Where is peace in a turbulent world? Listen. Understand. Serve.
January - May 2017 Adult Faith Circle Schedule
8 Exodus Lending Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer, Executive Director of Exodus Lending, will tell us about this faith-based non-profit that helps free persons from the grips of payday loans.
15, 22 “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” by Timothy Keller - An opportunity to discuss some of the ideas in this book, written by a Presbyterian pastor, addressing the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion.
29 Fifth Sunday Faith in Action Theme: A World of Service
5 Love Feast Community Potluck - No Faith Circle Hour
12 Caring for God’s Good Creation – Towards a sustainable earth home for our future generations
19 Caring for God’s Good Creation – Towards a sustainable earth home for our future generations
30 Advocating for Justice - A guest from Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) will talk about promoting the common good through interfaith-based advocacy in Minnesota.
5 Lenten Community Potluck - No Faith Circle Hour
12 Interfaith Series: Islam - Our Lenten Sunday adult faith circles continue the opportunity to learn about other faiths. Today’s guest is Fartun Weli, a Somali woman and activist. She will speak about her nonprofit, Isuroon, and give us an opportunity to learn about Islam.
19 Interfaith Series: Judaism - Rabbi Esther Adler from Mt. Zion Temple talks about the Exodus story and its significance for the Jewish faith (and ours!).
26 Interfaith Series: Buddhism - Patrick Dallas of the Shambhala Center will give an over- view of some important teachings & practices of Buddhism, lead a short meditation session, and open a discussion about the common connections between Christianity and Buddhism.
2 Welcoming Middle Eastern Families - Ben Robinson from Home Stay USA
9 Interfaith Series: Native American Spirituality - Linda Thompson
16 Easter Sunday – No Faith Circle Hour
23 Affordable Housing - During this month when we host homeless families in Project Home, we invite a representative from Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing (MICAH) to talk about what we can do to prevent homelessness.
30 Fifth Sunday Faith in Action Theme: Homelessness
7 Earth Day Intergenerational Education Hour
14, 21 “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” by Debby Irving. Join a conversation about some of the thoughts and stories in this important book on race that all Presbyterians are urged to read by our General Assembly co-moderators in what they call the “One Church, One Book” project.