Worship: Sundays 9:30am

Sunday Morning Adult Education
Winter/Spring 2018 Session
10:30 a.m.

February 25, March 4, March 11
Lenten Bible Study with Rev. Sarah Bigwood

March 18
“What Is Salvation? Did Jesus Really Die for My Sins?”

March 25
The Role of Humor in Relieving Stress and Building Self-Confidence
Katie Jenson

April 8
Empowered Non-Violent Conversation
Community Mediation & Restorative Services

April 15
“Being Christian Without Being Christ-Like: Is It Possible?”

April 22
Suicide Prevention
Haley Smith, Community Health Educator at NAMI Minnesota 

April 29
Affordable Housing
Rick Martens

Adult Education brochures are available in the literature racks throughout the church building. If you have questions about any of the speakers or forums listed here, contact Rick Martens, Chair of the Adult Education Committee or Wendy Fields, Director of Christian Education.

Adult Education

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION
Sunday Mornings, September - May at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Lively discussion groups, lectures, and Bible studies for adults are offered Sunday mornings from September through May in Valley's Cornerstone Room. The forums are led by outside experts, Guest Speakers, Valley staff and talented and passionate volunteers. Bible studies are led by Rev. Sarah Bigwood or one of our Parish Associates and focuses on scripture.

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Thursday morning Bible Fellowship - September through May, 9:30-11:00 am
Thursday morning Bible fellowship to connect with one another and study the lectionary scripture for the coming Sunday as well as occasional book studies on spiritual issues. Everyone is welcome to join the group—come every week or whenever you can.

FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Sundays September through May at 9:15 a.m.
Friendship Group is a weekly class for adults with developmental disabilities. An array of teaching styles and techniques is used to teach the stories of the Bible and to develop and enhance “friendships” with others in the class and the church. The curriculum is adapted to the particular needs and skills of the class and includes gross and fine motor activities and crafts, development of cognitive skills, music and other auditory and visual activities. We are committed to helping developmentally disabled adults and their families grow in their faith.  New participants are welcome.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Throughout the year we offer special opportunities to study a topic in great depth. This year we are asking ourselves how our Christian tradition has contributed to racism in America and what we as Christians can do to change it.

LENTEN SERVICES
During the Lenten season, the six weeks before Easter, we offer opportunities to gather for a potluck meal at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service of reflection on the Lenten theme at 6:45 p.m.