Special Events & Forums
One Book – One Church
Our Adult Education Council has set a priority to help the congregation learn more about the theology, practices and experiences of our interfaith neighbors. Throughout the year we will study together, welcome community leaders and local experts, and engage in interfaith conversations. A highlight of this year’s focus will be our One Book/One Church activities. Our 2018 book selection will soon be announced.
The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series began in 1997 in conjunction with our congregation’s 125th anniversary. The forums were endowed by the Anna and Herbert H. Middleton, Sr. Fund of our church Foundation and have been offered as a service to the community at large. More than 50 guests have helped us to gain fresh perspectives on dilemmas we face and see new options for ways to move forward.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, a New York Times bestselling author, will be our distinguished speaker on Mon., Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. She will give a presentation based on her new book, "Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife."
Bradley Hagerty is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Fingerprints of God is also an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 20 years as a correspondent for NPR. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and The Christian Science Monitor. She has received the Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion, and a Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School.
The forums are free and open to the public. The format is a 45-minute presentation followed by a time for questions. For more information, contact Elena Perri.
The Theologian-In-Residence program is supported by the Theologian-in-Residence Fund in the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Foundation in honor of the Rev. Dr. David B. and Ruth Watermulder.
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hessel, Director of the Presbyterian Historical Society, will be the featured Theologian-in-Residence for October 22 & 29. In addition to being the Executive Director of the Society, she is also an expert in the field of WWII Japanese Internment Camps.