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Summer Small Groups

Dinner followed by small group options

Summer Small Groups

Dinner followed by small group options

Summer Small Groups

Tuesdays starting June 27-August 1, 2017

6:15 p.m.- dinner in Lundin Hall with entire group

7:00 p.m.- break into small groups- conclude between 8:00- 8:15 p.m.


1. Different Belief Systems & Faith Practices- this small group will explore different belief systems, faith traditions and spiritual practices such as Judaism, Islam, Eastern and Native American traditions. We will explore common themes within them all, as well as the unique virtues of each of the traditions.

2. Lutheran Tensions- just in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this option delves into Lutheran tensions. Martin Luther’s theology held many tensions which affected how he (and we current Lutherans!) read scripture and experience God and ourselves. Some of these tensions yielded paradoxes, the most famous of which is that Luther said the Christian is both saint and sinner simultaneously. Others were more helpful ways to teach: looking at scripture through the dual lens of Law and Gospel, and experiencing God’s reign through Two Kingdoms. Explore with us as we delve into some of these tensions and discover if and why this theology still means something to us.

3. Prayer Bead/ Journal Making Workshop- this is a hands-on arts and crafts workshop. It will consist of the following two parts: 1- Since the time of the Desert Fathers in the 3rd and 4th centuries, Christians have used strings of beads to guide their prayers, meditations and devotions. In this workshop you will string your own set of prayer beads and outline a personal devotional practice to accompany your bead creation, and 2- make a handmade journal using bookbinding needle and thread. You will learn a simple pamphlet stitch to construct a 12-20 page book with a decorative cover. This journal may be used for prayer notes, favorite devotions, ‘God moments’, gratitudes-- whatever is speaking to your heart. All materials will be supplied for these
activities for a fee of $20 (which covers both). Scholarships are available.


Summer Small Groups

Group options
Regarding Dinner: please check the appropriate response.


Every week on Tuesday
Between Tuesday, June 27, 2017
and Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Except on the following days:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Atonement Lutheran Church