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Adult Forums – 2016-2017

Adult Forums are held each Sunday at Grace in the Peace Chapel at 9:20 am. Find the coffee in the kitchen, and then find a chair in the peace chapel! All are welcome.

March 26 — Conversation with Our Resident Composer

Our resident composer, Josh Bauder, will discuss the process of creating new works for the church, what he hopes to accomplish in his music, and how he plans to use his compositional expertise in the future.

April 2 — A Good Funeral

Pastor Mary will lead us in considering the steps and choices in planning a funeral, recent changes in funeral customs and practices, ways to involve loved ones in your wishes, and the role of a caring community at times of grief.

April 9 — A Year in the Wilderness

On September 23, 2015 Amy and Dave Freeman embarked on a year-long adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to protect it from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining within the watershed. Come to hear Amy Freeman tell stories from their adventure and to see the short film Bear Witness.

April 16 — Easter (no forum)

April 23 — 100 Years Inside Grace

Grace member and architect David Haaland will help us consider the interior architecture of Grace through the lens of the national register for historic places application. This is another in the series observing the centennial of our building and our life and mission in this place.

April 30 — Luther: His Life and Times

This introduction to Luther and his times acknowledges Luther not just as a reformer but also as professor, pastor, public advisor, polemicist, family man, and confessor of the faith. Looking at Luther from several perspectives helps illuminate this complex and influential figure. Our speaker will be Dr. Mary Jane Haemig, Professor of Church History, Director of the Reformation Research Program at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.