Adult Forum January 2023

January 8
Speaker: Erica Williams, A Red CircleErica Willams, Founder of Executive Director of A Red Circle, will describe how the organization works to “promote community betterment in North County, through a racial justice lens.” Her vision is to create and encourage spaces and opportunities in North St. Louis County that will lead to better health and economic prosperity. Bethel members have participated in volunteer activities at A Red Circle.

January 15Speaker: Pastor Merle Brockhoff“Parables of the Lost.”   Pastor Merle continues his look at the parables of Jesus, focusing on Luke’s Gospel this time and the three parables Jesus tells to the grumbling pharisees, the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son(s).   Drop in for a lively look at three narrative parables that are meant to build on one another. January 22Speaker: Steve PopolawskiCould you name the committee and volunteer activities? Do you know how to become involved in a committee or activity? Would you like a chance to become more involved? How does volunteer activity contribute to our sense of community as a congregation? How is volunteer activity related to stewardship? This session offers an opportunity to learn more about how we can become more active members of the congregation.

January 29 Open Forum

“Aging”  Bethel members share their thoughts about aging and their experiences in caring for the aging in both short-term and long-term situations.  Members discuss ideas about how Bethel might more fully engage older members in its various ministries, what the perceived and actual needs of older members are, and whether there ought to be programmatic efforts of some kind designed around the actual needs of aging members.

If you are interested in bringing treats, please contact Gail Heyne Hafer or Brenda Bredemeier

Evelyn MeyerAdult Forum January 2023