Adult Education for Lent led by Ed Miner
Sundays : February 18 – March 25 at 9:15am
Wednesdays: starting February 21 at 7:00pm
Read & Discuss: America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
Wallis examines the historical context of racism in the United States during slavery, during Jim Crow reconstruction and also since Civil Rights in the 1960s. Exposing the realities of racism to the teachings of Jesus, Wallis calls us to see our own racism and challenges Christians to stand against it.
Videos will be used to introduce each week’s class and offer an introduction to each discussion. Reading the book is not necessary but encouraged.
Join the FUMC weekly Lenten Challenge. Beginning February 18, a spiritual practice challenge will be announced. Don’t miss this challenge. The weekly challenge will be posted in the bulletin and on the Church’s Facebook page and Website.
This service will focus on healing the spiritual calluses that prevent us from hearing and responding to God in our midst. After the service, a basket of hand lotion will be available for a prayer aid. Each tube or bottle will have a sentence Psalm prayer to pray while moisturizing your hands. Worshipers are encouraged to keep praying throughout Lent using the prayer. If you would like to make a donation please do. The worship committee will be using the donation to buy gift cards for District 205 students who need food assistance. Take one for yourself and another.
For these people’s senses have become calloused. Matthew 13:15 CEB
5-week Adult Education Series led by Doug and Lola Hotchkis
January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2018
Meet in Aldersgate. 9:15-10:15 Sunday Mornings
Read and Discuss: Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul by David L. Goetz
A great number of seekers find themselves in the seemingly unreal world of the suburbs. They read spirituality books but find themselves in carpools and coaching soccer, not in monasteries. David Goetz, a former pastor living in Wheaton, shows that the suburbs are a real world, but a spiritually corrosive one. The land of SUVs and soccer leagues can truly be toxic to the soul. Suburbanites need to understand how the environment affects them and what spiritual disciplines are needed for their faith to survive and thrive. Goetz’ style is very humorous but his intent is very serious.