Saturday Worship Services:
5:00 PM In- person Worship service
5:00 PM Live- streamed
(on Summer break, resumes Saturday August 20)

Sunday Worship Services:
8:15 AM In-person Worship service
10:30 AM In-person Worship service

Current Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Sundays – June 5th & 12th –  9:15 AM
(between our morning worship Services) 
 
Discussion on the ELCA’s Social Statement on Abortion –

This “Social Statement” was adopted by a church wide Assembly in 1991 and still continues to speak to a church body that is divided over this controversial issue.  We will examine the document, its theological assumptions, it’s critique of “rights language” and its conclusions that “Abortion ought to be an option only of last resort.  Therefore, as a church, we seek to reduce the need to turn to abortion as the answer to unintended pregnancies.”    

We will wrestle with questions like:  How does our Social Statement relate to  the possibility of the over-turning of Roe vs. Wade?  
Click ELCA.ORG for the ELCA Social Statement on Abortion. Pastor Wayne will be reviewing the document and facilitating the discussion.

The History of Christianity II

Starting Sunday February 6 9:15 AM (immediately after the 8:15 AM service) In the Fellowship Hall Beginning February 6, Adult Forum will watch and discuss a series from The Great Courses entitled “The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch,” by Molly Worthen, Ph.D., Professor of History, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. We previously studied Christian history up to the Reformation. This course will examine the big changes brought by the Reformation during Medieval times and continue with subsequent developments up to Christian churches currently in America and the rest of the world. Prof. Worthen’s research interests include studying the tension between traditional religion and modern thinking in today’s world. We expect to learn a lot about today’s Christianity: How it came to be and how we fit into the current religious culture. Participation by those attending produces a greater, enriching experience for everyone in Forum. Please bring your religious background and join us for discussions! Join us. Coffee will be available.

The Forgotten Luther

Sundays, starting January 9 at 9:15 AM on ZOOM link here

We will discuss these presentations and related materials about how Lutherans address social problems during Adult Forum.

For more information, contact David Follstaedt at dfollstd@unm.edu or Susan Alexis at sjalexis@msn.com

 

Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, painting by Anton Von Wermer, 1877.

Featuring: Presentations at “The Forgotten Luther” symposium held in Washington, D.C., in November, 2017

When remembering the Reformation, Lutherans typically think about Martin Luther’s theological reforms, such as summarized in his phrase “Saved by grace alone”. They often overlook Luther’s social reforms and the part of his theology addressing care for our neighbor’s well being.

At this symposium, leading scholars, theologians and Lutheran church leaders examine Luther’s legacy. They find that he was not only concerned with directly alleviating hunger and poverty, but also correcting the systematic causes of these problems in society. The result is that from both our heritage and our theology (eg., Luther’s Catechisms), addressing social problems is seen to be a very Lutheran thing to do.