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 September 23 & 30, October 7 & 14

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

at the Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville

Click here to view and/or download the new SALT Fall 2019 brochure, booklet version. 

SALT FALL 2019 brochures will be mailed to former participants (of the past two years) in mid August.

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, September 23, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Russian-American Relations in Perspective by Norma Noonan

9:30-10:30 a.m.: The Ode to Minnesota by Steve Schraeder

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Ventriloquist Kevin Doely

10:45-11:45 a.m.: My Brain Made Me Do It!! (Long-term Retirement Goals) by Dan Reiner

Lunch Menu: Swedish Meatballs, Lingonberries, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Salad, Lefse, Raspberry Sherbet

Entertainment: Todd “Elvis” Anderson

Monday, September 30, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Prisoner of War Camps in Minnesota presented by Matt Carter

9:30-10:30 a.m.: What Is the Church’s Role in the Current Culture? by Pastor Jeff Marion

10:45-11:45 a.m.: The Poles & Global Warming presented by Chuck Dayton

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Remembering the Viking Battalion, Public History & Memorialization by Erik Brun

Lunch Menu: Champagne Chicken, Garden Rice, Vegetable Medley, Bread & Butter, Creme de Menthe

Entertainment: Grace Notes Trio

Special Presentation by Paul Douglas: Life Is Like the Weather from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Church of the Risen Savior in the Sanctuary. No extra charge for this presentation.

Monday, October 7, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Healthy Brain Aging: Insights from the Minnesota Women’s Brain Resilience Initiative presented by Dr. Lisa James

9:30-10:30 a.m.: History of the Minneapolis Field Office and Some of the Most Interesting Cases in this Area by FBI Supervisory Special Agent Steve Eppley

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Can the P)olitical Middle Be Revived? presented by Lori Sturdevant & Dave Durenberger

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Medical Assistance - What Is It And What Are the Rules? by Leah Gilbert

Lunch Menu: Baked Mostacholi (Beef/Pasta Dish) with Red Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, Sally’s Lemon Surprise

Entertainment: Russ Parish, Guitar & Vocals

Monday, October 14, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: 1936 Berlin Olympics: The Nazi Games presented by David Jones

9:30-10:30 a.m.: How To Enjoy and Preserve the Night Skies presented by Bob King

10:45-11:45 a.m.: The Bizarre History of Minnesota presented by Chad Lewis

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Bird Migration: The Incredible Journeys of North American Birds by Stan Tekiela

Lunch Menu: Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls & Butter, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Entertainment: Malt Shop Melodies

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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