Common Grounds adult seminar is a vital part of Christian Education at St. Michael’s in the Hills. Most Sunday’s after the 10:00 service (Sept. through May), 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. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes.
November 12: Gifts of Time & Talent: What We Do For Love!
Many of us have been blessed to find “work” outside of our paid professions, either before or after retirement. Today, we’ll celebrate these sometimes little known talents, interests, and gifts to our community. Steve Wipfli, Penny Cobau-Smith, and Anne Morris will each share a story or two of their volunteer “jobs” and what it has meant to them.
November 19: The Gospels: A Prescription for Spiritual Growth
(*and a little help getting ready to be with your family for the holidays!)
The life of Jesus is an intensely human family-rooted story. This is intentional and purposeful by the inspired Gospel writers. The goal of Christian living is to become conformed to the mind of Christ (Philippians 2.) Jesus, therefore, becomes the standard of measurement.
This Common Grounds presentation will be a very brief exploration of some Gospel stories in light of family systems theory, and how Jesus invites disciples to make everyday choices in defining themselves in the mission of God.
Bill Roman, LPPCC, is a private practice psychotherapist here in Toledo. He and his wife, Karen, regularly attend St. Michael’s. They have two grown daughters.