Nov 19 In the Chapel at 9:30am – Dr. Joel C. Hunter talks on Homelessness
Dr. Hunter served as senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, for 32 years. In 2017 he transitioned from that role on a mission to “go from my best interpretation of what the Bible says, to my best imitation of how Jesus lived.” Dr. Hunter, now a full-time volunteer, serves as the Chairman of the Community Resource Network, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping the marginalized – specifically, homeless families, and also as the Chairman of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.
Nov 26 Wrangle (Thanksgiving weekend)
Dec 03 TBA
Dec 10 “A Discussion of the Christmas story in the Gospel of Luke” – John Richard
Dec 17 Video and discussion of Bishop Richard Spong on the Christmas story in the Gospel of Matthew
Dec 24 Christmas Eve – No class
Dec. 31 Kent Horsley, Presenter “A 2017 Review of Books”
Kent will bring and discuss books he has read in the past year. Members of the class are encouraged to do the same. Please bring books or the title of books read, or heard about, that the class may want to learn more about. If any class member has read a particularly memorable book this past year, please bring it and share your excitement with the class.
Jan. 7 Dr. Navid Vahidi “Presentation on the Baha’i Faith”
Dr. Vahidi, a practicing ophthalmologist here in Orlando, was born in Persia (Northern Iran) and came to the US as a small boy, with his family. The Bahá’í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. Established by Bahá’u’lláh in 1863, it initially grew in the Middle East and now has between 5 and 7 million adherents, known as Bahá’ís, spread out into most of the world’s countries and territories, with the highest concentration in Iran. Last weekend was the 200th birthday of the Bahá’u’lláh.
Jan. 14 TBA
Jan. 21 TBA
Jan. 28 Alice Williams, Delegate to the Committee, A Way Forward
A Way Forward is a group designed to bring together persons deeply committed to the future(s) of The United Methodist Church, with an openness to developing new relationships with each other and exploring the potential future(s) of our denomination in light of General Conference and subsequent annual, jurisdictional and central conference actions.