Education Opportunities

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LEARNING HOW TO SEE


With Pastor Margaret Gillikin & Joan Higgins-Smith
Mondays at 7 pm • April 12 –  May 24
St. Paul's UMC Fellowship Hall 

After Easter, join us for a seven-week long discussion class based on the podcast, Learning How to See, led by Joan Higgins-Smith & Pastor Margaret. The podcast identifies the biases that all humans are prey to. Our discussion will delve into how to think and act beyond this barrier as we seek to follow Jesus in living lives of love.

Everyone is invited to join!

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WHERE PSALMS & CREATIVES CONVERGE
 

With Sue McNicol
Wednesdays from 6–7 PM • April 14 – May 12
St Paul’s UMC Fellowship Hall (and online)
 
Join group facilitator Sue McNicol for this spring exploration of the Psalms as expressed through our creative lens. What we see, hear, and understand as we read the Psalms is as varied as our experiences and creative forms of expression. Come together with a small group of creative explorers to read and reflect on these biblical texts and transform these works into personal expressions of art. All mediums of art are encouraged – drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, written poetry or prose, sculpture and more…there is no limit to how we experience and express inspired works.
 
This group will be small (8-10 members in-person) with others joining online to observe and participate alongside via Zoom. Class time will be dedicated to study, journaling activities, reflection and sharing. No experience or art supplies required – just a spirit of adventure.
 
To register, contact Pastor Sami Pack-Toner at: spack-toner@stpaulshelena.org

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SUSTAINABLE YOUTH MINISTRY


With Pastor Sami Pack-Toner
Wednesdays from 6 PM - 7:30 PM • April 14 – May 12
St. Paul's Fellowship Hall

Would you like to be a part of building our youth and children ministries for the future?

Join Pastor Sami this spring to learn about sustainable youth and children ministries. We will be following Mark DeVries books Sustainable Youth Ministry and Sustainable Children's Ministry and working together to build HUMM's vital programs.

Some of the topics we will discuss are: the crisis of underinvestment, structures of sustainability, emotional health for leaders, and the constellation of adult mentors.

Books are available for purchase. This class will be part-discussion and part workshop sprint (faster-paced brainstorming work). People of all ages are welcome to join! In fact, invite teenagers and kids to join us!

We will be spaced out and masks are mandatory while up and moving around.

To enroll, email Pastor Sami at spack-toner@stpaulshelena.org or Caley at office@stpaulshelena.org, or call the office!