Common Grounds adult seminar is a vital part of Christian Education at St. Michael's in the Hills. Each Sunday, after the 9:45 worship service, all adults are invited to the Fellowship Hall for presentations of spiritual, cultural and social topics. Presenters are often congregation members, spotlighting the wealth of talent and experience in our parish. Church organizations and committees are welcome to use Common Grounds as a forum for increasing awareness for special needs and projects. We look forward to annual presentations from youth group summer experiences, reports from vestry, craft-making experiences for our FOCUS Christmas party and Christmas storytelling by congregation members.

Talks normally start around 11:00 AM and last approximately 45 minutes including time for questions and answers. 

Sara Jobin, resident conductor at the Toledo Symphony,  joins us to discuss her experience of the healing power of music, her involvement with peace-making and with the NW Ohio Multifaith Council. Sara will be leaving Toledo this summer, so we have a unique chance to hear her story. Please plan to attend even if you do not get the chance to see the DVD.

Parishioner Mark Burton is a practicing oncologist, familiar with the challenges of a diagnosis of cancer, and the possibility of also facing the end of life. Mark will share his experiences to help us consider what is ahead for us all.