Adult Forum

Adult Forum meets most Sundays during the academic year at 9 a.m. in the Parlor.

Sunday Forum 9 a.m. in the Parlor Forum brochures will be available on the table in the narthex and in the office.

Sept. 10 “Wendell Berry, Prophet for Our Time”- Rudy Nelson

Sept. 17 “The Spiritual Practice of Remembering” Guest Presenter – Dr. Margaret Bendroth Executive Director Congregational Library and Archives, Boston Author, The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Sept. 24 Doctors Without Borders Guest Presenter- Lisa Remlow

Oct. 1 “Common Concerns: Reflections on Three Fall Forums” Facilitator- Rudy Nelson

Oct. 8 “What Drives Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts? And What You Can Do About It”
Guest Presenter – Lois Ahrens Founding Director, The Real Cost of Prisons Project

Oct. 15 “Revisiting the Civil War: Monuments, Memory, and the Radical Act of Doing History in Public”- Austin Clark

Oct 22 “The Grandeur of Grace”- Shawn Adams

Oct 29 “Luther’s Small Catechism: Teaching the Basics of the Faith”- Pastor Steven

Nov 5 “Exploring the Reformation Then and Now”- Pastor Steven, Dennis and Carol-Ann Walker

Nov 12 “God’s Grandeur: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins”- Sharon Seelig

Nov 19 “Grieving” Guest Presenter – Norma Palazzo Spiritual Bereavement Coordinator
Hospice of the Fisher Home

Nov 26 Informal Conversation on Topics of Interest

Dec 3 The Beginning of the Good News: The Gospel of Mark – Pastor Steven

Dec 10 Psalm of Praise – Shawn Adams

Dec 17 Faith Journey – Margaret Payne

January 7 “Sustainability”- Ezra Small

January 14 “Sanctuary”- Russ Vernon-Jones

January 21 “Understanding Ukraine”- Volodymar Klymko Fulbright Scholar, UMass

January 28 “Raising Kids in a World Where Race Matters”- Melissa Giraud & Andrew Grant-Thomas Co-Founders, Embrace Race

February 4  “Faith Journey” – Fadia Hassan

February 11 “Understanding the Past- Power, Faith and the Silences of History” – Austin Clark

February 18 “The Way of Grief- Psalms of Lament” – Shawn Adams

February 25 “Poems and Theological Vision of Christian Wiman”- Rudy Nelson