Adults

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Upcoming Opportunities

Growing Through Loss

Mondays, Now – October 21; 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. at Catholic Community of St. Odilia in Shoreview

Have you experienced the death of a loved one, a broken relationship, a pregnancy or infant loss, a job loss or change, or any other loss that has left you grieving? Check out Growing Through Loss, a grief support series sponsored by the North Suburban Grief Support Coalition, which includes Incarnation.

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 Nancy Jahnke at 763-755-5335 or visit www.growingthroughloss.org for more information.

Psalms for Living

Large Group Kick-Off: Monday, September 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
Small Group Gatherings: 4 Gatherings in October and November at Various Times and Places 

Across millennia, the Psalms have spoken to God’s people. Whether engaged as prayer, song, poetry or straightforward reading, the Psalms capture the complexities of emotions that make up the human experience. The Psalms are a model for how we might show up in our relationship with God in seasons of joy and sorrow, in seasons of change, and in the midst of ordinary days. We explore the Psalms together and individually because they teach us something about who God is and how God engages in the world. We explore the Psalms together and individually because we find ourselves in them and their words become our words as we journey through whatever life brings. 

Psalms for Living is a fall opportunity to learn about the Psalms and discover how the Psalms can be part of your life and faith. You’ll learn about different types of Psalms and their context. You’ll also learn new, accessible ways to study the Bible and new faith practices to sustain you across time. There will be a chance to meet others and learn from their insights as, together, you find ways to bring the Psalms to life in your daily experiences. 

There will be one large group kick-off session to set the stage and start learning together. This session will be followed by four small group sessions taking place in October and November. The small groups will use a discussion guide with new content and questions to explore. Small groups will happen at a variety of times and places, to make it easy and convenient for you.

Learn more about specific small group dates and times and how to register.

Ongoing Opportunities

Kairos: Sunday Morning Adult Forum

Sundays at 8:45 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. in the Fireside Room beginning September 22

Kairos Adult Form is a time each Sunday of enrichment for mind and spirit. A mix of timely topics, Bible Study, and theological exploration are presented by scholars, theologians and other professionals. Kairos meets at 8:45 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. in the Fireside Room. 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

September 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Adult Room D

Women Read meets monthly September through May (except December) on 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. In September, read Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner. The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 devastates Philadelphia even as young men ship off to fight in The Great War. A young family finds itself in a different world than they had imagined, as they take in a baby orphaned by the disease and the child becomes their only source of hope.

Reading Lists
2019-2020 book list for Women Read
Women Read: Booklist from 2013-2019

Primetimers

Upcoming Primetimers Dates in 2019: September 26, October 24, November 21 and December 19

Primetimers is a time of fellowship and learning for singles and couples 60 and older. Sign up in the Incarnation Office. 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.

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.

September: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard

November: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

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.

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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