St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Sunday Forum

Sunday morning education for adults
On Sunday mornings, September-May, the Sunday Forum meets from 10:10 until 11 a.m. in the large Fellowship Hall (in the parish house). All are welcome (you do not have to be a member to attend anything at St. Stephen's) and no registration is required. On most Sundays, the rector or other St. Stephen's clergy speak. On other Sundays, we welcome outstanding guest speakers.
 
On occasion, the staff leads offerings especially for parents of young children, such as a session on prayer being led by the Rev. Mary Sulerud and the Rev. Weston Mathews on Sunday, October 5. These sessions take place at the same time as Sunday school and the Forum, 10:10 a.m., and are held in Palmer Hall. They are publicized in advance through the Spirit, the eSpirit, and the children's ministry email newsletter.
 
Fall 2014 Forum speakers
 
December 14 | Gary Jones, Being Christian
 
December 21 and 28 | No forum
 
Winter 2015 Forum 
 
Sunday Forums this winter will cover the sweep of the entire Old Testament as part of St. Stephen's "Year of the Bible".  We’ll be using a condensed version of the Bible called The Story, which will allow you to cover the entire Biblical narrative in very doable weekly readings. (We’ll come back in September to do the same with the New Testament.)
 
Copies of The Story are available for purchase in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen’s.

January 4 | Introduction and Overview Including the “Writings” – Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom

January 11 | Chapter 1: Creation

January 18 | Chapter 2: God Builds a Nation

January 25 | Chapter 3: Joseph

February 1 | No Forum (Annual Parish Meeting)

February 8 | Chapter 4: Deliverance

February 15 | Chapters 5-6: New Commands and Covenant/Wandering

February 22 | Guest speaker: The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold

March 1 | Chapters 7-8: The Battle Begins/A Few Good Men and Women

March 8 | Chapters 9-10: The Faith of a Foreign Woman/Standing Tall…

March 15 | Chapters 11-12: From Shepherd to King/The Trials of a King

March 22 | Chapters 13-14: The King Who Had It All/A Kingdom Torn…

March 29 | Chapter 15: God’s Messengers

April 5 | No Forum (Easter Day)

April 12 | Chapters 16-17: The Beginning of the End/The Kingdoms’ Fall

April 19| Guest speakers: Jay Ford (Wake Forest) and James Farwell (Virginia Theological Seminary

April 26 | Chapter 18: Daniel in Exile

May 3 | Chapters 19-20: Return Home/Queen of Beauty and Courage; led by the Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary

May 10 | Chapter 21: Rebuilding the Walls