Fridley United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 21, 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.
The Study of Acts:
The Study of Acts will continue following worship at 11:00 AM. They will meet in the lounge. Come and learn about the book in the Bible that inspired John Wesley to sharpen the renewal of the movement called "Methodism" by its critics. This class is led by Pastor Wayne.
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 Sunday 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!
Fusion will gather in the fellowship hall in a new area – on the north side near the kitchen. Fusion curriculum follows the scripture (lectionary) used during worship, and involves stories, activities and discussions. There will be two different, age appropriate activities planned for grades K-4th and 5th-8th. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend with their children but they are encouraged to attend one of the three classes being offered for Adult learning.
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 Fellowship Hall with Bill and JoEllen Ambrose.
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!