Adult Forums and Education

During the academic year, adults gather on Sunday mornings, 9:00 -10:00am to hear and discuss short presentations, books, videos, etc. on selected topics. Coffee's on! Our Hospitality Center provides a sunny, welcoming, informal environment. (Bible Study offers another popular educational opportunity.) 

Adult forums – Fall 2018-    Building a Culture of Peace

September 23 – Christian peacemaking: Biblical roots

September 30 – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Eleanor Roosevelt – led by Gary Simpson

October 7 – Bread for the World: intersections between racism and hunger

October 14 – Guest speaker: Crixell Shell from Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute. Our time with Crixell will set up our other two peacebuilding sessions this fall.

October 21 – Planned giving conversation – led by Mike Troutman, Jim Unglaube and Samantha Heaton

October 28 – Practicing peacebuilding together

November 4 – Intergenerational All Saints forum

November 11 -OSLC Budget conversation

November 18 – Getting centered in our mission statement: “Called, nurtured, and sent…”

November 25 – Getting centered in our mission statement: “To celebrate, serve and do justice…”

Book recommendations:

Peacework: Prayer, Resistance, Community by Henri Nouwen – This book is a short meditation on the spirituality of peacemaking.

The Art of Waging Peace by Paul Chappell – Paul is visiting the Twin Cities this September as part of the Twin Cities 10 Days Free from Violence – including an event at OSLC.  In this book, he presents a strategic approach to becoming effective peacemakers, sharing about his time at West Point and reflecting on peacemakers like Gandhi and King.

If you are interested in discussing either of these books more in depth in a smaller group, please reach out to Pastor Martha or Pastor Laurie.