Adult forums occur most Sundays from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our topics vary from book and Bible studies to presentations on social ministries.

Schedule:

 

2/18/18:   Biblical Storytelling workshop with Nadia Fitzcharles
We each bring something unique to the narratives in the Bible – this can include our identity, our faith, our beliefs, and our questions. In this workshop, we will explore the power of narratives and what it means to say that the Bible is the Living Word of God.


 

2/25/18:  “Comforting the Bereaved: Presence and Listening”

When death occurs within our family or friendship circles, we know we need to do something, but often we have no idea what that is.  We know we should make contact, but we have no idea what to say. And we also know that we might very well, with the best of intentions, say something that is more harmful than helpful.  In this session we will discuss the best ways to support those who are grieving,  the best things to say and not to say, and how we can help our loved ones move from the idealization of the one who has died to a more healthy reality that makes healing possible. You are invited, but not required, to read ahead of time the following posts from his blog, Meandering Spirituality (www.pastorbrianerickson.blogspot.com).

1/16/16 blog post: “Comforting Those Who Grieve: Some Things I have Learned” (Tag: Part I)

3/13/16 blog post: “Idealizing Those Who Have Died” (Tag: Part II)


March 4, 2018: TBD


March 11, 2018: TBD


March 18, 2018: “The Journey to Healing and Hope”

Pastor Brian Erickson will lead discussions on the journey through grief, focusing on such issues as guilt, anger, violation, presence and loving community. You are invited, but not required, to read ahead of time the following posts from his blog, Meandering Spirituality (www.pastorbrianerickson.blogspot.com).

3/31/16 blog post: “Violating the Precious”  (Tag: Part III)

4/21/16 blog post: “Is There a Future?” (Tag: Part IV)


March 18, 2018:TBD


March 25, 2018: TBD


April 1, 2018 EASTER – No Adult Forum


April 8, 2018: TBD


April 15, 2018: TBD


April 22, 2018: “Survival and Scars”

Pastor Brian Erickson will lead discussions on the journey through grief, focusing on such issues as guilt, anger, violation, presence and loving community. You are invited, but not required, to read ahead of time the following posts from his blog, Meandering Spirituality (www.pastorbrianerickson.blogspot.com).

4/29/16 blog post: “Survival is Victory” (Tag: Part V)

5/27/16 blog post: “Scars of Remembrance” (Tag: Part VI)


  • April 29, 2018: TBD

Is there a topic you’d like to explore or study during adult forum? Contact the church office if you’d like to sponsor a Sunday and lead the forum!