Adult Forum: Sundays at 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall

All persons who desire to deepen their faith through study are invited to attend these lectures on Sunday mornings. Our presenters include St. Anne’s clergy, staff, parishioners and guest speakers who offer expertise from a wide range of specialties.

The lecture series offer a balance of topics from the fields of Biblical Studies, Theology, Music, Ethics, History, Spirituality, and Self-Care. These topics generate discussions about the ways in which Christians engage and embody their faith in the world. All are welcome to attend! Coffee and pastries are served.

Adult Forum begins Sunday, September 30.  More detailed information is listed to the right.

September 30 – The Rev. Jessica Sexton
October 7 – Josiah Dykstra
October 14 – Robert Nay, PhD and Joyce Nay, LCSWD-C
October 21 – Lacy Broemel
October 28 – David Townsend, PhD, JD
November 4 – Mark Shropshire, MS
November 11 – Jim Rivers, MD and Robert Nay, PhD
November 18 – Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA
November 25 – The Rev. Timothy Mulder, D.Min.
December 2 & 9 – The Rev. Christopher Dreisbach, PhD
December 16 – J. Ernest Green, Jr.

Sunday, September 30

The Rev. Jessica Sexton, Assisting Priest at St. Anne’s
Hagar: A Story of Slavery, Sexual Abuse and Survival

The story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis overshadows the abuse, manipulation, jealousy and abandonment of Sarah’s slave girl, Hagar. By examining her abuse and abandonment, we can reflect on the ways the church can lift up rather than silence stories like Hagar’s.

October 7 - Josiah Dykstra

Josiah Dykstra, Senior Warden at St. Anne’s
An Update on St. Anne’s Rector Search

Our Senior Warden will be assisted by Townsend McNitt, Chair of the St. Anne’s Search Committee, and Phyllis Everette, a representative of the Profile Committee, to provide an update on the progress of the Vestry, Profile Commmittee, and Search Committee, as they conduct the processes of discerning and evaluating potential candidates for our new Rector.  Come with questions and join in the discussion!

October 14 - Joyce and Robert Nay

Joyce Nay, LCSWD-C and Robert Nay, PhD
Aging Gracefully, Part I

Joyce and Bob will present strategies for understanding and coping with the stresses, changes and opportunities of older adulthood.

October 21 - Lacy Broemel

Lacy Broemel
Refugee and Immigration Advocacy

Immigration is a hot topic in today’s politics as well as a big need in our world. Increased numbers of people are fleeing war-torn countries and violence. Lacy will discuss the Episcopal Church’s involvement in refugee resettlement and immigration advocacy in the United States and around the world.

October 28 - David Townsend, PhD, JD

David Townsend, PhD, JD
“Deep Disappointment with Deep Love:” Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s letter from Birmingham Jail is his reply to the published statement in April 1963 by eight clergymen who called his non-violent campaign to end segregation “unwise and untimely.” David will discuss King’s classic statement of the core principles of the civil rights movement, our Christian faith, and our American democracy.

November 4 - Mark Shropshire, MS

Mark Shropshire, MS
Movement and Restoration: Building and Re-Building the Roots of Movement with Original Strength

Are you ready to press reset? Original strength is about relearning our original movements to reset our ability to move well and live an active life.

November 11 - Jim Rivers, MD and Robert Nay, PhD

James Rivers, MD and Robert Nay, PhD
Aging Gracefully, Part II

Medical, health, brain and memory, and important lifestyle issues that occur during the aging process will be described and strategies for optimum health will be offered.

November 18 - Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA

Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA
Prisoner to Professional

Dr. Andrisse will share his journey from prison to becoming a successful college professor and researcher, and the work of his foundation that assists former inmates re-entering society.

November 25 - The Rev. Timothy Mulder, D.Min.

Rev. Dr. Timothy MulderThe Rev. Timothy Mulder, D. Min.
Aging Gracefully, Part III

Romans 8 says, “What then shall we say to all this?” This was St. Paul’s question at the end of his days about the end of all our days. What then shall we say? Tim will discuss how to prepare for your funeral and thinking together about faith at the end of life.

December 2 - The Rev. Christopher Dreisbach, PhD

The Rev. Christopher Dreisbach, PhD
Just War and the Descendants of Abraham

What are the views for and against a just war in the three Abrahamic religions? The first week will set up the framework for the discussion and the second will focus on the question of whether war can ever be just from a Christian perspective.


December 16 - J. Ernest Green, Jr.

J. Ernest Green, Jr.
A Journey from Advent to The Nativity of Christ through Music

Get in the holiday spirit by experiencing the waiting and anticipation of Advent and the joy of the Christmas Story through music. Join our Director of Music on a journey through the season.