“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”   Aristotle

Adult Forum
Meets on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 in the sanctuary for those who would like to attend in person.  We will have a few minutes to chat after worship and before the program begins promptly at 10:15.  If you would prefer to join from the comfort of your own home, the link for the programs will remain the same throughout the fall semester.

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Sep 11            Rally Sunday

Sep 18            “Purple” Documentary
                        Leader – Jim Bentley

PURPLE tells the story of everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints addressing their differences head-on and discovering the concerns and humanity that lie behind each other’s positions. Designed to build greater empathy and recognition in the face of deepening U.S. divides, PURPLE models a rare conversation that uplifts and inspires even while going toward the heat of passionate political differences.

The film takes place in rural Wisconsin and Iowa, two swing states where “red” and “blue” still live in the same neighborhoods and where many people feel unrepresented by the two-party system. This politically pivotal region was home to the greatest concentration of counties that flipped Obama to Trump in the 2016 Presidential election.

Sep 25            Blue:  The History of a Color
Presenter –  Ben Blanc

Based mostly on the work of Michel Pastoureau, we will see that blue has had a long and topsy-turvy history in the Western world. The ancient Greeks scorned it as ugly and barbaric, but most Americans and Europeans now cite it as their favorite color. In this fascinating history, the renowned medievalist Michel Pastoureau traces the changing meanings of blue from its rare appearance in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity today.

Oct 2               Coffee Hour

Oct 9               Pronouns and Practices
Presenter – Misty Gedlinske

“Pronouns and Practices” is a summary presentation on the importance and inclusive use of chosen names, pronouns, and gender-affirming language, policies, and practices.

Oct 16             Ally is a Verb
Presenter – Misty Gedlinske

“Ally is a Verb” is a workshop on reframing the conversation around allyship from a descriptive noun to an action verb. After briefly covering what is NOT helpful to do, participants are given examples of positive, everyday actions they can take to make professional and personal spaces safer and more inclusive for people of all genders and sexualities.

Oct 23             Fire Extinguisher Safety
Presenter – Calie Tasch, Community Risk Reduction Specialist

What do you know about the care and use of fire extinguishers?  In this interactive presentation, you will learn about occupancy requirements, location and placement, the different types of extinguishers, and how to operate them.  Knowing where to go and what to do in a fire emergency can save precious time and reduce risk.

Oct 30             Promoting Factors to Help Guard Against Adverse Effects of Toxic Stress
Comprehensive Service Integration (CSI)
Presenter – Dr Sachin Jogal, Executive Director

Comprehensive Service Integration (CSI) of Fond du Lac County, Inc. is a group of over 25 community stakeholders who recognize the need for the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of all of our residents.
Dr. Jogal is currently a Pediatrician at Fond du Lac Regional Health.  He has previously served as a Pediatric Oncologist, a Professor of Pediatrics, a Medical Director of Pediatric Obesity, and a Do-Director of a Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program in different areas of Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Nov 6              Coffee Hour

Nov 13            National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Program    “In Your Own Voice”
Presenters – Sue Mitchell Metz & Dan Olsen

“In Your Own Voice” is one of NAMI’s signature public education programs that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental illness. Sue Mitchell Metz and Dan Olsen will share their personal stories in this interactive presentation.

Nov 20            National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Program
Presenter – Elizabeth Nelson, Executive Director

NAMI Fond du Lac is the local affiliate of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), a grassroots organization founded in 1979, with a mission to empower those young and old affected by mental illness and reduce stigma through support, education and outreach. It is our vision for individuals to live in a safe and accepting environment that supports and promotes mental health and recovery.

Nov 27            Mental Health & Suicide
Presenter – Sue Mitchell Metz

Sue will share her son’s story and the effects that suicide has had on her family.  She will also introduce us to Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.)  The S.O.S.L. support group is a safe, judgement-free space for adults grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.
The Survivors of Suicide Loss

Dec 4               Coffee Hour

Dec 11 Rosenow School  
Presenter
– Barb Korneli-Krueger

We thrive and strive to build a sense of community at Rosenow!  Volunteering at our school is a wonderful way to get involved and help build a connection between our school and community by offering some of your free time to work with kids and/or teachers at our school.   We welcome any and all helping hands. Mr. Wolfert, the school principal at Rosenow and Mrs. Korneli-Krueger, the TOSA and coordinator of community volunteers for Rosenow, will be presenting an overview of the different types of volunteering opportunities at Rosenow school. They will share the flexibility of the time commitment related to volunteers offering their time and talents to help us out in our school.  They will also be explaining the process of how to become a volunteer, tips for working with kids, and offer plenty of time for questions and answers related to the experience.

Dec 18     Christmas Hymns
Presenter – Chris Deaner Rodgers

Our church organist, Christ Deaner Rodgers, will share the history of a selection of Christmas hymns with us.  Some we may know and some we may not, but we will have the chance to sing them as she shares her beautiful talent on the piano and organ.