Adult Education

Adult faith formation classes

Our three adult Sunday morning classes meet from 9 to 10 a.m. during the fall, winter and spring, starting September 17. (There are no classes from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.) You are welcome to pick one of the classes below and stick with it, or switch from one class to another depending on your interests. All are welcome.

Faith Forum attendeesFaith Forum

Do you like to learn about and discuss contemporary issues and your faith? You may find Faith Forum to be the right fit for you. This class features guest speakers talking about local and statewide social issues, particularly social, economic and enviornmental justice, which provides us with opportunities to learn more about how our faith meets the world. The group meets in the Ebenezer Room.

The schedule for the rest of October and November is:

Oct 15: Judy Jerde and Rev. John McCabe, speaking on the Altar for All movement. (This program will be repeated on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.)

Oct 22: Judy Jerde and Rev. John McCabe, Altar for All. (This program will be repeated on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.)

Oct 29: Kara Kramer Arzamendia, Minnesota Department of Education, will present “Tracking Student Success with the Statewide Longitudinal System.

Nov. 5: To be determined.

Nov. 12: "Understanding Transgender People," Omkar Sawardeka of RECLAIM.

Nov. 19: "Gentle Transitions," Jill Freeman. Transitions is a well-reviewed company that helps people transition from their family home to other housing.

Nov. 26: To be determined.

Some of our best discussions have taken place when you, members of Faith, are discussing your jobs, volunteering and passions. If you are willing to talk about an interest of yours, we’d love to put you on our schedule. If you have a favorite local charity or nonprofit that you think we would benefit from hearing about, we’d like to schedule its representative for a Sunday morning discussion. Please let Darlene Puncochar, Nancy Nielsen  or Tricia and Mark Grimes (the facilitators for the class) know of your interest in sharing your thoughts and experiences with our Faith Forum.
 

Adult Bible Study

The Sunday morning Bible Study digs into questions that many of us have about faith and spirituality, with several different studies throughout the year.  Come join the conversation and deepen your understanding and commitment to the work of Jesus.

This fall we will be studying the book Naked Spirituality by Brian D. McLaren. McLaren writes, ““This is a book about getting naked—not physically, but spiritually. It’s about stripping away the symbols and status of public religion—the Sunday-dress version people often call ‘organized religion.’ And it’s about attending to the well-being of the soul ...” This class is for anyone who wants to grow and deepen their spiritual life. All are welcome. No previous knowledge of the Bible is required.

The Adult Bible Study Class meets in Room 219 (upper level) at 9 a.m. It is led by the Revs. Susan Mullin and Andy Keck.

 

What are you praying about attendeesWhat Are You Praying About?

Bring your coffee to the Conference Room and talk about your spiritual practices and share what you are praying about. We will discuss a variety of topics as determined by the group. The class is facilitated by Karolyn Busacker and is a great way to get to know other people at Faith in a casual setting.

News at Faith

Faith UMC will engage in discussions this fall and winter on whether the church should become an “Altar for All” congregation and sanction same-sex marriages. A vote is planned for early 2018.

We want to remember your loved ones on all Saints Day.

Registrations for Faith UMC's antiracism study dialogue circle are CLOSED!

The circle will meet every Saturday morning from September 9 through November 11.


Volunteers from Faith UMC will serve the meal on Sunday, November, at the Simpson Shelter for the homeless in south Minneapolis.

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