Expanding Horizons

Meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 in the Lounge for those who would like to attend in person.  If you would prefer to join from the comfort of your own home, the link for the programs will remain the same throughout the semester

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Winter/Spring 2024 SCHEDULE

Wednesday January 10 –       Leader: Susan McFadden, Ph.D. Co-Founder Fox Valley Memory Project

Respite for All – How churches can care for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Wednesday, January 17 & 24 – Leader Diana Beck

Armagedden: What the Bible Really Says About the End by Bart Ehrman

January 17 – Consequences of “Imminent Apocalypse”

January 24 – The Impacts of the Book of Revelation.


Wednesday, January 31 – March 6

Leaders: Jim Thomas & Neal Sieglaff

Living the Questions Marcus Borg: Beyond Belief

January 31 – Centered in the Spirit – Neal

February 7 – Meeting Jesus Again  – Jim

February 14 – Followers of the Way – Neal

February 21 – Reading the Bible – Jim


February 28 – An Emerging Way – Neal


March 6 – Beyond Belief – Jim


Wednesday, March 13 – Leader: Barb Gieger

Trust & Vulnerability Wisdom of Brene Brown

Intro to the work of Brene Brown, part motivational speaker / part standup comedy!

Wednesday, March 20 – Leader: Nariman Manasrah

Life in the West Bank, video by Anna Baltzer. Introduction to a one hour video by a local Palestinian American women followed by the video.

Wednesday, March 27 – Leader Paisley Harris, Ph.D. Retired Associate Professor UW-Oshkosh

Separation of Church & State

Learn the history and current issues the country is facing.

Wednesday, April 3 – Leader: Linda Stutz

Great Figures of the New Testament – Video lecture by Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Friends of Jesus – Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Mary Magdalene.

Wednesday, April 10 – Leader: Jim Bentley

Chasing Childhood – A feature length documentary that explores how & why helicopter parenting became the norm in many communities across the U.S.

Wednesday, April 17 & 24 – Lead by a representitive of SSM Health

End of Life Care

April 17 – Palliative Care

April 24 – Hospice Care

Wednesday, May 1, 8, & 15 -Leader: Neal Sieglaff

After Jesus Befire Christianity A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements

by Erin Vearncombe, Brandon Scott, and Hal Taussig for the Westar Christianity Seminar.

May 1 – Living With Empire

May 8 – Belonging & Community

May 15 – Real Variety, Fictional Unity

Wednesday, May 22 – Road Trip

Visit Daycholah Center on Big Green Lake, Ripon WI

Tour of the Center grounds, Lunch at the Center, Tour of Wisconsin Conference Office.