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Sunday Forum

Sunday Forums are an education and faith formation opportunity on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:20am in Heritage Hall, which is in the lower lever under the worship space.

We at University Lutheran Church of Hope are thoughtful believers dedicated to faith formation and mindful inquiry, expanding our understanding of how God is at work in our lives. Come and explore your questions in a caring community.

Sunday Forum schedule for March 2019

March 3: Nobel Peace Portraits. Nobel Peace prize recipients are known worldwide for their contributions to international peace. Our guest is Doug Knutson, a Minneapolis photographer whose portraits have been displayed throughout the area. The 22 Nobel Peace Portraits Doug has photographed are among the largest such collections in the world. We hope you can join us for a fascinating journey into the lives of these amazing people.

March 10: Bach’s St. John Passion. One of the great musical portrayals of Jesus’ trial and death is
Bach’s St. John Passion. It was composed 295 years ago to be sung at a Lutheran church in Leipzig,
Germany on Good Friday. The text follows Luther’s translation of chapters 18-19 of the Gospel of
John, plus popular hymns and other poetry, all set to music by the greatest Lutheran composer, J. S.
Bach. John Setterlund will share insights into this musical masterpiece, reflecting on his recent
seminar and two upcoming performances of the Passion

March 17: Hunger Solutions Minnesota. Nearly 1 in 10 Minnesotans are food insecure. That’s over 500,000 Minnesotans who struggle with hunger. Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger in our state. They take action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting programs and agencies that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy. Executive Director Colleen Moriarty will be with us to speak on this critical concern.

March 24: On Being a Climate Justice Congregation. Erin Pratt is Program Director of Minnesota
Interfaith Power & Light, which has begun a congregational certificate program, Be the Spark: Climate Justice Congregations. Ms. Pratt joins the Hope Green Team in explaining the process that will help us gain focus, support, and recognition to move our Hope faith community into committed climate action.

March 31: Lutheran Campus Ministry: We welcome back student ambassadors from Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) to speak with us about their experience of LCM and the concerns students face on campus. University Lutheran Church of Hope supports LCM with our benevolence gifts, and Tim Gustafson serves on their board. We welcome University students every Sunday. We also support students’ well-being through the Nutritious U food program and the Farmers Market. Come with your questions.