
  • 2 circuit style workouts per week 
  • A weekly healthy recipe 
  • Unlimited support between work outs 
  • A body tracker 

Community Leadership Team
Ages: Ages 15 to 20
Cost: Free
Dates: Mondays Starting September 21
Time: 6:30 t0 8:00pm
Instructor: Holly Little
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We're looking for teens and young adults who want to learn more about the needs and opportunities for service in our community. We'll work together to organize and launch a weekly community meal as hands-on way to develop awareness and positive change through the power of relationship.

Facilitator’s Guild
Ages: 18+
Cost: Free
Dates: 3rd Sat. of the month, starting August 16th
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Convener: Julie Boleyn
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Does your work involve group facilitation? Or are you just interested in the craft of group facilitation? Join us each month as we learn about the art of facilitation. We will share stories, case-studies, resources, and more. We welcome facilitators of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Ideas in the Works

This is only the beginning! We have so many more ideas. Please check our Facebook page, and our website for more. If you have your own ideas, let us know.

We are currently working on these offerings:
· Community Chorus—Rise Up Singing
· Why Eat Healthy?
· Spanish to build community
· Seasonal Sharings to match up with the holidays
· Young Foodies at the Table
· Conversations of Education in Berwyn
· Starting up a home business? What to know.
About Awake!

Awake! is a new initiative of Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn. Awake! will create opportunities for our community to rise up with hope and courage in order to make our world a better place.

Our educational opportunities urge participants to claim their own voice while learning skills that will help create a more engaged and empowered community.

Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn welcomes persons of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, creeds, ethnic backgrounds, and languages to participate fully in our programs. Our desire to do this work is motivated by our faith, yet we welcome and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our community. You will be welcome here, as you are.  
About our costs
Some limited scholarships are available. We are a new initiative, which means we are still working to build this fund. Awake! is committed to helping people earn a living wage. Most of our instructors do this work as their primary source of income. Our costs incorporate materials, building usage, and a living wage for the instructor(s). 

Also, as part of this commitment, Awake! is preparing to offer courses that will walk with people as they create new businesses, and to advocate for better working conditions.