Faith Formation for Adults
Meeting right after coffee hour (around 10:30)
January 14-February 11: Civil Rights In Film: Sponsored by the Journey Toward Racial Justice Group at St. Peder’s
January 14 & 21: We’ll watch the film “Selma” and have a discussion about it. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
February 4 & 11 we’ll watch “13th” and have a discussion about it. “13th” is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
February 25-March 25: Book study on “What Is the Bible?” by Rob Bell led by Rev. Adam Rao
Rob Bell goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined—and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.
Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as God’s Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies in Scripture. With What Is the Bible?, he recaptures the Good Book’s magic and reaffirms its power and inspiration to shape and inspire our lives today.
April 8-May 6: LGBTQ Issues and Theology
From learning about the ever changing language of the LGBTQ community, to the unique challenges of being transgender, to hearing more about theology done by and for LGBTQ people this series will take us on a journey toward understanding.
April 8: LGBTQ Say What?
April 15: Transgender 101
April 22: Shannon’s Story
April 29: Introduction to Queer Theology part 1
May 6: Introduction to Queer Theology part 2
St. Peder’s Library
Our library is located across from the lounge for easy access anytime during church hours. The library features a wide variety of books, children’s books, pre-teen and young adult selections, biblical resources, videos, DVD’s and other resources. Stop and take a look through our selection of resources.
Gather Bible Study
Gather Bible Study meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30am. All are welcome to come and join in this Bible Study. Monthly themes can be found in the Messenger Newsletter.
What is Pub Theology? It is an informal gathering of people who discuss different topics about religion or tough issues of faith or just talk about how God is acting in their lives. The group is open to all ages, but you must be 21 or older to drink. We meet the first Wednesday of every month (October-May) at Parkway Pizza on Minnehaha Ave at 7:00. There will be a topic for each gathering that will be put in the bulletin the week before this group meets. Contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Throughout the year, Book Studies are offered at St. Peder’s. Shannon Kearns will often lead a book study during Advent, Lent or during other church seasons. Contact Shannon at email@example.com with any questions.
We invite all to join us on the First Sunday of Advent for an Advent Event Celebration that begins at 10:30am with a special and brief worship service, followed by a simple soup lunch, with special events & crafts for all ages. It is another way in which we gather together as a congregational family.
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