Adult Forums, Fall 2020

We dig deep with an open spirit into questions of faith and life. Currently adult forum meets from 10:20am-11am Sundays. Use the Sunday worship zoom link (website front page) and join the Breakout Room when invited.

…their delight is in the torah of the Lord, and on his teachings they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water …
from Psalm 1

September 20, 27; October 4: The Psalms, with Rev. Susan Scott

The Psalms are a wonderful resource for prayer and consolation, especially for such a challenging time as this.  Join Susan Scott to explore the different kinds of Psalms and share some of your favorites.

October 11 – Discipleship in a Democracy, p.1.  We’ll look at “A Social Message on Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy,” especially the first three parts. What is God up to in politics?  How do we follow Jesus at this time?  Other resources: a statement about church and public life, Living Lutheran article on the topic.

October 18 – Have I got a proposition for you.  Joe Haletky introduces us to some of the propositions coming up for vote.

October 25 – Discipleship in a Democracy, p.2 We’ll look at a recent David Brooks article on how his faith influences his politics, and at the latter part of the ELCA document, which deals with the same topic.

November 1 – Digging deeper into 1st John: during worship and the sermon we’ll hear from 1st John 3.  What more is in this little book? Consider: “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action … God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”

November 8 – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary: special guests such as Rev. Brian Stein-Webber will share more about our local seminary in Berkeley, California.

November 15 – Thoughts on Leadership with Don Harrier.  Don will share from his experiences and learnings as an architect.