The Adult Forum resumes Sunday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room!

We’ve got an awesome line up for May!
All are welcome! Masks are welcome! Friends are welcome! Coffee is welcome!

We look forward to this time of reflection. Special thanks to all of our leaders!

May 1: Tanzania Teaching Foundation — led by Nancy Winters

Learn all about Gloria Dei’s ministry with the Tanzania Teaching Foundation (TTF) and their important work in Tanzania teaching English to students so they can continue their schooling. Hear updates and plans for the TTF fall 2022 session.

May 8, 15, 22: A Three-Part Series “The descent into hell” — the agony of Ukraine Three Sundays for reflection and response

Resurrection of Christ and Harrowing of Hell, By Unknown Icon Painter, Russian (early 16th century)

“We have a God who is neither distant nor indifferent. God is there. God is with the victims of this war. God is with the suffering people. God is there in the hell of war. God weeps with them. God walks with them through the valley of death.” –Bishop Pavlo Shvarts, the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine

May 8: Ukraine: An Overview – led by Paul Wee and Randy Faro

• A brief glimpse into Russian history• The Russian Church – the role of Patriarch Kirill• Response of the churches in central Europe through the Lutheran World Federation• Our response. (advocacy, finances, resettling refugees)

May 15: “Russia and Ukraine Today, My Story” – led by Paul Lundborg

We are privileged to hear from Ms. Katya Miltimore, who was born and raised in Russia and now has family in both Ukraine and Russia. She’s lived in the US for 20 years. Her articulate account of the origins of the present conflict – and the reasons why there is no massive protest in Russia – might surprise you.

May 22: Coming to Terms with Crises – led by Bob Delastrada

The TV evening news draws all of us into the heart of wrenching global crises. This adds to the anxiety, fear and depression we already experience in our personal lives. What can bring us relief? Are there ways we can stay in good mental and spiritual health in the face of whatever crisis confronts us?