Adults

Wellness Opportunities are now listed on a separate page

Current & Upcoming Opportunities

Walk through the Bible

Wednesdays from Noon – 1:00 p.m. through June 27

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.

Spiritual Spa for Women: Claiming Your Creativity

Friday, May 18, 2018 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. The focus of the May Spiritual Spa is “Claiming Your Creativity.” It will be lead by Pastor Jeanne Hartfield. Register online or in the Incarnation Office by Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes dinner.

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.

And Who Is My Neighbor: Talking about Race and Racial Equality

Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Using the printed and video curriculum from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the goal of this opportunity is to create space for the people of Incarnation to enter into conversations about race and racial equality through the lens of faith. All are welcome, whether you are new to this conversation or have been thinking deeply and acting for racial equality for a long time or you are somewhere in between. Learn more about the study by LSS of MN. This opportunity will be facilitated by Pastor Jeanne Hartfield. Sign up in the Incarnation Office by Monday, June 11.

Financial Peace University

Sundays, April 22 & 29; May 6, 13 & 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey that will teach you how to take control of your money. Registrations will be accepted through April 27. Cost: $95 for membership kit. Contact Pastor Jeanne Hartfield with questions or to request a scholarship.

Growing Through Loss Series

Thursdays, April 12 – May 17; 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Fridley

Growing Through Loss is sponsored by the North Suburban Grief Support Coalition, of which Incarnation is a part. This 6-week series provides an opportunity for individuals to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. Each session begins with an educational presentation by a professional from the community, followed by small groups facilitated by leaders who understand the grieving process.  Although there is no cost, donations are welcome.  Registration takes place each evening before the program. Each session is complete in itself. Attend any or all sessions. Free childcare is available, but please call a week in advance so they are prepared for your children. Call 763-755-5335 or visit www.growingthroughloss.org for more information.

Ongoing Opportunities for Adults

Kairos: Sunday Morning Adult Forum

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

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

Thursday, April 26, 2018  from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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 September through December and March through May. Cost is $4 per person. To sign up , email Amy Martell or contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 by the Monday before.

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).

Current Book: The Church Unknown by Rev. Seth Nelson

Women Read

Wednesday, May 16 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. No need to register.

For May, participants will read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Also, bring book ideas for the 2018-2019 season of Women Read.

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.

May – Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civill War Era by David Herbert Donald
June – The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic-and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
July: Israel: A concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis

Men’s Fellowship

Mondays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on Lexington

Come when you can for an hour including Bible study, breakfast and fellowship. Since 1976 we have read most of the books in the Bible several times, but each time is a new experience because of changing life experiences. Contact: Jim Fruehling.

Men’s Coffee Talk

Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in Bethany Lounge

Enjoy coffee, laughs and lively discussions which can include current events, theology, sports, church life or any other issue of concern or interest. Contact: Jim Fruehling.

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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