Adult Learning and Spiritual Enrichment Winter Offerings


The 1619 Project Chapter by Chapter

Many who participated in the J-term 1619 Project study groups expressed an interest in continuing the conversation about this book. Starting February 17 there will be a weekly discussion, starting with the Preface; Origins by Nikole Hannah Jones. We will continue chapter by chapter through the book. The group will meet virtually on Thursday nights from 7-8:00p starting February 17. This is a drop-in group; however it is important that you have read the chapter for the week. This group will be facilitated by Julie Konrardy, and others. If interested please email



Back by popular demand, we will be offering weekly discussion groups around the Netflix series, “Amend.” Will Smith hosts this look at the evolving, often lethal, fight for equal rights in America through the lens of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. There are six episodes, covering different groups of people and sharing the story of how they’ve been impacted by this amendment. Join us on Sundays beginning February 13, from 11:00a-12:00p via Zoom. If interested please email Molly Hammel or Umar Williams



United Methodist Women (UMW) Book Group

Date: The first Thursday of the month at 7:00p. The group has been meeting via ZOOM.

Facilitator: Julie Konrardy

Join this group of interesting and diverse women of all ages. The group focuses on one book per month. The book list is developed by the group itself.


Mar 3- Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B Tyson

Apr 7- Somewhere in the Unknown World by Kao Kalia Kang

May 5- Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Jun 2- Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Jul 7- Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng

Aug 4- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 

Sep- No meeting in September, I will be at the State Fair! (Yes, everyday)

Oct 6- Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi (500 pages, but we have 2 months to read it)

Nov 3- Fortune by Lisa Sharon Harper

Dec 1- The Beautiful Country by Julie Wang


If you are interested in participating, complete the form below and click the submit button.

Questions? Click here to email Mitch Grant, ALSET chair. 
ALSET is Seeking New Members! Are you interested in supporting ALSET, either as a committee member or a group facilitator?
We’d love to have you! Please reach out to Mitch Grant, chair, by clicking here.