Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning in the South Parlor

Please join us in conversations in which we explore our faith, expand our understanding and learn about opportunities for action.

In response to initiatives from PCUSA and the events in Charlottesville this summer, we have decided to devote this fall to issues involving racism, reconciliation, forgiveness—and what our Confessions ask of us.  We anticipate devoting the spring to the Living the Question curriculum initially intended for this fall..

  • Sept 24 through Oct 29—Race and Reconciliation: Confessions of 1967 and Belhar.
    • Using material from PCUSA, we will consider the Confession of 1967, which grew out of the Civil Rights era in the US, and the Belhar Confession, which grew out of apartheid in South Africa and was adopted by PCUSA at the most recent General Assembly.
    • Both remind us that “God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation.”
    • How do we honor that trust at a time of deep divisions?
  • Nov 5 through 26—The Power of Forgiveness
    • For those of us who missed Pastor Deb’s study of this video or want to continue discussing this challenging topic.
    • Learn and think about forgiveness in connection with such seemingly unforgivable acts as 9/11, the murder of Amish schoolchildren, or civil war.
  • Dec 3 through 17—Advent through Different Media

Dec 3: Drama—a dramatic reading of Frederick Buechner’s essay on the first Christmas. We will also introduce a variety of Advent devotionals.  

Dec 10:  Visual Arts—Lauren Lamb will offer a Powerpoint of paintings and sculpture about the Nativity.

Dec 17: Music— A carol sing, with accompaniment.

Dec 24 and Dec 31: No Adult Forum

The topics are important, the conversation thought-provoking, the company welcoming.