Adult Forum


Adult education at Bethel features a one-hour Adult Forum, a welcoming, inclusive gathering of people who want to learn about and discuss a wide range of topics.  Among our interests are Christian life and faith, including personal life and faith journeys and spiritual growth; contemporary social and ethical issues; Christian history and tradition; understanding the Bible; and non-Christian religions. Session leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and include members of Bethel and visiting scholars and experts.  Those attending and leading the Adult Forum at Bethel engage with one another through open, respectful, questioning conversation.

The Bethel community has a commitment to excellence in Christian education. Over the years, the Adult Forum has also provided the venue for examining our congregational worship life, critiquing and supporting many of Bethel’s areas of mission—care for creation, non-violence, and inter-faith dialogue—and for growing together in spirit, community, and faith.


Because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, our Adult Education Board will continue to offer the Bethel Adult Forum via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm for at least the fall season, before attempting to resume the traditional Sunday morning schedule.  Look for the Zoom link in your email usually the day before each presentation for more details about that Wednesday’s Forum.

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