Adult Education Recordings

April 9, 2017
Adult Ed – Dismantling Whiteness for Racial Justice
Part 3:  Colorblindness and Commitment to Self-Work
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April 2, 2017
Grocery cart blessing and return.


March 5, 2017
Dismantling Whiteness for Racial Justice, Part I:  What is white privilege?  Naomi Nishi
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February 26, 2017
Conversation with Conference Ministers Mary Etta and Linford King


January 22, 2017
Planning for Ministry Teams, Rob Burdette


January 15, 2017
Deborah Rohan, author of “One Person Acted and Everything changed”


October 16, 2016
Are You Ready?  Over the last few decades, we have been slowly losing touch with personal preparedness.  This presentation is designed to stimulate interest in individuals to become better prepared for disasters and emergencies by taking simple steps:  Make a Plan, Stay Informed, Get Involved.


September  11, 2016
Our Leadership Council, in conjunction with the pastors, has developed and approved a policy for future pastors leaving their assignments at First Mennonite Church of Denver.


September 4, 2016
Discussion about the proposed mission statement.


August 14, 2016
Denver Homeless Out Loud presented their vision for Resurrection Village, a tiny home community they are attempting to develop on Di ty of Denver property.


June 5, 2016
Speaker: Elissa Hardy from Denver Public Library. She works with customers experiencing homelessness and other adverse life experiences to provide support and connection to resources. She shared approaches being taken to address this special population in a library that is seeking to serve the whole community.


April 24, 2016
The first discussion about Rob’s Interview Summary Report.


March 20, 2016
In the course of my interviews, I learned that some in our congregational family have felt excluded, omitted or slighted at times in the life of the church. These feelings arise from the fact that they did not grow up “Mennonite, ” do not have an ethnic name or did not attend a Mennonite school. For these reasons, real and perceived, we are experiencing division and loss in our church. I have invited a few of these folks to engage in a dialogue with three other active listeners for our adult education class this Sunday. This is not a debate, I intend it to be a dialogue on inclusion and intentions, an opportunity to listen, ask questions and above all develop understanding. I pray that the concept of yieldedness, the hallmark of the Christian church, will guide our time together. ~ Rob


March 13, 2016, Second Chance Center, Hassan Latif and Sean Taylor
The riveting story of Second Chance Center, a Denver-based program that helps persons transition from prison.


March 6, 2016. Jonathan Moyer, Jason Moyer, Darren Knowles
Are you saved? Are you washed in the blood? Does Jesus live in your heart? Are you on fire for Christ? A discussion about evangelism, proselytizing and the importance of the cross for Mennonites today.


February 28, 2016. Todd Wynward, “Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God:
Many Christians today are far too comfy with mainstream corporate culture. Tame as we have become, how might we become salt and light in today’s world? How might we bring forth some of the society-changing values of our Mennonite ancestors as we approach the 500th anniversary of Anabaptism? Author Todd Wynward shares some of his own life experiments  in living an earth-honoring, empire-resisting, despair-crushing way of following Jesus.