Lent and Spring Classes

Take an adult  faith class as we journey through the meditative Lenten season at Wayzata Community Church.  Following Easter, spring classes offer hope, positivity, kindness and empowerment— where we can see and celebrate faith at work in our lives.

If you have questions about Adult Faith Formation, please contact Rev. Rustin Comer, Minister of Faith Formation.

 

LENT CORE CLASSES
This Day: Wendell Berry and Poetry Of Sabbath
Teacher: Rev. Rustin Comer
March 4, 11, 25 and April 1
10:00 a.m., Colonnade 

Class fee: $20
Join us Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. during the season  of Lent as we explore the beautiful poetry of Wendell Berry and the Sabbath. We will use his collection of poetry called “This Day” in collaboration with our Lenten devotional. This will be a devotional class that asks participants to take sabbath action during the season. Click here to register for this class.

Rethinking Jesus: Four Weeks Toward A Broader Understanding
Teachers: Dr. Ron Troxel and Rev. Rustin Comer
March 4, 11, 25 and April 1
4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Colonnade
Class fee: $20
What if our understanding of Jesus and his message is actually a concoction of selected quotes from Jesus and Paul, Greek philosophy, and a post-enlightenment desire to reduce everything down into a neat, scientific formula?

What if confessions about Jesus as “very God of very God” and “of one substance with the father” are less based on scripture than on philosophical debates in the fourth century?

What if the great creeds, like the Nicene Creed, are expressions of faith for the questions of the day when they were written, but their formulations are indebted more to philosophical debates of their day that no longer address our questions?

What if the scriptures attest a wider array of confessions about Jesus that the later creeds narrowed into formulas that don’t fit those earliest confessions?

Join us as we look toward the sacred texts and early writings of the church to uncover how we’ve gotten to where we are in our concepts of Jesus, and explore different ways of understanding Jesus anew.
Click here to register for this class. 

 

SPRING CORE CLASSES
Celebrate What’s Right In the World

Taught by numerous facilitators
April 15-May 13
6:30-8:00 p.m., Piper Library
Class fee: $30
It’s easy to overlook the many good things around us when anxious times of divisiveness, intolerance and resentment confront us daily.  This five part series will offer a reassuring antidote through hope, positivity, loving-kindness and empowerment.  The first two sessions will explore Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama’s dialogue captured in The Book of Joy.  Session three will be a viewing and discussion of the TED Talk What’s Good in the World.  The final two sessions will highlight the Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Stress Free Living and explore the importance of play in our lives (adults too!).  The class fee covers course materials. Scholarships are available.  Contact Nan Peterson for more information (nanpeterson6666@gmail.com; 612-916-6202). Click here to register for this class.

Discovering Faith in Everyday Life Experiences
Teacher: Rev. Mike Halleen
April 15-May 13
4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Chapel
Class fee: $20
Many of us do not think of faith as a daily occurrence. We hope we will have some—have enough—faith to help us through difficult times when they come. But we often miss the frequent and wonderful moments when we are surrounded by the reality of the very faith we hope for. Using Mike’s  book You Are Rich as a guide, we’ll explore some of those moments when we can see and celebrate our faith at work—in our relationships, our circumstances, our choices, and yes, in the hard situations some of us face. Click here to register for this class.

 

Contact / Location
location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

FALL, WINTER, SPRING SCHEDULE
8 a.m.  Chapel with Communion
9:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Parables Special Needs
10:45 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

Spring Calendar

VIEW THE SPRING CALENDAR