Adult Forum in April and Easter People

by Fr. Chris Hardman

For many in the parish, the annual Easter People presentations provide two of the spiritual highlights of the entire year. This year will be no exception.

On Sunday, April 26th, Tom Wiedrich will present his reflection on his faith journey; and on Sunday, May 3rd, Elizabeth Andrews will offer her thoughts and insights on her spiritual journey. You won't want to miss these two presentations!

For those not familiar with the Easter People tradition: for the last 23 years, different members of Holy Comforter-representing a wide range of experiences, ages, and backgrounds-have discussed their lives of faith at the Adult Forum during the Easter season. Most years, we have been blessed by two such reflections, as will be the case this year. Easter People is perennially one of the most popular events in our parish life.

Since our Interfaith presentations on World Religions has ended, at least for the time being, we will return to our "Easter People" theme during April by looking at two areas of our communal life that reflect an "Easter People" attitude. Those areas are pastoral care and outreach.

Pastoral Care is a behind-the-scenes ministry that takes many forms. It includes the priestly visits coordinated by Fr. George Hull, as well as an extensive list of lay ministries such as Stephen Ministry, Shawl Ministry, Ladles of Love Ministry, and our Lay Eucharistic Visitors. Members of these groups will present on Sunday, April 12th.

Outreach is a growing area in the life of our parish. As you know, over the years we have contributed a great deal of money to a number of community groups. Our Sunday Adult Forum, however, will focus on the "hands on" part of our outreach, and how we might expand that aspect of our life together. Several members representing this kind of outreach will present on Sunday, April 19th.

Adult Forum Schedule for April:

April 5: No forum (Easter Sunday)

April 12: Pastoral Care Presentations

April 19: "Boot & Heels on the Ground" Hands On Outreach Opportunities At Church of the Holy Comforter

April 26: Tom Wiedrich
Easter People Presentation

These are all going to be lively and informative presentations. Please join us.