Sunday Adult Forums at ALC

The ReFormation adult class (Sundays @ 10:45) will continue to explore the on-going reformation of the Christian church through Sunday, May 20:

April 8     Where did THAT come from?  Pastor Lee Ellingson will take us on a trip back through time to learn how the early Christian church practices evolved.  Learn about Constantine (Roman emperor who converted to Christianity) and the pivotal Council of Nicea which laid many of the foundations of our western church.

April 15    Render unto Caesar – group discussion about the role of religion and the role of the state.   Explore how those ideas are playing out in modern civic life. How does the ELCA determine which issues to actively pursue and how can we influence those decisions.

April 22    News from St. Catherine’s Monastery   Jackie Walker will share some exciting new updates   on the continuing revelations of the monastery as reported in a recent Smithsonian Magazine.

April 29    The Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly     Session host Ali Little will be representing ALC at the annual assembly in May. Share your perspective on some of the key issues that Ali will be voting on.

May 6     Hildegard of Bingen: The First Protestant?      Carlene Goldthwaite presents Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179). She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, and visionary. Her message of health, wholeness, and care for the earth rings especially vibrant today.

May 13    Welcome Bishop Jim Gonia! The Bishop joins us to talk about ALC’s call process, the recent Synod Assembly, and being Lutheran in contemporary society.

May 20    We close out our spring ReFormation classes with Pastor Lee Ellingson revealing The Secrets of Pentecost. Spoiler alert – there are no secrets, but many insights into this great gift of God to the church. Jump into summer with your spirits refreshed and on fire with your faith.