Sunday Morning Education
A.C.E. - Adult Christian Education
The Adult Christian Education (A.C.E.) ministry is an opportunity to continue to grow with others while on the Christian journey. A.C.E. is held each Sunday morning, September through May at 9:10 in the Sanctuary. Specific Bible study units are announced prior to the start of each unit. Everyone is welcome to participate in all or part of each unit of study.
Older ACE sessions are available on CD in the church office.
Interfaith Climate Conversations with Susan Mullin, Senior Faith Leader Fellow, MN Interfaith Power & Light. Plan to attend this special presentation of Climate Conversations, as Susan leads us in sharing stories of connection and exploring how our faith calls us to act in response to climate change. MNIPL helps participants connect with their values and what they care about most, before articulating together the realities of our changing climate and how we can take action together. This approach was developed, in part, based on the work of Anthony Leiserowitz and the Yale Project on Climate Communication. Their findings noted that while 70% of people in the US believe climate change is happening, less than one-third ever talk about it with others. This is why MNIPL worked to create a heart-based, values-based conversation model that opens up dialogue and exploration, and can deepen a community’s connection. Susan Mullin facilitates climate conversations and Be the Spark leadership development workshops. She recruits and supports Climate Justice Congregations to deepen their response to climate change. She preaches and teaches in congregations and resources MNIPL’s team of Movement Builders. Susan is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, most recently serving as Minister of Faith Formation and Community Outreach at Faith UMC in St. Anthony Village. Prior to becoming a United Methodist clergywoman, she was a Professional Geologist consulting with clients on groundwater contamination issues. For more information, please visit: mnipl.org.
Friendship Bible Study
St. John's Church sponsors an educational program for developmentally challenged adults each Sunday from September through May. The course is geared to social, emotional and mental capabilities and deals with relationships, spiritual growth and service.