Adults

New & Upcoming Opportunities

Wellness Opportunities are now listed on a separate page

Bible Study: Romans

Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Paul’s letter to the Romans is central to our Lutheran understanding of God’s grace. It is also the New Testament reading in the Lectionary (schedule of assigned Bible readings for worship) for 14 weeks this summer. This four-week Bible study will give an overview of themes in this important letter and dig deeper into some key passages. Led by Pastor Jeanne Hartfield. Sign up in the Incarnation Office by Monday, July 10.

Spiritual Spa for Women: Centered

Friday, October 6 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Spiritual Spa is an evening retreat for women that happens three times a year. It is designed to give participants a time to connect with others and God as we explore what it means to be women of faith.

For the fall Spiritual Spa, the theme will be “Centered” and will be led by Pastor Jeanne Hartfield. Throughout scripture we hear the command to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and might.” As Christians, Jesus should be at the center of our lives and all we do but that’s not always reality. Sometimes we don’t even realize when we’ve let other things take over that place of honor in our lives. With a spirit of grace and gentleness, participants will reflect on what or who is at the center of their life and learn some practical ways of reconnecting with Jesus at the center. Register online or in the Incarnation Office by Monday, October 2

Please note: There is no childcare provided onsite out of a desire for participants to be fully present and enjoy a time of rest, reflection, and renewal. Contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield with questions, to suggest a theme or speaker, or to request a scholarship.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Sundays, October 8 – December 3 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Would you like to pay cash for Christmas this year? Are you looking for tools that help you build and follow a budget that better matches your values? Do you want to get out of debt or save for the future? Do you want to be able to talk more easily with your partner about money matters or just start fresh with your approach to money? If any of these motives apply to you, then Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University could be a fit for you. This course will be facilitated by Pastor Jeanne Hartfield with video instruction by Dave Ramsey. Cost: $89 for an individual or a couple, includes course materials and access to online resources. Scholarships available. Free child care is available for children up to 8 years old. Register in the Incarnation Office by Wednesday, October 4. For questions or to request a scholarship, contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield.

 

Ongoing Opportunities for Adults

Walk through the Bible

Wednesdays from Noon – 1:00 p.m.  Returns September 13.

Walk Through the Bible is a weekly Bible Study where participants read and discuss the preaching text for the coming Sunday. Come when you can. Feel free to bring a lunch. View the list of texts for this Sunday.

Kairos: Sunday Morning Adult Forum

Sundays, September through April, at 8:45 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. in the Fireside Room–Returns September 18

Kairos is Incarnation’s Sunday morning adult forum. The same topic is presented at both times. If you typically worship at 10:45 a.m., feel free to come to the 10:05 a.m. Kairos session and leave at 10:45 a.m. for the start of worship.  View the list of upcoming presenters and topics.

Primetimers

Once a Month on Thursday  from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Returns September 28.

Primetimers is a time of fellowship and learning for singles and couples ages 63 and older. Primetimers typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. September – December and March – May. Cost is $4 per person.  To sign up, email Joan Volkmann or contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213.

Esther Circle for Women

1st Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room; September – May

A women’s fellowship and Bible Study group that is open to all women. Members also make quilts and midwife kits for Global Health Ministry.

Faith Explorers Book Group for Men

2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Bethany Lounge. Returns September 2017.

This book group is for men interested in exploring, over coffee, aspects of faith through reading and lively discussion of current faith-based books. Attendance is open to all men interested in doing some serious reading and evaluation of their spiritual lives. Contact Paul Tillquist or Dave Eckmann (651-483-8829).

Women Read

Wednesday, September 20 from  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in Adult Room D

Woman Read meets monthly September through May (except December) and the third Wednesday of the month. It is an opportunity for women to share devotions and discuss a variety of types of books. All are welcome. For September, participants will discuss the memoir The Late Homecomer by Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang.

Reading Lists
2017-2018 book list for Women Read
2016-2017 book list for Women Read
2015-2016 book list for Women Read

History Book Group for Men

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space.

Come for a discussion of a different history book each month selected  by the participants. Anyone with an interest in a particular subject is welcome to sit in on the discussion even if you have not read the book. Contact Fred Knox.

August – Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner
September –  Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O’Connell
October – Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
November – The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown
December – The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson

 

Check out opportunities for parents through Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.

Questions about Adult Learning and Spiritual Formation? Contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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