“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 Lounge or 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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  January 1 –  Coffee Hour  

January 8 & 15 – Care of the Caregiver

Leaders:  Pastor Rob & Sue Schmitz

Caregiving comes in different forms and

circumstances, but there are common bonds in all caregivers.  We have all been or are now caregivers in some way or another.

In the first session, Sue will lead the group in an interactive discussion about the resulting emotional changes that become physical messages when someone is acting as a caregiver.  It will be a time for sharing personal experiences, practical resources and tips for self-care.

In the second session, Pastor Rob will lead a discussion involving the spiritual aspects of caregiving and self-care using scripture, case studies and a story or two.


January 22 – Food Insecurity in Fond du Lac County

Presenter:  Amanda Miller

FoodWise Coordinator and Health & Wellbeing Educator

FoodWise advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

Each year FoodWise delivers nutrition education to more than 50,000 participants statewide.  Partnering with community-based organizations, we use a combination of evidence-based strategies designed to promote change for individuals, families and communities and help make the healthy choice the easy choice. 


January 29 – Congregational Meeting

 February 5 –  Coffee Hour

 February 12, 19, 26

Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday  by Amy-Jill Levine

Presenters:  Jim Thomas & Neal Sieglaff

Experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die:  Mary, his mother; the Beloved Disciple from the Gospel of John; Mary Magdalene and the other women from Galilee; the two men, usually identified as thieves, crucified with Jesus; the centurion and the soldiers;

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.  Jews and Romans, friends and strangers, the powerful and the powerless, the hopeful and the despairing.

In Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play.  Each Evangelist presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus.  Each portrays different individuals and groups of people at the cross, each

offers different images and dialogues and so from each, we learn how those meanings and messages across the centuries to any who would come to the cross today.

March 5 – Coffee Hour

March 12, 19, 26

Continuation of . . .

Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday  by Amy-Jill Levine

Presenters:  Jim Thomas & Neal Sieglaff


 April 2 –  Coffee Hour



 April 16 – The Arc Fond du Lac

Presenter:  Dawn Scannell, Executive Director

We are a human service organization that empowers adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become independent and integrated into the community through advocacy, education, training and support.

The Arc provides services to over 800 families and individuals with disabilities living in

Fond du Lac, Dodge and Winnebago Counties.  We care for ages ranging from 5 years of age to 80+.  All of our programs are person-centered and we find the right approach to helping our members achieve with us.


April 23 – The Law of Blood: Thinking and Acting as Nazi by Johann Chapoutot

Presenter:  Ben Blanc

The scale and the depth of Nazi brutality seem to defy understanding.  What could drive people to fight, kill and destroy with such ruthless ambition?  Observers and historians have offered countless explanations since the 1930s.  According to Johann Chapoutot, we need to understand better how the Nazis explained it themselves.  We need a clearer view, in particular, of how they were steeped in and spread the idea that history gave them no choice: it was either kill or die.

Chapoutot, one of France’s leading historians, spent years immersing himself in the texts and images that reflected and shaped the mental world of Nazi ideologues and that the Nazis disseminated to the German public.  The party had no official ur-test of ideology, values and history.  But a clear narrative emerges from the myriad works of intellectuals, apparatchiks, journalists and movie-makers that Chapoutot explores.


April 30 – Building Community & A Better Police

Presenter:  Aaron Goldstein

Chief of Police

The City of Fond du Lac Police Department is committed to a culture of understanding, compassion and professionalism.  We place an emphasis on community and neighborhood engagement to get to know each other better and start to discover the mutual goals we have for our community.  We work collectively to build trust and break down barriers between police and our community for a stronger and safe community for all people. We believe that team problem solving, customer service and community partnerships is the foundation to be able to deliver a level of service that exceeds the community’s expectations.  We also believe that every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one that makes a difference and impacts another for the rest of their life.

 May 7 –   Coffee Hour