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 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.
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.
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.
This group of mostly Gen-Xers meets to share support as friends and parents, and wrestles with challenges presented by the world.
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.
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
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.
Church on the Rocks
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in various off-site locations
Third Wednesday monthly, 6:30 – 7:00 pm in Mead Chapel
A small group gathering for silent meditation for the earth.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.