Archive for 'Adult Faith Formation'

First Sunday Centering Practice for November – Loving Kindness Meditation With Claire Casselman

Sunday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. on Zoom

How would you describe this time? Turbulent, uncertain, divisive, anxious, contentious, isolating, opportune? How do we stay grounded as we react to unfolding events? How do we tend to strong emotions with integrity? How do we express our faith and find a semblance of peace? Claire Casselman will help us explore loving kindness – unconditional love for ourselves and all of God’s creation. We seek to be open-eyed and open-hearted. If it sounds ...

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Disability Awareness Talk: What Helps People Who Are Disabled to Thrive?

Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Disability… is not inherently a “problem” or “risk”. Disabled and chronically ill communities often have deeply embodied skills that allow us to connect and survive, even thrive, in these times (Source: AACIL Website).

The Center for Independent Living (CIL), born out of the struggle for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is an organization that helps people with disabilities navigate, survive and thrive in a world where disability doesn’t have to be a handicap. Please ...

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Vital Conversations – The Documentary 13th Discussion

Sunday, Oct. 18 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The documentary 13th explores the history of racial inequality in the U.S. led by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Why are our nation’s prisons disproportionately filled with African-Americans? What has the 13th amendment got to do with it? What is the prison-industrial complex? Watch the documentary on your own (available on Netflix and YouTube) and then join us on Oct. 18 as we discuss this.

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Howard Thurman Study

Howard Thurman Study
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

What is the word that the religion of Jesus has to say to the man with his back to the wall?

This is the question asked by Howard Thurman in his classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited. It’s a question we still ask today. We don’t often hear Thurman’s name, but he was a mentor of Martin Luther King Jr and a moral anchor to many in ...

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Sermon Chats on Sundays at 5pm

Want to talk about sermon topics with the pastor? Plan to join a sermon chat on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm.
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Thursday morning Mindfulness Practice

When can we catch our breath and just “be” in these crazy COVID times? If you are interested in learning simple techniques of mindfulness, then drop into the Spiritual Practice “Practice” session every Thursday morning, 8-9 am.
Password: 503222
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Eco-Discipleship Study: Watershed Discipleship

Join Tim Kobler in a study of the book, Watershed Discipleship, edited by Ched Myers. More info and registration can be found at https://www.umichwesley.org/watersheddiscipleship. The study begins Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm on Zoom. A Zoom code will be sent upon registration.

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Brown Bag and Brown Bag Redux this fall!

This fall the Brown Bag Study will look at the book of Isaiah, one of the most familiar prophets in the Old Testament. Join us for a lively weekly discussion of this scripture!
Brown Bag on Tuesdays, 12-1 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81960761851

New for the fall: Brown Bag Redux on Thursday evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm. (We will repeat the lesson given on Tuesdays.)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82297349625

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A Statement from Rev. Lynn

A YouTube video statement from Rev. Nancy S. Lynn on our response to systemic racism is now available. [https://youtu.be/ymFLa7c39RA]

A transcript of these comments may be found here: Transcript

Dear Friends,

The last week has been heartbreaking in an already challenging time. I know many of us are overwhelmed, and our African American brothers and sisters are grieving, angry, and afraid. How do we be the church in the midst of so much upheaval? Yesterday, ...

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