Adults

New & Upcoming Opportunities

Wellness Opportunities are now listed on a separate page

The World Is About to Turn: An Advent Study

Wednesdays, November 29, December 6 & 13 after Mid-Week Worship (7:45 – 8:15 p.m.) & Wednesday, December 20 from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

This Advent study, based on the hymn “Canticle of the Turning” and Mary’s song, follows the ELCA World Hunger Advent calendar. It includes scripture, reflection, discussion, prayer and song. Led by members of the Hunger Advocacy and Awareness group. Sign up in the Incarnation Office by Tuesday, November 28.

Christmas in Christ Chapel at Incarnation

Thursday, December 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Incarnation will host a rebroadcast of the 2017 Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service from Gustavus Adolphus College. Attend the entire service or listen to a portion. Enjoy a time of fellowship afterward. The theme is “Life Abundant: A Celebration of Christmas during the 500th year of the Reformation.” Incarnation was invited to rebroadcast this event as a member of the Association of Congregations at Gustavus. Register by Monday, December 11 in the Incarnation Office or by emailing Joan Volkmann at jvolkmann@incarnationmn.org.

Ongoing Opportunities for Adults

Walk through the Bible

Wednesdays from Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

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

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, March 22, 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 Joan Volkmann or contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 by the Monday before.

Spiritual Spa for Women

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. 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.

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: Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer by Scott H. Hendrix

Women Read

Wednesday, October 18 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 November, participants will discuss the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

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.

November – Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
December – The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson
January – Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky
February – Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
March – Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark
April – The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army by Eugene G Schultz
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

Men’s Fellowship

Monday’s,7:30-8:30 a.m., 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

Wednesday’s, 7:30-9:00 a.m., 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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