Adult Forum for April

by Chris Hardman

Our Building Bridges Lenten Program was a great success! Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the Waraich family, James Crockett, and Detective Loyce Spells inspired and challenged us all. On April 10th we are going to discuss each of these thought-provoking presentations. What did you find inspiring or challenging? Then, on May 1st we will present an "action plan" that will move us past just listening and toward doing.

April also includes our much anticipated "Easter People" presentations. On April 3rd, Chris Wiedrich will share her faith journey with us. Then, on April 17th, Richard Campitelli will do the same. You will not want to miss these heart felt stories. (See more elsewhere in this issue of the Dove.)

On April 24th we have a special guest preacher and forum leader, Catharine Quinn.
Catharine, known as Cat, grew up in Wilmette and was a member of Holy Comforter from Kindergarten, was in the church choir, and was married here.   She has been a community health nurse for 24 years and has worked internationally in Honduras and Guatemala, and nationally in Chicago and California. Cat attended the University of Michigan, earning her BSN, and the University of Illinois in Chicago for her MPH. For the past eight years she has been the Coordinator of Field Programs with Concern America, an international development and refugee aid organization located in Santa Ana, California. She is responsible for Concern America's programs and field personnel in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Mozambique.

Cat is the daughter of our own Vince and Gretchen Quinn. She is married to John Straw and has two children, Quinn age 17 and Kahlo age 14. Her presentation will include some "fair trade" items for sale. In an international sense this program will expand our "Building Bridges" Lenten theme.

April 3rd: Chris Wiedrich-Easter People presentation.

April 10th: Building Bridges discussion session.

April 17th: Richard Campitelli-Easter People presentation

April 24th: Catharine Quinn, Concern America

This is going to be a great forum month. Please join us and bring your friends.