Growth Banner Widget

Growing in Faith . . . . 

     Perhaps as you sit in a pew on Sunday morning, an idea from the sermon will intrigue you or a line from a hymn will hit you in a different way than it has before.  Bingo!  You begin to see your life through a different lens.  Or you may be volunteering for Family Promise or Caring Ministries and have a heart opening moment with a person you hardly know. Bingo! In understanding something new about someone else, you are able to see or accept yourself in a new way.  Growth opportunities are everywhere once we become aware.
 
     In the Adult Education program at St. Paul’s, we offer opportunities for those same ‘aha” moments through study and building relationships.  When we grow in faith we become transformed.  In our transformation, we can transform the world. 
 
Join us for one or more of our current studies which are listed below!

Adult  Classes  &  Groups

Please call the church office if you are interested in any of these classes. (442-5643)

 

ONE DAY RETREAT: Friday, April 7: 9AM – 4 PM 

How are you a person of peace?

Explore your response to this question using the spiritual practice of SoulCollage®. This one-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to discover your wisdom and change your world. Through the alchemy of image, intuition and imagination you will create a 5×8 collage and discover how listening to the symbols of your soul can connect you with the guiding wisdom of the creative peacemaker within. No “artistic” skills needed. Anyone can do SoulCollage®! This workshop is presented by SoulCollage® Facilitator Heather Berndt, a Spokane artist and retreat leader with a passion for inspiring others to explore the divine through creativity and soulful living.

$25 per person/over age 18 please. Lunch included.

Limited to 12 participants:
Pre-registration required. Register by calling the church office (406) 442-5643.

 

 

SUNDAY GROUPS:

God After Hours:
Sundays @ 7 PM
Lewis and Clark Brewery
March Dates: 5, 12, & 19.
 
The theme in March is “The Civil Rights and the Social Community.”  March 5 will focus on immigrants’ rights, March 12 will focus on the rights of people with disibilities, and March 19 will focus on ageism.
To learn more about ways to get involved in this mission project contact Pastor Tyler Amundson at 442-5643 or email: tamundson@stpaulshelena.org or Jill Melcher 459-6504 or email: jillfrancesmelcher@gmail.com.
 
 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GROUPS/CLASSES:

EYES OF THE HEART: Sacred Seeing as Contemplative Practice – facilitated by Sue McNicol:
Five consecutive Wednesdays from 7 – 8:30 PM
March 15 – April 12  

Take a new approach to Lent this spring, and bring your camera (or smartphone camera) along with you. This class will spend five consecutive Wednesday evenings (March 15 – April 12) from 7-8:30 PM, exploring Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valters Paintner.

More than a book on photographic technique, 
Eyes of the Heart 
is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. Adapting the monastic practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) into a form of visio divina (sacred seeing), spiritual director and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner invites readers to a new way of viewing the world–through the lens of a camera.
 
This class, facilitated by Sue McNicol, will explore themes connecting the medium of photography with the Christian spiritual life. Each theme provides a photographic journey in which the reader does not simply take images, but receives images and learns to see with “the eyes of the heart.” 
Sign up by contacting the church office at 442-5643 or email us at: office@stpaulshelena.org.
 

A VULNERABLE FAITH – Brene Brown.  “Grace is not attractive,” it is messy and difficult. Brene Brown, a social work researcher, continues to share a gospel that the most whole hearted people are those that live vulnerably. Whole hearted people are exactly who Christ called us to be as Christian Disciples. We are invited in Lent to grow through shame and vulnerability into new life.

Join us for this “messy” class based on the knowledge of Brene Brown as we explore our faith this Lent. Each class will have a video by Brene, inviting us into learning about steps we can take to live more whole heartedly.

Pastor Tyler will offer this class from 7:15-8:30 PM on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and April 5 in the balcony of the church.

Sign up by contacting the church office at 442-5643 or email us at: office@stpaulshelena.org.

 
 
Discipleship 101 – Amazing Grace: Who was John Wesley? What was the movement called “Methodist?” What is it now? What makes St. Paul’s, St. Paul’s? These questions and more will be answered in this class. Amazing Grace is generally required to join or transfer membership to St. Paul’s.Rev. Tyler Amundson lead this class on a quarterly basis. The next Amazing Grace class will be held Sunday, May 21 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM in the Church Library.  Contact the church office at 442-5643 if you are interested in receiving additional information and/or attending an Amazing Grace class.  
 

 

Knit & Crochet Group:   Get to know others while learning and sharing a craft. This group creates prayer shawls and works on other individual projects as the mood strikes them all in the name of service. Join them on any Wednesday when we have a Wednesday Night Dinner and see how much fun you can have in a creative circle of women. Wednesdays from 4 PM – 5:30 PM in the St. Paul’s Library. Leader: Lila Bock.
 
 

DAYTIME GROUPS & CLASSES:

God Hunger: Meaningful Midday Meditations. This popular prayer class invites a new group of people to journey with Pastor Tyler in meaningful midday meditations. We invite you to bring your lunch for 30 minutes of prayer and 15 minutes of discussion. This class runs 12-1 PM on Wednesdays.  Come join us as we focus on God’s presence and learn the benefit of regular prayer in our lives. No sign-up necessary for this group. Please join us in the Bride’s Room (Rm. 301) in the church building at Noon.
 
Wednesday/Thursday Bible Study:  The class is working with Adam Hamilton’s book The Call which is the story of Paul’s missionary journeys. Classes meet Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Church Library or Thursday at 9:30 AM in Fireside Room (Susanna’s Place). Visitors are always welcome and new members may join a class at any time.
 

Jung Reading Group: This on-going group welcomes new members with whom they could discuss Carl Jung’s works. The class meets on Thursdays from 12:15 – 1:15 PM. They meet in room 200 at Susanna’s Place. Facilitator: Marty Thieltges.

 

 

New Leaders Always Welcome!

Classes: Are you toying with an idea for a class?  Would you like to lead a class but have never led one before and want some help? Do you know you have the gift of leadership, but need an idea for a class?
                                               
Groups: Are you thinking of starting a small group?  Do you wonder how to make a group work?  Do you need guidance about how to get started? 
 
Adult Ministry Team:  Do you love to see people alive and learning more about themselves and God?  Do you thrive in an environment of learning? Do you have ideas of how our Adult Program could better serve the congregation?
 
If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please give Sue a call at the church office (442-5643) or email her at  office@stpaulshelena.org
 
P1010098