Provocative and thoughtful conversations are intended to spark your imagination and help participants explore the full spectrum of faith and life.  Guest speakers and featured presenters on a whole range of topics are scheduled and curated by the Adult Ed Committee.  Often the topics are intended to complement the stories that are explored in worship or other areas of our life together.

Sunday Forum takes place from 9:40-10:40am most Sunday mornings during the program year.  We will gather in the reception room, enabling us to broadcast our presentations and discussions, using Zoom for those who prefer to connect remotely (see the link above).  Frequently, these sessions will also be recorded and available for viewing later.

Sunday Forum will return on Sunday, October 1 for the 2023/24 program year. 

Click here for a video tutorial if you are unfamiliar with connecting via Zoom.  Note, this does require that you install an application on the device you plan to use (desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone) so you’ll want to be prepared in advance of our scheduled meeting time.

Coming up at Sunday Forum 

Sunday Forums During Lent 2024

Sunday Forums During Lent 2024

Luther's Seven Visible Marks of the Church Martin Luther gave a full statement of his doctrine of the church in his 1539 treatise On the Councils and the Church. He expanded on this understanding of the church in answering a most basic question for...

read more

Past Sunday Forums

Sunday Forum | February 11; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | February 11; 9:40am

The story of Jesus’ transfiguration has inspired countless artists over the centuries. We’ll use a variety of examples to engage this story even more deeply and wonder together how inspired artists might also inspire us to see God in some new and brilliant ways.

read more
Sunday Forum | February 4; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | February 4; 9:40am

On Sunday, February 4 Dave Scherer and Joe Davis will lead Sunday Forum. Their time will center around Corel West's quote "Justice is what love looks like in public." This Forum is open to all ages and will be child and youth friendly....

read more
Sunday Forum | January 28; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 28; 9:40am

The story of the Gerasene Demoniac and his healing by Jesus in Mark 5:1-20 is a story that appears in all three Synoptic Gospels.  Why is this story of demon possession and Jesus' act of healing so important?  What questions does this story raise?  What...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 14; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 14; 9:40am

Luther Seminary professor of New Testament Kristofer Phan Coffman will provide us with an overview of the fast-moving Gospel of Mark, which we are currently following in our Sunday worship texts. https://youtu.be/x0lxq9HeKO0

read more
Sunday Forum | January 21; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 21; 9:40am

Council members will review and answer questions about proposed amendments to our constitution and bylaws.  These proposed amendments will be voted on at our congregational meeting on January 28.The main effect of the proposed changes would be to pave the way for...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 7; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 7; 9:40am

Danielle Igbanugo from the organization, Coated in Love, will share about their special annual December event, “3000 Acts of Kindness” where volunteers provide more than 3000 of Minnesota’s homeless with free lunch, hair cuts, dental service, clothing, and much more....

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, December 10; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, December 10; 9:40am

On Sunday, December 10 the Sunday Forum will be based on Richard Rohr's meditation on The Poverty of Christmas. (Plus there will be a fun Christmas Quiz!) You can find a copy of Richard Rohr's The Poverty Christmas by CLICKING HERE....

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, December 3; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, December 3; 9:40am

As we begin Advent we have the opportunity to view and learn more about the unique and inspiring creativity of The Saint John’s Bible, especially the Isaiah illumination, “Messianic Predictions” and the Gospels’ "Birth of Christ" and "The Word Made Flesh.”  Our...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 19; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 19; 9:40am

Architects Shape Next Steps for PoP Campus At the end of September the HGA Architectural and Engineering firm included Prince of Peace as a participant in a design and planning workshop.  Some creative ideas for future campus development were generated,...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 26; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 26; 9:40am

Each Sunday in our prelude slides we declare in our Welcome Statement that we are “seeking reconciliation and wholeness,” and we post an Acknowledgment of Native Lands. We have invited Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy to our Adult Forum on November 26 to help us to explore and reflect on what these statements mean from her perspective as the ELCA’s first Native Woman Theologian with a Ph.D.

read more
Sunday Forum | November 12; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | November 12; 9:40am

Kristyn Buetow from Minnesota Waste Wise will be leading an open conversation and presentation about recycling right at church and at home. The information session will include details about Minnesota's recycling goals and rules, the benefits of recycling, how the...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 5; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 5; 9:40am

In September Jim and Caryn Josephson traveled to Tanzania to visit our partners in Bomalang’ombe and Vikongwa.  In this Adult Forum, they will share stories and pictures of their journey and give an update on the amazing things that God is doing through this partnership. 

read more
Sunday Forum | October 29; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | October 29; 9:40am

Join Mark Granquist, professor of the History of Christianity at Luther Seminary as he presents "What did Luther think he was doing?". More about Mark... Mark A. Granquist is Professor of the History of Christianity at Luther Seminary, a position he has held since...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 22; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 22; 9:40am

Leadership & Lament in Israel The ancient kings of Israel, like David, faced many challenges in living out their callings to lead God’s people.  Sometimes, they excelled, often they fell far short.  The modern state of Israel and the Palestinians who also call...

read more
Sunday Forum | October 8; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | October 8; 9:40am

Catechism, Creed & Commandments What do you remember about your years in confirmation?  Can you still remember Luther’s explanations or the Bible verse you recited before the congregation?  As our middle-schoolers launch into a new year of confirmation, Pastor...

read more
Sunday Forum | October 15; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | October 15; 9:40am

Be My People The story of Ruth & Naomi is a powerful witness to capacity to create a life-sustaining family, even among those only related by circumstance.  Our Special Guest, Heidi Wiste, is the President of Children’s Home Society of Minnesota and...

read more
Sunday Forum | May 14 @ 9:40am

Sunday Forum | May 14 @ 9:40am

The Sunday Forum on Sunday, May 14, is an opportunity for congregational participation in the work of the Campus Planning Task Force.  Hear about projects the Task Force will be studying and the decision factors that will help to evaluate potential...

read more
Sunday Forum | May 7; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | May 7; 9:40am

We proclaim that Prince of Peace welcomes all.  Our new welcome statement names the circumstances of those who have been  made to feel unwelcome in many places and affirms our intent to welcome them here.  But that statement is just a beginning. How are...

read more
Sunday Forum | April 16; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | April 16; 9:40am

Where Are We Coming From?  Leading with Christian Love as we Communicate about Sexuality Set aside some time to reflect on your own sexuality education, consider inclusive Christian perspectives as they relate to sexuality, and craft an intention...

read more
Sunday Forum | April 23; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | April 23; 9:40am

How Christian Communities Can Promote Inclusivity for Those with Invisible Disabilities   April 23, 2023 Adult Forum discussion led by Dr. Rachelle Hansen, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Neurodevelopmental Conditions: Through word and deed, Jesus...

read more
Sunday Forum | March 26; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | March 26; 9:40am

Community First: The Sacred Settlement VisionJoin us between worship services for a deeper look at the community first concepts that form the foundation for our interim sacred settlement. What do we mean by “community first”? How did the community first model get...

read more
Sunday Forum | March 12; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | March 12; 9:40am

To explore how the rule of law guides the lives of Christians, we were joined by Mitchell Hamline Law Professor, Susan Martyn, a national authority on issues of legal ethics.  She was also a part of the recent Church and State ELCA dialogues on Government and Civic Engagement, the process for forming the coming Social Statement.

read more
Sunday Forum | March 5; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | March 5; 9:40am

Is Debt Forgiveness Fair? College debt is a massive burden that affects millions of people. According to the Federal Reserve, 43% of all adults that attended college had student loan debt, owing a combined $1.75 trillion. Last August, the...

read more
Sunday Forum | February 19; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | February 19; 9:40am

Prince of Peace member and retired ELCA pastor Steve Sveom will be leading this Sunday's discussion on Jesus' parables. Our forum will include a brief introduction of Jesus' parables.  Then, we will discuss how seeds and yeast teach us about God's kingdom and how...

read more
Sunday Forum | February 5; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | February 5; 9:40am

How Does Poetry Transform Led by two Prince of Peace members, Rev Gary Olsen and Ruth Hagander, whom both have extensive experience writing poetry. Join us as we discover what poetry has meant to them and how it has affected their lives....

read more
Sunday Forum | February 26; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | February 26; 9:40am

I wonder...about CYF ministry...? Speaker: Pastor Melanie Hill During Lent we are all about Wondering this year--Wondering as a spiritual practice, if you will.  Wondering is a foundational piece of storytelling in Godly Play, which Pastor Melanie often uses...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 29; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 29; 9:40am

In his book The Greatest Prayer, John Dominic Cross describes the Lord’s Prayer as “a prayer from the heart of Judaism on the lips of Christianity for the conscience of the world…. a radical manifesto and a hymn of hope for all humanity.”  Carol Swanson will...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 22; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 22; 9:40am

For the upcoming Adult education on January 22nd, we will be meeting in the sanctuary. We are extending an invitation for the congregation to join us on our journey to becoming an RIC (Reconciling in Christ) church. An RIC statement has been given to the church...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 8; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 8; 9:40am

Alexis Oberdorfer, Vice President of Community Engagement and Partnerships, leads LSS in partnering with other organizations and community leaders to advance new innovations, partnerships that build healthier, more sustainable communities and to improve the lives of...

read more
Sunday Forum | January 15; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | January 15; 9:40am

Dr. Gabrielle Clowdus, visionary and co-founder of Settled, will be with us to describe the significance and promise of using a “full community” approach to addressing chronic homelessness. She’ll describe how the research she conducted as a PhD candidate in architecture at the University of MN has led her to uncover a more promising and affordable way to address the needs of the chronically homeless in the Twin Cities.

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 20; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 20; 9:40am

 “In 2015, Saint Paul Area Synod Bishop Patricia Lull requested the formation of a working group to address gun violence in our congregations and communities. Members of ENGAGE include pastors, concerned parents, gun owners, and activists in our community...

read more
Sunday Forum | December 4 & 11; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | December 4 & 11; 9:40am

The Gospel of Matthew will be our primary companion as the Narrative lectionary transitions during Advent and into the new year with the story of Jesus.  In Matthew’s telling, Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises God has made to Noah, Sarah & Abraham,...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 13; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 13; 9:40am

Shaping our Vision for the FutureCongregation president Michael Stetzler and Pastor Peter will provide a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities facing Prince of Peace and how we are planning to respond.  A major new challenge is the loss of an...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 23; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 23; 9:40am

Mary Sue Hansen, Executive Director of the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, will discuss the issue of housing instability in our community, with particular attention to the impact on families with children.  Note: our previously promoted presentation from...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sundays, October 16; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sundays, October 16; 9:40am

Homelessness is Happening There was a time last week when there were four cars parked overnight in our church parking lot, providing shelter for their occupants.  Homelessness is on the rise in Roseville and Prince of Peace has an opportunity to respond. Cari...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 6; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, November 6; 9:40am

Pastor Ruth Sorenson, Director of Spiritual Care at Lyngblomsten, will be with us to talk about spirituality and aging. What role does, or can, faith play in the second half of our lives? Come and hear about Ruth's new call and a little bit about the mission and...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 9; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 9; 9:40am

Election day is coming and issues abound – policy and process are both important.  The forum on October 9 will not focus on candidates but offers an opportunity to converse with each other about some important parts of our life and society; dangers and possibilities. ...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 2; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, October 2; 9:40am

"Refugee Services 101" with Lynn Mullin, Volunteer Program Coordinator with Lutheran Social Services Refugee Services 101 provides a brief look at some of the key questions we often receive about refugees: What makes someone a refugee? Where do they come from? What is...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, September 18; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, September 18; 9:40am

"Covenant in the Bible” with Dr. Anna Marsh, Luther Seminary Assistant Professor of Old Testament The primary way the Bible presents the relationship between God and people is as a covenant. This might be a familiar word for those in faith communities, but what does...

read more
Sunday Forum | Sunday, September 25; 9:40am

Sunday Forum | Sunday, September 25; 9:40am

"Taking (Many) Faithful Steps” with PoP HS Youth Ten high school students explored Chicago this summer while on a trip of service & learning.  Most of them had never been to the "Windy City" and now they’re eager to share what they discovered during their...

read more