Columbus churches announce FPU classes

Two Columbus churches are beginning classes next week using materials from Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey.

The two churches are St. Mark United Methodist Church and Rose Hill Church of Christ.

St. Mark class starts 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Rose Hill course starts 4 p.m. Sunday.

For the St. Mark class, call 706-571-9916 or e-mail hannawebster@mchsi.com. St. Mark's address is 6795 Whitesville Road.

For the Rose Hill class, call 706-322-8759. Its address is 7479 Old Moon Road. As they work on a "Total Money Makeover," the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months. according to materials from FPU, based in Nashville. Dave Ramsey began teaching FPU classes in 1994 every night around Nashville. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country with thousands of classes currently held around the U.S.