CoAM Fall 2013 Life Enrichment Series

CoAM’s Fall Life Enrichment Series starts on Monday, October 7th and is held every Monday until November 18th.

Mondays,  October 7—November 18
9:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Classes held at centrally located
Bethel Lutheran Church
17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis

Click here for a printable class schedule

Monday, October 7, 2013

9:30 to 10:30 am

    • GREAT DECISIONS:
      To Africa with Love: China’s Push into a New Resource-Rich Frontier — Implications for the U.S. by P. Richard Bohr,
      professor of history with China specialty, the College of St. Benedict, St. Cloud, MN.
  • TRAVELOGUE:
    Sight-seeing in China
    presented by Dave Swanson,
    who takes us on this picturesque tour of Beijing, also Chongqing (Chungking) the nationalist capital of China during World War 2. Dave also takes us along on a cruise down the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) river, to Xian and the terra cotta soldiers.

10:50 to 11:50 am

    • MORE ON CHINA:
      Teaching Post High School Practical Skills in Rural China
      by Rev. Paul Swanson,
      retired teacher at Minnehaha Academy, who taught an ethics class in China.
  • TRAVELOGUE:
    Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Health Fair & flu shots today after Life Enrichment

9:30 to 10:30 am

    • HEALTH ISSUES:
      Nokomis Healthy Seniors: Our Outreach Services to People Like You
      by Megan Elliason, new executive director of Nokomis Healthy Seniors.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      My Recent Trip to Egypt
      by Larry Turner.
      His visual images will include Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria, plus daily living in Egypt.

10:50 — 11:50 a.m.

    • GREAT DECISIONS:
      Egypt’s Infant Democracy Undone?
      by Frank Wright,
      retired correspondent with the StarTribune.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

Monday, October 21

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

    • HISTORY:
      How We Became a Nation (3-part series)
      by Dan Burow.
      Part 1: European powers compete to gain the riches of a vast continent. England wins out, but its 13 colonies prove unwilling to help pay the piper.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Cuba and Its Women presented
      by Sylvia Sabo and Margaret Bostelmann,
      organized by the Delegates of Friendships among Women.

10:50 — 11:50 a.m.

    • HEALTH ISSUES:
      Supporting Those Who Grieve: Guidelines for Friends and Family
      by Arnold Kruger.
      He will focus on the myths and misconceptions about grief.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

Monday October 28

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

    • HISTORY:
      How We Became a Nation (3-part series)
      by Dan Burow, MDiv.
      Today, Part 2: “Revolution for a Big Dream.”
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Fishing in Alaska
      presented by Wally Bratt.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

    • CULTURAL HISTORY:
      Facts and Fables about Hallowe’en
      presented by Joyce Denham, Bible teacher and author.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

Monday, November 4

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

    • HISTORY:
      How We Became a Nation (3-part series)
      by Dan Burow.
      Part 3: The final victory of the Revolution but also the struggle for a constitution that would help our nation achieve the security it wanted without jeopardizing the freedoms it cherished.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Ireland in History and Culture
      presented by Jane Gilgun.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

    • REFUGEE STATUS:
      Nepalese Refugees from Bhutan
      presented by Linda Leonard, PhD,
      who currently works settling 125 refugees, all from Nepal, in Minneapolis.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of the 9:30 program.

Monday November 11

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

    • GOVERNMENT:
      Lobbying: The Good and the Bad
      by Lyall Schwarzkopf,
      former lobbyist, who also served as a legislator being lobbied. What function do lobbyists serve in government?
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Family Trip to Middle Denmark Islands
      presented by Larry Nielson.
      The islands to be visited: Fyn and Aero.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

    • GREAT DECISIONS:
      Humanitarian Intervention and U. S. Policy
      presented by Dorothea Tenney.
      CoAM chairwoman.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of the 9:30 program.

Monday, November 18

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

    • GREAT DECISIONS:
      Iran as a Nuclear Power: Can the U.S and Iran’s Sunni Neighbors Abide That?
      presented by Jay Shadidi,
      president of the Iranian Americans Society.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Iran and Its People,
      a travelogue presented by Rick Steves
      in which he tries to avoid the thickets of controversy between the U.S. and Iranian governments.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

    • HEALTH:
      Community Service Through Partnership with Therapy Dogs
      by Danielle Graczyk,
      11-year professional dog trainer and founder of Canine Inspired Change.
    • TRAVELOGUE:
      Repeat of the 9:30 program.

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Sponsored by CoAM
(Cooperative Adult Ministry)
an ecumenical coalition
of 26 south Minneapolis churches

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