Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

October 2021 - May 2022


Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence

Lead by Pastor Ralph Anderson

October 17 – November 21

9:30am, Fireside Room


Who in the world is Jesus? Most of us can answer that question in a variety of ways, some very personal. Some based on what we’ve been told. Some have come from our studies, from what we’ve read. We know the stories, the experiences of others, the history of the Church.


He stands at the very core of the Christian Faith. Over 2000 years of history have helped define him. Even people of other faith traditions say that he is an important religious figure. The Muslims, for example. Many of us feel that if all followed Jesus the world would be a better place.


Diana Butler Bass, a well known theologian, helps us understand Jesus in some fresh new ways in her book, Freeing Jesus, which I recommend purchasing in advance. Out of her own experience she helps us understand and embrace the Jesus of history and faith. 

 

Come join us for six Sunday mornings of her reflections, beginning on October 17 at 9:30 AM in the Fireside Room: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. Books will be available for purchase at the event.


A Look at the Holy Land: A History of Conflict

Lead by Michaela Eskew

November 28 – December 19

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room



Coming Next Year

Hungering for Justice: A Look at the ELCA Social Statement

Lead by Susan Bolduc

January 9 – February 6

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room


Strengthening Couple and Family Relationships

Lead by David Fenell

February 13 – February 27

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room


Van Gogh: Art and Life

Lead by Michaela Eskew

March 6 – April 10

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room


Interfaith Conversations with the Colorado Springs Interfaith Coalition

Lead by Pastor Ralph Anderson and the Interfaith Coalition

April 24 – May 15

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room


The Rise of a Reformation: The Book of Concord

Lead by Michaela Eskew

May 22 & 29

9:30 a.m., Fireside Room




A Place to talk

Join Pastor Hank and Dr. Fennell weekly on Thursday's at 10 a.m. for continuing conversation on issues related to the pandemic and growing older gracefully. 

Bible Study Podcast

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Previous Adult Seminars and hand-outs:

Advent Series: Seeing and Hearing
Lead by Michaela Eskew

December 6, 2020 recording - Passcode: &gWLM#6S


December 13, 2020 recording - Passcode: 3qxkz4R!


A Contemporary Faith: The Saint John’s Bible
Lead by Michaela Eskew


November 1, 2020 recording - Passcode: 4+oz18qh

November 8, 2020 recording - Passcode: cQm8Y!p4

November 15, 2020 recording - Passcode: ?sb2jDzw

November 22, 2020 recording - Passcode: 570$*Q@U

November 29, 2020 recording - Passcode: 5wvC1I@%



July 12 2020 - "How did we get here?" A look at current events, important terms, and the ELCA's "Freed in Christ, Race and Ethnicity" Social Statement. You can find the slides here.


July 19 2020 - "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" Understanding Identity Development in Kids, Teens, and Adults. You can find the slides here.


July 26 2020 - "What about Latinx and Other People of Color?" A Discussion on Race Relations in General in America. You can find the slides here.


August 2 2020 - "How does one even become 'anti-racist'?" Signs of Hope and Steps to Move Forward. You can find the slides here.


September 2020 - "Embracing The Prophets in Contemporary Culture" with Walter Brueggemann - Lead by Susan Bolduc