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2016-2017 Upcoming Adult Forums

nelson-rivera October 16―The Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera, “Reflections on Latino/a culture, religious experience, and theology.” Dr. Rivera, Puerto Rican ELCA pastor and seminary professor, will speak to us on this significant demographic and rich tradition.

November 6Reformation Hymnody: We will begin a series of forums throughout the year introducing Reformation hymnody by giving historical and theological insights to this Lutheran treasure of music.

tracie-bartholomew November 13Bishop Tracie Bartholomew, “A Reforming Church in a Changing World.” Bishop Bartholomew will speak to us about the current state of our NJ Synod and congregations, the ELCA, and broader Lutheranism– both the challenges and the hopes for the future.

December 11Reformation Hymnody: Advent & Christmastide

January 8Reformation Hymnody: Luther’s Chorale Mass

January 15Budget Forum: The Administration and Finance Committee will present the proposed 2017 Ministry Spending Plan.

bruce-davidson February 12The Rev. Bruce Davidson, “The Church’s Changing Views on Sexuality.” Pastor Davidson will speak to us about the reformation of understandings of human sexuality throughout the church.


 reformers February 19, 26 & March 5The Rev. Dr. Harry Kocotos, “John Calvin and the other Reformers.” Dr. Kocotos will share with us insights, history, and theological highlights from Calvin, Zwingli, Hus, Cranmer and other Reformers.

April 2Reformation Hymnody: Lent & Eastertide

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