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 December 2019
December 1 Looking to the Past to Create a Sustainable Future
Erika Larson will share her story about trying to live mindfully with the environment and Creation as a millennial woman, business owner, home owner, and overall regular Joe in the 21st century. Erika is part of the growing movement that believes a sustainable future starts with us as individuals and the small, simple choices we make on a daily basis. She’ll talk through her personal history and education with eco-friendly living as well as her current desire to blend old and new practices for increased sustainability.
December 8 Trust Board- Hope’s Ministry Mystery
Is the Hope Church Trust a mystery? Some people think so. Maybe that’s because it’s a rather quiet ministry. Come to the Forum to hear the Hope Church Trust Board members explain the history of this fund, how it is managed and the guidelines for distribution. It will soon to be time to make new requests.
December 15 Cell Phones and Social Justice
Our cell phones and other small electronics are the indirect cause of war, sexual violence, and child labor. Learn how our purchasing habits can make a difference, and how our church and many other organizations have stopped buying electronics containing “conflict minerals.” Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will speak about the global “conflict minerals” campaign to end fighting in eastern Congo.
December 22 Music for the Season and More
Ben Larson and his wife, Erika, moved to Minneapolis in 2017, in part so that he could pursue a career in music and theater. Just a few weeks after arriving in town, they became involved at ULCH. We have heard him at the keyboard with the ULCHers and at the piano during worship. At the Forum, Ben will share his journey and perform some of the songs, compositions and stories he’s written along the way (including a healthy dose of Christmas music!). Uplifting for the season.
December 29 No Forum .
Forums resume on January 5 when Lyle Lutz will share his life and ministry in Madagascar.