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Bethel Community Education Pilot Program
Feb-Apr 2024


Mondays, February 5-March 18, 6:30-7:45pm

$15/person per class or only $95 for the full 7 weeks! (A savings of $10)

Venmo: @sirianna-strommen

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In this 7-week course, Pastor Siri covers subjects such as Meditation, the Chakras, Tarot cards, Yoga, and creating a spiritual practice for yourself. Come with a curious and open mind as we explore how Eastern and New/Old Age traditions can balance our spirituality with beautiful insights.

Image by Greg Rakozy

A four-week course led by members of the Twin Cities Deaf Community, as well as Rev. Michelle Lewis and Rev. Brenda Froisland, who are hearing.

Mondays, February 26, March 4, 11, 18

6:30-8:00 pm

$50/person for the series (This pays for our Deaf presenters and interpreters)

Venmo: @Michelle-Lewis-140

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This class is designed for hearing people to begin to learn how to break down barriers with the Deaf community by learning about Deaf Culture and some basic American Sign Language (ASL) signs.

Using Sign Language

Shell Art with Clarice

A one-time course with local creative grandma Clarice Lovstuen

Monday, March 25, 6:15-7:30pm

All Ages

Free Class!

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Clarice loves to collect shells on the beaches of Florida. She uses them to make beautiful art and loves teaching others to do the same. She will bring the items, glue, and instructions. You bring the kids, yourself, and ideas. Adults can come on their own too.


We are sure to have a great time creating art.  

Image by NEOM

Thank You and Acknowledgement

Bethel Community Education activities are supported with funds from the Fairview Interfaith Health Collaborative. We are grateful for their work and partnership to help make our communities healthier.

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Balanced Spirituality for Christians:
Introduction to Ho’oponopono
Instructor Rev. Brenda Froisland

A one-week course to learn the basics of Ho'oponopono

Monday, March 25, 6:30-7:45 pm

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Pastor Brenda will introduce the practice of Ho’oponopono, which is a problem solving technique used by the native peoples of Hawaii. This spiritual practice is based on compassion, forgiveness, and love.  It is very easy to do, but not so easy to understand. The session will include further resources for self-exploration and continued practice.

Image by Eleonora Patricola

Mandala Rock Painting

A one-time course with local artist Laura Burlis

Monday, March 18, 6:30-7:30pm


Venmo: @lauraborealisart


Ages 7 and up; Ages 7-10 must have someone aged 16+ accompanying them

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Laura is a local artist who loves to teach kids and adults the art of painting Mandala Rocks. You will paint and take home at least one rock per family. Laura did this class at our family camp and through the quiet, contemplative nature of the practice everyone at family camp enjoyed creating Mandala Rocks. Please come and join us!

Pink purple mandala with a dash of gold!

Learn to Play Chess for Beginners

A three-week session led by Dan Hauge

Mondays, March 11, 18, & 25, 6:30-7:30pm

Ages 8 years and up

Free Class

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A three-week session to learn the ins and outs of playing chess from former teacher and coach at Minnehaha Academy Dan Hauge. He has taught numerous middle school youth how to play. Now is your turn. 

Chess Tournament
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