Adults

Wellness Opportunities are now listed on a separate page

Current & Upcoming Opportunities

What is the Bible?   Book Discussion Group

Tuesdays, March 19 – May 14 (except April 16), 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Rob Bell’s book, What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything, is fodder for lively and and insightful discussion about the sacred text that shapes our Christian faith. This discussion group will be led by Georgia Schultz. Participants are asked to provide their own book. Sign up in the Incarnation Office by March 19.

Ongoing Opportunities

Kairos: Sunday Morning Adult Forum

Sundays 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.

Women Read

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

Women 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. Since February’s session was canceled due to weather, participants will discuss the book Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel Brown in March.

Reading Lists
2018-2019 book list for Women Read *UPDATED*
2017-2018 book list for Women Read
2016-2017 book list for Women Read
2015-2016 book list for Women Read

Primetimers

Thursday, March 28  from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Primetimers is a time of fellowship and learning for singles and couples 60 and older. This month, hear from a local entrepreneur and Finnish cook, Soile Anderson. Soile founded Deco Catering, (serving President Obama and the Dalai Lama), Taste of Scandinavia Bakeries and The Finnish Bistro restaurants. She also did a Scandinavian Mid-Summer Party for Martha Stewart Living magazine. Most recently, in 2017, she co-authored Celebrations to Remember, which includes décor and delicious recipes for themed parties, events and special celebrations.

Share in a Scandinavian meal together, including Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, a vegetable and a sweet treat made by Soile herself!

Sign up in the Incarnation Office or by March 25 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $4 per person and includes lunch. Please pay the day of the event.

Questions? Contact Amy Martell via email at amartell@incarnationmn.org, or by calling the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213.

Upcoming Primetimers Dates in 2019: April 25, May 23.

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 Adult Room D.

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: Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill

History Book Group for Men

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Bethany Lounge.

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.

January Book: The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel.

February: The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara Tuchman

March: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

April: I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54

May: The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks

June: Tong Wars by Scott Seligman

July: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Men’s Fellowship

Mondays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on County Road E in Vadnais Heights

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.

Spiritual Spa for Women

Friday, May 10, 2019 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. Watch for details for the Spring 2019 Spiritual Spa beginning in March. 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.

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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