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 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
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
October 21 - Lacy Broemel
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
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
November 11 - Jim Rivers, MD and Robert Nay, PhD
November 18 - Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA
November 25 - The Rev. Timothy Mulder, D.Min.
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
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.