JOSH: WHAT IS PUB CLUB?
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7:00-8:30 PM
8 years ago, Josh Miller and a group of 20 friends started Pub Club - a speaker series and social event in Pittsburgh for young adults from all walks of life. Now Pub Club has come to Fort Collins. Josh will cast a vision for Pub Club in Fort Collins as a place to deepen existing friendships, make new ones, and to think deeply about issues of life and faith in a warm, non-threatening atmosphere.
MITCH: PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS IN A HOSTILE WORLD
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:00-8:30 PM
We’re trained to argue, fight, and win verbal arguments. But rarely are we encouraged to genuinely listen to people we disagree with and have productive conversations with them. Mitch Majeski will help us to do just that. Mitch was the longtime pastor at Summitview Church and now works at the consulting firm, Peak Solutions. He recently served on the Editorial Board of The Coloradoan and he’ll share what he’s learned about having productive conversations in a hostile world.
HOPE AND SARAH: ENGAGING A DIVIDED COMMUNITY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7:00-8:30 PM
Hope Swearingen and Sarah Zuehlsdorff take loving their neighbors seriously - all their neighbors. Where others see obstacles, they see bridges waiting to be built. Through triumph and failure they’ve learned a lot about what it means to engage a divided community. They’ll help us expand our imagination of how we can creatively love and be present with others - even those who are quite different from us.
DICK: FINDING DEEP FRIENDSHIPS IN A SHALLOW WORLD
TUESDAY, January 8, 2019. 7:00-8:30 PM
Dick Foth is an engaging, nationally sought after speaker. With his wife Ruth, he is the author of Known: Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World. If you’ve ever heard Dick speak, you know what a treat it is to have him join us. Dick will speak about what he and Ruth have learned over the years about building deep friendships in a shallow world.
EDDY: ENGAGING OUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019. 7:00-8:30 PM
It’s awkward. You’re ready to have a good time in Old Town. But more and more there are people with no home, who haven’t showered or shaved, asking for money or conversation. All of a sudden we’re confronted with the messiness of the world. How should we engage? Loving people on the margins is hard.
Eddy Hopkins has been doing it for years and making it approachable for others to do the same. Eddy is the Pastor at Peak Community Church and served for a long time with “The Farm” at the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. Eddy will coach us on what it means to engage with our neighbors on the margins of society. He’ll also invite us to join in a very practical, organized way that his church provides hospitality to our neighbors who need it.
HELEN: NEIGHBORS IN TROUBLE
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019. 7:00-8:30 PM
Helen Van Dam is one of our region’s experts on human trafficking. Believe it or not, it happens in our own communities - everyday. Helen and her team are making a significant impact in Colorado and across the country with their cutting edge approach to education, advocacy, and awareness. Come hear how you can make a difference and help reduce the prevalence of this soul crushing industry.