ADULT EDUCATION
 
Colored Lines – A Story of Race in Itasca County   This is a one evening on-line class. November 19, 6:00 – 8:00.
To get the Zoom link you must register by clicking here   
 
“Colored Lines: Diversity in Itasca” is a documentary short film that explores challenges faced by people of color and native descent in Northern Minnesota. Featuring Itasca Community College faculty, students, and residents – these voices are part of a local awareness movement for cultural diversity, with the goal for making Itasca a more welcoming community.
 
Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the Church – This is an 18 session journey which will take us through the liturgical year as we look at issues of racism, white privilege and white supremacy within the church. This course will be facilitated by Pastor Joan Gunderman, member of St. Andrew’s.  Please preregister so you receive the Zoom link by emailing Pastor Joan  joangunderman@gmail.com   
 
The 18 sessions will be online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the following dates
Advent: Dec. 1, 8, 15.
Christmas-Epiphany: Jan. 19
Lent: Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Easter: April 20, 27, May 4
Pentecost: May 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29.
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Called to Arise – Standing at the Intersection of Racism, Inequality and the Environment  This online course is a joint effort of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod’s EcoFaith and the Together Here teams. It will be held Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 from November 10 – December 8 via Zoom.  Pre-registration (so you receive the Zoom link) is required Register for this course at  http://bit.ly/called2arise
 
New Members Class  is usually offered twice each year for those interested in membership at St. Andrew’s.  It’s a time to learn about the history, present and future of the church.  Ministries and programs of the church are introduced and explained.  We cover the basics of Christianity from a distinctly Lutheran perspective and how that is lived out in and through St. Andrew’s.  The Marks of Discipleship (prayer, worship, Bible reading, service, relationships and giving) provide the basic shape to this class.  We share some of the foundational pieces of this congregation including the Mission Statement.  It’s a time to ask questions, hear preliminary answers, meet staff and other course participants.  All people interested in joining St. Andrew’s should be part of a New Member Class.