Adult Forum

WEEKLY ADULT FORUM, Sundays at 9:40 a.m.

September 7 RALLY DAY A MINISTRY CELEBRATION A Ministry Fair that shares the richness of our Family’s Ministries.  Sights, sounds and tastes of the Family at work.

September 14 “ONBOARDING WITH PASTOR JANE” A special time for conversation as we look forward to ministry together.

September 21-October 5 “LOOKING BACK AND MOVING AHEAD”  Join Pastor Mac for this 3 week program that traces the development of our myriad of ministries over these last three decades.  A special time to learn our rich history and to look to the future.

October 12 “OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN FACING HUNGER” Our battle against world hunger including our CROP Walk, Fall and Spring Food Drives, Hospitality Ministry and Soup Kitchen.  Our special speaker is Barbara Maran, our longtime partner and director of St. John’s Soup Kitchen.

October 19 “GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE” Be with us as The Sharing Network that is based here in New Providence shares the critical need for organ donations to literally save lives.

October 26 “LUTHER ON VOCATION” Join Pastor Jane for a look at the Biblical teaching of Christian vocation and God’s calling to all of the baptized to serve one another daily in their many roles.

November 2 “TENNESSEE TALES XVII” Our Appalachian Ministry in review and looking ahead to 2015.

November 9 “MUSIC WITH DOCTOR GIRVIN” Join Dr. Girvin for this special musical excursion.

November 16 “AN INTRODUCTION TO LANTERN HILL” Patricia Swan, Executive Director of Lantern Hill, our new CCRC neighbor shares updates on this project development.

November 23 “TRULY A CROSSROADS” Special time to visit with Anthony Briggs, Director of our Synod’s Crossroads outdoor ministries and to learn about the wealth of opportunities there.

November 30   “MEET MARK”  An overview of Mark’s Gospel which we will be reading during the coming year.

December 7 “THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE”  A unique historical perspective with our own Bob Hasbrouck on the 70th anniversary of this turning point in history.

December 14 “THE MUSIC OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS” A special morning with Dr. Girvin as we explore music of the season.

January 4  “CALLED TO MISSION TOGETHER”  Pastor Aaron Richter, Assistant to Bishop Bartholomew, shares news on our mission in the NJ Synod and the ELCA.

January 11 “CALLED TO OUR MISSION PARTNERS IN NEWARK” Our Mission Partners from St. Stephan’s Grace in the Ironbound section of Newark join us to share their journey

January 18 “A MISSION PLAN THAT CALLS TO OTHERS” Resources for a new year and new opportunities.

January 25 “LISTEN! GOD IS CALLING!” And the gifts, challenges and opportunities we have shared.

February 1 “MORE CALLS?” A look at the year ahead and the special moments before us.

February 8 “IMAGINE”  A special ministry that deals with children, families and grief.

February 15 “NEW BEGINNINGS AT ADVENT” Time for conversation about our future ministry with Advent Lutheran Church in Warren.

February 22-March 29 “LENTEN LEARNINGS” Join us for our Lenten Bible Study of each weeks’ lessons.

April 12 “BENEFIT CONCERT PREVIEW” Dr. Girvin shares particulars on our upcoming Benefit Concert.

April 19 “KRISTIN CLAPCICH AND JUPITER” Come learn of a special healing ministry.

April 26 “THE JOURNEY OF FAITH” In part one of our annual Holocaust observance, Pastor Mac leads a visual journey of the Shoah in Europe.

May 3. “A SURVIVORS WITNESS” In part two of our annual Holocaust observance, survivor and author, Ursula Pawel shares her powerful story of surviving Auschwitz and the Shoah.

May 10 “SENIOR ADVICE” Members of our Seniors ministry share things they wish people had shared with them when they were younger.

May 17 “VOCATION AND CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM” Reshaping the business landscape to address issues of ethics and morality with John Thiel.

May 24 “PENTECOST” A special time as we rejoice at the gifts of our confirmands and give thanks for our senior Peer Leaders.

May 31 “TIME FOR THANKSGIVING AND NEW BEGINNINGS” as we mark the end of this year’s Sunday Church School ministry.