Postcards from Lincoln: A History Speakers Series


Exploring the Word

Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
in the Bevins Family Life Center

Ever hear something in a sermon that you’d like to know more about? Maybe you have a question or want clarification or more conversation about the scripture that was read in worship. This fall, the pastor who preaches each Sunday will offer an opportunity for Bible study of the scripture or guide a dialogue about the ideas mentioned in the sermon. This is a great way to get to know others at Saint Paul, get to know the pastors, and grow in your faith. If you watch our services online, you can join via Zoom!

Winter Solstice Walk: Entering Darkness Together
December 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

with Rev. Nancy Flader

In nature, darkness is essential. Trees and plants need time to recharge their cycles, while certain mammals, reptiles, and amphibians go underground for much-needed rest and replenishment. Bundle up and join Rev. Nancy Flader on this unique winter walk which will explore how the darkness informs our physical and spiritual being, and how it helps us to see and appreciate the Light. Location and instructions will be sent upon registration

Chakra Sound Bath

Third Sunday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel
September 17 – December 17

Chakras are the energy centers of your body. If they are open, energy flows freely, and you feel centered and at peace. If they become blocked, your mental, physical and spiritual health may suffer. Join us in the Chapel on the third Sunday of each month to be enveloped in quartz crystal sound. Along with the guided mantras, the bowls generate the sound of each Chakra to clear your energy centers for health and wholeness. Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu and other world religions all share spiritual practices using chants, mantras, psalms, and songs to both praise the Divine and heal our bodies. 

Soul Shaping Advent
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Dining Room

with Rev. Jane Florence and Pastor Jed Linder

What stresses in our current life press and prepare you for new life? What actions or practices keep you centered and shape your life? What fires (transforming experiences) have helped make you who you are? These are some of the questions that will arise this coming Advent season, as we allow the earth’s clay to spin and knead through our fingers. Join us on Wednesday evenings during Advent, as we gather to learn about the pottery process (kneading, centering, shaping, firing), and we create our own clay ornaments.

Kerygma: The Gospel of Mark

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom (September 14 – November 16)
with Dr. Dave Moore

Join Dr. Dave Moore this fall as he leads a Bible study on the first Gospel written: The Gospel of Mark. In Mark, we’ll find a Jesus confident of his choices, but thoroughly trusting in God even as he faces persecution and ultimately death. Mark’s words are an encouragement to certain and uncertain disciples of all the ages, and help us see clearly the path Jesus invites us all to follow.

The Language of Quiet

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 155 (October 4 – November 15)
with Dr. Marilynn Moore

In our world today, those who speak up easily and often are frequently cast as leaders thanks to their communication abilities and social power. But there’s another kind of power available – the power of quiet. Beginning in October, Dr. Marilyn Moore is leading a class to discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Whether you are a thoughtful introvert, a confident extrovert, a bit of both, or just baffled by the labels altogether, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about yourself, those who are like you, and those who are unlike you.

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