Adult Education

Faith UMC offers three faith formation classes

Our three adult Sunday morning classes offer three opportunities from which to choose: the Faith Forum, a Bible study, and What Are You Praying About? The classes meet from 9 to 10 a.m. during the fall, winter and spring. (There are no classes from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.) You are welcome to pick one of the classes 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 for adults and high school students 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 December is:

December 2: Commission on the Way Forward, Dave Jerde.
December 9: Children's Law Center of MN. Lilia Panteleeva.
December 16: Camino de Santiago pilgramage. Susan and Mike Mullin.December 23: No class.December 30: No class.
 
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.  This fall we will be reading and discussing Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture for Today by Adam Hamilton. He writes: “I love this book… and I wrestle with it. There are parts, if I’m honest, that I have questions about. There are statements on its pages that I don’t believe capture the character and will of God. I’m guessing that you have questions too.”

Come join the conversation and deepen your understanding and commitment to the work of Jesus. The class meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. It is led by the Rev. Susan Mullin.

 

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

We have many special worship services during the Christmas season, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We will have two services on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.


 


The St. Anthony High School Jazz Band and Chamber Choir will perform at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18. A putluck dinner will follow the performance.

At Christmastime, Faith UMC participates in Untrim the Tree, a program to raise funds for people in our community. Choose an envelope from our Christmas tree, and then put a donation in the envelope and place it in the offering plate. This Christmas we'll support the Faith Fund, UMCOR and Project Ag Grad.

 


Rev. Diane Christianson and our bishop will lead a trip to Greece and Turkey in October 2019. Make your plans now to join them.

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