Join us for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from our rector and lay leaders, as well as distinguished outside speakers on topics that challenge us on a wide range of current issues.
Sunday Forums bring us all together to talk about the big issues and tough challenges we face – but also to celebrate our community and find new directions together. Look for our fall schedule of programs that will offer a wide span of current critical topics and opportunities for meaningful discussion.
2020 Forum Schedule:
September 13, 2020 | 6pm
Preaching Black Lives (Matter) with Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart
Gayle Fisher-Stewart is an Episcopal priest and interim rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC. She has been involved in the valuing of diversity and black lives for over forty years. She has taught and preached nationally, both in and out of the church. She is a Christian educator and activist; her most recent work was published by Anglican Theological Review.
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September 27, 2020 | 8pm
Bless This Mess: Faith and Parenting in a Pandemic with Rev. Molly Baskette and Dr. Ellen O'Donnell
REV. MOLLY PHINNEY BASKETTE, MDiv, is the senior minister of First Congregational Church of Berkeley, California, and the author of several series of books, including grief workbooks for children and practical how-tos for church renewal. She lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and two children, where she loves to march in the streets, bike the Bay, or read in the hammock, depending on God's agenda for the day.
ELLEN O'DONNELL, PhD, is a child psychologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Shriners Hospitals for Children--Boston and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on topics in child psychology, such as learning disabilities, coping with a child's or parent's medical illness, and positive parenting practices to prevent depression and anxiety in children. Ellen lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two boys.
October 4, 2020 | 10am
Faith and the Election with E.J. Dionne and Ray Suarez
E.J. Dionne, Jr., is a columnist for The Washington Post, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and professor at Georgetown University. E.J. is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Why the Right Went Wrong.
Ray Suarez has more than thirty years of varied experience in the news business. He currently hosts the weekly politics program “Destination Casa Blanca” for the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, HITN TV, and the monthly radio program “America Abroad” for Public Radio International. Suarez is also a Washington-based Senior Correspondent for the PBS newscast "The NewsHour."
October 11, 2020 | 10am
Rector's Forum with Rev. Ledlie Laughlin
October 18, 2020 | 10am
Panel on Coping through a Pandemic
November 8, 2020 | 10am
Vestry Candidates' Forum
November 15, 2020 | 10am
Annual Meeting with Rev. Ledlie Laughlin and Wardens
December 6, 2020 | 10am
Advent with Ray Suarez
December 13, 2020 | 10am
Income Inequality with Tim Massad