Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

March 2021 – June 2021

The Enneagram: A Spiritual Personality Journey

Adult Seminar with Pastor Carrie and Rev. Will Eskew

Beginning April 11

10:30 a.m. over Zoom

The Enneagram is an ancient system that identifies nine different personality types. On the symbolic representation each point or number is connected to another indicating dynamic connection. Each number is determined by motivations and not by behavior. Motivations are identified by a basic passion (sometimes called one’s sin) and a basic desire. The goal to understanding your number is to bring your healthy, true self to light. The Enneagram is self-work, often done in community, that leads to fully developed self-understanding and maturing beyond personality. It is also exceptional for helping us to understand others, improving relationships, building teams, and spiritual growth. The class will include helping you to determine your number, understand how numbers work together, and how we can further our spiritual growth using the Enneagram.

The Nine Types, briefly:

Ones are the Perfectionist or Reformer. They are a principled, idealistic type. They have a passion of anger and a desire to be good, wise and noble.

Twos are the Helper or Giver. They are a caring, interpersonal type. They have a passion of pride; self-care is difficult and have a desire to be needed; at their best are unselfish and have unconditional love.

Threes are the Performer or the Achiever. They are adaptable and success oriented. They have a passion of deceit and a desire to feel valuable. At their best they are authentic and are role models who inspire others.

Fours are the Romantics or the Individualist. They are introspective and sensitive. They have a passion of envy and a desire to find themselves and their significance. At their best they are highly creative and able to transform their experiences.

Fives are the Observer or Investigator. They are intense and cerebral. They have a passion of avarice (holding themselves back from contact in the world, fear of depletion) and a desire to be capable and competent; at their best they are visionary pioneers.

Sixes are the Loyalist or Questioner. They are committed and want security. They have a passion of fear and a desire to be capable and competent; at their best they are self-confidant.

Sevens are the Enthusiast. They are the busy, optimistic, spontaneous, productive type. They have a passion of gluttony (by becoming overextended, scattered and always looking for more) and a desire to be cared for; at their best they are joyous, accomplished and full of gratitude.

Eights are the Challenger. They are bosses, powerful and dominating. They have a passion of lust and desire to control their lives; at their best they use their strength to improve others’ lives.

Nines are the Peacemaker. They are easygoing and self-effacing.Their passion is sloth (which is sometimes complacency) and they desire to avoid conflict; at their best they are indomitable and all-embracing, able to bring people together and heal conflict.

Stewardship: Creation, Culture, Time & Talents
Lead by Michaela Eskew and Guest Speakers
May 16 – June 6 2021

10:30 a.m. over Zoom 

We are given many resources in this world, some that we easily recognize such as money and assets, while others are more overlooked but just as important. For the next four weeks we will bring in guest speakers to teach us about ways that we can put our own resources and advocacy to work to be good stewards of God’s creation, our human culture, our time, and finally our monetary talents. I hope you can join us!

May 16 – Stewardship and Advocacy of God’s Creation

     Guest Speaker: Tiffany Hartung, Field Director of Interfaith Power and Light

May 23 – Stewardship of Culture

     Speaker: Michaela Eskew using Makoto Fujimura’s 2017 book “Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life”

May 30 – Stewardship of Time

     Guest Speaker: Cheryl Mahon, Coordinator of Lay Ministries at First Lutheran

June 6 – Stewardship of Talents

     Guest Speaker: Tina Kvitek, Development Officer and Lutheran Center Manager for the Rocky Mountain Synod

Bonhoeffer: A Four-Session Study on the Life and Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Lead by Mike Olsen

June 13 & 20, July 4 & 11, 2021

9:30 a.m.

The Enneagram: A Spiritual Personality Journey Follow-Up

Lead by Pastor Carrie and Rev. Will Eskew

July 18, 2021

9:30 a.m.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Author and Theology Behind the Masterpiece

Lead by Michaela Eskew

July 25 - September 5 2021

9:30 a.m.

We will be reading and discussing The Chronicles of Narnia. Brush off your childhood copies and be prepared to read one book a week. All ages welcome!

July 25 - The Magician's Nephew

August 1 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

August 8 - The Horse and His Boy

August 15 - Prince Caspian

August 22 - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

August 29 - The Silver Chair

September 5 - The Last Battle

Thursday Night Bible Study

The Book of Ecclesiastes
February 15 – March 29 2021

This Spring, we will be diving into the Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Bible. I can’t think of a better book to find comfort and solace in this Lent than the book that brought us: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Let us explore in depth the wisdom that has lasted centuries and still rings true for us today.

February 15, 2021

A Place to talk

Join Pastor Hank and Dr. Fennell weekly on Thursday's at 10 a.m. for continuing conversation on issues related to the pandemic and growing older gracefully.

Bible Study Podcast


Previous Adult Seminars and hand-outs:

Advent Series: Seeing and Hearing
Lead by Michaela Eskew

December 6, 2020 recording - Passcode: &gWLM#6S

December 13, 2020 recording - Passcode: 3qxkz4R!

A Contemporary Faith: The Saint John’s Bible
Lead by Michaela Eskew

November 1, 2020 recording - Passcode: 4+oz18qh

November 8, 2020 recording - Passcode: cQm8Y!p4

November 15, 2020 recording - Passcode: ?sb2jDzw

November 22, 2020 recording - Passcode: 570$*Q@U

November 29, 2020 recording - Passcode: 5wvC1I@%

July 12 2020 - "How did we get here?" A look at current events, important terms, and the ELCA's "Freed in Christ, Race and Ethnicity" Social Statement. You can find the slides here.

July 19 2020 - "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" Understanding Identity Development in Kids, Teens, and Adults. You can find the slides here.

July 26 2020 - "What about Latinx and Other People of Color?" A Discussion on Race Relations in General in America. You can find the slides here.

August 2 2020 - "How does one even become 'anti-racist'?" Signs of Hope and Steps to Move Forward. You can find the slides here.

September 2020 - "Embracing The Prophets in Contemporary Culture" with Walter Brueggemann - Lead by Susan Bolduc