October 31, 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 ideas for change in the church on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, launching what later became the Reformation movement that never looked back. Many of his ideas led to ways of discerning in community that would be founding ideas for modern forms of representative government today including ours!
First Church and St. Andrew’s Episcopal are planning educational and celebratory offerings throughout the fall to help our communities reflect on this historic anniversary and the bold ideas that launched so much change then. How do those theories resonate for us today?
Save the Dates—
The Reformation: Then & Now!
Wednesdays in September: 7pm at St. Andrew’s
- September 13: Overview
- September 20: How Technology Has Impacted the Church, both in 1517 and today!
- September 27: A Look at the 500 Year cycle Theory by Phyllis Tickle
Wednesdays in October: 7pm at First Church
- October 4: Big Ideas of the Reformation: God, Grace, Priesthood of all believers
- October 11: Big Ideas Part II: Depravity, Predestination and the Bible!
- October 18: Big Ideas Part III: Saints & Sinners, Luther’s Sins, The Protestant Principle
Sunday, October 29, 4pm at First Church
- Final Event: Ecumenical Worship in Celebration of the Reformation: co-led by St. Andrew’s & First Church