Sunday Forums are an education and faith formation opportunity on Sunday mornings.
We will continue to offer Sunday Forums online only through the end of February. The link will be the same as the one sent out for worship on Sunday morning. The forums will be presented from 9:00am to 9:45am (note the time change!) so that people can still make it to church should we return to in-person worship before then. We greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this uncertain time. You can also view Sunday Forums at a later time via the links on The Thursday Epistle.
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!
Participating in forums is a great way to learn from people in our congregation and the community. We hope you can start off your Sundays by joining us!
February 6: Looking at Hope’s Budget
As our congregation begins another year of ministry, we will review the proposed budget for 2022. Our treasurer, Emma Carpenter, will share how we’re doing and where we’re headed in the upcoming year. This is a great opportunity to learn and ask your questions!
February 13: No forum due to Annual Meeting in the afternoon
February 20: Resettling Afghan Refugees
Recent arrivals from Afghanistan are different from other refugees. They are coming within a short time frame with no advance warning and have only a temporary status as “humanitarian parolees”. Come hear Hope member Anne Beane share how Lutheran Social Services in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services are helping and how we can support this effort.
February 27: After Stroke: A Family Moves On
Fifteen years ago, Hope member Lynette Lamb’s husband, Robert Gerloff, then 45, suffered a severe left-brain stroke. Last spring she published a memoir, Strokeland, about that traumatic event and all that followed for Robert and their family. Lynette will talk about that book, why she was compelled to write it, and what its message has meant to other caregivers.
Upcoming forums in March will be on the Expansive Liturgy project, learning about Purim, and an introduction to our new minister of Music, Robert Ragoonanan. More information to come!
The Sunday Forum Team