Faith Formation Classes

SALT (Seniors Learning Together, Inc.)


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"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:6

Going into the 22nd year, Seniors Learning Together, Inc., a non-profit organization, is offering enrichment learning to people over 55.  Sponsored by a coalition of 13 churches in Dakota County, the program is, however, open to people of ALL ages!  Sessions are held on 4 consecutive Mondays every Spring and Fall. Our goal is to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests with 4 presentations on various subjects scheduled each day (2 speakers each hour). Participants choose one session to attend each hour. The first hour begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a 15 minute refreshment break between the first and second hour. The program is followed by an optional lunch at 11:45 a.m. Lunches are catered by Sally Johnson and her crew.




Monday April 29, May 6, 13 and 20

from 9:30-11:45 a.m.

at the Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville

Download your new SALT Spring 2019 brochure online NOW:

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Plan ahead: Save these dates for Fall 2019:

Monday September 23 & 30 and October 7 & 14

from 9:30-11:45 a.m.

at the Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville

Click to download the Sneak-peek flyer with Fall 2019 program information.

Attending SALT made easy: just walk right in on the mornings of the SALT sessions. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Presentations start promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact Marianne Brass at (952) 698-1714 or e-mail Marianne.

Monday, April 29, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Jesus in the Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Similarities & Differences presented by Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM Conv.

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Our States Have Crazy Shapes - How We Ended Up with a Jigsaw Puzzle Map by Lynn Garthwaite

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Minnesota Made Me by Pat Borzi

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Into the Backlands by Ken Flies

Lunch Menu: Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, Salad, Bread & Butter, Italian Ice with Vanilla Wafer

Entertainment: Dragonfly

Monday, May 6, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Minnesota’s Economic Necessity for Immigration Reform presented by Bill Blazar

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Understanding Dementia by Linda Walker

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Minnesota Comes Out of the Great War presented by Annette Atkins

10:45-11:45 a.m.: The Road to Rural Electric by Ghislain Devlaminck

Lunch Menu: Glazed Pork Loin with Applesauce, Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli & Cauliflower Medley, Bread & Butter, Chocolate Cake

Entertainment: Dan Chouinard

Monday, May 13, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: G.K. Chesterton: Modern American Life - Issues and Figures in American History presented by Dr. John Chalberg

9:30-10:30 a.m.: The Golden Days of Minnesota Department Stores by Kristal Leebrick

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Remarkable Woodpeckers, Incredible Images & Characteristics presented by Stan Tekiela

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Recognize and Survive a Heart Attack by Eugene Johnson

Lunch Menu: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Salad, Bread & Butter, Cherries in the Snow

Entertainment: The Velvet Tones

Monday, May 20, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Miles Lord, The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice presented by Roberta Walburn

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Minnesota From the Road - Scenic River Bluff Tour presented by Doug Ohman

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Politics, Pythons and Practical Jokers: Characters I’ve Met Covering the News presented by Stan Turner

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Fighting for Delphine: A Soldier’s True Story of Triumph and Tears by Lee Burtman

Lunch Menu: Baked Ham, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Biscuits, Potato Salad, Ice Cream and Brownies

Entertainment: Mark Yannie

Contact Marianne Brass at or call (952) 698-1714 if you have questions regarding the SALT program.


Check-in info below:

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No worries about long check-in lines: we will have many blue (presentations only) and red (presentations plus lunch) check-in tables staffed with many friendly, competent SALT team members greeting and directing you, checking you in! 

After check-in you may immediately proceed to the location of the presentation you are attending. Both locations, the Sanctuary and the Bays, will be open for you to enter and take your seats. Presentations start promptly at 9:30 a.m. We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand to allow for check-in. Keep in mind that you can check in starting at 8:30 a.m.

We are constantly striving to improve our processes to make things easier and more enjoyable for YOU, our guests!

Give SALT a try, because . . . 

SALT is a wonderful program of enrichment learning made fun!  Our life enrichment presentations are offered to you in an enjoyable format.  There are no questions to answer or tests to take, but merely an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the world around us.

Call Marianne Brass at (952) 698-1714 or e-mail if you have questions regarding the SALT program.


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