June means summer, so we're having a second helping of food and faith at our Sunday forums.
We kicked off May with a forum on the language of flowers, timed to coincide with Flower Mart at the Cathedral.
Our forums in April examined aging faithfully, with a clear-eyed look at dementia as well as the needs of caregivers.
In Lent, we looked at prayer from a variety of perspectives, including prayer through drawing and through meditation.
The first forum series of 2018 explored the church's mission work around the world. We'll hear about what St. Alban's is doing in South Sudan, Jordan and with Casa de Maryland.
Our Advent forums, led by our clergy, focused on the Incarnation. What are its Biblical foundations, how do we understand the story and what does it mean for us today?
The Protestant Reformation marked its 500th anniversary in 2017. What better time to explore its history and legacy? Ed Roslof was our guide.
All we have is gift. The Christian ethic of generosity was the subject of our October forum series, led by the clergy and our stewardship chairs.
Our J2A youth and their leaders went on pilgrimage to Iceland over the summer. They told a Sunday forum all about the experience and thanked St. Alban's members for supporting them.
What is the Christian perspective on climate change? We explored the meaning of "climate justice" and look at what people of faith are doing in response to climate change.
In August, we focused on the connections between faith and food in our own Christian tradition and in others. We learned new things and sampled foods from around the world.
What does Christianity teach about poverty? What are we at St. Alban's moved to do about it? These are the questions we explored in our first summer forum series, looking at our mission work and our transitional housing program.
As our Muslim neighbors marked one of the holiest seasons of the Islamic year, we gathered to learn more about Ramadan from Imam Johari Abdul-Malik.
Our Easter season forum series focused on sanctuary and the issue of immigration: what our faith teaches us, how the church is responding and what rights citizens and non-citizens have.
During Lent 2017, Priest-in-Charge Geoffrey Hoare led a five-part series on worship, with a particular focus on Eucharist.
In February 2017, our focus was on war and morality. Speakers were parishioner David Wood, author of "What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars," Matthew Zeller, co-founder of the nonprofit group No One Left Behind, and Wally Jensen, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Armed Forces.
Two forums during the season of Epiphany 2017 featured an introduction to Eastern Orthodox icons. Theology in Color was led by parishioner Ed Roslof, a scholar of Russian history and religion.