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All our Sunday morning programs run from 10:30am till noon and are open to the public.
Our Sunday School for children is on hiatus for the summer.

 

July 2017


 

 

Sunday, July 23

 

Drew Bekius

 


"When Preachers Aren’t Believers: The Work of The Clergy Project"

Imagine suddenly being disqualified from your lifelong career and stripped of all academic degrees. Imagine then losing your marriage and family—even being cut off from your entire community. All of this in addition to an identity crisis like none other. Such is the plight of religious leaders who no longer believe in God—lose everything or keep on preaching as if nothing has changed. But The Clergy Project (TCP) offers something more. Join TCP president Drew Bekius as he shares about their important work helping post-faith pastors, priests, nuns, rabbis, monks, and imams in 34 countries around the world.


 

Sunday, July 30

 

Julia Julstrom-Agoyo

 


"Today's Southeast Asia: Experiences from a Fulbright Grant Year in Malaysia"

Julia will describe her Fulbright grant purpose in Malaysia and the outcome, including a brief historical overview of racial and religious tensions since independence and how that plays out today in modern-day Malaysia. She will then provide a cross-comparison to the other Southeast Asian countries she visited: Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.

 

August 2017


   

Sunday, August 6

 

Glenda Kenyon

 


"Fair Housing: Why You Should Be Engaged"

 

Glenda Kenyon, who works as a property manager, will describe fair housing regulations. She will explain why we can't just leave it up to the professionals and government to sort it out--whole communities have to be participating in fair housing for it to work as intended.


 

Sunday, August 13

 

Bobby Jackson

 


"Storm chasing: Is it Really Like in 'Twister'?"

 

Storm chasing, often overdramatized in movies such as "Twister" and "Into the Storm," is, while still a dangerous undertaking, a much more mundane yet still thrilling experience than Hollywood makes it out to be. Bobby will share his personal experiences chasing thunderstorms that have produced hail and tornadoes in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. Many misconceptions about storm chasing will also be debunked.


 

Sunday, August 20

 

John Ungashick

 


"The Syllabus of Errors, the Church versus the Modern World"


In 1864 Pope Pius IX issued the Syllabus of Errors which was a list of 80 statements which he considered erroneous. They were a direct attack on liberalism, modernism, moral relativism and the secularization of society. John will cover the religious and political situation in mid 19th century Europe which led to the issuance of the syllabus, discuss the syllabus itself and then relate certain items which he personally experienced as a 1950's Catholic School kid and how the Second Vatican Council in the mid 1960's steered Catholic teaching in a different direction although some proponents of the Syllabus still exist in the Church.


 

Sunday, August 27

 

Creative Writers Showcase

 

Our Creative Writers group will once again share some of their original works. They will share with us some of their process of writing new pieces based on a theme, and then we'll all get to try our hand at writing a short piece, too.

 


October 2017


   

 Sunday, October 1

 

Jacqueline Battalora

 


"The Legal Invention of White People"

 Professor Jacqueline Battalora of Saint Xavier University will explain where, when, how, and why the human category called "white people" was first utilized in law. This legal history begins in the 1600s in the British colonies of North America and concludes with evidence of  "white people" being asserted and imposed as a matter of foundational U.S. law.


 

  

  

  

 

  

  

August 12
8:00 pm 

Five of a Kind

with: Sharon Appelquist, Dennis Harpole, Kris Huysken, Lizabeth MacDonald, & Jim Sanabria


$8 suggested donation includes refreshments.

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