Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. there is an Adult Forum.
April 28 Due to the ULC Annual Meeting, there will be no Adult Forum.
May 5 "Embracing an Adult Forum: Salvation"
What is the meaning of salvation in the Bible? How can anyone be assured of their salvation? What role
does God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit play in the salvation of the world? What purpose does forgiveness
serve in God's plan of salvation.
May 12 "Practice"
What are some of the spiritual or religious practices of your life? How have these practices
influenced your life? How would you like to grow in these practices?
May 19 "Community"
In what faith-based communities have you participated or been a member? What was that
experience like? What are in looking for in a Christian community?
What are the ideal relationships of a Christian community?
April 21 "Earth Day Emphasis"
Participants will focus on the importance of taking care of the Earth and all that remains to be done in
order to stem the tide of global warming.
April 14 "Embracing an Adult Faith: Jesus"
Who is Jesus? What is Jesus' relationship to God? How do we explain the divinity and humanity of Jesus?
What was Jesus' purpose in this life? Why did he have to be crucified? What is the meaning of his
resurrection? Marcus Borg offers some thoughts about Jesus that will challenge many traditional views.
April 7 "Embracing an Adult Faith: God"
Who is God? What is God like? What is our relationship with God supposed to be? What is God's role in
determining what happens in this world? These and other questions are addressed by Marcus
Borg, author of 19 books and a leading figure among Jesus' scholars.
March 10 “Place Matters”
Based on Kathleen Norris’ Embracing a Life of Meaning. In what ways is faith set within the physical
space of home, church, community, country, land, and people?
March 3 “Community Matters”
Based on Norris’ Embracing a Life of Meaning. In community, individualism and imperfection meet
grace and acceptance. What is our part in the body of Christ?
February 24 “The Bible Matters”
Based on Norris’ Embracing a Life of Meaning. The Bible is our collective story. How is this story reflected
in our daily lives? What is it about the Bible that always seems to address our present situation?
February 17 “Belief Matters”
Based on Kathleen Norris’ Embracing a Life of Meaning. Why does belief matter? To what do we give
our hearts? What is the core messge of our belief? To what extent is to believe also "to belove"?
February 10 “The Mystery of the Transfiguration”
This story is recorded in the 3 Synoptic Gospels. Does this event foreshadow the resurrection of Jesus?
What do we learn about Jesus? What is the impact on the disciples?
February 3 "The Baptism of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels"
The details of the baptism of Jesus as recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke are compared in order to
ascertain how each author intended to use this story to support the gospel message.
January 27 “The Challenge of Sharing Our Good News”
How do we use modern media to tell others about what is going on at our church? How can we be
better prepared to respond when people comment about religion, faith, or church?
January 20 “Being Evangelical”
What do people want to know about your church?
Why do people refrain from going to church? How do you respond to these reasons?
What are the barriers that keep you from talking about your faith or church?
January 13 “ELCA Malaria Campaign”
What is the ELCA Malaria Campaign? What causes malaria? How does this campaign address the causes?
What are the hopes of this campaign? How is this campaign being coordinated with the Gates