Adult Education offers diverse learning opportunities to meet the needs of beginners in faith and those who long to grow in their relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
The Adult Discipleship Team plans offerings in this area. New members who have a passion for helping adults grow in their faith are always welcome!
For information on the AD Team or offerings, please contact Rebecca Otte, Director of Adult Discipleship 835-3755 x33
For a full catalogue of current and upcoming opportunities for adults, please check out our April 2013 Booklet.
Spring is making its slow, tentative way here. Maybe you feel like Spring with your faith life, dipping your toe in the water, leaving for a few days, coming back to see what’s new, leaving again… No matter how tentative and fragile or strong and hearty your faith life is, God always welcomes you with open arms and longs to be in relationship with you. Here are a few opportunities to spend time with God and build that relationship.
Sundays, June 23-August 18 6-7:30pm
Learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before. This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.
The Financial Peace classes have been enormously successful. Participants have shared that their financial situations have improved and so have their lives of faith. We’re planning our next class for June and July 2013. If you’re interested in taking the class in the future, please contact Rebecca Otte.
Here are a few comments from people who have participated in the class:
"Financial Peace University offers the opportunity to lower your stess level regarding your personal finances. Specific forms, discussions with others in the class and tips & hints for smart control of your money--try the process--you will be happy you've stretched yourself through God."
"We got a lot of practical pragmatic suggestions for being more financially solvent and smart! A very good course!"
"The class simply opened my eyes to all the things you can do to make your life less stressful and comfortable about your future."
Sewing Machines, Wheelchairs, Cleaning Buckets:
The UMC in the Wider World - A Mini Tour
10:20 - 10:40 or 11:40 - Noon
Sunday June 2nd
Come for a mini-class to hear about some amazing mission work being done in the Midwest. Barb Feeney has a 20-minute slide show about her trip to a UMC Mission Distribution Center in Illinois.
Find out how ordinary people of faith are reaching out to the whole world. Kids and their wiggles are welcome! Bring your coffee.
Take a few days to rest, eat, and laugh. Enjoy the natural beauty of Pine Lake, the hotel-like comfort of the Bishop Sharon Raider Retreat Center, and the joy of sharing the spiritual journey with fellow travelers.
July 14, 6:30 p.m. through July 17 10:30 a.m.
Sharon Rader Retreat Center
Pine Lake Camp
8301 Count Road M
Westfield, WI 53964
$125 for double room and all meals
$150 for single room (as available) and all meals
Some scholarship funds are available
Make checks payable to
“Wisconsin Annual Conference”
with “2013 REAL Retreat” on the memo line.
Send payments to the conference office:
Wisconsin Annual Conference
750 Windsor St.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Attention: Karen Lamoree
Plan the Dates
The Adult Discipleship team is planning a trip to New York City May 2-6, 2014. You’re invited! We’ll be doing some sightseeing and some faith and mission activities. You’ll get the chance to visit Ellis Island, see The Cloisters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see a play on Broadway, visit the UN, tour the UM General Board of Global Ministries, and more!
Approximate cost: $1100. We’ll have RSVP deadlines and more information soon. Plan the dates and contact Rebecca Otte to sign up, help plan the trip, or get more information or click New York Trip 2014.
Attend our third annual all-church campout at Pine Lake, Fri Aug 2-Sun Aug 4, 2013. Families and friends are welcome to join in for a fantastic weekend of hiking, swimming, singing, praying, eating, and more. Hotel-like rooms, rustic cabins, and tent and RV sites available. Contact Rebecca Otte to help plan the fun.
~Free will offering accepted
~Join this gentle Hatha yoga class, suitable for beginners or those with intermediate experience. Jo Temte leads this drop-in class. All ages and physical abilities welcome.
Sponsors: New Ministries Fund & Hometown Pharmacy
~Mondays and Thursdays
~There’s no certified instructor, but boy do we have fun! Meets in the Music Room downstairs. Bring your own equipment: exercise ball, mat, weights, and stretch bands if you have them.
Looking for a ministry?
We could use a few outgoing people who like to help others feel welcome to join our usher teams. If you prefer to be in the background, we’d love to have you pair with another person and help with our fellowship setup or cleanup. Are you passionate about growing in your faith and excited to help others grow too? Then consider joining the Adult Discipleship team! Contact Rebecca Otte or Pam McIntyre for details.
If you have suggestions for prayer or service activities, classes, events, or groups, please contact Rebecca Otte.
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