This series was offered in the late summer and fall of 2017.
A Series in Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Open our Season of Reformation Reflection with a screening of the film “Luther”, the 2003 movie biography starring Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov with two viewing times:
- Wednesday, August 9: 7pm at St. Andrew’s
- Tuesday, August 22: 6:30pm at First Church
Followed by a Fall series you can step into!
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
- “Gratitude, Identity and Reconciliation: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation while pursuing Christian Unity” with pastor/scholar Rev. Jason Donnelly
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
- First Church members and friends are invited to a showing of new PBS film: “Martin Luther: the idea that changed the world.” that just debuted on September 12.
- Final Event: Ecumenical Worship in Celebration of the Reformation: co-led by St. Andrew’s & First Church