Grace’s Adult Discussion Group meets 9:30 am–10:20 am Sundays from September through May to explore challenging topics related to the expression of our Christian faith in the modern world, generally organized in series of six to eight weeks in length. Series have included: “Stories of Healing”, “Teach us to Pray”, “Forgiveness;” “Race and Ethnicity in the Bible;” “Labor and Immigration;” “The Revelation to John: Judgment and Hope;” and “Women in the Bible.”
Each session begins with a brief presentation, followed by questions and discussion. Coffee’s always on! The Rector generally, though not exclusively, leads the Forum.
All are welcome! No pre-registration is required, and it’s not necessary to attend every session in a series. Just join us—come through the red metal doors north of the church proper, and turn left into the Parish Hall.
2015-2016: Being Free
Our topic this year is “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel: Being Free”. Themes for conversation are drawn from the classic Billy Taylor anthem “I Wish I Knew”, as recorded by Nina Simone on 1967’s Silk and Soul: “I wish I could say all the things I should say”; “I wish I could share all the love that’s in my heart”; “I wish you could know how it feels to be me”; “I wish I could give all I’m longin’ to give”, and more. Each theme finds echoes in Holy Scripture and in classics from King Lear to Invisible Man to Letter from a Birmingham Jail and beyond, and we’ll explore as many of these as time permits. Join us as you’re able; let the Rector know if you’d like to be on the distribution list for weekly discussion guides. Forum gatherings usually include a brief presentation, followed by probing and stimulating discussion of the day’s theme; the group works hard to make sure everybody has a chance to contribute.
2014–2015: Stories of Healing
Our group will consider stories of healing from the Bible, our own time, and personal experience. Join us as we work to understand the mystery of God’s healing power in its richness and complexity.