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Christianity and Culture Program

One hour presentations on a broad range of topics by a broad range of presenters from the church and the community related to Christianity and Culture.  Check this space for forum topics, presenters, and recorded programs.

2023 Programs:

Sundays at 9:15AM unless otherwise stated. Full program descriptions sent out weekly in Parish News.

January 22: Building Use Plan

January 29: Diocesan Convention - Parochial Report Discussion

February 5: What happened at Diocesan Convention - presentation by our Delegates

February 12: 9:15AM Eucharist followed by 10:30AM Town Hall with Neal Roseberry

February 19: Last Epiphany Intro to Lent Madness

Wednesday, February 22: Ash Wednesday

Sunday, February 26: 1 Renewal of Faith, Confirmation –Dwelling in the Word Mt 4:1-11 

Wednesday, March 1: 6PM Prayer 6:20 Supper 6:45PM Lent Madness

Sunday, March 5: 2 Lent Renewal of Faith/Confirmation

Wednesday, March 8: 2nd 6PM Prayer 6:20 Supper 6:45PM Lent Madness

March 12: 3 Lent Renewal of Faith/Confirmation – Dwelling in the Word John 4:5-26

March 15: 3rd Wednesday 6PM Prayer 6:20 Supper 6:45PM Lent Madness Saintly 16

March 19: 4 Lent Renewal of Faith/Confirmation Dwelling inthe Word 15 minutes, John 9:1-12

Wednesday, March 22: 6PM Prayer 6:20 Supper 6:45PM Lent Madness Elate 8

March 26: 5 Lent Renewal of Faith/Confirmation Dwellingin the Word John 11:17-37

Wednesday, March 29: 6PM Prayer 6:20 Supper 6:45PM Lent Madness – Final 4 

April 2: Palm Sunday Why Jesus?

April 9: Easter

April 16: 2 Why Jesus?


April 23: 3 Easter Why Jesus?

May 7: Becoming Beloved Community Repairing the Breach


Recordings of Previous Programs


Recognizing Bias with Tamara Futrell, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Engagement at Washington & Lee University. 


Legacy Planning with Sally Hurme. What is the most important information you need to decide, document, and organize to ensure your life's plans and wishes are carried out? Sally Hurme, an Episcopalian and attorney, retired AARP executive, and bestselling author shares her experience and suggestions.


Recovering our Connection to God’s Joy in Creation (Part 1) led by Anne Hansen

"....when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy" (Job 38:7). Is there a place for joy in our age of ecological anxiety? If so, how do we regain it? We'll consider creation through the accounts in Genesis and our own experience.

Recovering our Connection to God's Joy in Creation (Part 2)


Three Kings of Israel, with Doug Ayer

 Doug Ayer treats from a historical perspective three Kings of Israel who exemplify prominent aspects of the development of Israel's Monarchy. David transforms a Tribal Confederation into a Nation-State. Solomon expands David's State into a Regional Empire. Josiah, near the end of the Pre-Exilic Period, institutes a major if short-lived Political Reform which institutes elements of limited government parallel in some respects to features found in institutions in Ancient Greece during roughly the same period.



The Seven Last Words of Christ 

with Joanne Robblee


A three-part series of Reflections on The Seven Last Words of Christ from Jon Meacham's The Hope of Glory. The events of Good Friday and Easter reveal essential truths about Christianity. Beginning with “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” we will discuss how these words epitomize Jesus’s message of love, not hate; grace, not rage; and, rather than vengeance, extraordinary mercy.


The Life and Doctrine of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Our presenter, Brooklyne Oliveira is a senior in Religion and Philosophy at WLU. 

Part 1

Part 2

The Labyrinth with Joanne Robblee

The History of the Labyrinth, part 1

The Labyrinth of Grace, part 2

Walking the Labyrinth, part 3


The Windows and Brass of Grace with Marlys Craun

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