ADULT FAITH FORMATION

 

Every week adults from the Peace Lutheran Church gather together to study the Bible, develop friendships, pursue wholeness, and share life experiences. Are you ready to join in? Learn more about a sampling of our groups and classes here, or contact us at 512.258.2293 or info@peaceaustin.org to explore what may be your next steps.

Sunday Morning Opportunities

Community Connections
Each Sunday morning, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM you will find wide array of learning opportunities for adults of all generations. Adults may choose between these classes or simply join friends new and old for a cup of coffee in the narthex. The schedule for upcoming Community Connections is below:

2/2/20

A Network of Care – The Critical Role of Resettlement Agencies
Facilitators: John & Mary Beth Foster
Location: Ed 206
 
Some refugees are permitted to come to the US to begin a new life. There are agencies and organizations that help. The cost of coming here must be repaid by the refugee. Remarkably, most of them are able to find employment and move off of public assistance within 6 months of arrival. In this regard they may defy your expectations. What other remarkable facts will we discover about the process of resettling?
Dates for following sessions on refugees: March 1, March 29, and May 3.

2/9/20

Crafts
Facilitator: Jan Massa
Location: Ed 206
 
Come and explore your creative side.
Supplies will be provided to make up to three cards. Yes it’s old fashioned, but there is nothing but joy when I have something in the mail that is not a bill! Keep one and send one or two.

2/16/20

Stewardship
Facilitator: Tom Winn
Location: Ed 206
 
Our responsibility as God’s stewards is to use the resources that God has entrusted to our care to love God and our neighbors. We recognize that the concept of neighbors includes those that are near, and also persons that are far away. This month, we emphasize that we are Stewards of Global Community, and we will discuss some practical ways that we can do that.

2/23/20

Pancake Breakfast
Facilitator: Confirmation Class
Location: Ed 206
 
Please join us for pancakes, bacon and sausage. Gluten free pancakes will be available. All proceeds go towards camp scholarships.
 
Scholarships are available to students who want to attend retreats or Summer Camp if cost is an issue.

3/1/20

Facing Our History – Otherness, Race & the American Challenge 
Facilitators: John & Mary Beth Foster
Location: Ed 206
 
Despite their legitimate claim for sympathy and patience, our communities do not always welcome refugees. This is ironic, given that we are an immigrant nation. But fear of losing what we enjoy can make us jealous and possessive. How has this played out in our country’s history? How is it playing out in our here-and-now? 
Dates for following sessions on refugees: March 29, and May 3.

3/8/20

Healthy Pet Diets -Alternatives to Kibble
Facilitator: Charlotte Wise
Location: Ed 206
 
Would you like to learn more about raw or cooked diets for your pets? Are you worried about the recent recalls of grain-free pet foods and want information on healthy alternatives? I’ve been feeding home-prepared food to three generations of cats and dogs over the past twenty years, and I’ll teach you about options for raw and cooked diets that you can make yourself or purchase, and also options to add fresh foods to kibble.

3/15/20

Stewardship
Facilitator: Tom Winn
Location: Ed 206
 
 

3/22/20

Biblical Paintings
Facilitator: Becky Reinhart
Location: Ed 206
 
Join us as we have some fun connecting with scripture through Biblical works of art. If you desire, bring pictures of your favorite Biblical paintings. Also bring any information you may have about the scripture reference, the creator of the painting, and what was going on in the world at the time that may have influenced the art.

Weekday Opportunities

Women’s Bible Study
All women are welcome for Bible Study on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM in the narthex. Bring your Bible as we dive into God’s word through the study published in Gather, the ELCA women’s publication.
 
Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study
All are invited to bring your Bibles and join us in Education Room 206 on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM.