PVUMC has a powerful Vision Statement: “love that crosses all barriers and embraces all people.” Now, we have an opportunity to get closer to that vision.

Join us for the final Community Feast of 2015 on Wednesday, December 16 in the Fellowship Center and hear Keith Sobraske and Stu Selthun talk about Claremont Lincoln University’s Interfaith Understanding (IFUN) certificate program, beginning in January, 2016. They’ll show a short video, tell you how to sign up online, and answer questions during a Q&A.

Dinner begins at 5:30 pm (buffet-style). Click here to read more about the Feast and see what’s on the dinner menu.

The Open House is 6-6:30 pm. PVUMC Fresh Winds leaders Keith Sobraske and Stu Selthun were part of the group of reviewers of the beta CLU online program, and recognized that it’s one thing to take the course, and something else to have the enriching opportunity to discuss the issues presented in the course materials. This class is to be considered a means of enriching the takeaway from the online learning program. During the discussion group gatherings, seminal materials from the online program will be presented and discussed for the first four courses.

Working under the Pathways umbrella and the Adult Learning Ministry Team, this program explores interfaith understanding through the following courses:

  1. The World Is Full of Difference
  2. Religions Around the World
  3. Emerging Religious Voices
  4. How Do Religions Deal with Suffering?
  5. Why Do We Fight Over Religion?
  6. Food, Feasts and Rituals
  7. Religion and Science
  8. Interfaith Storytelling


An Interfaith Understanding Discussion Group, on January 6 and 20, and February 3 and 17, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., will be led by Keith and Stu, and Interfaith Understanding speakers and forums will be held on January 13 and 27, 2016, and February 10, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Adult Learning Ministry Team, in collaboration with other PVUMC ministry teams, will be presenting these series of forums on interfaith issues that will involve presentations and discussion by those from academia, other faith traditions, and local governmental representatives.

CLU will offer this program to PVUMC participants at the greatly reduced cost of $50/person.


Visit http://clupassport.org/pvumc to find out more and sign up today.


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