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Sunday Forum

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)
Updated Dec. 22, 2015; forum details will be added in early January.

Winter-Spring 2016

Jan. 10: Embracing the New Year: Opportunities and challenges for Plymouth in 2016. Senior Minister Carla Bailey will introduce her Conversations with Carla series that she will host on Thursdays in January and early February. These lively conversations on relevant topics will afford an opportunity to get better acquainted with Carla and have designated time to discuss issues that affect us all. Audio

Jan. 17: Blue Zones: Secrets of a long life, Tony Buettner. Audio

Jan 24: Bosnia and Hungary: Crossroads of faith and ethnicity, Paula Northwood, Minister for Spiritual Formation. Audio

Jan. 31: Somali Community in Minneapolis: Welcoming our new neighbors, Abdi Warsame, Councilmember of Ward 6 in Minneapolis Audio

Feb. 7: Equality Before the Law: A judge’s perspective on racial justice in the courtroom, Kevin Burke is a District Judge in Hennepin County Audio

Feb. 14: Law Enforcement in Minneapolis: Keeping the peace in troubled times, police officer Richard Dunn and his wife Becky Dunn, members of Plymouth, will speak.

Feb 21: Martin Luther King, Jr.: How his theology shaped his activism, Dr. Rufus Burrow, Jr., is the distinguished Visiting Professor of Theological Social Ethics and Black Church Leadership at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Feb. 28: Great River Landing: Opening doors to a better future

March 6: The unPrison Project: Empowering women and girls in our nation’s prisons, Deborah Jiang-Stein

March 20: Being a Co-Survivor: A spiritual response to a loved one’s chronic illness, Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, a board-certified internist and pediatrician

April 3: No House to Call Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions, Ryan Berg is the Program Manager for Minneapolis & Suburban Host Home Programs at Avenues for Homeless Youth

April 10: The Indian Country Development Dilemma: The challenge and the promise, Patrice H. Kunesh, an assistant vice-president and co-director of the Center for Indian Country Development

April 17: Gun Violence: Getting to the tipping point for change, Heather Martens, executive director of Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence

April 24: U.S. Immigration Law and Policy: Its impact on Minnesota’s economy and Mexican immigrants, Alberto Fierro, Consul of Mexico

May 1: Hiding in Plain Sight: Plymouth’s permanent art collection, members of Plymouth’s Fine Arts Board and Accessions Committee

May 8: Plymouth Tutors at Whittier School: Empowering the next generation, Bryce Hamilton and Bill Davini

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Spiritual Exploration offerings are listed on that page and on this PDF.

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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