Adult Learning

Sunday Morning Adult Education
Sunday Morning Adult Education Adult Education is a lively gathering of thinking people which meets September through May at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings after worship either in smaller group or in large, congregation-wide plenary session. Topics include an array of subjects such as traditional teachings of the Church, the fresh new teachings of Pope Francis, interacting with social issues such as anti-racism, and are led by vibrant guests from the community as well as teachers from within First Lutheran.

Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesday Bible Study is taught by Pastor Dan in the church library every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., September through May. Lively discussion ensues among a diverse group of people, and we’re not afraid to question, struggle, deepen, and search for the meaning of life and God together.

Silent Prayer Retreats
Two to three times a year, interested people go on silent prayer retreats in order to deepen in prayer and experience God in the quiet. They make their way to various religious communities such as the Sinsinawa Mound in Wisconsin, the Cenacle House in Chicago, New Melleray Abbey in Iowa, and the Carondelet Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Missouri. On the retreats, participants gather for small group sharing and learning, daily eucharist, the prayer services of the monastic communities, and are given plenty of time for private prayer and can make an appointment for the ancient Christian practice of spiritual direction.

Adult Bible School
Remember Vacation Bible School as a kid with cookies, Bible stories, singing and crafts? The same methods for learning still work today with older adults. On Monday and Wednesday mornings for two weeks in June, adults gather for Bible study, fun activities, delicious snacks and “old fashion” hymn singing.

Destiny Book Group
The last Monday of each month 12-15 persons gather for open and lively discussion about a book that was read during that month. Members of the group suggest books of various genres for reading.







—Our mission is to worship God, to serve others, to support one another, and to invite all people to share in this Christian Ministry
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