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2017 Adult Forums

Presentation Videos or Resources
4/10/16
A Celtic Experience
Stefan Andre Waligur, Composer and Retreat Leader
video
4/3/16
The Gift of a Spiritual Legacy
Dr. Kate Piderman, Chaplain, Mayo Clinic
video
3/13/16
The Physical and Spiritual Implications of the Crucifixion
Dr. Bill Edwards, Mayo Clinic

video

power point

   
3/6/16
The Disciples in Mark's Gospel
Dr. Phil Quanbeck, Augsburg College
video
2/28/16
Addressing the Refugee Crisis
Betsy Fischer, International Refugee Assistance Program
video
2/21/16
Investing in Our Community
JoAnn Stormer, Rochester Area Foundation
video
1/31/16
Being a Healthy Caregiver
Holly Brown, Olmsted County Elder Network
video
1/24/16
Working with People of Different Faiths
Pastor Corine Thul, Mayo Chaplain
video
1/17/16
The Peculiar Parables of Jesus
Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner
video
1/10/16
Faithful Communication
Rev. Emily Carson, Southeast Minnesota Synod, ELCA

Video

Presentation Handout

12/13/15
The Influence of Pope Francis
Sister Tierney Truman, Rev. Dr. Jim Limburg, Rabbi David Freeman
video
12/6/15
Stories of Exile: From Sudan to America
Daniel Kuol and William Deng
video
11/29/15
Providing Peace for Weary Teens
Karen Edmonds, Project Legacy
video
11/22/15
Forming Faith in the 21st Century
Pastor Lisa Kipp
video
11/15/15
Experiencing the Bible: The Narrative Lectionary
Dr. Phil Quanbeck, Augsburg College
video
11/8/15
The Power of Compassion
Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner
video
11/1/15
Grief, Loss, and the Communion of Saints
A Conversation Moderated by Pastor Vern Christopherson
video
10/11/15
A Look Back with Zumbro's Congregational Presidents
video
3/22/15
Forgiveness the Old Order Amish Way
Angela Kueny, Luther College
Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
3/15/15
Love and Nonviolence: A Christian Alternative to War
Rich Van Dellen
Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
3/8/15
Happy 150th Anniversary, Zumbro Lutheran Church!
Rev. Lester Horntvedt
Video
3/1/15
A Musical Bridge with our Lutheran Heritage
Rick Kvam, Choral Arts Ensemble

Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)

2/22/15
What You Should Know About Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
Dr. Mike Jensen, Mayo Clinic
Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
2/15/15
After 50 Years, Are You Still My Valentine?
Long-Married Zumbro Couples Tell Their Stories

Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)

2/1/15
Same Gender Marriage: How Do Good People End Up on Different Sides?
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)

1/25/15
The Light Shines in the Darkess: Drinking too Much: Disease or Bad Habit?
Dr. Terry Schnekloth, Mayo Clinic

Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
1/18/15
The Light Shines in the Darkness: Living with Dementia
Angela Lunde, Mayo Clinic Dementa Education Specialist
Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)

1/11/15
The Light Shines in the Darkness: Understanding Depression
Dr. Harlan Wickre, Olmsted Medical Center

Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
1/4/15
The Light Shines in the Darkness: Healing After Divorce
Dr. Sue Jenkins, Bluestem Center
Video
12/21/14
How to Publish an e-Book
Annette Godtland
Video Powerpoint

12/14/14
Faith in the Face of Empire: Life for Palestinian Christians
Dr. Phil Quanbeck, Augsburg College

Video (part 1)
Video (part 2)
12/7/14
Building Bridges Through Community Engagement
Jay Furst, Rochester Post Bulletin Managing Editor
Video
11/30/14
An Introduction to Book Groups and Some Great Books
Paul Godtland
Video Handout Book List
11/23/14
Bridging the Racial Divide
Kolloh Nimley, Council on Black Minnesotans
Video
11/16/14
Practicing Generosity
Zumbro Stewardship Stories

Video: Part 1
Video: Part 2

11/2/14
Remembrancy: Stories of Zumbro's Past
Rev. Duane Hoven
Video
10/26/14
Bridges of Respect
Pastor Vern Christopherson and Regina Mustafa of CIDI
Video
10/19/14
Building Bridges Through Music
Matt Hafar, Zumbro missionary in Slovakia
Video
10/12/14
Difference Makes A Difference
Kay Hocker, Rochester Diversity Council
Video
10/5/14
A Case for Same-Gender Marriage
Pastor Vern Christopherson and Paul Bye
Video
9/28/14
A Case for Traditional Marriage
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video Handout
9/21/14
Values-Based Bridge Building
Sister Tierney Trueman of the Mayo Clinic Values Council
Video
5/11/14
It’s All About the Kids
Pastor Lisa Kipp of Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
5/04/14
African Stories of Hope and Healing
Joyce Mtinda of Iambi Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania
Video
4/27/14
Human Trafficking in Rochester and Beyond
Sister Nancy Casey, Franciscan Sisters of Assisi Heights
Video
4/06/14
What’s Happening in Lutheran Higher Education? Part 2
Rick Foss, Interim President of Luther Seminary
Video
3/16/14
Answered Prayers in Iambi
Pastor Lisa Kipp, Sue and Bob Jenkins, Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
3/02/14
Meeting the Mystics: Clare of Assisi
Sister Ingrid Peterson, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
Video
2/23/14
Meeting the Mystics: Catherine of Siena
Jane Thomas Rodeheffer, Pepperdine University professor
Video
1/23/14 - 2/27/2014
Book of Matthew Bible Study
Pastor Vern Christopherson
2/16/14
Meeting the Mystics: Saint Birgitta of Sweden
Jane Callahan, Zumbro member
Video
2/02/14
What's Happening in Lutheran Higher Education
David Tiede, Interim President of Luther College
Video
1/26/14
Life After Death: True or False
Dave Dunn, Zumbro member
Video
1/19/14
How the People of God Make Decisions Together
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video
1/12/14
Taking a Look at Zumbro's Proposed New Mission Statement
Pastor Vern Christopherson
 
1/12/14
Taking a Look at Zumbro's Proposed New Mission Statement
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video
1/05/14
What Does it Mean to be a Magi Culture?
Pastor Shelley Cunningham
Video
12/22/13
Channel One's new Teaching Kitchen
Karen Doering, Channel One's Community Engagement Coordinator
Video
12/15/13
Adopt-A-Family, Christmas Anonymous, and "Ways to Give" through Lutheran Social Service
Jan Vetter
Video
12/08/13
Mission Partners: The Place, the newly-renovated facility at the Boys and Girls Club
Jodi Millerbernd, Executive Director
Video
12/01/13
Mission Partners: Minnesota Teen and Adult Challenge
Barry Haglund, Director of Development for MN Teen and Adult Challenge
Video
11/24/13
Stewardship of our Money: Faithful Living, Generous Giving
Pastor Vern Christopherson, and six members of Zumbro
Video
11/17/13
Stewardship of our Relationships: The Joys and Challenges of Communicating in the Digital Age
Pastor Lisa Kipp and some of Zumbro’s high school students
Video
11/10/13
Stewardship of our Bodies: Making the Most of our Brains
Mark Schoepp, Wheatridge Ministries
Video - 15 minutes missing from the middle
10/27/13
Finding New Purpose in the Retirement Years
George Seim, Marilyn Fryer, Chuck Johnson and Sue Gillette
Video
10/20/13
Leading A Fledgling Church
Herb Chilstrom, the first presiding bishop of the ELCA
Video
10/13/13
Creating - and Building - a Family in the 21st Century
Ralph and Muriel Schornack
Video
10/06/13
Searching for Meaning in the First Quarter of Life
Ashley Pikel
Video
9/29/13
Sharing Christ's Presence With Families in Hospice
Katie Nelson
Video
9/22/13
Naming Your Calling After a Lifetime of Serving
Bernadette Scharpen
Video
9/15/13
Partnering with God to Make a Difference
Pastor Lisa Kipp
Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
5/12/13
What Does It Mean to be Welcoming?
Pastor Shelley Cunningham
Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
5/05/13
Does Marriage Still Matter?
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
1/20/13
Servant Leadership in the Next Generation
Chris Johnson, Associate director of the Center for Servant Leadership
Gustavus Adolphus College
Video
1/13/13
Can You Drink the Cup? Preparing to Serve
Barb Peterson, Congregational Life Minister
Zumbro Lutheran Church
Video
12/16/2012
Light in the Darkness: Hope for Those Living with Mental Illness
Andrea Thomas, executive director of the Southeast Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Video
11/11/2012
Ongoing Sacrifice: Life After the Yellow Ribbon Comes Down
Retired pastor and Army National Guard Chaplain Jeff Franko
11/04/2012
What Do We Do with End-Time Prophecies?
Eric Barreto, Luther Seminary Professor of New Testament
Video
10/28/2012
Revelation Goes to the Movies
Dr. Phil Quanbeck
10/21/2012
The World in 2050 and the Future of Humanity
Merlin and Karen Ricklefs
Video
10/14/2012
Revelation as a Source of Music and Liturgy
Kristy and Bob Giere
Video
10/07/2012
Revelation through the Years
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video Handout
9/30/2012
An Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature
Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video Handout
9/23/2012
Food for My Neighbor: Local and Global Efforts Making a Difference
Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner
Video
9/16/2012
Food for My Neighbor: A Policy Matter
Rev. Mark Peters, Executive Director of Lutheran Coalition for
Public Policy of Minnesota
Video
5/13/2012 - 5/20/2012
To Kill or Not to Kill: Does God Really Care?
Rev. Paul Baker
Video
- Part 1 - 59 min. 14 sec.
- Part 2 - 56 min. 54 sec.
Handouts:
- ELCA Statement For Peace in God's World
- The War Prayer by Mark Twain
4/15/2012 - 4/29/2012
How it All Began: a three-part look at God's great work in creation.
James Limburg, Luther Seminary Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
Part 1: How the Universe was Created
- video - 58 min. 26 sec.
Part 2: How the Earth was Created
- video - 60 min. 04 sec.
Part 3: How We were Created
- video - 64 min. 22 sec.
04/12/2012 - 5/24/2012
Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White Book Study

Pastor Vern Christopherson

Videos and Handouts:
Part 1 - 71 min. 11 sec.  Study Guide
Part 2 - 62 min. 09 sec.  Study Guide
Part 3 - 71 min. 48 sec.  Study Guide
Part 4 - 80 min. 16 sec.  Study Guide
Part 5 - 76 min. 11 sec.  Study Guide
Part 6 - 68 min. 52 sec.
04/01/2012
The Art of Barbara Anderson

Jerry Anderson

Video - 59 min. 08 sec.
03/25/2012
What About Zumbro's Future Generations?

Zumbro's Family Ministry Team

Video - 56 min. 51 sec.
03/18/2012
Spiritual, Religious and Indifferent:
The Changing Landscape of Belief in America
Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner
Video - 54 min. 20 sec.
03/11/2012
Religion? Whatever.
Belief, Skepticism and Indifference Today
Sarah Ruble, Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Religion
Video - 61 min. 30 sec.
03/03/2012
Unbelief Became an Option: the Rise of Skepticism in the United States
Sarah Ruble, Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Religion
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 47 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 24 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 46 sec.
Part 4 - 10 min. 49 sec.
Part 5 - 4 min. 55 sec.
02/26/2012
The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes
Rev. Gerry Rafftery. DMin of Luther Seminary
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 37 sec.
Part 2 - 12 min. 29 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 42 sec.
Part 4
- 14 min. 36 sec.
02/19/2012
Tales From Tanzania
Bob Jenkins, Sue Jenkins, George Jensen, Karen Jensen, Craig Johnson, Gaspar Kitange, Shelley Sperling, Steve Sperling, and Pastor Vern Christopherson
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 28 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 40 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 46 sec.
Part 4 - 14 min. 40 sec.
02/12/2012
Is Medicine Overseas For You?
Dr. John Woods
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 22 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 12 sec.
Part 3 - 11 min. 42 sec.
Part 4 - 6 min. 41 sec.
01/22/2012
A Little Bread, A Little Wine: Communion Practices
Lisa Kipp
Video:
Part 1 - 11 min. 10 sec.
Part 2 - 11 min. 52 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 57 sec.
Part 4 - 7 min. 09 sec.
01/15/2012
The Work of the People: Lutheran Liturgy
Luther Seminary Pastor Emeritus Robert Brusic
Video:
Part 1 - 13 min. 16 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 23 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 49 sec.
Part 4 - 12 min. 29 sec.
01/08/2012
A Look at the Lectionary
Pastor Shelley Cunningham
Video:
Part 1 - 13 min. 40 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 23 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 34 sec.
Part 4 - 7 min. 07 sec.
12/11/2011
Thee’s, Thou’s, and Begats: 400 Years of the King James Version
Dr. Phil Quanbeck
Video:
Part 1 - 12 min. 39 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 22 sec.
Part 3 - 12 min. 12 sec.
Part 4 -  11 min. 57 sec.
Part 5 -  9 min. 09 sec.
12/04/2011
Is Handel’s Messiah Relevant for Us Today?
by Bob Giere

 

Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 32 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 43 sec.
Part 3 - 11 min. 01 sec.
Part 4 -  6 min. 29 sec.
11/06/11
Finishing Well: End of Life Issues, Part 2
Zumbro Lutheran Columbarium
by Dan Kelly
Video - 8 min. 3 sec.
11/06/11
Finishing Well: End of Life Issues, Part 2
Hospice: What is it and Who is it for?
by Julie Oestreich and Marianne Maruca
from Seasons Hospice
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 06 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 59 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 48 sec.
Part 4 -  3 min. 40 sec.
10/30/11
Finishing Well: End of Life Issues, Part 1
Are My Legal Affairs In Order?
by Melissa A. Saunders
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 38 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 59 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 07 sec.
Part 4 - 14 min. 41 sec.
10/23/11
Authority in the New Testament
and the Letter to the Ephesians
by Dr. Phil Quanbeck II
Video:
Part 1 - 12 min. 56 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 00 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 02 sec.
Part 4 - 08 min. 12 sec.
Part 5 - 07 min. 57 sec.
10/23/11
Ephesus: A Quick Tour
by Dr. Ruth Johnson
Video - 11 min. 18 sec.
10/16/11
Reading Someone Else's Mail
by Professor Mary Hinkle Shore
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 09 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 36 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 19 sec.
Part 4 - 09 min. 43 sec.
Part 5 - 05 min. 48 sec.
10/09/11
The Social World of the Apostle Paul
by Professor Mary Hinkle Shore
Video:
Part 1 - 12 min. 04 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 10 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 29 sec.
Part 4 - 05 min. 09 sec.
3/16/11 & 3/23/11
Orthodox Christianity
by Pastor Duane Hoven
Handouts:
Session 1:
Part 1 - 14 min. 56 sec.
Part 2 - 10 min. 31 sec.
Part 3 - 13 min. 51 sec.
Part 4 - 10 min. 52 sec.
Session 2:
Part 1 - 13 min. 54 sec.
Part 2 - 11 min. 43 sec.
Part 3 - 07 min. 59 sec.
Part 4 - 11 min. 25 sec.
Part 5 - 14 min. 0 sec.
2/10/11, 2/17/11, 2/24/11, & 3/03/11
Islam, Christianity, and the War on Terror
by Pastor Vern Christopherson
Handouts:
Session 1: Overview of Islam
Session 2: Islam Movements and Emphasis
Session 3: Islam and Christianity
Session 4: Islam and Terrorism
Video:
Session 1:
Part 1 - 11 min. 43 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 16 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 41 sec.
Part 4 - 14 min. 39 sec.
Part 5 - 14 min. 37 sec.
Part 6 - 13 min. 46 sec.
Session 2:
Part 1 - 14 min. 52 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 25 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 49 sec.
Part 4 - 14 min. 42 sec.
Part 5 - 14 min. 25 sec.
Part 6 - 8 min. 15 sec.
Part 7 - 7 min. 31 sec. Session 3:
Part 1 - 14 min. 50 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 32 sec.
Part 3 - 12 min. 32 sec.
Part 4 - 12 min. 52 sec.
Part 5 - 13 min. 41 sec.
Part 6 - 10 min. 05 sec. Session 4:
Part 1 - 12 min. 53 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 27 sec.
Part 3 - 12 min. 21 sec.
Part 4 - 12 min. 17 sec.
Part 5 - 14 min. 35 sec.
Part 6 - 11 min. 41 sec.
Part 7 - 12 min. 02 sec.
2/6/11
Growing Up Christian in a Muslim World
by Medhat Yowkem, chaplain, Mayo Clinic
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 25 sec.
Part 2 - 11 min. 15 sec.
Part 3 - 11 min. 49 sec.
Part 4 - 12 min. 51 sec.
Part 5 - 14 min. 09 sec.
1/30/11
Examining the ELCA's Draft Social Statement on Genetics
by Robert Jenkins, PhD, MD and Karen Schowalter, Mayo Clinic
Video:
Part 1 - 14 min. 7 sec.
Part 2 - 14 min. 9 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 37 sec.
Part 4 - 10 min. 8 sec.
Part 5 -  9 min. 24 sec.
1/16/11
Lutheran-Jewish Relations
by Karla Suomala, Ph.D.
Handout
11/10/10 & 11/17/10
The Apostles Who Went East
By Pastor Duane Hoven
Handouts:
Session 1
Part 1 - 13min. 53 sec. Part 2 - 13 min. 48 sec. Part 3 - 13 min. 33 sec. Part 4 - 13 min. 20 sec. Part 5 - 4 min. 13 sec.
Session 2
Part 1 - 13 min. 38 sec.
Part 2 - 13 min. 37 sec.
Part 3 - 14 min. 27 sec.
Part 4 - 12 min. 42 sec.

 

Barb Peterson


Our journey of faith leads us to build bridges of understanding and peace, to reach out with compassion, and to share the hope of Jesus.