Archive for Adult Ministries

Enneagram Workshop

Introduction to the Enneagram: A Two-part Class

May 18 & 25, 7pm, Youth Building

What is the Enneagram?

• A mirror of the soul as it manifests itself in nine different personality types.

• A signpost that names the real sin that drives each type so that the special virtue of each type can shine forth.

• A tool that combines good psychology with good spirituality to help us find a deeper and more authentic relationship with God and ourselves.

• A map of the soul drawn from Christian spirituality and other spiritual traditions.


Five Wishes Class

Five Wishes Class

Sundays, April 10 and 17, 3pm – 4:30pm

April 16th is “National Decision Day.” We are inviting people to talk among themselves as family and friends about what would they want for their medical care if they could no longer make decisions for themselves.

For many people this conversation is a challenging one, yet it is a necessary one. One way of looking at it is what would you want done if you were in a car accident, severely injured and unconscious and not able to tell anyone what you want? Do you want CPR done if your heart stops? If you are in a coma, who would you want to make decisions for you? If you have a massive stoke, would you want to be artificially fed? For some people, these questions bring up spiritual and ethical questions.

Chaplain Erin King from Community Hospice will facilitate discussions about what is involved to make these decisions. Using the “5 Wishes” booklet, we will explore:

  1. Who do I want to make care decisions for me when I can’t.
  2. What kind of medical treatment do I want or don’t want.
  3. How comfortable do I want to be in regards to pain control.
  4. How do I want people to treat me.
  5. What do I want my loved ones to know.

By the end of the April 17th session, you will have a completed legal document expressing who and what you want.

These 2 sessions are open to the community. Contact Chaplain Erin for more information at [email protected]

New Support Group

The new Mental Health Support Group Class that began Tuesday, July 8 will continue to meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Youth Building, through December 2014.

This group is for those who have mental health issues, their family and friends. This is not a therapy group, but a gathering of people who can share support, resources, and a sense of hope.

Facilitator: Chaplain Erin King


Family Fun Nights 2014

This summer, we’ll be celebrating and connecting at various homes for three, all-ages, intergenerational, all-church, families-welcome, barbecues and pool parties!
We’ll provide the burgers and dogs, you provide the side dishes!
June 13, 6pm – Home of Margaret Ritchey
1114 Notre Dame Avenue, Modesto 95350
July 11, 6pm – The Russell-Holcomb Home
2809 Sheffield Lane, Modesto 95350
August 15, 6pm – The Plata Home
133 Orange Avenue, Modesto 95350
FFN 2014

Young Adults Camping Trip

Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

When: Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22 • Meet at the church at 2pm Friday to caravan.

What: Cabin camping at Pinecrest Lake

Why: To grow, connect, and dream together!

Who: Ages 18 – 35, no children

Cost: $25

Signup by June 15 • Email [email protected]

What to Bring:

  • Snack items to share (chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Clothes and shoes to hike in
  • Swimming suit
  • Medical / Release Form
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for ice-cream stop in Jamestown

Supersonic Enneagram Session

SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Supersonic Enneagram Session
Tuesday, June 10, 7pm – 9pm, Youth Building

  • Learn the nine basic personality types and how they are dynamically inter-related.
  • Learn the basics of using this personality map as a spiritual tool for personal growth and healthier relationships.
  • If you are familiar with the Enneagram, this class will pull it all together and provide insights to deepen your knowledge.
  • If you are new to the Enneagram, this class will provide an energetic, succinct introduction.

Instructor Michael Schiefelbein has been trained and certified to teach by the Enneagram Institute. For more information, go to

June Bible Study

Psalms for Stress
This series includes discussion, music, and guided meditation on Psalms that soothe and challenge the soul. We will draw on a variety of scripture translations.
Psalm 23: Needs and Stress
Sunday, June 1, 11:30am, Youth Building

Psalm 46: Change and Stress
Sunday, June 8, 11:30am, Youth Building

 Psalm 55: Conflict and Stress
Sunday, June 15, 11:30am, Youth Building

 Psalm 90: Responsibilities and Stress
Sunday, June 22, 11:30am, Youth Building

June Film & Discussion Series

Stress for Singles
Film: Love Actually – Sunday, June 1, 4pm, Fireside Room
Discussion: Wednesday, June 4, 7pm, Youth Building
Facilitators: Liz Carota & Mitchell Mesimer

Stress and Parenting
Film: The Descendants – Sunday, June 8, 4pm, Fireside Room
Discussion: Wednesday, June 11, 7pm, Youth Building
Facilitator: Charlotte Pizzo

Stress for the Sandwich Generation
Film: Folks – Sunday, June 15, 4pm, Fireside Room
Discussion: Wednesday, June 18, 7pm, Youth Building
Facilitator: Steve & Betty Fraga

Financial Stress for Families
Film: The Pursuit of Happyness – Sunday, June 22, 4pm, Fireside Room
Discussion: Wednesday, June 25, 7pm, Youth Building
Facilitator: Ken Schroeder

Stress for Couples
Film: Hope Springs – Sunday, June 29, 4pm, Fireside Room
Discussion: Wednesday, July 2, 7pm, Youth Building
Facilitator: Dave Hoberg & Shari Larsen and Bob Patnode & Ray Stimson

Quilt Trunk Show

Saturday, May 3, 11am, Meet at College Avenue Parking Lot

A Women of Wonder women’s group field trip.

Space is limited.

Please RSVP to Judy Brown 209-239-7011.

Lenten Meditation Classes

Lenten Meditation Classes
Wednesdays, 6pm – 6:45pm, Sanctuary

 We will practice several kinds of meditation, including Lectio Divina (with scripture), Centering Prayer, and Awareness meditation from Anthony De Mello’s book Sadhana: A Way to God—Christian exercises in Eastern Form.