Adult Faith Studies

Intellectually Challenging and Theologically Progressive

By intellectually challenging, we mean that we offer a safe space for you to ask and wrestle with questions that Christianity, spirituality, and religion raise in your mind and heart.

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning classes from 9:35 to 10:35 – all are welcome to any class!

For more information, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Kyle Sorys, or call 402-556-6252 ext. 1008.

Boomers +/-

Room 112

Meet to care for one another and to continue exploring the Bible’s roots and what those fundamental teachings have to say to progressive Christians.

Centering Prayer

Mead Chapel

Not a class, but an experience. This time of soul-work begins with 10 minutes of fellowship, followed by 20 minutes of silence, closing with The Lord’s Prayer.

Connections

Room 203

This group of mostly Gen-Xers meets to share support as friends and parents, and wrestles with challenges presented by the world.

Explorers

Adult Education Library (Room 100)

These seekers inquire in depth by reading and discussing a book. They have begun their study, led by Cheryl Nelson, of “The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Ways of Jesus” by Robin Meyers.

Faithlinks

Room 111

In this inter-generational class, each week a new, stand-alone topic invites Christians to consider the United Methodist Church’s stance on important contemporary and developing issues; to consider them in the thoughtful light of their personal experience; and then encourages action on the basis of their beliefs.

Opportunities During the Week

Centering Prayer

First Sunday Monthly, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Mead Chapel

Centering Prayer is a way to deepen one’s relationship with God through our silent intention to consent to God’s loving presence and transforming grace.  The session includes two 20 minutes Centering Prayer practices followed by reflection and conversation on contemplative life.

Earth Vigil

Third Wednesday monthly, 6:30 – 7:00 pm in Mead Chapel

A small group gathering for silent meditation for the earth.

Gastronomy Club

Third Sunday monthly, 3:30 – 6:30 pm in the Main Kitchen

For the love of food and the science behind it, this is a monthly dinner group that prepares meals together and takes home leftovers for the week.  The goal of this group is to choose, cook, and eat good food in fun and friendly fellowship.

Gentle Aerobics

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am in room 204

Gentle Aerobics is a friendly and free group of folks who enjoy moving to a variety of exercise videos, which include power walking, lifting weights, and stretching.  Each participant moves at her or his own pace… moving is key!

Honor Thy Self

Third Tuesday monthly,10:00 – 11:00 am in the Parlor

All who identify as a woman and are over the age of 60 are welcome to join us as we seek to live Life’s Adventures in the company of a supportive community.

Movie Group

Second Wednesday monthly, 6:00 pm at W. Dale Clark Library

This group determines a movie to see each month and participants see the movie on their own time.  The participants gather at the Downtown Library for discussion and the choosing of the next movie followed by dinner out at a nearby location.  All are welcome to one or both events!

Spiritual Practices

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Parlor

All are welcome to explore a variety of ways to connect with the Holy and Journey in faith.

Tai Chi for Balance

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Mead Chapel

This is a low-impact exercise class for that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, while strengthening ankle muscles and teaches moves designed to help prevent falling. All over the age of 55 are welcome in this free class led by a licensed instructor.

Zumba

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in The Commons

All skill levels welcome! Come join Pastor Cynthia, and move and groove!  This is a free, introductory class… just bring a water bottle and friend.