Adult Education Recordings

January 14, 2018
Adult Ed –
Questions for Pastor Glenn


January 7, 2018
Adult Ed –
MCC’s young adult programs with Sharon Nelson


December 3, 2017
Adult Ed –
“Across the Border” with Anton Flores-Maisonet


November 12, 2017
Adult Ed –
“The Making of Three Violins:  Arlo Tells His Story” with Arlo Sonnenberg


October 29, 2017
Adult Ed – “White silence and fragility: Recognizing quiet violence” with Naomi Nishi


October 22, 2017
Adult Ed –
“The falsity of safe spaces: understanding how power and privilege work in our community” with Naomi Nishi


September 17, 2017
Adult Ed – “Equity, resilience and altruism in disasters” with Aimee Voth Siebert
In the wake of devastating earthquakes, ongoing wildfires and other chronic community disasters, how can FMC use Community, Simplicity, Service and Peace to support resilience and equity during emergencies near and far?

July 9, 2017
Adult Ed – MCUSA Convention Reporting with Ardell, Glenda, Dawn & Theda


June 18, 2017
Adult Ed – Kairos Palestine with Stephanie & Ardell, on 3 tracks


June 4, 2017
Adult Ed – Dismantling Whiteness for Racial justice with Naomi Nishi, Part 5, listen to both tracks.


May 21, 2017
Adult Ed – Colorblindness with Naomi Nishi


May 14, 2017
Adult Ed – Palestine Come & See Tour with Susan Burkholder


April 30, 2017
Adult Ed
– “A Conversation on Whiteness, Mennonite Identity, and the Church” with Drew Hart.
Link to Prezi


April 9, 2017
Adult Ed
– Dismantling Whiteness for Racial Justice
Part 3:  Colorblindness and Commitment to Self-Work
Link to Prezi


April 2, 2017
Grocery cart blessing and return.


March 5, 2017
Dismantling Whiteness for Racial Justice, Part I:  What is white privilege?  Naomi Nishi
Link to Prezi 


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.