ThirtiesForties is a fellowship group of individuals in their 30s and 40s joined together in faith, fellowship, and service.

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Asking Big Questions in Good Company: A Series
Share Your Joys and Concerns | Steering Committee

Asking Big Questions in Good Company
   A Series for People in Their Thirties and Forties

   Second Sunday of the month (except in November)
   11:00 a.m.
–12:30 p.m.
   Room 5D of the Gratz Center

Join ThirtiesForties as we tackle big questions—in the company of fellow Christians—through discussions, on various topics, led by local religious scholars and professionals.


   October 11, 2015
   Led by Scott Paeth

   November 1, 2015
   Led by Adrian Guiu

   December 13, 2015
   Led by Curtis Evans

   January 10, 2016
   Calling or Vocation
   Led by Laura Sterkel

   February 14, 2016
   Led by Scott Paeth

   March 13, 2016
   Guilt and Forgiveness
   Led by Adrian Guiu

   April 10, 2016
   Led by Curtis Evans

   May 8, 2016
   A Spring Party

Discussion Leaders
Curtis J. Evans is Associate Professor of American Religions and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He teaches courses on modern American religion, race and religion in the U.S., and religion and social change.

Adrian Guiu teaches ethics, philosophy, and comparative religions at Wright College in Chicago. He also has a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago.

Scott R. Paeth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. He works in the fields of Christian social ethics and public theology.

Laura Sterkel is the Director of Programs and Coaching at the Career Transitions Center of Chicago and an executive advisor with Challender, Grey, and Christmas.

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Share Your Joys and Concerns

As “a community of friends joined together in fellowship by our faith in and service to our Lord Jesus Christ,” ThirtiesForties seeks to support members of this fellowship group through prayer and love. If you have a joy to share or would like to hold up a particular concern in prayer, please send an email to Sarah, and we’ll include your request in the next newsletter.

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Steering Committee Contact Information

Deborah Zak - Chair

Susan Gann - Co-chair

Jenny Beck

Carol Carpenter

Vincent Geckler

Erich Kirr

Marcella McGuinn

Jeff Neaves

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For more information about ThirtiesForties, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

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