Adult Forum January 2021

The Adult Forum will be delivered via a Zoom Meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Information on how to connect to the Zoom meeting will be shared via a Bethel Connection email. If you are not receiving the Bethel Connection emails, please contact the church office office @ to be added to the email list.

WEDNESDAY January 13, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Deb Grupe

“New Adventure: Service Learning Camps”

Deb Grupe, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry at Bethel 


Bethel is stepping into a new adventure with Service Learning Camps in 2021. We’d really like to see households attend together, as well as individuals or couples. You may have heard a little bit about this at our congregational meeting or at our 5th Sunday of Service. We will discuss the current status of this opportunity for members and friends of all ages. We are planning for late summer 2021, but will–of course!–remain flexible.

WEDNESDAY, Wednesday 20, 2021, 7:00 -8:00 pm

“What Can We Learn from Other Religions?”

Dr. David Oughton, President of the Board of Interfaith Partnership, Professor at St. Louis University, and Founder of St. Louis’ Dialogue Group of the World’s Religions and Philosophies


Looking beyond the traditional observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25), Dr. Oughton will speak about possibilities for, and obstacles to, Christian unity and about interfaith dialogue and cooperation on the local level (Interfaith Partnership and Compassionate St. Louis) and on the global level (Parliaments of the World’s Religions and Compassionate Cities Initiative). 

WEDNESDAY, January 27, 2021, 7:00 -8:00 pm

“Women, Gender, & Feminine Images of Jesus”

Dr. Mary Streufert, Director for Justice for Women, ELCA (May 2006 to present)

As we celebrate Reconciling in Christ Sunday on January 31 and the almost 30 years of Bethel’s participation in the RIC movement, we have a great opportunity to expand our understanding of some of the implications of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Dr. Mary Streufert will lead us in a session that will touch on women, gender, feminine images of Jesus, and more.

Evelyn MeyerAdult Forum January 2021