Adult Forums are held each Sunday September-May at Grace in the Peace Chapel at 9:20 am (no forums December 23 or 30, January 6, or April 21). Find the coffee in the kitchen, and then find a chair in the peace chapel! All are welcome.
February 24—Thinking Restoratively in the Justice System and at Home
Grace University has provided financial support to Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice since 2011. Join Michele Braley for a refresher on restorative justice, an update on SLRJ’s challenges and successes, and discussion about using a restorative framework in all of our relationships.
March 3—Pancake Breakfast – NO FORUM
March 10—How Community Organizing Changed Me and Us
Grace member Susan Engh has recently had a book published. Women’s Work: The Transformational Power of Faith-Based Community Organizingdistills the highlights and lessons Sue learned in her interviews with 21 women in the field. In this forum Sue will discuss her book as well as Grace’s entry into organizing, and the ways that this realm of ministry has helped shape our congregational and denominational cultures.
March 17—Emerging Adults and the 21st Century Church
Luther professor Dr. Rollie Martinson has just completed an ELCA-sponsored nation-wide research project on the spirituality of young adults on college campuses. Dr. Martinson will be available to help interpret some of that data, joined by Pastor Kate who will share stories and insights about how the research findings play out locally and shape our ministry on campus.
March 24—Elections, Hopes and Life-Changing Efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Recent elections in the DRC held the promise of a peaceful transfer of power but were fraught with irregularities. Yet many Congolese are hopeful about the prospects of a more just future. Learn more about what happened and what lies ahead. Also be inspired by health and education projects that are transforming lives in eastern Congo. Presented by Mark Halvorson, Lisa Nilles and other leaders in Mwendo Congo, a MN non-profit.
March 31—Innovation or Gospel?
Luther Seminary is in the midst of enormous changes…programmatic, physical, vocational, and spiritual. What does it all mean for preparing leaders / disciples for Christian communities? Led by Dirk Lange, Grace member and Academic Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Luther.