Adult Forum 2016-2017

Adult Forum Schedule
Sundays, September 11, 2016 – May 21, 2017
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

September
11   Kick-off of Adult Education – Review of Schedule
18   Community of Interests Fair – No Adult Forum
25   Bread for the World – Kim Kohlndorfer RN, Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse, On the need for good nutrition to enable mothers and infants to thrive here and around the world

October
2   Bread for World Offering of Letters in support of legislation that addresses nutrition for mothers and children.
9    Dr. Ryan Cummings, ELCA Program Director, Hunger Education – Why World Hunger is such a concern to Lutherans
16   Dr. Kathryn Johnson, ELCA Ecumenical Representative on Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue
23   Rev. Tuhina Rasche, “De-Colonize Lutheranism” St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oakland, CA
30   Rev. Elizabeth Palmer, Book Reviewer for Christian Century Magazine, “Why Books Matter for Faith”

November
6     What do I do the Morning after November 8, 2016? – Working Toward Reconciliation and Healing as a Community” – a discussion led by Pastor Johnson
13   Dr. Ryan Cummings, ELCA Program Director, Hunger Education – World Hunger and the Criminal Justice System
20   Financial Issues Facing St. Luke’s – Financial Management Team and Executive Committee
27   Rev. Andrea Walker, ELCA, Area Director for Madagascar, West and Central Africa.

December 
4   ELCA World Hunger Good Gifts Fair
11   ELCA World Hunger Good Gifts Fair
18   Sunday School Christmas Program
25   Christmas Day – One Service – No Adult Forum

January
1    New Years’ Day – One Service – No Adult Forum
8    One Service – No Adult Forum
15   State of St. Luke’s – Cynthia Nommensen, Claranne English, Dave Duffy and Tom Anderson – Executive Council, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
22   State of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Pastor Chris Boerger, Secretary of the ELCA
29   The Difficulty of being a Tweener – dealing with Parents and Children at the same time – Panel Discussion

February
5   Tim Spiegel – Perspectives from a Guidance Counselor at Maine South High School
12  Tim Spiegel – Addressing Specific Questions from Congregation Members
19  Tonya Warren  – Maine South Alternative High School counselor, who will continue our conversation about high school students who are at risk and how they are cared for in our high school
26   God in America (PBS) –God in America explores the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America, from the first European settlements to the 2008 presidential election. Part 1 A New Adam

March
5    God in America (PBS) – Part 2 A New Eden
12   God in America (PBS) – Part 3 A Nation Reborn
19   Spring Break for Maine Township Schools
26   God in America (PBS) – Part 4 A New Light

April
2   Presentation by the group that went to Malaysia and Singapore
9   God in America (PBS) – Part 6 Of God and Caesar
16   Easter (No Forum)
23   GreenTeam Presentation
30   Jazz Band Performance

May
7    Confirmation Sunday (No Forum)
14   Spring Sunday School Program – Mothers’ Day
21   TBA