As in scripture, the ancients believed letters were physical embodiments of their authors.  Our immigrant ancestors relied on letters to keep connected to particular places.  Perhaps you’re preparing to write your own Christmas letter in the coming days.  This Sunday evening we’ll trade stories of how letter writing has been significant in our own lives.

 -Join the 9:30am Sunday Forum Here Join the 6:30pm Going Deeper Here


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rovocative and thoughtful conversations are intended to spark your imagination and help participants explore the full spectrum of faith and life.  Guest speakers and featured presenters on a whole range of topics are scheduled and curated by the Adult Ed Committee.  Often the topics are intended to compliment the stories that are explored in worship or others areas of our life together.

“Sunday Forum” takes place 9:30-10:15am on Sunday mornings.  We will gather in the sanctuary, enabling us to broadcast our presentations and discussions, using Zoom for those who prefer to connect remotely (see the link above).  Frequently, these sessions will also be recorded and available for viewing later.

“Going Deeper” will take place 6:30-7:30pm on Sunday evenings.  Here again, we will gather virtually on Zoom (see link above).  This is will usually be an opportunity to explore a topic or theme presented earlier during this day’s Sunday Forum.  Invited guests may be present to help us engage topics from new perspectives or offer greater insight.  We’ll

Click here for a video tutorial if you are unfamiliar with connecting via Zoom. Note, this does require that you install an application on the device you plan to use (desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone) so you’ll want to be prepared in advance of our scheduled meeting time.

Sunday, November 28

Sunday Forum Thanksgiving Weekend Intergenerational Event at 9:30am.
Going Deeper As in scripture, the ancients believed letters were physical embodiments of their authors.  Our immigrant ancestors relied on letters to keep connected to particular places.  Perhaps you’re preparing to write your own Christmas letter in the coming days.  This Sunday evening we’ll trade stories of how letter writing has been significant in our own lives.

Sunday, November 21

Sunday Forum

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – What has had meaning for you in Advent preparations?  We will look at some activities that are part of Advent: hymns; Advent wreath and calendar; Jesse tree and perhaps some other ways Christians have used to enhance their Advent season.  What are some of the themes of the season and how can they enhance our faith journey?  Come, prepared to participate.

Click here to download an online resource sheet created by Steve Sveom. 

Going Deeper The presentation and discussion with Reconciling Works will be rescheduled for a later date. There will NOT be Going Deeper on Sunday, November 21.

 Sunday, November 14

Sunday Forum Caryn Josephson serves as the chair our Bega Kwa Bega Partnership Committee and helps to coordinate the variety of ways we are connected to our partners in the Lutheran Church of Tanzania.  She will give us an update on all the latest happenings, including church growth, building projects, joyful marriages, sad deaths and a tragic fire.

Going Deeper (Rescheduled from November 7)
A Communion of Saints: Roman Catholic Spiritual Practices and the Veneration of the Saints
Dr. Jennifer Wojciechowski, a practicing Catholic who teaches at a Lutheran seminary, will present on Catholic understanding around the veneration of the saints and how that translates to spiritual practice with the Roman Catholic church. After the presentation, she will answer questions and lead a discussion on the topic.

Sunday, November 7

Sunday Forum Remembering the Saints, an intergenerational event at 9:30am.
Going Deeper Rescheduled for Sunday, November 14 at 6:30pm.

Sunday, October 31

Sunday Forum Three events that shaped history for the past 500 years.  Celebrating the Reformation and Martin Luther’s impact on how we are the church today.
Going Deeper  There is no Going Deeper today.

Sunday, October 24

Sunday Forum Join us for an intergenerational “Giving Carnival” to learn all about generosity while playing a variety of games on our midway and receive your 2022 Annual Giving Campaign materials.
Going Deeper  A community discussion on how God is calling us to live generously for the sake of the world.  Expanded conversation around anticipated needs for resources to move our ministry forward.

Sunday, October 17

Sunday Forum Hear the stories of four Prince of Peace members – Scott Tunseth, Karen Carr, Gary Olson, and Ruth Hagander as they share stories about times in their lives when they may (or may not) have heard God’s call in their lives.

Sunday, October 10

Sunday Forum Central Park Elementary Principal Becky Berkas will share insight during the Forum into the shifting needs and demographics of the students being served in our neighborhood.

Going Deeper During Going Deeper, Brian Jones from Every Meal will be describing the dramatic evolution of their program to feed students and families in over 600 MN schools.  Cari Gelle will also offer information about the upcoming school levy election for Roseville Schools.