Do you want your family to have more purpose in some of life’s key areas like money, values and legacy? On November 10 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm make plans to attend the “Putting Your House In Order” workshop at Arapaho United Methodist Church.
In Parker Palmer’s book, “Let Your Life Speak,” he teaches us to see the our faith in different stages or seasons. Embracing this idea allows us to understand ourselves and God differently over time and over the course of our life. On Sunday, September 29 at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall at Arapaho United Methodist Church, a multi-generational panel will discuss questions like “What are the most formative moments of your spiritual life,” and “Has your faith changed?”
Come and be a part of this compelling conversation.
In November, our sermon series is about Methodism and we are thrilled that we have Dr. Mark Stamm, professor at Perkins School of Theology, offer a three-week Sunday School study class on Methodism.
Many of our members do not come from the Methodist tradition and are interested in learning more. Whether you are new to being Methodist or were born into it, come join SMU Perkins School of Theology Professor Dr. Mark Stamm as we explore ‘being Methodist’ together.
Join us in Room 3 from 9:45 - 10:45 am on November 4, 11 & 18th.
Thought revolutions are in many ways the most far-reaching. They affect our entire sense of legitimate authority, of the possible and impossible, of right and wrong, and of the potentials of human life. The European enlightenment in many ways is the birthplace of modern thought of western society. This video and discussion class will examine the conceptual and cultural revolution of the Enlightenment, the birth of modern thought in the dilemmas, debates, and extraordinary works of the 17th- and 18th-century mind and how this affects who we are today.
The Revolution Of Intellect, facilitated by Jim Mitchell, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for six weeks beginning Sept. 20th.
In this 5-week course, Pastor Blair Thompson-White will offer a book summary and guiding exercises through three highly acclaimed books about love and marriage: ZimZum of Love by Rob Bell (Sept 20), Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud (Sept. 27, Oct. 4), and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman (Oct. 11 and 18th). You can read these books if you want to...but the first 25 minutes of the class, Pastor Blair will summarize the book for you! The last 35 minutes of the class will be discussion and couple exercises. This class is open to all couples (dating, engaged, partnered, newly married, long-time married). Class limit is 12 couples.
Love and Marriage, led by Pastor Blair Thompson-White, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for five weeks beginning Sept. 20th.
Consider this, from Parker Palmer: “So what do we do in a circle of trust? We speak our own truth; we listen deceptively to the truth of others; we ask each other honest, open questions instead of giving counsel; and we offer each other the healing and empowering gifts of silence and laughter.” If you are interested in a stronger sense of purpose and integrity, an expanded capacity to be present for others, or more courage to live authentically, Circle of Trust might be just what you’re looking for. A circle of trust group meeting is based on the idea that if people get together in an environment marked by trust, honesty and caring, positive spiritual growth will result. The purpose of this group is to experience each other in an authentic, nurturing environment.
Circle of Trust, led by Bob Nelson, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for nine weeks beginning Sept. 20th.
Why do you do the things you do? Feel your feelings so strongly? The Enneagram can help you understand both yourself and those around you in a new light.
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.
Discovering your Enneagram type can provide deeper clarity into your motivations and ways of seeing the world, and, at the same time, give you an understanding of how differently others may see that same world. Participants will learn about nine different personality types and spend time reflecting on their own motivations and ways of being in order to identify and understand their particular type. In this class we’ll view DVDs featuring Enneagram Master Suzanne Stabile, and explore the material through exercises and discussions.
The Enneagram Journey, facilitated by Ellen Allen, will meet on Monday nights at 6:30 - 8:30 pm for eleven weeks beginning September 17th. The cost is $40 and class members receive a workbook.