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, there are additional offerings for adults during this period as well. These sessions take place at the same time as Sunday school and the Forum, 10:10 a.m. They are publicized in advance through the Spirit, the eSpirit, and the children's ministry email newsletter. This fall, for example, there is a parents group discussing the New Testament chapters in The Story, a book available in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's. This group meets in Room 14, on the same floor as the Sunday school classrooms. Information about this group is available from Greta Kidd or Mary Sulerud.
Fall 2015 Forum Schedule
Most of the Forum presentations this fall will focus on the Gospel of Mark. Audio files are posted if available. (Please note that some of the audio files cut off a few minutes before the end of the forum.)
September 20 | An Introduction to Mark and the Prologue (Mark 1:1-13) | audio (Gary Jones)
October 4 | Jesus in Conflict (Mark 1:40-3:35) | audio (Gary Jones)
October 11 | The Wisdom and the Power (Mark 4:1-6:33) | audio (Penny Nash)
October 18 | Guest speaker: The Rev. Dan Matthews, "Changing Your Mind" | audio
October 25 | The Bread of Heaven for the Insiders and Outsiders (Mark 6:34-8:26)
November 1 | The Way of the Cross (Mark 8:27-10:45)
November 8 | Jesus in Jerusalem: a King, but What Kind of King? (Mark 11-13)
November 15 | The Passion of Jesus (Mark 14-15)
November 22 | The Resurrection in Mark (Mark 16:1-8, Matthew 28, Luke 24, John 20,21)