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Faith Alive! U: Weekend Workshops

Join other adults for an afternoon of exploring, questioning and learning about your faith. The Faith Alive University Workshop takes place January 27 from 12:30–2:45pm, following the volunteer appreciation party. You will have the opportunity to attend two 1-hour classes. 

Childcare will be available. 

Confirmands: attendance at this event will count toward one of your yearly confirmation electives.


When Law becomes Gospel 

Led by Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz

When creating a new community of people, God lays out guiding principles for their life together. These commandments have been studied and interpreted countless times over the centuries but do they really apply to us? This course will explore how these ancient laws are the living gospel for our times.

The Unsung Power of Lament 

Led by Pastor Libby Howe

What is lament anyway? How is it different than anger or sadness? We will uncover the richness of the Psalms of lament in scripture and the gift that lament is to the Christian community and the world as we encounter human brokenness in our daily lives.

Young Adults in Global Mission & ELCA Global Engagement

Led by Anna Moorhead

Anna Moorhead recently returned from serving as an ELCA Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) in Southern Africa for the year. She served near Johannesburg at the church development office working with gender-based violence initiatives, the HIV and AIDS Prevention Program, and communication for the office. She also served at a daycare with over 100 kids and a daycare for kids with disabilities. Anna enjoyed spending time with her host family and congregants, as well as singing and dancing to choruses in church. She is currently serving as a Campaign Interpreter for “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA” where she will share stories from the global church and how the Lutheran church is transforming. 

Power of the Positive Spoken Word

Led by Niels Anderson

How do Christians use their language to affect change for good in both the lives of others and in your own life? We will discuss ways in which to activate both your external dialogue and your internal monologue in a Godly manner.

Earlier Event: January 27
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Later Event: January 28
Funeral for Darrell Benrud