Adult Discussion Group
Join us for a lively, in-depth, single-topic, 70-minute discussion, typically featuring a knowledgeable authority. Share your views during the Q&A period. 8:30 AM every Sunday in the Assembly Hall.
Next Sunday’s Discussion
NEXT SUNDAY’S PRESENTATION
RECORDINGS OF PAST DISCUSSIONS
ADG: "Moderator Perspectives - A Year in Progress" by Rick Hefner
Rick Hefner, MBCC’s current Moderator, will look back on what the church has accomplished so far this year. He will also present his vision for the future of MBCC, and solicit your thoughts about that future.
ADG: "India, Revisited" by Rick Hefner
Rick, who returned in August from his 4th trip to India, discussed and gave examples of how India has changed since his first trip 20 years ago. He explained how many of their beliefs and customs differ from ours. He then discussed how this experience has caused him to reassess his personal beliefs and priorities. He challenged each of us to re-think our personal priorities.
ADG: "The Solar Eclipse" by Ray Russell, Ph.D.
Ray Russell, along with other professional astronomers, visited Idaho to observe the August 21st total eclipse. Using photos and diagrams, Ray tells us about this recent experience, and explains the basics of eclipses. He also explains how only during eclipses can certain features of the sun be observed, thus providing unique opportunities for scientist to learn more about our sun.
ADG: "Classical Virtues in a Technological Age" by Pat Beiting
Pat focuses on the question “Can our present day virtues, which are grounded in an interconnected digital world, still include a reverence for life ?”. Pursuing an answer, Pat discusses a C.S.Lewis conference and a A.N.Whitehead conference she attended several weeks ago in Europe. She discusses the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, and touches on modern process philosophy.
ADG: "Providing Birth Control for Women in Guatemala (WINGS)" by Morgan Livingston
Morgan Livingston, granddaughter of Tony and Linda West, shares her experience in Guatemala providing reproductive health services for an underserved female population. Morgan did this for 6 weeks as an intern, working for an NGO (WINGS) in their mobile health clinics in Guatemala.
ADG: "Experience Working with WINGS"
On August 20th, our speaker will be Morgan Livingston, granddaughter of Tony and Linda West and a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin. She will share her experience working with WINGS, a Guatemala-based NGO that provides reproductive health services to the underserved population. Morgan spent 6 weeks in Guatemala working with the mobile clinics of WINGS. We begin at 8:30 AM in the Assembly Hall. Everyone is invited.
ADG: "Getting To Know You" by a panel of mostly new members of MBCC
This panel discussion introduced us to MBCC members who we didn’t know well. The panel consisted of Lance Honea, Hilary Cherry, Bill Ryan, and the Lovekins (Tim, Laura, and daughter Emily). Each talked about their backgrounds, their spiritual journeys, and why they chose MBCC. There was significant Q&A afterward.
ADG: Getting to Know You
On Sunday, August 13, The topic: “Getting to Know You”. A panel of newer and newest younger members including the Lovekin family, Lance Honea, Hillary Cherry, Bill Ryan, and Susan Norris, will introduce themselves, talking about their backgrounds and what led them to MBCC. Some of these members have already been serving on various committees for a few years, and others have just recently joined our church family. We invite all ages to attend to welcome these new faces, and we meet at 8:30 in the Assembly Hall.
ADG: Panel Discussion on Immigration
Rosie Sundeen will facilitate a panel discussion featuring individuals who have immigrated to the US. They will speak about their reasons for and experiences in coming to America and their lives since arriving. They include persons from Viet Nam (a representative of the Tran family sponsored by the church several years ago), Turkey (a recent immigrant associated with the Pacifica Institute) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ms. Uzany Muteb, currently the accountant for All Peoples Community Center in LA). All are invited. We meet in the Assembly Hall from 8:30am to 9:45am.
ADG: "US Immigration 101"
Rich Sundeen will lead a discussion on the history of immigration to the US: Who came, from where, when, why, their destinations, challenges they faced as newcomers, the role of religion, and how they have adapted.