Adult Faith Formation
We offer many different opportunities for adult faith formation at OLSC.
If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact the Faith Formation Director, Missy Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 260-402-4477.
10:20 – 11 am
Fellowship Hall or virtually
Adult Forum is an opportunity to learn and interact with speakers who presents information, perspectives, and opportunities to serve our community on a variety of themes. Some recent speakers and topics include:
- LUM Immigration Services
- Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services
- Food Sustainability and Bread for the World
- Habitat for Humanity
- Gateway to Hope Narcan training
Mondays, 9 – 9:30am
Fellowship Hall or join virtually
Centering Prayer is a contemplative, meditative prayer that invites us to focus on the Presence of God. The intention is to enter into the pure, unknowable presence of the Mystery we call God. To return to this intention, a sacred word may be chosen to repeat silently to yourself. A word may arise out of the text or from within. This word may be repeated continually in rhythm with your breathing or simply returned to whenever you notice your mind wandering.
Luncheon Lectio Divina
Wednesday, 12 – 12:20 pm
Lectio Divina is an ancient practice of praying the scriptures which encourages us to listen, notice, open, and respond to the Word of God praying within us. In this practice we do not so much read scripture as scripture reads us. We come to the text not for information but for the transformation of our lives. If you are looking for a spiritual practice to help you get through the week or just your Wednesday, I invite you to join us!
Pints with a Pastor
Check the calendar for upcoming dates
This group meets at a local restaurant, winery, or pub. The establishments we choose are usually friendly to all age groups, so college and high school students are invited to join us as well. In a nutshell, Pints with a Pastor (PwaP) is a group sitting around a table talking about current issues of faith, philosophy, ethics, and ideas over a beverage. It is a safe space, where people can be honest and open about topics of faith, ask any questions, and at the end of the night, know that it’s perfectly fine if we disagree with each other…
This is a casual group of people who love to discuss the books they are reading. If you like to read and explore new books and meet new people, this may be the group for you!
Hearts and Crafts
3rd Wednesday of the month, 11 – 2 pm
If you are an experienced crafter or a beginner, you are welcome! Bring your crafting supplies and your curiosity and let’s make something good for those in need. This group provides a time of spiritual reflection, fellowship, artistry, and an opportunity to do good for our community and our world.
Bring your own sack lunch unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
Men's Breakfast Group
1st Saturday of the month, 8:30 am
Many years ago, a younger group of OSLC men started to meet for breakfast once a month and had a topic for discussion or a book review. Everything changed so that now we are much older, and we have no topic or book review. We just enjoy whatever comes up. We welcome newcomers and guests. There is plenty of space. Each orders their own food and drink and heads for our table.
This is a casual group of folks who love to eat and enjoy each other’s company. It is usually held at one person’s home who provides the main dish, and the guest brings everything else.
Our intention is to build community and friendship knowing God is present in all of it.
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