Foundations

Foundations: The Elijah Cycle

Beth GalbreathStorytelling with Beth Galbreath, Biblical Storyteller and Teacher. Beth is an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church who is passionate about helping folks experience the Good News of Jesus Christ through Biblical storytelling. Currently she serves as director of spiritual formation, Bible teacher, small group leader, and leader of the worship visuals team, Biblical storytelling team and Eucharistic Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Princeton, Illinois. She also preaches, teaches and works at Princeton's sister church, Malden U.M.C.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Non-Denominational Mega Churches

What is their attraction?

John Stedronsky was a member of Willow Creek Community Church, helped to set up a satellite in the northern suburbs, and now attends the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills. He will help us understand what mega churches offer.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Buddhism and Worship

John CianciosiJohn Cianciosi was a Buddhist Monk for over 20 years, serving as spiritual director of monasteries in Thailand and Australia. He is currently the Resident Buddhist Teacher at the Theosophical Society. He is the author of The Meditative Path (Quest Books, 2001) and a student of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Sufism

Sufism is the mystical branch of the Muslim faith. Doud Mahmud is a Sufi who, with Mary Lind, will help us understand Sufi practices and teachings.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Jewish Worship

Cindy MichelassiCindy Michelassi returns by popular demand to continue the discussion we began in January about Jewish traditions and beliefs. Cindy is currently serving as the song leader for Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard. She also provides musical leadership for monthly Jewish Renewal services at Temple B’nai Israel in Aurora.

She promised to bring her guitar and lead us in singing.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Muslim-Christian Dialogue

Dilara SayeedDilara Sayeed and Howard Milkman, a retired minister discuss the similarities and differences between the Christian and Muslim faith traditions

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Muslim Worship

Dilara SayeedDilara Sayeed is a member of and teacher at the Villa Park Mosque and has helped to lead the Interfaith Youth Project linking our youth program with the Mohammed Webb Foundation of Darien.

She shares with us the Islamic order of worship and its symbolism.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Roots of Worship and the Jewish Experience

Led by Cindy MichlassiCindy Michelassi.

Cindy has been song leading in Chicago’s Western Suburbs for 16 years. She provides music for Shabbat services, Family services, Tot Shabbat, Holiday services and Bar and Bat Mitzvah services. She has worked as the music specialist for religious schools, programs, camps, and retreats.

Cindy is currently serving as the song leader for Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard. She also provides musical leadership for monthly Jewish Renewal services at Temple B’nai Israel in Aurora.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: The Workout of the People

Led by Pastor Greta McDonald

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 9:30am

Foundations: Music in Worship

Brett GoadLed by Brett Goad

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:30am

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