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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:


March 19  Mission in our Midst
You’re invited to come and learn about a brand new local mission start, Tree of Life Lutheran. Tree of Life is in its first year of becoming a Sunday evening worshiping community in the North Loop, a downtown neighborhood with many people but few churches. Mission developer, Pastor Marissa Sotos will talk about the origins of forming a new faith community, the cultural questions involved, what’s happening right now, and how you can get involved. Bring your ideas, insights and questions on what it means to gather a new church here and now!

March 26 – Ever wonder…How might I die?
As we approach the end of life for ourselves or for our loved ones, there are often hopes to be expressed and decisions to be made.  It can be helpful for all involved if these can be considered and documented while one has the ability to do so.  Please join a panel presentation and discussion with Hope members Paul Odenbach, Marty Lewis-Hunstiger, Bill Sanden, and Alden Tetlie as we explore advance care directives (living will) from the perspectives of two physicians, a nurse, and a chaplain.  You don’t want to miss this life and death conversation.

April 2 – Gardening with Marty

April 9 – Stories of Hope
Following our tradition at ULCH, two Hope members have agreed to share their faith stories:  Marilyn Asp who has provided leadership for many years and John Hensrud who has only recently joined the congregation and is already active in leadership.  Hearing their stories of hope and faith may also enrich you at this time of the church year.   Hope to see you there.

April 16 – No Forum today. We invite you to attend the Easter Breakfast sponsored by the Youth Group.

April 23 – Expanding our Faith-Lived Lives
Faith is not just a noun but a verb active in love. Monty Lysne, our Congregational Faith Formation Coach, will explain the Faith 5 approach and how this crosses all ages and life circumstances.  Expanding and enriching your understanding of faith formation may enlighten your Lenten journey.

April 30 – Community Engagement & Social Transformation  
Nicholas Tangen, Community Engagement Coordinator at ULCH, will discuss this new role along with his studies at United Theological Seminary.  Just a few of the questions we will discuss include: How is the Church called to be present in our communities? What is social transformation? What is the role of communities of faith in this work?  Come, be inspired and better informed about this intentional focus for ULCH.