Forums

Upcoming Sunday Forums – discussions and presentations from a wide variety of faithful perspectives. Please join us! Forum meets on Sundays during the program year in Fellowship Hall on the Lower Level, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  All are welcome.

9-15-19 – Sanctuary Renewal Proposal   Seventy years ago, members of Gloria Dei made a major commitment to the current design of our sanctuary and it has obviously served us very well. Now, it’s our turn to look ahead. Renewing our worship space will help renew us as a congregation. It will help us build on our leadership role in faith, community, and justice long into the future. After a summer of conversations and presentations, we will come together to make decisions on our master plan. Today’s discussion will prepare you for the congregational meeting on October 13. Your voice and vote are essential for the process. Do you still have questions? Please visit the website to read the full report by clicking here

9-22-19  The ELCA’s Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment—Jesus reminds of the greatest commandments: to love God and love our neighbor. But what does it mean for faithful Christians to love those of a different faith? How does living in a pluralistic society challenge or encourage us as members of the Body of Christ? The recent ELCA Churchwide Assembly approved a Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment. Dr. Deanna Thompson, director of St. Olaf College’s Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community, introduces us to the teachings and aims of this new initiative. Please read the proposed statement by clicking here. 

9-29-19  Shobi’s Table is now a pay-as-you-can cafe on wheels! This past year Mission Developer Kari Alice Olsen, along with the Board of Directors, has planned and begun a new way of living out Jesus’ ministry of feeding all who are hungry – this time with a new location, no set menu and tables and chairs to extend the lunch hour.  Come learn what we’ve been up to, how it’s going and our dreams to follow God’s call in nurturing and growing this ministry.  Learn more about Shobi’s Table by visiting their website.