J-Term 2019
In the midst of snow, we continue to GROW! Educational opportunities for all ages on Monday nights, January 14, 21, 28. Between classes, join us for desserts, fellowships, and hot chocolate/coffee/decaf coffee. Below is a list of class offerings. Add your name and email, then check the box(es) of the classes you would like to attend.
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Connecting People to Bees: How helping bees can help communities
Led by Becky Masterman, who has led the UMN Bee Squad program since 2013. She graduated from the UMN Twin Cities and obtained a Ph.D. in Entomology under the direction of Dr. Marla Spivak studying honey bee hygienic behavior and neurobiology. Becky leads a talented and growing Bee Squad team that provides bee outreach to beekeepers and the public in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota and beyond. The University of Minnesota Bee Squad has been helping beekeepers in Minnesota and beyond since 2011. In addition to beekeepers, Bee Squad programs have expanded to include Bee Veterans, Bee Arts and Pollinator Ambassadors as well as programs that connect farmers and beekeepers to pollinator habitat. Learn more about how this work has supported not just the bees, but people too. Learn how you can help bees and people too!
DIY Essential Oils Make and Take
So many of the products in our homes contain toxic ingredients. One of the biggest culprits is fragrance. YUCK! Join us for a fun night & create your own DIY non-toxic products! We’ll have all the supplies to make:Lavender Linen & Pillow Spray, Eucalyptus Mint Foaming Hand Soap, Fizzing Vanilla Peppermint Bath Salts, Thieves All-Purpose Household Cleaner, Wide Awake & Happy Roll-on, and Orange Mint Room Spray. A small donation will be suggested to help cover a portion of the supply costs. Led by Lori DennAssisted by FoC members Julie and Maggie Dosdall
An Intro to the Emmett Technique
The Emmett Technique is a touch therapy that addresses pain and discomfort and to increase movement and improve quality of life. In this session, you’ll learn about the technique, observe a demonstration of the therapy, and have the opportunity to receive a brief treatment.Led by Sam Ische, a certified Emmett Technique therapist
Make a Snowman Basket
On a plywood base, build a snowman with continuous weave. Add a hat, felt nose, button eyes and buttons for the coat, a scarf completes the look. Any skill level can complete this project. (We suggest that younger children partner with a parent!) Cost:$10 to cover supplies. (Bring your own buttons if you prefer a personalized snowman). Led by Chris Dellwo
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MAKING HOPE HAPPEN: A Pastors’ Class with Pastors Josh Nelson & Dick Braun
Can you turn yourself into a hopeful person? Is it just in your DNA, or part of your personality? And if you’re not hopeful, does that mean you are forever hopeless? You might be surprised to hear that children, youth and adults can truly learn how to be hopeful people. Come join the discussion as Pastor Dick Braun and Pastor Josh Nelson present the topic of “hope.” Using Scripture references and building from the book Making Hope Happen by Shane Lopez, we will examine ways to be hope-filled people of God.
Gentle Yoga with Thai Yoga Bodywork (with hand and foot massages)
Combining gentle yoga with an introduction to Thai Yoga Body Work techniques. We will hold postures for 2-3 minutes which will promote deep stretching in the fascia. Appropriate for men and women of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary! Bring yoga mat, water, towel. Wear snug-fitting clothes that you can move in. Led by FoC member Kim Motschenbacher
Natural Health for Dummies
Natural health is so much easier than you think! Join us to chat about all the places that toxins are hiding in our homes, why they’re so bad for us and how easy it is to eliminate them! Quick and EASY small changes will lead to great positive impacts on your wellness! As JJ Virgin says, “Small hinges swing big doors!” Led by Lori Denn: Assisted by FoC members Julie and Maggie Dosdall
Planning for the Later Years (For You or Your Loved Ones)
January 14: PBS Frontline Being Mortal – Begin the conversation about the later years with this PBS documentary that challenges us to reexamine how we think about death and dying. The film also explores the science of palliative care and how important conversations about the later years of life can empower people to live their lives fully all the way to the very end. January 21: ACP 101 – Talking about end-of-life care needn’t be difficult, especially when conversations are started when all is well. Advance Care Planning is all about thinking and talking about what you would want done if you were ever in a situation where you could not speak for yourself. Choosing agents and advocates, completing a Health Care Directive and talking to loved ones and primary care providers are all important components. Honoring Choices will present an introduction to Advanced Care Planning and provide time for questions and answers, along with information and blank copies of health care directives January 28: Funeral pre-planning – Most of us want to plan ahead but when it comes to end-of-life planning, many have a difficult time starting the conversation. A representative from Huber Funeral Home will join us to discuss the importance of pre-planning the details of funeral pre-planning process. In this session, we’ll discuss why pre-planning your funeral is important, how it works, and exactly what's involved in pre-need funeral planning
Vision Board Workshop: Create a personal vision board in this guided workshop
What a great way to kick off the new year!!In this Vision Board Workshop, Christa will guide participants through a series of exercise to envision and visually articulate their dreams and goals. The workshop will begin with meditation and prayer, followed by a few short exercise and worksheets to define priorities, followed by creating a 2019 vision board. All materials will be provided. Participants should bring a favorite photo of themselves. Led by FoC member Christa Haeg, who is a personal development junkie and has led and participated in many goal-setting and visioning exercises and workshops. Her engaging, enthusiastic and personable approach brings out the brightest dreams in people of all ages! Choose from two identical sessions:
Wood Whittling
Join Mark to whittle away the hours at FoC! Come one or more nights! Create your choice of an Owl, Penguin or Snowman OR create a personalized caricature *Appropriate for ages 10 and up – parents are encouraged to attend with their child as they see fit* Bring your own supplies or borrow some from Mark. Drop in anytime during all 3 Mondays, 6:15-8:30pm
FoC Yoga Dudes(for the dude who wants to practice yoga with other less-flexible dudes)
We will learn a few gentle yoga postures that will increase flexibility and balance while learning to appreciate and be in the present moment. No experience necessary! Bring yoga mat, water, towel. Wear snug-fitting clothes that you can move in. Led by FoC member Kim Motschenbacher
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