Future Program Summary

November 2014
Poetry
November 3, 2014

Many of you have asked, and so we are bringing back Dr. Rosalie de Rosset to talk about poetry. And on this Midday Connection we’ll get a refresher about this beautiful genre in literature as Rosie helps us decipher a couple of carefully chosen poems, and gives us the tools to continue doing that on our own. We’ll also learn that rhyming isn’t really what poetry is all about.

Featured Guest: Rosalie de Rosset
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


Unexpected Journey
November 4, 2014

Sometimes unexpected journeys enter our lives. On this Midday Connection, Cindi and Joe Ferrini join us to talk about when special needs changed their course. When a child with special needs enters the world there can be hurdles and challenges. The Ferrini’s will address everything from diagnosis to enlisting help from the church as well as family and friends.

Featured Guests: Cindi Ferrini, Joe Ferrini
Host: Anita Lustrea


God With Us, Part 2
November 5, 2014

Do we really believe that God is with us? Do we live our lives with an increasing awareness of God's presence? On this Midday Connection, Jessica Handy joins us to talk about when joy and gratitude are present; they are keys to cultivating that God-awareness.

Featured Guest: Jessica Handy
Host: Lori Neff


Millrose Club
November 6, 2014

When I look at my calendar and see I have a date with a friend, my whole countenance changes. On this Midday Connection that’s what we’ve got, a date with several friends, including you. It’s the Millrose Club where we’ll raise a variety of topics, bat them around, and ask for your feedback.


Millrose Club: Anita and Melinda, Lori Neff, Adelina Ghilea


Free, Part 5
November 7, 2014

How do you make space for life to grow? Mark and Lisa Scandrette suggest that happens when you spend your time and money on what matters most, and on this Midday Connection we continue our series where we bring a group together to discuss what time and money mean to each of us. We'll be honest in our own struggles and hope you will too.  

Featured Guests: Mark Scandrette, Lisa Scandrette
Panel: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff, Caryn Rivadeneira, Felecia Thompson, Randi Lundgren


Current Events
November 10, 2014

Sometimes things move so quickly in this world we can hardly keep up. Through technology we are offered endless avenues to receive the news and plenty of people to help us shape our views. On this Midday Connection we’ll look at how Christ followers might engage with the world around us so we can offer a perspective that’s missing in our world.


Panel: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira, Mike Murphy, Shawn Boyd


Domestic Violence
November 11, 2014

Globally, one in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused. In the US alone, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. Domestic violence causes physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain. Clearly, victims need help, hope, and healing. We'll talk about it with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb on this Midday Connection.

Featured Guests: Justin Holcomb, Lindsey Holcomb
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


Wasting Time With God, Part 2
November 12, 2014

When it comes to developing a deep, trusting relationship with God, efficiency and productivity are not the answer. Klaus Issler joins us to say we need to "waste" time with God. We need to just enjoy being with him. After all, that’s how any friendship grows.

Featured Guest: Klaus Issler
Host: Melinda Schmidt


Millrose Club
November 13, 2014

Conversation is a lost art. Some have said social media plays a part in its demise, but on the Millrose Club conversation is king and on this program we'll hear thoughts and opinions around the table and get to know each other a little bit better as we converse together. Community is essential in the body of Christ, and it's happening on the Millrose Club on Midday Connection.


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Caryn Rivadeneira


Good and Beautiful God, Part 8
November 14, 2014

We believe that God can transform us, yet we often use language that says otherwise with phrases like, “I’m just a sinner.” On this Midday Connection we’ll continue our series with James Bryan Smith as we look at our good and beautiful God and the false narrative that I am a sinner, over against the New Testament narrative that “I am a saint”. Join us for some deep encouragement on Midday Connection.  

Featured Guest: James Bryan Smith
Host: Anita Lustrea


WePick Book Club: The Giver
November 17, 2014

It’s the WePick Book Club on Midday Connection, which means Dr. Rosalie de Rosset will be joining us to talk about our current selection The Giver. We’ll also find out what Dr. de Rosset has in mind for our next book club selection. We’re working to encourage thoughtful reading through our book clubs. Enjoy the discussion on this Midday Connection.

Featured Guest: Dr. Rosalie de Rosset
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


Wisdom
November 18, 2014

Wisdom is certainly a character quality that most of us wished described us. On this Midday Connection, we have the privilege of soaking up the wisdom of Gordon and Gail MacDonald, two saints in their 7th decade of life, who share freely with us on the program. We’ll delve into another topic with the MacDonalds that I guarantee will get us all thinking.

Featured Guests: Gordon and Gail MacDonald
Host: Anita Lustrea


Holiday Organizing
November 19, 2014

Does it seem too early for holiday preparation? Not in Marcia Ramsland’s book. She is the Organizing Pro, and on this Midday Connection, we take advantage of her expertise as we look toward Thanksgiving and Christmas and what those two holidays can look like in our Christian homes. They don’t have to be rushed or cluttered, just ask Marcia on this Midday Connection.

Featured Guest: Marcia Ramsland
Host: Melinda Schmidt


Millrose Club
November 20, 2014

When I look at my calendar and see I have a date with a friend, my whole countenance changes. On this Midday Connection that's what we've got, a date with several friends, including you. It's the Millrose Club where we'll raise a variety of topics, bat them around, and ask for your feedback.


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Judy Sandiford


Free, Part 6
November 21, 2014

How do you make space for life to grow? Mark and Lisa Scandrette suggest that happens when you spend your time and money on what matters most, and on this Midday Connection we continue our series where we bring a group together to discuss what time and money mean to each of us. We'll be honest in our own struggles and hope you will too.

Featured Guests: Mark Scandrette, Lisa Scandrette
Panel: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff, Caryn Rivadeneira, Felecia Thompson, Randi Lundgren


Disagreeing Well
November 24, 2014

How do we communicate with people who disagree with us? Friends and strangers clash with each other over issues large and small, and on this Midday Connection, Tim Muehlhoff continues our series to provide a strategy for having difficult conversations that will move us from contentious debate to constructive dialogue.

Featured Guest: Tim Muehlhoff
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


Why Jesus' Birth Gives Us Meaning
November 26, 2014

Featured Guest: Skye Jethani
Host: Melinda Schmidt