Winter Schedule 2018

SPRINGHOUSE ADULT FAITH FORMATION:

Sunday Morning:

Join us Sunday morning as all three congregations meet together for an enriching time of learning and insight.

February 11:  Mardi Gras Sunday – Intergenerational Sunday School – Pancakes – Make  your own beads and more!

Sunday mornings during Lent, our Joint Adult Ed time together will be a focus on the Poor People’s Campaign.  The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Click here for the Fundamental Principles.

Schedule:

February 18: Introduction to Study, Dr. Martin Luther King’s theology overview/Black Liberation Theology overview (led by Pastor Dan and Antoine Melton-Meaux)
February 25: Overview of new Poor People’s Campaign and Dr. William J. Barber II (led by the Senior Pastors)

March 4: Examination of Systematic Racism & Denominational Roots (led by the Senior Pastors)
March 11: Examination of Poverty (led by Pastor Rhonda)
March 18: Examination of Militarianism (led by Pastor Rebecca)

WEEKLY SERIES:

Ecumenical Lectionary Study – Tuesdays, 8:15 a.m., Walker Methodist Place, 3701 Bryant Ave S
Weekly study group looking at the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday.

Men’s Bible Study – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., Esther Meeting Room, Lower Level
Weekly study group.

WEEKDAY SPECIAL STUDIES:

Jesus and the Disinherited: In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900–81) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower—it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God’s justice prevail.  Wednesday evenings during Lent starting February 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

MONTHLY ON-GOING:

Book Club (meets monthly in various homes)
A specific book is read and discussed each month.
For future dates or more information, please contact Alison Creighton

Carter Circle (meets in various homes)
This year Carter Circle is using the study guide Just Women Embracing Life: Freedom – Promise and Struggle in the Bible.  Meetings are held in members’ homes or at church and are at various times and days (information is in the bulletin, FCC Courier, and the website).For directions or more information, please contact Karen Kandik 

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES:

Westminster Town Hall Forum:The Westminster Town Hall Forum engages the public in reflection and dialogue on the key issues of our day from an ethical perspective. Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox addressed the first forum thirty years ago, and since then, more than 200 distinguished speakers have explored issues in politics, public policy, journalism, arts, literature, religion, education, business, and more. Forums are held at noon (with occasional evening sessions) on select Tuesdays & Thursdays from September to May at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis. These are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit their website.

CoAm Life Enrichment Series: CoAM (Cooperative Adult Ministry) conducts a variety of courses to promote lifelong learning for older adults. These adventures in learning include humanities series, Bible and faith studies, local and world issues, travelogues, book reviews, and health topics. The Life Enrichment series are held three times a year at centrally located Bethel Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis. They are offered as follows: a 4-session series in February, a 7-session series in April-May, and a 7-session series in October-November. They are held on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45. Each session offers participants a choice of five subjects from which they can choose two. Choosing becomes the most difficult part for most participants since leaders and speakers are so highly qualified and the topics so challenging and vital.  For more information, contact CoAM at 612-721-5786 or coam3751@msn.com.

Questions?
Contact Dan Adolphson, Associate Minister.