Adult

Adult Faith Circle on Sundays 11:15 am ~ Heritage Room

Where is peace in a turbulent world? Listen. Understand. Serve.

January - May 2017 Adult Faith Circle Schedule

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JANUARY

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

FEBRUARY

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. 

MARCH

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.

APRIL

2          Welcoming Middle Eastern Families - Ben Robinson from Home Stay USA

9          Interfaith Series: Native American Spirituality - Linda Thompson

16        Easter SundayNo 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

MAY

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. 

 

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