Adults ~ Journeying together toward deeper faith, justice, and love for all
Journey of Faith
Our Journey of Faith program began in 2008 as part of the beginning of our congregation’s revitalization. This program combines adult Christian Education with opportunities to share our faith with others. Over the years we have provided sessions such as book studies, video studies, invited speakers, ecological concerns, and presentations by our own members. For a view of some of our past offerings, please click here.
Please consider joining us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 as we explore questions of our faith!
Join our guest presenter Okogyeamon to learn more about an innovative approach to antiracism work. Okogyeamon co-founded ASDIC Metamorphosis (short for Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles) with Margery Otto in 2004. Okogyeamon writes, teaches, and facilitates antiracism curriculum for ASDIC workshops, dialogue circles, and trainings.
October 11 | Mindfulness Experience | This presentation will be a mixture of mindfulness practice and information about the benefits of developing both formal and informal mindfulness practice. Join psychologist Elizabeth Hayes for this interactive session.
Who are the roughly 400 undocumented immigrants currently in ICE detention in Minnesota county jails awaiting release or, more likely, deportation? Conversations with Friends (CWF), an all-volunteer group, works to make life in detention a bit more bearable for many of them through its programs, including visits and pen pals. Our guest speaker is Steve Kraemer, the director of CWF.
October 25 | It's Just Us: Chapter 2 | In this session, Irene Harris shares her experiential research on the effect that role models in the same social role and social class can have in addressing mental health stigma, as well as future routes to a new model for addressing stigma to reduce health care disparities. Irene is a practicing counseling and research psychologist whose work has been focused on altering models of mental health care to address stigma and make treatment socially acceptable and accessible.
ARC Retreat Center | Action, Reflection, Celebration
The ARC Retreat Center is located in a beautiful white pine forest just an hour north of the twin cities. ARC is “a retreat center operated by a residential community, rooted in Christian tradition, emphasizing the values of simplicity, justice and healing, mercy and prayer, serving individuals and groups seeking time apart, rest and spiritual renewal." We go on retreat during Lent and in the fall each year. Recent retreat themes have included Sabbath, Forgiveness, and most recently in February 2017, Exploring the Mountain and Valley Experiences of Faith.
Interest Groups | ongoing connections based in commonalities
Join us on the first Sunday of the month. We have a light breakfast and gathering time beginning at 9 am in the Fireside Room. Tom Davis facilitates this group with a little help from his friends.