Adult Education Opportunity

Join us for our next Adult Education opportunity:
“In It Together: Trauma and Faith in these Demanding Days”

Thursday evenings, Apr. 15, 22, & 29, 7:15-8:45pm on Zoom 
with Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Zoom Info:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86187608040?pwd=eVRRRFlwWDdub2VPSTdqZWl3NHR1dz09
Meeting ID: 861 8760 8040
Passcode: 354048

About the class:
As every television commercial reminds us, we are living through an unprecedented time, marked by a pandemic, economic challenges, and social unrest. Even as we may find hope in the decrease of coronavirus cases, the administration of vaccines, or the promise of getting to gather again “soon,” we—as individuals and communities—will still need to contend with the traumatic event through which we have been living. In our time together, we will seek to understand and respond faithfully to these demanding and extraordinary days, including:

  • Exploring the unique nature of the pandemic as a prolonged global traumatic event.
  • Understanding more about the nature of trauma and the impact of trauma on individuals and communities.
  • Seeking resources from our faith and faith communities that might sustain us as we continue to journey through and seek to rebuild after the threat of the pandemic has subsided.
  • Please bring all of your experiences and questions and join us for a time of conversation and exploration!

About our facilitator, Dr. Wagner:
Kimberly Wagner serves as the Asst Professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Kimberly’s current research and work focus on preaching and trauma, thinking particularly about collective trauma and the role of faith communities and leaders in responding to traumatic events.

Registration for this class is encouraged, but not required. Please register here.

Would you like to be part of planning some Adult Education opportunities and classes for summer 2021? If so, please reach out to Pastor Sarah!