One of our Core Values is Life-Long Journey, meaning that we are each on a life-long spiritual journey of learning, growth, discovery, and connection. We need to be equipped, guided, encouraged and challenged on this life-long journey. Faith Formation is for people of all ages, and our adult faith formation opportunities invite  us to engage our minds and spirits (and sometimes our bodies, too!) in our spiritual journey.

 

We hope you'll join us!

All are welcome, whether this journey is new to you, whether you've recently taken a sudden turn on this journey or whether you've been on this path your whole life long. 


 

Virtual Lectio Divina

Tuesdays, 8:00 am

Lectio Divina ("divine reading") is an ancient Benedictine practice of reading scripture that invites us to delve into scripture with more than just our heads. We read a text  three times, allowing the words to sink ever deeper into our bodies, hearts and spirits, and we listen for how God is speaking to us in our lives and our world today through that text. This is a practice that brings scripture alive! No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome! 

 

Click on this link to join the Zoom Call

Zoom Meeting ID: 475 372 044; Password: 471003


Virtual Study, September 6 - November 15

Sundays 11:30-12:30


Contact Pastor Thandiwe to Sign Up

During this time of pandemic and beyond, we will be focusing on practical issues around planning for longevity, navigating pitfalls

and how to utilize the resources we have in our community. We will also discuss aging with grace, transitions, big and small and caring for our spirits. 


Part 1: Becoming an Advocate - September 6, 20,27 and October 4

Led by Rhonda Racicot & Julie Schuetz

September 6 -Planning for Longevity: Introduction & Setting the Groundwork

September 20 - Resources at Your Fingertips & Avoiding Pitfalls 

September 27 - Celebrating Transitions & Navigating Big and Little Changes  

October 4 -- Caring for Your Spirit: The Both/And of Aging



Part  2: “Falling Upward” Book Study - October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8 & 15 2:00-3:30 pm

Zoom Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89961989435?pwd=ay9CWFd4Sm9oTFhvMjhFYksxQ3IxZz09

Meeting ID: 899 6198 9435
Passcode: 625995


Led by Dana Stanke, Jan Smith, Diane Levy & Craig Jump

October 11 -- Introduction

October 18 -- Chapters 3-5

October 25 -- Chapters 6-8

November 1 -- Chapters 9-11

November 8 -- Chapter 12 & 13

November 15 -- Closing celebration

Please contact our church office to sign up! 


Part 3: Resourcing Our Congregation - November  8 & 15, 11:30-12:15 pm

What practical resources do we need as individuals and as a congregation to consider choices that we may have for ourselves or for loved ones as we seek to age with grace? These three weeks will offer such practical resources including financial considerations, legal considerations as well as actually walking through some forms that you may want to complete. 


Spring 2021 Study


In the Spring of 2021, our Adult Education seeks to equip us for the work of healing and wholeness through loving communication. How do we approach our communication with each other?  Beginning from a posture of humility and love.  Wondering what is meant by "posture"? Read more HERE.



Part 1: “More than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication”

Gather for conversations and learning about how to be an effective, authentic, and compassionate communicator. It will explore some of the following topics:

- What does the Bible teach us about communication?

- Listening as communication

- Verbal and non-verbal communication

- How we deepen our relationships with one another by improving our communication?


Part 2: “A Hidden Wholeness” Book Study


Part 3: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time Book Study




Racism Through the Lens of White Privilege: A Spiritual Quest

Webinar Offered Through Spiritual Direction Colorado

DATES: Saturdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & Oct. 10

TIME: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm MDT


White people often experience race and racism as belonging to others rather than being our issue as well. We need to become aware that we are an integral part of systemic, structural, and institutional racism. As we who have unearned advantages come to terms with our white privilege, we become more effective in dismantling institutional oppression and unjust systems. This work is an essential part of our spiritual journeys as it guides our discovery of who we are and how we are called to be in this turbulent time.


This webinar is presented by Reverend Jane Vennard. Jane was called to the ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and ordained in 1987 by the United Church of Christ. She is retired senior adjunct faculty of spiritual formation at the Iliff School of Theology, a spiritual director in private practice and the author of eight books. In her retirement Jane has turned her attention and her teaching to racism and white privilege.



Everyone is encouraged to attend this free event.


Read More and Register HERE



Courageous Conversations with the Racial Justice Think Tank of the RMC
Every other Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 pm

The Racial Justice Think Tank of the Rocky Mountain Conference invites you to join us via Zoom in our Courageous Conversation Series

October 13: Debunking the Myth of Race. We will join together virtually in small groups to process the complexities of our experiences with race and racism. No preparation is necessary.

October 27: Micro-aggressions 
November 11: Code Switching
November 24: White Supremacy 
December 8: Implicit Bias 


No matter where you are on this journey, if you are willing to take another step forward, you are invited! This is a time for processing the place within ourselves where we wrestle with this issue, and to support one another in loving community, as we envision a better future


Learn More & Register HERE