During the program year (September through May) Sundays at 9:00 am in the Youth Room. The Adult Forum is a great opportunity to explore issues of faith. One of the core values of the congregation affirms that learning is a life-long process. All adult members of the congregation are strongly encouraged to participate in the Adult Forum. The nursery is open for very young children, and older kids are invited to spend the hour in supervised play with Legos and Plankos.
September 17: Overview of the New Testament, Stacy Myers
Come for a very brief overview of the New Testament. The session will highlight the connections between the Old and New Testaments and demonstrate how individual stories fit into a grand narrative.
September 24: Picture the Bible, Stacy Myers
Picture the Bible (www.picturethebible.org) is First Congregational’s timeline ministry. The adult forum conversation will introduce the resources and help participants understand this unique approach to Bible study. This session would be helpful to parents of Sunday School and confirmation students, as they will be using the new resources this fall.
October 1: Turningpoint, Mikayla Swanson
The Services Coordinator for Turningpoint, Mikayla Swanson, will lead a discussion about domestic violence and why it continues to plague our society. She will also outline resources related to domestic violence in the River Falls area and explain how they have changed over the years. Turningpoint is an important ministry in our community. Please come to learn how you can support their work.
October 8: Creation & Adam and Eve, Rebecca Ferguson
What do we learn when we compare the two Genesis stories of creation? Meet Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (a Jewish New Testament scholar), who sheds so much insight into these stories, especially regarding the two “earthlings” and the nature of God.
October 15: Abraham, Sarah, & Hagar, Rebecca Ferguson
We continue learning from Dr. Levine about the complex and sometimes ironic stories of these three founders of three different faiths.
Would you like to know more about the life and ministry of our church?
During this 90-minute class you will meet other newcomers to the congregation, learn more about our congregation, and find ways you can participate in our faith community. Led by Pastor Chris and other church leaders, this is the first step in becoming a member of the church. Lunch and childcare are provided. Watch for the next session date. Please sign up with the church office.
The next class is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Please use the sign up sheet at church or call the church office.