Friendship International runs September - May
Classes meet on Thursdays from 9:45am until noon in the Friendship Hall.
Friendship assists international families by:
- Improve upon their English
- Develop creative skills
- Help children adjust to an American school environment
- Gain a better understanding of American culture and social customs
- Learn about Christianity from caring, loving women
- Increase awareness of the world
- Discover new friendships
Friendship Partner Program
The Friendship Partner Program is designed to cultivate relationships with internationals by sharing our lives together. Ladies will be partnered with internationals to invest in and pray for throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to make a new friend and share the Father's love with the nations.
- Each Baptist lady is encouraged to be a special friend to one or more Internationals sometimes providing transportation on Thursday mornings.
- Church members are also encouraged to develop this friendship outside Thursday morning by including the friend on shopping trips and invitations to the Baptist lady’s home.
- Contact the international friends regularly via e-mail or phone.
- Pray for the international friend.
- Other help may be needed such as transportation to doctor’s appointments, becoming familiar with the grocery store, etc.
- Special FIA events also provide opportunities to be with one’s friends. These include FIA activities such as Day in Church, Friendship Sunday and Bible School.
- Just doing normal activities such as dining out, visiting shops together, going to museums, to the zoo, to the park, etc. Let your imagination go as to what you and your friend can do.
For more information regarding Friendship Partner Program, please contact Roxane Roelse 512.771.1471.
Teaches the basics of sewing with the students learning to use a pattern, cut and measure cloth, and actually sew an item or garment. Students learn to sew on the most updated sewing machines using time tried techniques taught by experts in the field. For the first item students sew, the material is provided. But for subsequent items, the students buy their own material or pattern.
This is a basics and beginner class taught to instill pattern reading, stitch techniques and how to actually knit an item from yarn. The first yarn is supplied by FIA, but any large projects are funded by the student. Students use yarn and knitting needles.
This class demonstrates various cooking techniques using American recipes gleaned over the years form trusted books and experience. Cooking techniques are covered as well as tasting the dishes. The ingredients are supplied by FIA. Students are supplied with the recipe to try at home. Dishes include main, desserts and salads to name a few. Students ask questions and participate in the preparation from time to time.
Students learn basics and make bling- bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The students learn the techniques and are supplied at first but eventually, they pick and buy tier own supplies.
Ladies are taught how to work a sewing machine, to cut squares for quilts and other time honored techniques for making quilts. They chose a pattern and are guided in their large finished project. Primary projects are funded and materials provided by FIA for the first items-a pot holder.
This is a class that teaches methods of card making, scrap booking and using paper punch machines for a variety of projects. Materials are provided, but any specialty items are supplied by the students if they wish to vary from the curriculum. Greeting cards, scrap books and the like are created here in this class.
Students learn writing techniques pertaining to poetry, essay, story, and other types of writing. They read each other’s work, they write according to their hearts! Writing styles are introduced. Their efforts are published at the end of the year and passed out to the Friendship general group to be read and shared.
This is a discussion class based on current events in the news of today. Students are expected to take an active role in the discussions.
English Bible Study
We provide basic Bible Study information for ladies who desire to know more of the Bible and Christianity.
This class goes over material that is needed for the American test for citizenship.
This is a similar class to the knitting class only with crochet, one hook is used.
4 Levels of English (ESL) Classes
Our English classes begin at the most primary level and go to level 4. We use textbooks that remain at the school but if the student desires to purchase one, they may do so at cost. We use materials form the recognized educators in the fields.