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.

December 15, Advent: The Gift of the Gentiles – with Deanna Thompson – Who are the women in Jesus’ family tree who carry unique gifts into his story?  Using insights from Amy-Jill Levine’s new resource, Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, we reflect on the Jesus’ ancestral lines as recorded in Matthew from a Jewish perspective. Deanna Thompson is the director of St. Olaf College’s new Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community.

December 22, Advent: Following the Light – with Nancy Agneberg – Bethlehem’s star guided wise ones from the East to seek the newborn sovereign. Take an hour to sit in the light of the Christmas star. What and who are sources of divine enlightenment for you?  Where is God leading you to follow light to new insights? Nancy Agneberg is a writer and spiritual director.

December 29, All Ages Carol Sing  — with Tim and Paul — Join our Directors of Music Tim Strand and Paul Friesen-Carper in the Gathering Place between services to sing all of your favorite Christmas carols.  All ages are welcome to be part of the fun.  No separate Forum or Sunday School classes are scheduled.