Adult Sunday Book Discussion
Adults are provided opportunities to explore their faith from differing perspectives, and to talk about ways in which we live out our faith. There is no agenda in which a particular perspective dominates. Rather, the group’s thinking is stimulated by diverse readings and, very importantly, by listening to each other. Prior reading NOT REQUIRED. We meet in the Fireside Room on Sundays at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. We welcome visitors! Childcare is provided in the nursery during this time.
Rev. Jenny Rake-Marona has prepared a wonderful offering for us this fall!
A Life Full of Meaning: Reflections and Invitations from a Hospice Sabbatical Pilgrimage
Adult Study series (Four Sundays Sept 24- Oct 15): This class is about the day by day process claiming a spiritual life: of identifying and following the longing for a deeper connection to God, creation, community and our truest selves; a connection that can sustain, nourish and embolden us to live lives full of meaning. Four Spiritual Discernment questions and a variety of stories from our Hospice Pilgrimage and my sabbatical “Hammock Time” will provide the anchors for exploring our own deepest longings for the nourishment of that lively connection and where those longings might lead us. We will use the wisdom of spiritual teachers from the Christian, Muslim and Buddhist traditions, as well as some modern-day mystic poets to stoke the fires of our exploration and discernment.
It is recommended that you purchase Falling Upwards by Richard Rohr – but it is not absolutely necessary for this class. Reading materials - small excerpts from each of these books, will be provided each Sunday class. It is also not necessary that you come for every class. It will be easy to join the discussion at any point. The readings will be a rich resource to you at any point along the way – and may be a jumping off point for further independent exploration.
Fork in the Road - Wednesday Potluck Dinner - On Hiatus until Fall 2017
Make space for grace in the middle of your week. Join us every third Wednesday (usually, check the calendar) of the month for an evening of stories and breaking bread in community. We will gather for a potluck dinner (with a theme) in Fellowship Hall, hear from a member of the Immanuel family about a turning point in their life, and close with music and communion. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday Nights at Immanuel - TN@IPC
On Tuesday nights there are opportunities through out the month to explore one’s faith and what it means to live a faith-filled life. A range of thoughtful and provocative videos, “in house” discussion leaders, presentations by people from the greater Tacoma community, and even occasionally from the national religious scene, make Tuesday discussions lively and well-attended sessions. It is not unusual for us to meet at the Grand Cinema to enjoy a film with discussion and libations afterward. No preparation is required; visitors are free to drop in as their schedules permit. If we are at the church, we meet in the Fireside Room, 7- 8 p.m. We conclude with a few minutes quiet time, followed by fellowship for those whose schedules permit down at a local pub. Check this website calendar for current events scheduling.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Every Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m., folks from the congregation and community share a simple meal and conversation on topics pertaining to themes especially relevant during the Lenten season. After the table conversations we gather in a circle for prayer, scripture, and quiet worship/communion and conclude by 7 p.m.
For further information on Adult Nurture activities, please call the church office: 253.627.8371.