Adult Spiritual Formation

Thank you for your interest in Adult Spiritual Formation at Edmonds United Methodist Church! Our adult formation ministry is formed around three main components: The Way (3 focuses of the Christian life – faith, Bible and spiritual practices); ChristCare groups (a wide diversity of small groups); and SoulSprings (a variety of classes and special events). These are offered in 3 sessions throughout the year, fall, winter and spring.

Circuits of the Heart

Circuits of the Heart

Kitsap County Labyrinth Tour - May 6, 2017.

Register during Adult Spiritual Formation sign-ups April 23 or 30 after worship. Donation of $20 covers of the cost of transportation.

Softball Comes to Edmonds UMC!

Softball Comes to Edmonds UMC!

This summer, Edmonds UMC will start it's own softball team. More details are to come. If you're interested, sign-up after worship on April 23, 30, or May 7.

General Interest Groups

Book Study: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

This book study focuses on the climate crisis in this powerful and timely book by Naomi Klein, one of the most admired voices on environmental care. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. says this about Klein’s book: “Naomi Klein is a genius. She has done for politics what Jared Diamond did for the study of human history. She skillfully blends politics, economics and history and distills out simple and powerful truths with universal applicability.”

  • MEETS: Sundays, 12:00 p.m., in the Chapel beginning May 8
  • CO-FACILITATORS: John Rodenberg and Dianne O'Connell

Creative Crafters

Creative Crafters meets three times per month to do scrapbook, needle work, computer work, or whatever else your creative heart desires. With such a great block of time, we find it wonderful to get so much accomplished. Join us if you’d like to meet a bunch of nice people. You’ll be glad you did!

  • MEETS: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:00 –9:00p.m. & the last Saturday of the month, 10:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • FACILITATOR: Sheri McGee

Movie Group

We have discussions of current movies and look at them from a Christian’s perspective. We may meet every other week or once a month - depending on the desires of the group participants. Both couples and singles are welcome!

  • MEETS: TBD by the group.
  • FACILITATORS: Steve and Aaron Franco-Ross

Quilting Group

Do you quilt? Would you like to learn? Join this group and participate in the domestic art that is becoming increasingly poplular. We have an inspiring time of learning and practicing.

  • MEETS: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Library
  • FACILITATOR: Pat Beaudry

Thriving in a Life with Chronic Pain & Illness

Members of this group meet to support each other as we live our lives with different types of pain and illness with the understanding that many forms of pain and illness are non-visible. Different types of pain/illness are represented in our group. We are finishing up the text, Sick and Tired by Kimberly Rae and will begin When God Doesn’t Fix It.

  • MEETS: May 6, 20, June 10 and 24, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Room 113
  • FACILITATOR: Roxine Kellogg

Men's & Women's Groups

Saturday Dawn Patrol Men's Group

This spring we will continue our Bible/book study format with a great group of guys for great discussion!

  • Meets: Saturdays, 7:30 - 9:00a.m.
  • Facilitator: Darryl Berg with shared leadership.

Monday Afternoon Men’s Group

The Monday Afternoon Men’s ChristCare Group is reading the book American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham. The American Gospel–literally, the good news about America–is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.

  • Meets: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; Room 302. Our group is on-going – new members are welcome!.
  • Facilitator: Bob Schroff

Living the Questions

We are a group of women who enjoy delving deeply into what it means to live as a person of faith in this ever-changing world. We have weekly lively discussions on our chosen topic and welcome new members! We will be discussing together the book, Hillbilly Elegy by J.P. Vance, a Yale Law School grad and former Marine. This book, a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, offers a probing look at the struggles of the American working class. Please read the first ten pages and bring the book with you.

  • Meets: Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., in the Chapel.
  • Facilitator: Eva-Maria Barthel and Barbara McGuire

Renovare Group

Renovare means renewal and the Renovare group helps us renew by gathering weekly to consider our basic and deeper questions on faith and discipleship. Each week we pray for each other and share concerns and praises. We also hand out grocery bags for the Food Bank each month. New people are welcome, even mid-study.

  • Meets:Mondays; 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in the Library. (Brown Bag Lunch)
  • Facilitator: Beth Lanie

Sisters!

This new quarter beginning Monday, May 7, we will continue our discussion of The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, by Joan Chittister. Please join our great discussions. There’s lots of laughter along the way! The chapters are clearly subject defined making it easy to join in at any time. During the Spring, we will select a new book to discuss.

  • MEETS: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Wesley Room
  • FACILITATOR: Dana McMechan

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women work together to help charities, host events, and support women and children in need, all while having fun. We host a luncheon meeting regularly and meet with other church UMW groups twice a year, but our motto is "Come When You Can!" Our thrift shop serves the community and the Food Bank recipients. We host a bazaar for fundraising in the Fall with proceeds helping charities and church-sponsored events. We also take time to learn about world issues.

  • Meets:3rd Sunday of the month following the 2nd service.
  • Facilitator: Gay Johnson

SoulSprings Events

Circuits of the Heart: Labyrinth Tour

Learn the history of the labyrinths, what triggered their development within their respective communities and how they were planned and implemented. At each site, we will explore a different way to walk a labyrinth: from holy day techniques, psychological inquiry, to playful styles of prayer. Discussion about our experiences throughout the day will enrich the tour. Participants should plan to bring a sack lunch and writing materials. Dress for walking and comfort, in rain or shine. We’ll van/carpool from the church parking lot and meet with Sue in Kingston. Sign-up on April 23 or 30. Kingston ferry dock.

  • MEETS: Saturday, May 6th. Meet at the church promptly at 8:15a.m. to catch the 9:40a.m. ferry, will return by 3:00p.m. Cost $20 for transportation.
  • LED BY: Sue Sutherland-Hanson, EUMC's Director of Adult Spiritual Formation

SoulSprings Classes

EUMC Advocates for Justic

This group looks for ways the congregation can engage in actions that support our Christian beliefs of justice, compassion, love, respect for all people, and peace. Subcommittees focus on the environment, immigration, solidarity with Islam, and homelessness, with more subcommittees forming.

  • MEETS: Monthly - times and locations TBD
  • LED BY: Corinne Travis

Disciple's Path

This is a six-week class led by Pastor Sandy as a small group experience. It is an opportunity to explore your spiritual life, discuss spiritual practices, learn more about the Church and what it means to become a member of EUMC. Materials are provided, minimum enrollment of 6 attendees for class to run.

  • MEETS: Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in Room 113, Starting May 8
  • LED BY: Pastor Sandy

Faithful Yoga

Breathe new life into your routine and join us for an enriching class that combines yoga with Christian prayer and practice. All experience levels are welcome. Donation of $40 for 8 sessions to support the leader, but come anyway if finances are tight. Bring a yoga mat. Drop-ins welcome! For more information, contact Heather Bruno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 425.778.2119.

  • MEETS: Wednesdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m., in the Library
  • LED BY: Ruth Lee, Instructor and Personal Trainer

Yoga with Theresa

Learn mindfulness of your body through yoga! This all levels class will explore alignment, the use of props, and how to work safety with the body while calming the mind. Donation of $40 for 8 classes or $5 drop-in, free for those in need. Please bring a mat (and a block if you have one.) Proceeds from this class go to elder-support. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (425) 778-2119.
LED BY: Theresa Elliott, yoga instructor and personal trainer

  • MEETS: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00am, May 4 - June 22
  • LED BY: Theresa Elliott

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

Description: Join the Women’s Bible Study Class each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a large part of the New Testament that is generally overlooked. However, there is a lot of personal application contained in man of the New Testament books that remains unknown. Join us as we challenge our faith journey in the study of some of these “lesser” books. Fellowship, study and prayer support both the participants of the group as well as many members of EUMC.

  • MEETS: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., in the Library
  • LED BY: Rev. Elmer Brunk

EUMC Softball Team

Description: Enjoy softball this summer in a co-ed team representing Edmonds United Methodist Church to play in a local Church Softball League. Sign up here to receive more information about this option for summer fun in community..

  • MEETS: TBD

Shawl Ministry Team

Description: This ongoing ministry-group knits shawls for those experiencing illness, grief, and other stressful situations with the shawls being a source of comfort for all who receive them. Knitters knit on their own and then gather together for conversation and prayer over the shawls. The congregation participates in a Blessing of the Shawls each year. Since 2005 the group has distributed 237 shawls! Beginners welcome; we will teach you how to knit!

  • MEETS: 5 times a year, Room 302, 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • LED BY: Carolyn Malnes