Upcoming Sunday Forums – Join us for discussions and presentations from a wide variety of faithful perspectives. Forum meets on Sundays during the program year in Fellowship Hall on the Lower Level, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
February 23, Rise, O Church – Meet in the Sanctuary this week at 9:30 a.m. to share a memory, share a dream, contemplate sacred space. In the midst of the Rise, O Church campaign, all ages will gather during the education hour to reflect on Gloria Dei sanctuary’s past, present and future. Listen to songs from the children and a message from Pastor Bradley. From there immerse yourself in hands-on activities for all ages.
March 1, Mental Health & our LGBTQ+ Community – Gloria Dei’s Mental Health Ministries team presents a creative, theatrical performance that explores how mental health issues can especially affect members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families. Created by a collaboration of LGBTQ+ teens and professional musical theatre artists, this production allows all ages to see a different perspective of Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty. Cinderella’s depression prevents them from getting things done around the house and doing fun things like going to the drag balls. Sleeping Beauty faces so much intolerance from her family and the kingdom that she begins to struggle with anxiety. This 40-minute musical features great music and gentle humor that is fun for the whole family, and a gift to all ages of Gloria Dei. Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty is made possible by a Partners in Arts Participation grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in partnership with the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health’s Fidgety Fairy Tales.
March 8, QPR> Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention – Gloria Dei’s Mental Health Ministries team hosts a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) class for anyone over age 16 who wants to learn best practices in suicide prevention. Passionate and knowledgeable speaker Kay King will teach us three steps we can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, with more than 1 million trained adults.