Postcards from Lincoln: A History Speakers Series


God is still speaking. Listen with me.

January 10 & 24 at 6:00 p.m. and January 14 & 21 at 11:00 a.m.

During these prayer times, all are invited to gather in the chapel as we take
a little time to quiet the competing voices in our lives and listen intently to God’s direction through the practice of listening prayer. Each session will be about 20-25 minutes long, and will begin with direction on engaging in the practice. Please make time to attend at least one of these sessions, as we seek God’s guidance for our lives and the life of our church community.

Healthy Climate, Healthy You Speaker Series

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Dining Room 

Join Saint Paul UMC’s Climate Justice and Health Justice teams this winter as they invite in experts from around the community to speak on the intersection of climate and personal health. All sessions will meet right after worship, and we will close with a plant-based, fellowship meal in the dining room. it is the perfect way to kick off the New Year with both healthier habits for our bodies, and healthier habits for our planet!

A Lesson in Hope

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 155 (January 17 – February 7)
with Rev. Dr. David Lux

Join Rev. Dr. David Lux this January for an adventure in hope as he explores the book, Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility. Here’s what actor Don Cheadle said of this book: “Giving up on humanity by giving up on solving the climate crisis is not an option. This book uniquely provides strategic direction on how we can create the future we need, the future we all want. It also gives us the imaginative and emotional prowess to strengthen our courage and creativity along the way.”

Into the World: The Acts of the Apostles

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom (January 18 – May 16)
with Dr. Dave Moore

Dr. Dave Moore leads this new Kerygma Bible study exploring the Acts of the Apostles. The Book of Acts picks up where the Gospel of Luke leaves off, and it passes down to us the transformative events and personalities of the earliest church. All are welcome to take part and catch the wind that animated the first Jesus followers, while reflecting on its continuing empowerment of the Church today.

Embracing Winter — Finding Hope

January 27 at Wilderness Park
with Rev. Nancy Flader

Bundle up and join Rev. Nancy Flader on this meaningful winter walk exploring the resilience and hope that nature displays during its most challenging months. Together, we’ll discover what cues might be offered from the Nebraska, winter landscape, and we’ll learn what this means for our own lives and spiritual health. Registrants will receive additional info and the specific meeting place at Wilderness Park.

The Five Megillot

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 155 (February 21 – March 27)
with Pastor Jed Linder

Every year, Jewish communities around the world read each of these megillot (“scrolls”) during their observances of major holidays. In this class, Pastor Jed will be looking at each one of these scrolls (all books from our Old Testament), and their corresponding holidays. We will see how the Book of Esther kicks off the celebration of Purim each year, and the poetic Lamentations give voice to the voiceless on the Ninth of Av. Additionally, we will look at each of the three pilgrimage festival scrolls: Ruth (Feast of Weeks), Ecclesiastes (Feast of Tabernacles), and Song of Songs (Passover).

Paine Parlor Sunday School Class
Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

This class meets on Sunday mornings in Paine Parlor at 11:00 to discuss current happenings in our community, our nation, and the United Methodist Church. We will meet on the second Sunday of the month in June, July, and August.

Book Groups

Click each group to learn more about these groups, or to sign up.

Wednesday Morning Book Group

We meet at 10 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month

Turn the Page Book Group

We meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month

Non-Fiction Book Group

We meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month

Jed Linder

Associate Pastor