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 September and October 2019
September 15, Churchwide Assembly: Nick Tangen attended the ELCA Assembly in Milwaukee in August as a voting member representing the Central Conference of the Minneapolis Area Synod. Join us as he reflects on his experience, the resolutions and declarations passed, the updates to the church’s constitution, and what this all means for ULCH.
September 22 and 29, Transgender Theologies: Prof. Mary Lowe and Marty Wyatt, both from Augsburg U., will present a two-part series on trans-gender theologies. Dr. Mary Lowe is Associate Professor of Religion at Augsburg University and teaches and publishes in transgender theologies. Marty Wyatt is a Program Assistant for the Youth Theology Institute at Augsburg University and a M.Div. student at Luther Seminary. We hope you can attend one or both of these forums.
October 6, Climate 2: James Flaten, member at ULCH and employee at the U of MN will speak about global warming and climate change. This discussion will go beyond the presentation he gave about this topic, twice, during the summer.”
October 13, Worship at Hope: Pastor Jen and Zach will engage us in conversation about the worship and music at Hope. These have been thoughtful conversations in the past– one you don’t want to miss.
October 20, Conversations with Friends: Uli Koester, member at ULCH, will share his experiences with his Conversations with Friends, a local organization that writes letters to and visits with people in ICE Detention in Minnesota. This timely topic supports the ULCH commitment to being a sanctuary congregation and to advocate for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
October 27, Reformation in the 21st Century: Holding on and Letting Go: Deanna Thompson, Lutheran theologian and founding director of the new Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community at St Olaf College, will be with us to celebrate Reformation Sunday as we look at reformation in our current times and what aspects of our Lutheran legacy do we hold on to and what parts should we let go.