Adult Christian Education
First Sundays: Faith Formation
Sunday, August 1st, 11:15am – 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom
Eric Long and Janette Plunkett will be the presenters for our next gathering on the topic, “Theology, Science and hopeful, practical responses to address Global Warming.” Humans, and the Church in particular, have been uniquely called to care for the health and welfare of all creation, especially the most vulnerable. How does theology and science help us understand that call in the face of Global Warming? What are hopeful things the church is doing, particularly in our own denomination? What is Seattle doing? What’s the most helpful, impactful thing everyone can do?
Eric has a PhD in Ecology and is a professor of Biology at Seattle Pacific University, where he has taught ecology, evolution, forest ecology, and conservation biology for 15 years. His wife (Carina), son (Torin – 5), and daughter (Bria – 3) have been worshipping at Bethany for approximately 3 years.
Janette has been a Bethany member for 30+ years, a Green Team leader and advocate who feels a calling to address Global Warming. She is the Sustainability Lead at Expeditors, a Seattle based Fortune 500 company. She is also married to Mark, now a retired Conservation Manager after 30+ years with the Seattle Aquarium. They are blessed with grown children, Natty in Albuquerque, Kristopher/Katie in Nashville, and one grandpuppy- Pippa.
** Stay tuned for more details to come about First Sundays: Faith Formation in September with Peter Moe presenting on Jonah, “Into the Belly of the Whale.”