Fridley United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Why learn? Our church gathers together in worship, fellowship and in classes to try to make meaning of our lives in the light of our faith and to reaffirm that we are loved by each other and by God. This is the the foundation of all of our Christian education ministries, which gives us renewed strength to live our daily lives, and helps us reach in to care for each other and reach out beyond ourselves to serve others.
Each Sunday morning of the school year:
All children are always welcome in our worship services. In addition, our preschoolers and kindergartners have a class downstairs following the Story for All Ages at the 9:30 worship service. They use a curriculum called “Grow, Proclaim, Serve” from our United Methodist Publishing House. This is different from the FUSION curriculum, so after the preschool class, they can attend FUSION with their parents and not repeat the lessons. Our nursery is open from 9:15 – noon each week during the school year, and from 9:15 - 10:45 in the summer.
Choir for children and youth of all ages
This choir is directed by Judy Ryan and Elizabeth Zick. It meets after Sunday Worship at 10:40 in the choir room, from September through May. Children sing in worship about once a month. See Elizabeth or Judy with your questions.
JOIN US FOR FUSION!
This is a Sunday morning learning experience for people of all ages, including children, youth and adults, meeting from 11:00– noon in the Fellowship Hall. We study the scriptures that are read and preached in our preceding worship service, in ways that include people of all ages. Our schedule each week includes gathering time, a story circle (time to hear and experience a story from the Bible) and response, several ways we can individually respond to the story – art, music, and more. Fusion! is for people of all ages!
ADULT CHOICES ON SUNDAY MORNINGS during the school year:
Seekers: focus on the scriptures that are read and preached in worship each week, meet in the Northwest corner of the Fellowship Hall, led by Bill Ekstrum and others.
Linking Faith and Life: focus on current issues and theology, using many media and methods. They meet each week in the lounge with Kate Smith-Sheeder and Bill Ambrose.
Book Discussion Group
Our next book discussion group meeting will be October 12th, 9:00 - 12:30, to discuss Mary Sharratt’s book on the life of Hildegaard of Bingen entitled Illuminations. The author will be with us! Our group is open to everyone who loves reading. We meet about three times a year, choosing each book as we go.
Use the LIBRARY!
Take a look at our subject listing of the library books or search our computer database of the library. Find a book or two that interests you, and check them out simply by signing the library card inside the book and leaving it in the file box on the wooden table near the library. Check out the "New" section each week to see what we have added. Our library is there for you!