Adult Faith Formation Events

We invite you to participate in adult faith formation events and activities.

May
24
Fri
Soul Food @ Colonial Room
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Soul Food meets most Fridays of the school year to discuss a book from a faith perspective. We read a few chapters at a time, and enjoy rich discussions and engaging conversations. In addition we take time to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s gospel reading, and pray together. All are welcome to join us as we gather to discuss one or all of the books through the year.

Our last book for this program year is The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong. Where does religion come from? How did ancient cultures begin to understand what they mean by the Divine, and how did their understanding influence the way they lived their lives?  Starting from the earliest civilizations, Armstrong traces the role spirituality has played in the life of people through a variety of world religions. Her study helps us consider why religion may play a less important role in modern society and what that might mean for us.

Whether you’ve been part of Soul Food before or are starting with us for the first time, you are welcome.

The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong.

5/3/2019    Introduction, Chapters 1-2 pp. ix-48
5/10/2019  Chapters 3-4 pp. 49-102
5/17/2019  Chapters 5-6 pp. 103- 158
5/24/2019  Chapters 7-8 pp. 159-208
5/31/2019  Chapters 9-10 pp. 209-288
6/7/2019    Chapter 12, Epilogue pp. 289 – 330

Questions?  Contact Pastor Lois Pallmeyer.

See our complete calendar and plans for the new year by clicking here: 2018-2019 Schedule.

May
29
Wed
At The Crossroads – Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At The Crossroads - Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

Roundtable Discussions at the Crossroads of Work and Retirement.

Explore the opportunities and challenges of post-retirement with others who have recently entered, or are considering retiring. These will be confidential, open discussions where your questions are welcomed and your experiences valued. Come to exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns, as you discern how you might use your gifts in a new stage of life.

No cost.  We hope you can attend all five of these discussions, but you’re welcome to come as you’re able.

Fill out my online form.

Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

May
31
Fri
Soul Food @ Colonial Room
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Soul Food meets most Fridays of the school year to discuss a book from a faith perspective. We read a few chapters at a time, and enjoy rich discussions and engaging conversations. In addition we take time to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s gospel reading, and pray together. All are welcome to join us as we gather to discuss one or all of the books through the year.

Our last book for this program year is The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong. Where does religion come from? How did ancient cultures begin to understand what they mean by the Divine, and how did their understanding influence the way they lived their lives?  Starting from the earliest civilizations, Armstrong traces the role spirituality has played in the life of people through a variety of world religions. Her study helps us consider why religion may play a less important role in modern society and what that might mean for us.

Whether you’ve been part of Soul Food before or are starting with us for the first time, you are welcome.

The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong.

5/3/2019    Introduction, Chapters 1-2 pp. ix-48
5/10/2019  Chapters 3-4 pp. 49-102
5/17/2019  Chapters 5-6 pp. 103- 158
5/24/2019  Chapters 7-8 pp. 159-208
5/31/2019  Chapters 9-10 pp. 209-288
6/7/2019    Chapter 12, Epilogue pp. 289 – 330

Questions?  Contact Pastor Lois Pallmeyer.

See our complete calendar and plans for the new year by clicking here: 2018-2019 Schedule.

Jun
1
Sat
Diamond Jubilee
Jun 1 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
3
Mon
Monday Morning Bible Study @ R100
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
5
Wed
At The Crossroads – Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At The Crossroads - Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

Roundtable Discussions at the Crossroads of Work and Retirement.

Explore the opportunities and challenges of post-retirement with others who have recently entered, or are considering retiring. These will be confidential, open discussions where your questions are welcomed and your experiences valued. Come to exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns, as you discern how you might use your gifts in a new stage of life.

No cost.  We hope you can attend all five of these discussions, but you’re welcome to come as you’re able.

Fill out my online form.

Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

Jun
6
Thu
Prayerful Knitters @ Gathering Place
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
7
Fri
Soul Food @ Colonial Room
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Soul Food meets most Fridays of the school year to discuss a book from a faith perspective. We read a few chapters at a time, and enjoy rich discussions and engaging conversations. In addition we take time to reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s gospel reading, and pray together. All are welcome to join us as we gather to discuss one or all of the books through the year.

Our last book for this program year is The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong. Where does religion come from? How did ancient cultures begin to understand what they mean by the Divine, and how did their understanding influence the way they lived their lives?  Starting from the earliest civilizations, Armstrong traces the role spirituality has played in the life of people through a variety of world religions. Her study helps us consider why religion may play a less important role in modern society and what that might mean for us.

Whether you’ve been part of Soul Food before or are starting with us for the first time, you are welcome.

The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong.

5/3/2019    Introduction, Chapters 1-2 pp. ix-48
5/10/2019  Chapters 3-4 pp. 49-102
5/17/2019  Chapters 5-6 pp. 103- 158
5/24/2019  Chapters 7-8 pp. 159-208
5/31/2019  Chapters 9-10 pp. 209-288
6/7/2019    Chapter 12, Epilogue pp. 289 – 330

Questions?  Contact Pastor Lois Pallmeyer.

See our complete calendar and plans for the new year by clicking here: 2018-2019 Schedule.

Jun
10
Mon
Monday Morning Bible Study @ R100
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
13
Thu
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

“A Toolbox for Sharing” led by Jan Borgschatz. Jan’s Masters Program at Hamline University enhanced her ability to teach the writing process to students. Since her retirement from elementary school teaching, Jan has led workshops on “Writing Your Faith Stories” in churches.

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter’s writing series, In Your Own Words:  Writing as a Spiritual Practice here.  

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter: Spirituality As We Age ministry here.