Adult Faith Formation
ZoomForum (Sunday Forum)
ULC is blessed by the richness and diversity of its members, many of whom have ties to Michigan State University, state government, and a variety of local and national organizations. Each Sunday from September to mid-May, members have the opportunity to hear presentations and participate in discussions on a wide variety of topics.
During the pandemic, and while our building is closed, we gather via Zoom for ZoomForum (Sunday Forum) after our Sunday Facebook Live service. Grab a cup of coffee after the service is over to enjoy a few minutes of informal conversation prior to the presentation. Zoom invitation meeting codes will be shared in our weekly announcement emails.
Spring 2021 Speaker Schedule
Pub Theology is led by Pastor Gary and meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Pub Theology is an informal discussion focused on four or five questions each week that often revolve around a specific theme. This is a great time for fellowship and to discuss matters of the faith. Invite a friend and bring your questions about God and faith. Beer, Conversation and God!
Please contact Pastor Gary Bunge or sign up for weekly announcements for the ZOOM meeting code
New Member Classes
New member classes are held in the spring and fall as demand requires. New members meet with the pastoral staff for a "Lutheran Refresher" for those new to the Lutheran faith (as well as those wishing a refresher), and are welcomed to the congregation on "New Member Sundays." For further information please contact the church office.
Lectio Divina meets weekly via Zoom on Wednesdays at 12 noon for silent prayer and contemplation. Contact Bill Trevarthen, Pastor Gary Bunge, or Pastor Haley Vay Beaman for Zoom meeting code.
Tuesday Morning Text Study
Members and friends meet weekly via Zoom on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 am to review liturgical texts for the upcoming Sunday. Contact Jim Kiefer or Larry Wagenknecht for Zoom meeting code.
Many ULC women and their guests engage in vibrant Bible study and fellowship within the context of three long-standing circles. The circles typically meet for Bible study and refreshments once a month in the Fireside Room according to the schedule below. New members are always welcome!
Circle meeting times (COVID-19 meeting information):
Amnos and Lychnion Circles are still trying to determine the safest way to meet during the pandemic. Rhodon is meeting monthly via Zoom.
Amnos Circle (the Greek word for Lamb)
Group Leader: Marilyn Johnson
Third Wednesday of each month at 9 am
Lychnion Circle (the Greek word for Light)
Group Leader: Carolyn Lohr
Third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm
Rhodon Circle (the Greek word for Rose)
Third Wednesday of each month at 1 pm via Zoom. Contact Group Leader Kay Meints for Zoom meeting code.