Fall 2019 Dates & Topics
Time: Adult Forums will be held on Sunday mornings at 9:40–10:40 am
Please join us as we kick-off our fall discussions.
September 15 – Rally Sunday: How will we “Listen, Learn, Love” this year at Prince of Peace? Come to Adult Forum and find out about the themes, topics and issues we will address together this fall.
September 22 – In this day’s text we see how clever Jacob is now facing a fearful time. He wrestles with God, first in prayer and then physically in a vision. From this he gains a blessing and a new name. What do you wrestle about? At today’s forum, our guest presenter, Carolyn Klaver, RN, Dementia Care Specialist with Lyngblomsten, will share with us strategies to help ensure a healthier brain. That’s what we need as we wrestle life’s problems.
September 29 – Sonja Hagander, Vice President for Mission & Identity at Augsburg Unitversity, shares this quote: “From long before the beginning of recorded time, three fundamental beliefs have launched human beings onto the roads of pilgrimage. The first is the conviction that there are forces infinitely larger than ourselves – gods, superheroes, the tectonic plates of history – forces with the ability to influence our lives. The second is that each of us has the potential to initiate a meaningful relationship with those forces. The third is that there are certain special places where the remote, transcendental power of those forces seems close enough for us to touch”(Linda Davidson and David Gitlitz). Christians are a people on the way, and we can look to our roots in Exodus where Moses leads his people out of Egypt, through the wilderness to Mt. Sinai, where Yahweh reveals himself to his people. Sonja will lead us into an exploration of what is Lutheran about pilgrimage as she rehearses a pilgrimage she led with Augsburg students in Norway in 2017 as well as prepares to lead another St. Olav Way pilgrimage to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim Norway in 2020. And, you are invited to trek with her.
October 6 – One of today’s texts is referred to as the shema (“Hear, O Israel!”) found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. It is the great purpose statement of faith that Israel was to remember and teach and even wear on their bodies. Using this year’s general theme “Listen, Learn, Love” we will explore this great text in table discussion and talk about what it has meant to us and what it could mean for the future of our faith community.