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Sunday Forums are opportunities for conversations about faith and life. The Sunday Forum Committee 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.

Fall 2015

Sept. 20: Recovery Sunday—Spirituality and 12-step programs, with Fred Holmquist of Hazelden Audio of presentation

Sept. 27: Hiding in Plain Sight: Historical objects and furnishings at Plymouth Church, Plymouth Church Archivist Mary Welfling and Archives Committee Member Mary Ellingen Audio of presentation

Oct. 4: Great River Landing—Housing for men seeking a better future, with Plymouth members Fran Neir, Carol Truesdell, Ann Manning, Betsy Cussler and others. In the Theater Audio of presentation

Oct. 11: Closing the Education Achievement Gap: Is it possible? R. T. Rybak. Audio not available.

Oct. 18: Fifty Years of Urban School Reform: A personal reflection by Gerald “Jerry” Jorgenson, Ed.D. Audio of presentation

Oct. 25: Living off The Grid, with Michael Larsen and Linda Nelson. Audio of presentation

Nov. 1: How can our court system best adapt to a changing world? Plymouth members Judge Edward T. “Ned” Wahl and Rob Reinhart Audio

Nov. 8: Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom, with Henry Emmons, M.D. Audio

Nov. 15: Judaism, Jewishness and the Jews in Your Life, with Andy Halper, Temple Israel's Director of Lifelong Learning Audio

Nov. 22: A River Runs Through Two Harbors, a presentation on sex trafficking with author Dennis Herschbach

Dec. 6: All in the Family: A celebration of art by a father and a son, with Bill Cameron and Todd Cameron

Dec. 13: Looking to our Future: Plymouth’s children and youth programs, with Director of Children's and Youth Programs Jo Holcomb, Minister Paula Northwood, and Jr. High Leaders Corbin and Katie Dillon

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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.

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?


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