Adult Forums are held each Sunday September-May at Grace in the Peace Chapel at 9:20 am (no forums December 22 or 29, or April 12). Find the coffee in the kitchen, and then find a chair in the peace chapel! All are welcome.
Forums are suspended during the virus outbreak (along with all other church activities within the building). The schedule below is not accurate – but it does give you a sense of what types of forums we offer at Grace! We look forward to resuming them soon.
March 15, 22, 29 — No forum
April 5 — Ramadan
April 12 — Easter Sunday (no forum)
April 19 — Raising Race-Conscious Kids
As parents, having conversations about racism and white privilege with our children, at any age, is important. For generations, parents of children of color, by necessity, have had these conversations, early and ongoing, in their children’s lives. For many of us with white skin, race is a new and at-first difficult topic to discuss. How to start? What to say? How to listen? All important questions! Join Sue Engh and Heidi Johnson McAllister as we explore how we can lean into these crucial conversations with our children across all ages.
April 26 — Insect Protein in Home Cooking
Margot Monson leads the discussion: Entomophagy? A Sustainable solution? Feeding our growing population is stressing the land needed to produce our food. If we are to be efficient in using our land and water resources, we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve ecosystem integrity. Large scale commercial agriculture exploits our land and water. Insects are a natural part of the diets in many countries. Are we ready for it?
May 3 — Parenting
Specific topic and presenters to be announced.
May 10 — Voting Your Conscience
Presenter: Roland Hayes
May 17 — Transformed by Beauty
Margaret Carroll is the latest artist to grace the walls of our Peace Chapel with her art. She has been inspired by her trip to Ireland and her time on our North Shore, and her soul connection with John O’Donohue, an Irish poet, author, priest and Hegelian philosopher known for popularizing Celtic Spirituality. Margaret will talk about Celtic spirituality and we will listen to audio of John read excerpts from his book entitled BEAUTY, The Invisible Embrace: Rediscovering the True Source of Compassion, Serenity and Hope.His ideas of beauty might refresh your vision and way of seeing as well as awaken your own tired souls as we navigate the landscape of politics and social struggle.