HUMM Events & Education!

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upcoming HUMM events and classes, click HERE.

HUMM'S UPCOMING EVENTS
 

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David & Deidre Casey Concert

February 6th @ 2:00 PM

St. Paul's Sanctuary

On Sunday, February 6 (please note the date change!), at 2:00 PM enjoy the thoughtful, inventive folk music of David and Deidre Casey as we support the important work of the YWCA in Helena. The YWCA Helena provides transitional housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children. All proceeds support the YWCA!

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13th: A Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th @ 7:00 PM

St. Paul's Sanctuary

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Helena United Methodist Ministries invites you to a free screening of the documentary film, 13th, on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7:00 pm at St. Paul's  United Methodist Church, followed by a community discussion. 13th is Ava DeVernay's extraordinary documentary tracing the ties between the 13th Amendment to the Constitution (which abolished slavery) and the horrors of mass incarceration today. The 90-min. film will be followed by a discussion, moderated by  Rev. Margaret Gillikin and Dr. Lisa Williams, of PureView Health Center. All are welcome to this free event. Montana Human Rights Network, YWCA, and Rocky Mountain Development Council are also partners. We ask that participants come masked and practice social distancing.

HUMM'S UPCOMING CLASSES
Open to everyone!

 

Montana Literature Class: If a Lion Could Talk by Mildred Walker
with Dale Waniata
January 19 - February 23
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Susanna Wesley Place

This year, in our Montana Literature Class, we are discussing  “If a Lion Could Talk”, an historical fiction novel by Mildred Walker.  Time, the 1850s, right before the start of the American Civil War. Baptist minister Mark Rygate and his wife Harriet travel from Massachusetts to the Upper Missouri River fur trading country.  Their mission is to bring Christianity to the Blackfeet people. There they encounter the wealthy fur trade baron, Major Phillips, and his Blackfoot wife,  Eenisskim, the most powerful yet tragic figure in the novel.  Like Mark and Harriet, she struggles to live in the world of the whites and the world of her own people.  The Rygates fail in their mission.   It is they who are wounded and forever changed.  Their Christian faith is shaken, Mark becomes estranged from his own church back in Massachusetts, and their very love for each other is threatened.  Spend the winter with us.  We will meet once a week from 7 to 8:30 pm at Susanna’s Place, beginning January 19 and ending February 23. 

 


Soul of Aging (Parker Palmer Classes)
with Cathy Barker

10-Session Course
Starts on January 18
Tuesdays, 6:
30 PM - 9:00 PM

We are blessed to host Cathy Barker, Pastor Emerita in the United Church of Christ, for her wonderful class The Soul of Aging, a 10-week series based around the principles of Parker Palmer's work in the Center for Courage and Renewal. The themes address the spiritual aspects of this life season, including forgiveness, yearnings, legacy, and befriending our own deaths. The approach is spiritual and respectful of each one's personal belief system. The course requires faithful participation, an open spirit, and deep, honest sharing. The class will meet in person at St. Paul's in Susana Wesley Place, though Zoom options are also available. Masks are required. 

 


Brave Space: A Bible Study For Those Who Sometimes Believe
with Jill Melcher and Rusty Harper
Starts January 26

Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SWP Youth Room (Room 208)

For some of us, there are days where it's easy to believe in God and the stories of faith—while on other days, God seems obtuse and the stories weird, convoluted, contradictory, and confusing. In this new Bible study led by Rusty Harper and Jill Melcher, you're invited to come to a brave space—a concept coined by poet Mickey ScottBey Jones to describe places where growth, vulnerability, and exploration are welcome—come nurture your questions and doubts, safely share what motivates and informs your faith, and interrogate, examine, deepen, and even change your perspectives. We will learn from the writings of Rev. George Harper, as well. Join us in the youth room in Susanna Wesley Place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30–7:00 PM. 

 


"Just Mercy" Book Study
with Maren Haynes Marchesini
Starts in March

Starting in March, our own Maren Haynes Marchesini is going to be offering a new weekly Book Study class based on the book "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson. More details to come!

 


Book Study
with Joan Higgins-Smith and Su DeBree
Starts in March

In March of 2022, Joan Higgins-Smith and Su DeBree are going to be offering a new Book Study class. Additional details will be released soon.

HUMM'S ONGOING CLASSES
Open to newcomers!



This Podcast Changed Me

with Maren Haynes Marchesini
Wednesdays 12-1 PM, live and virtual
St. Paul's Campus - Fellowship Hall


 

 

Bible Study
Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple 
with Shirley Warehime

Wednesday & Thursday, 9:15-10:45 AM

SWP Fireside Room