November 2018 – Sunday Adult Faith Formation, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Nov. 4 – Music: Nimiipuum We’nipt (‘Songs of the People”) in the Fellowship Hall
Two converging Spiritual Worlds, as reflected in Nez Perce Indian song, or: Lewis and Clark, the Columbia Plateau people, and the healing power of singing.
Our presenter is Loran Olsen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Music and Native American Studies at Washington State University, where he chaired the music department for some years. He has performed, published, lectured, taught and adjudicated widely, and has served as consultant and reviewer for arts and humanities agencies. He compiled the Nez Perce Music Archive, housed at Washington State University and other repositories, and wrote its accompanying guide. Dr. Olsen’s Idaho Humanities Council project on Nez Perce Music received the 1996 Schwartz Prize, given to the outstanding research project from 56 state and territorial humanities councils.
Nov. 11 – 100 Years End of WW I: Transforming Conflicts through Effective Communication in the Fellowship Hall
Bishop Rick Jaech of our Southwestern Washington Synod will lead this class in which participants will learn effective communication skills that will help to transform conflicts from destructive to constructive experiences. Tension and conflict is a normal experience in even the healthiest families, communities and congregations. In this class, participants will receive concrete, applicable insights and techniques to deal with conflict in a relationship-building manner.
The Rev. Rick Jaech was elected as synodical bishop at the Synod Assembly in Tacoma on June 8, 2013. Before his election, Bishop Jaech was the Pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Vancouver, WA for 26 years and previously served a Latino congregation in San Francisco. He holds a master’s degree in conflict facilitation and published a book titled “Transforming Church Conflict: A Guide for Pastors and Leaders” that is available on Amazon. He received his pastoral training from The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and has been ordained for 44 years.
Nov. 18 – No Faith Formation – Last chance to visit the Annual Fall Bazaar in the Fellowship Hall!
Nov. 25 – Imagine: The Great Emergence – How Christianity is Changing and Why in the Fellowship Hall
Every five hundred years, the Church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale. – Well, not exactly. But according to internationally renowned religion expert Phyllis Tickle, this is an accurate summary of the Church’s massive transitions over time. According to the pattern, we live in such a time of change right now. Explore with Pr. Kristin-Luana how the massive changes in society and religion we experience right now through the rise of a global economy, and technological advancements in communication and robotics could shape the future of the world and the future of the church.