Good Sam’s Adult Forum
Starting on Sunday, September 8th there will be a forum at both 9:00 am and 11:30 am in Roetter Hall to follow both the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services. New Adult Forum space most Sundays will now be in RH 3 & 4.
Both forums will cover the same material and feature the same presenters. Those who plan on attending the 10:00 am service are both welcome and encouraged to arrive early to attend the 9:00 am adult forum if they would prefer to come early rather than stay late.
There will also be coffee and light refreshments available prior to and during the 9:00 am adult forum hour with the regular coffee hour continuing to precede the 11:30 am adult forum. And for those who are really excited, come at 8:00 am service and attend both services AND both forums. We call it the double-double. So much formation, so little time!
5-Part Adult Forum Series – Basic Christianity
A 5-Part Forum Series for the Curious, Experienced, and Skeptical alike! Open to all those who are interested in baptism, confirmation, reaffirmation, or reception, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Christian tradition.
September 8: The History and Roots of Christianity Rev. Janine and David will take an in-depth look at our history, beginning with our roots in Judaism and moving through the history of Christianity from unity, to division, to Reformation to modern-day communion.
September 15: What Is the Bible? David will lead a discussion about the New Testament and Hebrew Scriptures, paying particular attention to authorship, composition, and the complex history of how the bible came to be what it is today.
September 22: What Christians Believe Join Rev. Janine in an exploration of the creeds and various doctrines and beliefs of the church in general and the Episcopal Church in particular. She will cover both the history and development of these beliefs as well as how we approach them from a modern Anglican lens today.
September 29: Ritual, Sacraments, and the Church Year Ever wonder why we do all these weird rituals and liturgies? David will lead a discussion about the various rituals and sacraments of the church, where they come from, and what they mean for us today. We will also discuss the value and importance of the church year for our life together as a community of faith.
October 6: What Christians Do Rev. Janine and David will finish off the series with a discussion about our baptismal covenant and the practices that make us who we are. This will include the continuing practices with which we are invited to continuously engage in our life-long spiritual journey of being formed as disciples.