Fall Schedule 2017

SPRINGHOUSE ADULT FAITH FORMATION:

Sunday Morning:

Join us as we jump into fall with a 6 week look at Faith, Sexism, and Justice! We will be using a study published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as work toward their social justice statement..but it is NOT just for Lutherans! We need lots of varied voices to join the discussion about these important issues facing the church, and each of us, today. We will start our adventure on Gathering Sunday, September 10. We will meet in the Gathering Space at 9:30 am. EVERYONE is welcome – no experience necessary!

Week 1 (Sept. 10): What Problems Do Women Face and What Does Justice Require?
Week 2 (Sept. 17): How Is Sexism Personal, and How Are We The Body of Christ?
Week 3 (Sept. 24): What Does Economic Sexism Look Like, and How Can We Seek Equity For All?
Week 4 (Oct. 1): How Can We Address Violence Against Women and Girls?
Week 5 (Oct. 8): Why Do Images and Words For God Matter?
Week 6 (Oct. 15): How Do We Challenge the Misuse of Scripture Against Women & Girls

Looking Ahead (we’ll be adding more information and studies as the fall progresses):
October 22: Faiths 101 – speaker TBD
October 29: Intergenerational Sunday School – All Saints Day/Day of the Dead
November 5: TBD
November 12: Guest Speaker: Christian Piatt as part of the FCC VOICES conference series
November 19, 26; December 3, 10: Advent/Holiday study TBD
December 17: No class (Joint Sunday School program dress rehearsal for kids)
December 24: No class (Christmas Eve)
December 31: No class (New Years Eve)

WEEKLY SERIES:

Ecumenical Lectionary Study – Wednesdays, 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:

Advent Study: What Are We Waiting For?
Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12, 19 – 10 am & 7 pm
Using the sermons from the evening worship sessions at this past summer’s Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly in Indianapolis, we will examine Advent themes through the lens of these sermons.

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.