Sunday Adult Forums Begin September 17
Adult Forums are held Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Below is the upcoming schedule:
- October 1: Exodus Lending – Exodus Lending is the only nonprofit dedicated solely to helping Minnesotans get out of predatory lending debt. They get Minnesotans out of predatory loan debt and back on track financially by enrolling and supporting them in a 0% interest refinance program, lending up to $1,500 to qualified participants. Why do they do it? They envision a world where all people are free from the cycle of debt caused by predatory lenders. They seek lasting change for the individuals and families, for financial institutions, and for our society. Join Executive Director Anne Leland Clark and board member Kim Miller as we learn more about this important ministry.
- October 8: Stewardship Breakfast
- October 15: How To Talk To Your Aging Parent About Money – Money tends to be a sensitive topic that most people avoid discussing. Generally, it’s the polite and uncontroversial thing to do. But when it comes to adult children and aging parents, this is a conversation that simply has to happen. Failing to talk about legal and financial matters with Mom and Dad could put you in a very difficult position should you ever need to help them manage their money or take over these decisions entirely. Part one of our forums on Helping Aging Parents sponsored by Rachel Circle, we will discuss motivations for asking questions about your parents’ financial situation and how parents can bring this up with their children.
- October 22: Family Dynamics As We Age – What happens to people as they age and their children grow up? Most of them say, “I want to stay in my own home until I die.” The current reality is that “despite the pandemic, the percentage of older adults who want to age in place has stayed steady.” In this second session from the Rachel Circle, we will discuss how there is a rapid growth in published knowledge about different aspects of age and aging. While this is highly welcome, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up even with the main insights. We will talk about the research
findings that demonstrate both the challenges and opportunities lying ahead of us as life expectancy is increasing steadily and as the proportion of older people in our societies will grow further.
- October 29: The Reformation in Architecture and Music presented by Dr. Jonathan Campbell – How the Renaissance and Baroque Catholic architecture and music influenced the Reformers and shaped the churches we know today. Dr. Campbell will also include slides from his recent trip to Italy.