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.

Adult Forum  has returned to the traditional Sunday morning schedule at Bethel, 8:30AM coffee and pastries in the Fellowship Hall with the presentation beginning at 8:45AM.   

Adult Forum May 2023

May 7, 2023 – No Adult Forum
May 14 & 21, 2023

“Achieving Emotional Strength in Traumatic Times”

Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, author of 11 books on overcoming anxiety and depression and past speaker at the Adult Forum at Bethel.

Both the Covid pandemic and the 24/7 exposure to various kinds of turmoil in the world can cause a sense of loss, loneliness, depression or anxiety for people of all ages.

In these two sessions, Dr. Wehrenberg will lead us in discussions about these issues and will suggest ways to deal with them in order to strengthen both ourselves and others.

Note:  This is the last Sunday morning Adult Forum until fall.


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