Adult Education

We have many Adult Education opportunities throughout the year on a variety of topics.  You can find out what the current offerings are in our monthly newsletter, The Path, our Events page or in our weekly bulletin announcements. The descriptions below show some of our newest offerings.

 

ADULT STUDY GROUPS

We offer adult Bible studies ranging in depth from five to six week studies to intensive year long studies and weekly book discussions which cover a broad range of spiritual and philosophical content. In addition, a variety of Christian education experiences are provided each year for children and adults. Examples include: Vacation Bible School, confirmation classes.

Ongoing Groups:

Thursday Morning Men's Faith Group – Men of the church meet on Thursday mornings at 8:45 in the Fireside Room for a great time of book study, fellowship, and a continental breakfast.

Sunday Morning Book Group – We meet to discuss a book on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:00am in the East Wing, Room E-1 (Media Center). Contact Marilyn Hobbs at 651-771-2308 for information.

Sunday Night Potluck & Study – Meet with Pastor Tom on Sunday evenings for a potluck supper and an hour long study. Watch the bulletin and newsletter for details on selected topics and schedule.

Monday Brown Bag Book Club  – Beginning September 10 at 12:00 noon in the Fireside Room Come join Pastor Tom for our newest faith group- Brown Bag Book Club. We will read a few chapters a week and have a lively discussion. New books will be chosen based on group input.

Wednesday Living a Christian Life Video & Discussion Series – This series is for those who like to explore living the life of a Christian in today’s society. It will feature topics relevant to the issues of today. There will be videos and discussion.  This group will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

 

Recreation Groups

Winter Volleyball League

Team sports at Arlington Hills are fun and non-competitive. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate and enjoy the fun, social atmosphere as well as a chance to squeeze in a little exercise. Spectators are always welcome too. The volleyball teams begin play in January and go through March or April, playing on Friday evenings.

Bridge Players

We meet at the church to play Bridge the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the Fireside Room. New Bridge players are always welcome. Questions? Contact Lorraine Swanson 651-484-8605 or Marilyn Hobbs 651-771-2308

 Devotional Yoga

Meet at 6:30-7:30 PM Wednesdays. The class cost is minimal and childcare is free. Cristi Hoving is our instructor and she leads a wonderful class. Each class begins with a quiet time of reflection and devotion. If you have any questions regarding the class contact Martha Rice, Community Outreach Director.

Devotional Chair Yoga

Meet at 4:15-5:15 PM Wednesdays. Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. The class cost is minimal. Come for yoga and stay for a delicious Wed>ReCHARGE dinner. See Martha Rice, Community Outreach Director with any questions

Fellowship and caring ministry Groups

The GAP

The GAP is a social and service group generally comprised of the "baby boomer" generation age group that usually meets the first Saturday of the month, year round. Events can include dinners, game night, theater, a day trip to Northfield, or hiking and picnicking along the St. Croix in the fall. The GAP is also involved in 2 - 3 service projects per year.

The Connection

This group is made up of adults and is open to anyone, with or without kids, with or without partners, who is looking for a forum of contact, familiarity, relationship building, and spiritual growth. A mix of activities throughout the year may include children as well as activities just for adults.

The BLBs

The BLBs, also known as the Breakfast-Lunch Bunch, meet the 3rd Saturday of the month, 12 months a year, at 9:00am at the IHOP near Maplewood Mall. Our ages are "near Retirement" through "in-the-nineties". We always have a great time! Sign up at the Welcome Center or call Diane or Bill Ellis at 651-774-8362.

The Card Making Group

Meets the 4th Thursday each month at 1:00pm in the Fireside Room to make cards to send to our homebound members. Everyone is welcome!

The Blanket Ministry

Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 1:00pm. Crocheting, knitting, quilting - our group does it all and then some. We work on prayer shawls, baby blankets, lap robes and sometimes on a project of our own. Please feel free to join the group in the Media Center (East Wing, room E-1). We'd love to have you! Contact Mary at myoungstrom@aol.com or call 651-483-0498.