Our Sunday Seminars meet at 11:30 in the Fireside Room following coffee hour, Sunday mornings after worship.
December 1 - The Star of Bethlehem in Ancient Art and the New Testament
SFTS Associate Professor of New Testament Annette Weissenrieder explores the symbol of the star of Bethlehem and its political significance.
December 8 – A Solar Farm for Marin
Kiki LaPorta, president of Sustainable Marin, and David Haskell, Sierra Club member and staunch zero-waste proponent, describe efforts to install an array of solar panels, a “solar farm,” in Novato.
December 15 – World Human Rights Day: Preventing Torture
To observe Human Rights Day there will be a video and discussion on the
practice of torture of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and on the prolonged isolation
of prisoners in US prisons.
December 22-29 No Sunday Seminar (Christmas break)
January 5 Diana Bell and Loring Conant on Israel/Palestine
Loring Conant and Associate Pastor Diana Bell discuss their recent trips to Israel/Palestine.
January 12 – Schools Rule Marin: A Move Toward Funding Equity
Dr. Mary Jane Burke, the Marin County Superintendent of Schools, describes a new effort to address the inequality in funding among the 19 different school districts in Marin.
January 19 – Bill Taylor on Arete West
For 35 years, Bill Taylor has led a handful of Marin high school students on a life-changing trip to some of the most important historic sites in Western Civilization. Taylor, a former Presbyterian minister and “legendary Drake High track coach,” has written a book about the experience, with many insights about the human spirit.
January 26 – Diana Bell: Keep Hope Alive
Associate Pastor Diana Bell presents a more in-depth look at her experiences in Israel/Palestine with the Keep Hope Alive Project.