FAITH FORMATION & EDUCATION

No RSVP needed for any Faith Formation activities. You are always welcome to join us!
FIRST SUNDAYS ADULT EDUCATION  | 1st Sundays (as scheduled) | 11am-12 noon | Parlor
All ages are welcome to join us on the 1st Sunday of the month from 11am-12pm from October through May to learn, discuss and reflect on topics important to us as Christians including Bible studies, other religions, our Lutheran heritage, social issues and more. Come as you are able, no registration is needed.  All classes will be held in the Parlor following coffee hour.  
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Childcare will be provided by request. Please contact the church office at 763-537-8481 or email Ann Tranvik at ann.tranvik@gmail.com by the Friday prior to the class.
 
  • March 4, 2018: Parables 2.0 – Mathew 20: 1-16 or Bob Mondavi Manages a Vineyard
Presenter: Rev. Mark Hallonquist

The myth of “the adolescent” has led us to believe certain stereotypes about youth are inevitable – they are undeveloped, they don’t know who they are, they are selfish, they are materialistic, etc. These stereotypes force society and the church into certain practices that perpetuate this myth and leave our youth in bondage to our low expectations. A vocational, rather than developmental, understanding of our youth is needed to liberate our young people.

  • April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday – No class
  • May 6, 2018: The Fabulous Five: Genesis to Deuteronomy
Presenter: Dr. Hollie Holt Woehl, Luther Seminary

Come and learn about the first five books in the Old Testament. The class will introduce you to the founding concepts of our Christian faith as we learn about God and God working in creation and in the lives of God’s people.

DONUTS & DIALOGUE | 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11am

After ten years of book discussions, Philosopher’s Book Group is being reconstituted this year. Now called “Donuts and Dialogue”, we will meet only twice a month in deference to the other after-church activities at 11:00. We will still be reading the same theological and secular books. We feel this is an important vehicle for understanding our faith, ourselves, and our place in society.

Questions: contact Harald Eriksen at h.eriksen@comcast.net
ELIM BIBLE STUDY | Every Thursday at 9:30am (schedules may adjust during Easter & Christmas months)
Located in our Reception Room, led by Pastor Marcia Rosa.
BIRDTOWN THEOLOGY PUB | Meet every 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm
NEW LOCATION – Broadway Pizza in Robbinsdale
An “Elim facilitated, not Elim owned” discussion group that takes place in a secular setting to help folks feel more at ease. If you want to talk about God or just listen, if you feel like you’re not “good enough” for church or that church isn’t right for you, if you think life’s messy, if you have a lot of questions, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, if you just want some conversation … Birdtown Theology Pub hopes you will be a part of their group. Birdtown Theology Pub meets at 7pm every 4th Thursday at Broadway Pizza in Robbinsdale. Check out our feature on the local cable channel here.  For more info: Contact Harald Eriksen at h.eriksen@comcast.net.
WOMEN’S CIRCLES
Small-group Bible studies where the women of Elim gather to share word and ministry. The circles are part of the community of women in the ELCA. They meet once a month, September – May.
How to join: All women are welcome to visit one or more circles at any time. Just call the Chair of the Circle you are interested in attending. There is a directory of all Circle Chairs in the church foyer. Or feel free to call the church office at 763-537-8481.