Winter Classes








The Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Teacher: Rev. Rustin Comer
CORE: Winter, January 8, 15 & 29
10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m., Colonnade
Fee: $20 for course materials
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The focus of this class will be to look at some of the powerful works of Dr. Martin Luther King. We will watch, listen, and explore some of the most well-known and frequently taught classic works, like “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream,” as well as lesser-known pieces such as “The Sword that Heals” and “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” This is an opportunity to have courageous conversations about race, class, and community. 

Christian Faith Early On and Now
Teacher: Rev. Mike Halleen
CORE: Winter, January 8, 15, 22 & 29
6:30 p.m., Chapel
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The shorter books of the New Testament reveal some questions and difficulties faced by first-century Christians.  The Early Church–without a history or tradition of its own–struggled to find its identity among a number of competing perspectives on faith. By looking at these issues through a basic study of the texts, we’ll hope to learn more about our own understanding of what it means to follow Jesus today. Fee: $20 for materials.

All About Love
Teacher: Rev. Danielle Jones
CORE: Winter, January 8, 15, 22 & 29
6:30 p.m., Colonnade
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Love is at the center of our faith in God.  Over and over again we have all heard the phrase “God is love”.  But what does that mean?  And how does God’s love impact the way we love others?  Together we will explore love using Bell Hooks’ book, All About Love.  Together with scripture and stories we will sort through the definition of true love that far exceeds the idea of romance and explore how love and justice go hand in hand to guide our life in community and with God. Fee: $20 for materials.

Judaism – More than Fiddler on the Roof
Teachers: various speakers
CORE: Winter, January 22, 29, February 5 & 12
6:30-8:00 p.m., Piper Library
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Have you wondered what the differences are between Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism? This class will begin with an introduction to Judaism through the heritage story of one family.  The first speaker is Brian Zakem, a Reform Jew and graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary (JR’s alma mater) who has been involved with inter-religious activities for more than 30 years; Brian is a mentor to WCC’s Interfaith Engagement Ministry.  The accompanying book is Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers.  The next three series speakers will then explain the history, beliefs and practices of their traditions with attention to the ideas presented in the book. Fee: $20 for materials.  

Parenting Forward: Parenting Class
Facilitated by Rachel Kreger
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, & 19
6:30 p.m., Colonnade
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Join us each week as we delve deeper into the podcasts following the author of Parenting Forward. We will assign a podcast for each week then come together to dialogue and talk through these important conversations. Conversations will include:
• How to Parent while going through a Spiritual Migration with Brian Mclaren
• Bible, feminism, and liberation for children
• Dismantling Toxic Masculinity with Mike Reynolds
• Breaking Free from Purity Culture with Linda Kay Klein
• Trauma Proofing our Kids with Brian Peck

Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

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

Fall Calendar