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9:30-10:30 a.m. Held in room 102 A and on ZOOM

The Lewinsville Forum will continue to be a series of one-time independent discussions on important topics. It will open with a discussion of critical race theory and why an obscure graduate level intellectual exercise has become an emotional flashpoint for many concerns with public education. Subsequent topics will be announced weekly but may include issues associated with China and issues associated with November’s local and statewide elections. Topic suggestions are welcome and should be forwarded to Linton Brooks.

Leaders: Linton Brooks & David Morrison



9:30-10:30 a.m. Held in room L07 and on ZOOM

In Genesis 1, God sets up relationships among Godself, human beings, and the rest of creation that we watch continue and develop throughout the rest of the Bible. In this class, we’ll use a series of short videos from The Bible Project to spark discussion of key passages that explore these relationships, including Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Proverbs 8, Psalm 148, and John 1. We’ll offer the first (Genesis 1) session of this class (in-person only) during the all-church Messy Church celebration on Sept. 17, and the following four sessions (in-person and via zoom), in the order listed above, on Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Leaders: Cathy Saunders, Sharon Gamble & Dan Thomas



9:30-10:30 a.m. Held in Fellowship Hall and on ZOOM

Reformation Sunday is a time for us to reflect on the transformative power of faith and the history of our tradition. This year, Pastor Layne will be sharing about her journey as a church planter with the PCUSA 1001 New Worshipping Communities initiative. She will share her experiences founding not one, but two new worshipping communities: The Okra Abbey and Hagar's Community Church.

In the class entitled "A Tale of Two Worshipping Communities" pastor Layne will share the ups and downs of starting the Okra Abbey- a sacred space in a community garden in Pigeon Town New Orleans. She will also tell stories about the beginning of Hagar’s Community Church- a church planted on the inside of the Washington Correction Center for Women in Washington State.

As we delve into Pastor Layne's experiences as a church planter, we will also draw parallels between church planting and the spirit of the Reformation. Just as Martin Luther ignited a transformational movement that reimagined the church's role in society, church planting often pushes boundaries and redefines what it means to be a faith community in our modern world.

Led by Rev. Layne Brubaker