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[fawruh m, fohruh m]          Syllables

noun, plural forums, fora [fawruh, fohruh]

  1. The marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and a place of assembly for the people.
  2. A court or tribunal: the forum of public opinion.
  3. An assembly, meeting place, television program, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.
  4. Also called online forum, Internet forum, Web forum, message board.

If you enjoy a cup of coffee and some lively discussion, please come to The Forum.

Topics cover an impressive range of subjects.  Some are comforting, some are controversial, all are interesting.

The Forum is led by four lecturers:  the Rev. Dr. David Henry, Dr. Ken Olsen, Pastor Monte Johnson, and Dr. Richard Anderson, with occasional guest speakers. There is no charge for the classes, and no registration is needed.  On a few occasions, there may be a little homework.

Forum Schedule: Spring 2019

February 24, 2019: Marcia Smith: Suicide Prevention for Teens & Adults 

March 3rd, 2019: Shrove Sunday Pancake Breakfast- No Forum

March 10th, 2019: Barta Wilson: The Property of Immanuel

March 17th, 2019: Ken Olsen: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do

March 24th, 2019: Noah Herren: Major Life Transitions

March 31st, 2019: Ken Olsen: The Genetics of Race

April 7th, 2019: Kari Johnson Race Law

April 14th, 2019: Monte Johnson: The Passion According to Luke

April 21st, 2019: Easter Sunday-No Forum

April 28th, 2019: Edie Lange & Michelle Knapp: Programs for Kids

May 5th, 2019: Monte Johnson: Christian Sexual Ethics?

May 12th, 2019: Marcia Smith: Healing in the Bible and today Part 1

May 19th, 2019: Tentatively: Film on Race Relations

May 26th, 2019: Marcia Smith: Healing in the Bible and Today Part 2

June 2nd, 2019: Lyle Allen: Care for Real

June 9th, 2019: Brad Whaley: Music At Immanuel


Teaching Staff                                


Islam:  It’s Time to Stop Telling Lies   Facts and Figures of Islam  

Climate Change:  Climate Change: “Just the facts, Ma’am”

Ethics:  Ethics and Politics

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