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Sunday Forum

Sunday Forums are opportunities for conversations about faith and life. The Sunday Forum Committee of the Board of Deacons seeks to provide a thoughtful and welcoming learning environment for members and friends of Plymouth Congregational Church.

Sunday Forums are Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.,
in the Jackman Room
(unless noted)
Please scroll down for past forums.

Winter–Spring 2015

Scroll down for past programs.

May 3: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and the Church Audio

May 10: What's new in 2015: Panel update on governance and ministerial searches

Jan. 4: What's New in 2015—Panel update on governance, ministerial searches and finances. Audio

Jan. 11: Ten Thousand Things—Because theater is richer when everyone is in the audience. Audio

Jan. 11: Plymouth Reads launches with dinner and presentation, 5 p.m., Lenmark. Please register for dinner ($10 at door)

Jan. 18: Plymouth Reads discussion of The Art of Waging Peace with Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Audio

Jan. 25: Plymouth Reads discussion of The Art of Waging Peace with Larry Johnson Audio

Feb. 1: A View from the Inside: Minnesota's juvenile justice system Audio


Feb. 8: Courting the Public: How courts earn and keep public trust—in the Theater

Feb. 15; Great River Landing: Building homes, building futures

Feb. 22: Courageous Faith in Action: The United Church of Christ in the Philippines

March 1: Meeting the Church's Future Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes, United Theological Seminary president: Audio of presentation View the PDF of her PowerPoint presentation

March 1: Groveland Emergency Food Shelf: 40 years of feeding our community: noon, Jackman

March 15: Living with Dementia: What's wrong with denial?

March 22: Plymouth Church on the Eve of the Great War

March 29: Women in Prison

April 12: Reimagining God: The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic by Lloyd Geering

April 19: The Changing Face of Families in the Twin Cities

April 26: Art Today: Does it reveal what we truly value?

Fall 2014

Sept. 7: Update on Policy Governance and Succession Planning (PDF of remarks on Interim search; audio is not available)

Sept. 14: Interspirituality, Jeffrey Sartain: Audio; Bibliography

Sept. 21: Native Humor: Shifting Shapes to “Tell Another Story”; Carol Miller: Audio

Sept. 28: Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Charles Dayton: Audio

Also Sept. 28: Recovery Sunday—Addiction and the Family, with Sherrie Gaugler-Stewart, coordinator of Family and Spiritual Recovery at the Retreat in Wayzata, in the Baltins Room.

Oct. 5: Nonviolent Peaceforce, Mel Duncan Audio

Oct. 12: International Village Clinic in India, Abul Sharah Audio

Oct. 19: Future First 2014 Women's Congress, Ann Manning and Jan Neville: Audio

Oct. 26: Theology of the Built Environment, Mark VanderSchaaf, in the Theater

Nov. 2: Mind-Body Connection, Andris Baltins, in the Theater

Nov. 9: Journey of Hope: The Mayflower Carbon Neutral Story, a documentary film, followed by discussion, in the Theater

Nov. 16: The Art of Waging Peace, Paul Chappell Audio

Nov. 23: Ending Homelessness, Jim Gertmenian and Sarah Lehman

Dec. 7: Learning to See Nature as a Spiritual Practice, David Astin

Dec. 14: My Journey of Christian Art Creation, He Qi


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Spiritual Exploration offerings are listed on that page.

Keep in touch: To receive regular email notices about these opportunities, send an email with "Adult Learning" in the subject line.

Mary Lou Carpenter read from her book Miriam's Words: The Personal Price of a Public Life, Jan. 5, 2014. Listen now.


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