The Adult Learning and Spiritual Enrichment Team (ALSET) is pleased
to announce our offerings for fall 2023!
Register for classes below.

Faithful Anti-Racism, Moving past talk to systemic change

Sponsored by ALSET and the Reconciliation Team
SUNDAYS, SEPT 24 – DEC 17, 5:30-7PM
Facilitators: Bill Konrardy, Julie Konrardy, Lauren Braswell, and Joe Kennedy
Book cost: $20.00

Participants should acquire a copy of the book Faithful Antiracism by Christina Barland Edmondson and Chad Brennan (LHUMC has a few copies). The book we will use in this study provides a broad overview of how racism works and what people of faith can do to confront it. The authors use scripture, personal narrative, and data to examine the church and racism, and how we can move forward to a more just world.

Faithful Anti-Racism – It’s time to move past talk.

It’s no longer news to most of us that our society has a deep-seated racism problem. Christians of all ethnic and economic backgrounds are tired of seeing the ugly legacy of racism play out before their eyes and feeling you’ll be ill-equipped to respond. They watch as friends and family members leave the visible church over this issue or fall prey to a gospel of white nationalism that is an affront to the cross of Christ.

In Faithful Antiracism Christina Barland Edmondson and Chad Brennan take confidence from the truth that Christ has overcome the world, including racism, and offer clear analysis and interventions to challenge its pernicious power. Drawing on brand-new research from the landmark Race, Religion and Justice Project lead by Michael Emerson and others, this book represents the most comprehensive study on Christians and race since in Emerson’s own book Divided by Faith (2001). It invites readers to put this data to immediate practical use, applying it to their own specific context.

Art Camp for Adults
WEDNESDAYS, OCT 4 – DEC 13, 6-7:30PM
Facilitator: Kristin Camp

Have you been afraid to try art? This is your opportunity to participate in a fun, non-threatening, non-judgmental art experience.  

These five weeks are all about trying new things, experimenting with different mediums and techniques, getting messy, being inspired and having fun. Each week the class participates in different styles of art making.

This class is open to every ability.  Enjoy the opportunity to be present in the moment as you create alongside others.  

Open to adults from the church, community, neighborhood etc. Invite a friend! Register below.
Location: Large Conference Room
Kristin is a visual artist who specializes in watercolor and acrylics. Kristin teaches at White Bear Center for the Arts.
United Women in Faith Book Group

Date: 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm. By Zoom Nov-April, in-person, May-October. Sign up through the form below.
Facilitator: Julie Konrardy

The books have been selected for the next few months and listed below. You do not have to be an LHUMC UWF member to join us, you can even come if you haven’t read the books! Contact Julie Konrardy at for email updates.
  • Dec 7 Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
  • Jan 4 Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Feb 1 Demon Copperhead* by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Mar 7 The Making of Biblical Womanhood* by Beth Alison Barr 
  • Apr 4  Good Night Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea 
  • May 2 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 
  • Jun 6  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 

 A few notes:

  • Demon Copperhead is very long, so get to it sooner rather than later.
  • March 7 is dress rehearsal for Wizard of Oz and some of us may be busy so we might meet, Feb 29 for Biblical Womanhood (it is a short book). 
  • The subtitle of Biblical Womanhood is “How the subjugation of Women Became the Gospel Truth”

If you are interested in participating in one of the above ALSET offerings, please complete the form below and click the submit button.

If you have questions, concerns, ideas for classes, or if you are interested in supporting ALSET, either as a committee member or a group facilitator, please reach out to Stacey Edwards, ALSET chair, by clicking here