Adult Spiritual Formation

The Adult Spiritual Formation Program at EUMC has three components:
 
1. Transform.  Transform classes are meant to provide a deeper exploration of our faith, Biblical understanding and spiritual practices.
2. Christ Care.  Christ Care groups represent our diverse community.  There are many opportunities in diverse ways to explore our faith journey in fellowship with our brothers and sisters.
3. Special Events and One-Time offerings. Throughout the year there are opportunities provided to explore and learn about emerging issues that affect our church and our lives more broadly.

If you have questions, please contact the church office at 425-778-2119

Book Studies

  • 601 - Men's Saturday Dawn Patrol

    Our current study is We Make The Road By Walking by Brian McLaren. A great group of guys sharing our faith and discussing life’s issues over coffee and treats! Join us for a morning or longer.

    • Meets: Saturdays at 7:30a.m., Library
    • Facilitator: Darryl Berg with shared leadership

  • 602 - Living the Questions

    Our group believes that Living the Questions means vigorous discussion of compelling books. Topics have included theology, economics, science, history, and politics. To deepen our understanding, we make field trips to hear speakers and watch documentaries as well. We hope you join us for our next book on theology, Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World by Dr. Serene Jones.

    • Meets: Mondays at 7:00p.m., Library
    • Co-Facilitators: Eva-Maria Barthel, Barbara McGuire

  • 603 - Renovare Group

    We gather weekly and dig into our questions on faith and discipleship and renew our spirits. We’re reading The Fruit of the Spirit, The Path That Leads to Loving as Jesus Loved, by Steve Langford. You are welcome wherever we are in our study. Please bring a sack lunch.

    • Meets: Mondays at 11:00 a.m., Library
    • Co-Facilitators: Beth Lanie

  • 604 - Women's Bible Study

    This Women’s Bible study has been established at Edmonds UMC for decades! Rev. Dick Gibson will kick-off the fall and lead us on women in the Bible. Rev. Stan Fowler will follow and talk about the Gospel of John. This year, we will welcoming a variety of leaders and, as always, have wonderful discussions and in-depth sharing. We learn about the Bible and apply that to make ourselves better. .

    • Meets: Thursdays at 10:00a.m., Library

  • 605 - Sisters!

    We are friends who volunteer and look out for one another. This September we’ll read, The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg. We discuss spirituality, talk about current issues, collect new socks for folks in need (over 400 pairs of socks so far this year) and items for the Edmonds Food Bank.

    • Meets: Mondays at 1:15 p.m., Wesley Room
    • Facilitator: Audrey Poole

Community Building

  • 801 - Monday Men's Group

    The Monday Afternoon Men’s Christ Care Group is an on-going group of diverse men who welcome new members. We’ll select a book for study during the fall, and tentatively plan to start meeting again after our summer break on Monday, October 7.

    • Meets: Mondays at 4:00p.m., Room 302
    • Facilitator: Bob Schroff

  • 802 - Quilting Group

    Do you quilt? Would you like to learn? The quilting group meets every Tuesday at Trillium Apartments in Mountlake Terrace. Contact Pat Beaudry for more information.

    • Meets: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m., Off-site
    • Facilitator: Pat Beaudry

  • 803 - Creative Crafters

    Creative Crafters meets to do needle work, scrap-booking, computer work, or whatever else your creative heart desires. With such a great block of time, it's easy to get so much accomplished.

    • Meets: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:00p.m. & the last Saturday of the month, 10:00a.m., Room 113
    • Facilitator: Sheri McGee

  • 804 - Archaeology in the Bible

    We will explore the Bible stories of Noah, Abraham, Exodus, Jesus and the Red Sea Scrolls to discover how archaeology continues to inform our understanding of the Bible.

    • Meets: October 23 & 30 and November 6 & 13 at 7:15 p.m.
    • Facilitator: Rev. Dick Gibson, retired Presbyterian teacher and pastor/li>

  • 805- Movies with a Message

    All are invited to monthly movies that will tug at your heart. The films are not all faith-based, but will still make you think deeper. Get on our email list for all the updates. Popcorn is always served. We promise you will be glad you came.

    • Meets: 3rd Saturday of the month, 4:00p.m., Library
    • Facilitator: Gay Johnson

  • 806 - Thriving in a Life with Chronic Pain and Illness

    Members of this group meet to support each other as we live our lives with different types of pain and illness with the understanding that many forms of pain and illness are non-visible.

    • Meets: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the Month at 10:00a.m., Room 113
    • Facilitator: Roxine Kellogg

  • 807 - United Methodist Women

    United Methodist Women (UMW) work together to help the charities and missions of the church. Funds come from Thrift Shop and rummage sales, the annual bazaar, and other events. We share devotions, specialized programs, the UMW Reading Program, and a monthly potluck. Our focus remains to help women and children locally and internationally. UMW celebrates 150 years in 2019.

    • Meets: 3rd Sundays of the month, 11:45a.m., Room 113
    • Facilitator: Gay Johnson

  • 808 - Weekly Game Group

    Let’s meet and share the fun of playing a game together! Open to men and women, couples, singles, whoever! We gather believing that a simple welcome to all who would play is Godly too. We’ll start with a variation of Dominoes, and take it from there. Each week will feature an opportunity to visit and enjoy getting to know each other as we play!

    • Meets: Wednesdays at 1:45p.m., Library
    • Facilitator: Sharon Arttazia and Judy Lambert

  • 809 - Knit2Gether

    Enjoy a great time to work on your projects with a community of knitters and a facilitator who is available to teach basic knitting techniques. Members are responsible for bringing their own needles and yarn. The recipient of our projects will be Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children. Prayer Shawl Knitters are invited to join us at these gatherings./p>

    • Meets: Sundays at 3:45p.m., Room 113/li>
    • Facilitator: Laurie Napa

Practices

  • 501 - Centering Prayer Practice Group

    Join us for centering prayer, walking meditation, and Lectio Divina with writing reflection. We spend this time in silence to experience the presence of God within us and discuss our experience and the Lectio passage. If you are unsure of “how” to do it, we will provide instruction and written materials. This opportunity to practice will build and expand your experience of our Sunday evening Foundry Service.

    • Meets: Tuesdays, at 12:30 p.m., Library
    • Facilitator: Peggy Frazier

  • 502 - Stress Management with Meditation

    Stress Management with Meditation is set up to renew and refresh one’s body, mind, and spirit through deep relaxation and meditation.

    • Meets: October 3, 10, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 19
    • Facilitator: Facilitator: Jerry Hassenstab

Adult Spiritual Formation

Social Justice & Advocacy

  • 901 - Advocates for Justice

    This group looks for ways the congregation can engage in actions that support our Christian beliefs of justice, compassion, love, respect for all people, and peace. Subcommittees focus on the environment, immigration, solidarity with Islam, and homelessness, with more subcommittees forming.

    • Meets: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:00a.m., Library
    • Contact: Keith Skore

  • 902 - Reconciling Team

    The Reconciling Team is a group of people who meet once per quarter to discuss LGBTQ+ issues within our church, community, and denomination. We also organize special events such as PRIDE day in June.

    • Meets: Meets once per quarter
    • Contact: Luke Van de Krol

  • 903 - Interfaith Advocates for Immigrants

    Interfaith Advocates for Immigrants (IAI) is a coalition of faith communities working in partnership to empower, defend, serve, and advocate for immigrants and immigration reform. We are working to provide alternative accompaniment for post detention asylees, as well as training and advocacy. If you would like to join this growing ministry.

    • Contact: Julia Eckberg

  • 904 - Palestine Justice Committee

    The Palestine Justice Committee brings interesting and informative speakers to EUMC. Input is invited from anyone in the congregation to help in the selection and coordination of future activities. No meeting attendance is required, just ideas and support. Watch the eNews, bulletin, and Guidelights for event announcements.

    • Meets: Meeets as needed for planning
    • Contacts: Don & Donna Kleweno, Hank Landau

  • 906 - Edmonds Chapter of Alliance for Gun Responsibility

    Gun violence in this country continues to escalate. Washington State is making progress revising old gun legislation and creating new legislation that will help make our communities and schools safer. This effort its being accomplished by citizens, like you, in our community who want to see change. Join us in this discussion of what each of us can do to make a difference. We meet monthly at the church. Our first meeting for Fall 2019 will be September 30th at 7:00 p.m. At that time we will choose a monthly meeting time and date that works best for our membership.

    • Contacts: Gayle Davis

  • 907 - Friends of the Children’s Center

    The EUMC Children’s Center has been a mission of the church since 1980. It is a place where everyone is welcome - families of the congregation and local community. The staff celebrates the uniqueness of each child with unconditional love and support in a fully licensed program for preschool and before and after school through 6th grade. As advocates our goal is to support this philosophy by encouraging participation of the congregation and by helping to find funding for financially challenged families.

    • Contacts: Carol Megenity and Bill Ellis