Sunday Morning Forum
A weekly time of fellowship where we discuss both historical and contemporary issues through a Christian lens.
We seek to strengthen personal bonds within our church family, and to cultivate new relationships through conversation and shared experience. We work to nurture our spirituality in this secular world; understand our own faith traditions and those of others; and determine how to best express Christian faith in this diverse society. (Teens through Adults welcome).
This class is a hybrid class meeting in person in room 102 and on Zoom every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Spring and Fall. Please email the church office is you would like to receive the link to join these in-depth discussions.
The Fall 2023 Schedule is below.
September 10 - October 15 - "Unafraid" book by Adam Hamilton. (led by various members of Wesley Memorial)
In this study based on his book "Unafraid", Adam Hamilton explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today. He considers practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflects upon fear in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don't need to live in fear. We can live with courage and hope.
October 1 - Stakes of the 2023 Election. (led by Sue Lewis)
Sue Lewis - former president of the League of Women Voters and perennial poll volunteer - will debrief us on what is at stake in the Virginia elections for state house and senate representatives on November 7, 2023.
October 22 - The Future of Methodism. (led by Dr. Rob Vaughn)
Dr. Rob Vaughn will lead a discussion on the current state of disaffiliations in the UMC and what to expect in the upcoming General Conference.
October 29 - Spring Planning Session. (led by Rick Hamilton).
Sunday Morning Forum will gather to discuss potential topics for the winter & spring. Everyone's input is welcome and we encourage anyone interested in leading a discussion.
November 5 and 12 - A Shared Faith. (led by various members of Wesley Memorial)
Come to hear members of Wesley Memorial share about how faith has shaped their lives.
November 19 - December 17 - The First Christmas Week. (led by Ann Shelton, Sue Lewis, Renita Banks & Bonita Wilson)
Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the authors focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace.