ADULT ENRICHMENT

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ALPHA | Explore a night at Elim’s Alpha! 
This FALL, Wednesdays through December 4, 2019 at 6:00pm in Elim’s Parlor (following dinner hour in the gym)
What is Alpha? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is a space to explore life’s big questions, to say what you think and to hear other people’s points of view. Elim will hold other Alpha sessions again this winter season. For more information and registration, click HERE.
WOMEN’S RETREAT | October 4-6, 2019 | Friday, 8pm to Sunday, 12pm
The women of Elim are invited to this 3-day retreat where Pastor Marcia will lead this group with the theme “Authentically Discovering My Inner Peace and Joy” by focusing on the topics, I Am… Beloved: Knowing your identity in Christ and overcoming shame; Brave: Forgiveness and Resiliency; Beautiful: Living it out. Deadline for registration is September 22. Housing cost for the New Retreat Center is $140, and Log House is $120. Both sites include linens, 5 meals and a memory coffee travel mug. The core material will be taught between 10am-7pm on Saturday.  Day retreat only is $37 for both lunch, dinner and travel mug. Registration Required. Makes payment to “Elim Lutheran Church” and place in offering plate or business office door. Mark envelope Women’s Retreat. Partial or full scholarships are available. Carpools available. Contact Pastor Marcia about details. Register HERE or call the office at 763-537-8481.

TABLE TALKS | “The Bible is alive,” declared Martin Luther, “it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”

Martin Luther was known for having relevant conversations about scripture & faith around the table in his home.  Inspired by this practice, we periodically convene thirty-minute “Table Talks” immediately after the 9:15am Sunday service. These facilitated Table Talks are relevant conversations about how that day’s scripture readings can be interpreted considering our Lutheran perspective.
     We use this summary WHO WE ARE: OUR COMPASS as a reminder of our Lutheran identity and guiding principles.
ELIM BIBLE STUDY | Every Tuesday at 9:30am (schedules may adjust during Easter, Christmas and summer months)
Located on our 5th floor classroom, led by Pastor Marcia Rosa.
DONUTS & DIALOGUE | As Scheduled
This group meets on a variable schedule at 10:30am in the Fireside Room to discuss their book selection. Their discussion selections cover a broad spectrum of Christian and secular thought.  No registration is needed. Follow their Facebook page for current studies. For details and questions: 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.
FIRST SUNDAYS ADULT ED
All ages are welcome to join us on the 1st Sunday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am during October – 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. Notify the church office if you would like to request childcare. PRINTABLE Schedule1st Speaker Schedule for 2019-2020
SMALL GROUPS 
Elim holds various small group studies and shared interests.  Check our weekly announcements for current events, or call the church office at 763-537-8481 for more details.