Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thich Nhat Hanh talks to children about a bell.

For Oct. 15, we'll hear Buddhist monk speak to children about a bell. What could be more interesting than that? Join us at 9:45ish. Preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmoZMZJIxbU

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

One Last Thing Before I Go - My Uncle's Keeper

This Sunday, October 8, we'll listen to a story of reconciliation and redemption. It's an episode of This American Life. In the story, a nephew works to heal the rift between his father and uncle as they discovery how a minor misperception created a decades-long rift. It's an uplifting episode.  We might have listened to this last year. Doesn't matter, it's still good. Please join us. We'll be happy to see you. Preview here: Click


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Can a divided America heal?

This Sunday, October 1st, we'll view and discuss an interview with psychologist Jonathan Haidt as he speaks on the origin and faintly possible resolution of a divided America. Haidt references Shakespeare, John Lennon, Robert Putnam ("Bowling Alone"), Jesus and Buddha.
Join us. This'll be good and we'll be happy to see you. 9:45, downstairs in Martin Hall.
Preview here: https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal#t-1205418

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Revising the Fault Line

This Sunday, July 23rd, we'll hear excerpts from an episode of Radiolab: Revising the Fault Line. Within the story we are confronted with one of the long-standing challenges of Neuroscientists, Mental Health providers and the legal system: where is the boundary of accountability, personal responsibility and free will? A careful look at our history reveals that as scientific knowledge advances, we repeatedly move the "fault line," more so than we may have imagined. But not moving the line is an affront to compassion. Please join us. It's a worthy a challenge.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dr. Rebecca Nunley, Living for our resume, or for our euolgy

This coming Sunday, July 9th, the Adult Forum will be led by Rebecca Nunley, starting with a recent TED-Talk by David Brooks: "Should You Live for Your Resume...or Your Eulogy?" You can preview Brooks' presentation here: click me.
Please join us at 9:45 in Martin Hall. We'll be delighted to see you, and we're interesting and fun!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dr. Allysha Martin: Latin American Womens' Narrative

"This coming Sunday, July 2, The Adult Forum will host Dr. Allysha Martin, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities at Milligan College. Her presentation will be extracted from her dissertation on late twentieth-century Latin American womens' narrative with a focus on the role of consumption.
Allysha earned her B.A. at Union University, her M.A. at Middlebury College and Middlebury Sede Prim in Madrid, Spain, and her doctorate in modern languages at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Spanish, where she also received a graduate certificate of study in women’s and gender studies. 
Please join us in Martin Hall at 9:45. We'll be delighted to see you."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

To Treat Me, You Have to Know Who I Am

Coming to the Adult Forum, Sunday, June 25th:

To Treat Me, You Have to Know Who I Am 
As part of FPCe’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ community, the Adult Forum will focus on the special issues faced by the LGBTQ individuals as they navigate the health care system. After viewing “To Treat Me, You Have to Know Who I Am,” a short 2011 video produced by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and comments by guest speaker Dr. Michael Kauzlarich, participants will share stories, air challenges, and brainstorm solutions. 

Please join us. Tell your friends. All are warmly welcome at 9:45 in Martin Hall.