Wine & Word Conversations will run from May 28, 2019 – October 22, 2019

Join us for the 2019 series of thought-provoking presentations at Augsburg Lutheran Church. Bring a bottle of wine and/or an hors d’oeuvre to share, and, bring a friend or two! Childcare provided. Fourth Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, in the Family Life Center.

May 28, 2019

The Life of a Community Organizer

Logan Philon is the Founder and Director of the Piedmont Renewal Network; an organization dedicated to helping young people achieve a college education.

June 25, 2019

The Personality of Faith

Pastor Kyle Bates serves at Wittenberg Lutheran in Granite Quarry, NC.  He is passionate about personality, specifically personality tests like the Enneagram. His presentation “The Personality of Faith” will focus on how he helps others to find their calling by learning more about who they are.

July 23, 2019

Including People of All Abilities

Kristan G. Seaford, LPC had a life-changing experience that has proven the power of perseverance and the value of her faith, her family, and her friends. She is the wife of an ELCA pastor and a mother of five beautiful children. She lives as a triple amputee and an athlete. Kristan is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a counseling practice in Matthews, NC. She will share her story and help us better understand what it’s like to be disabled and encourage us towards greater inclusion of a diverse group of individuals with all kinds of differences. 

August 27, 2019

Positivity & Happiness. Why do they matter?

Suzanne C. Danhauer, Ph.D serves on the faculty in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her presentation is entitled “Positivity and Happiness: Why Do They Matter?”

September 24, 2019

Why Poverty Matters to All of Us.

Victor Isler is the Director of the Department of Social Services for Forsyth County. His presentation “Why Poverty Matters to All of Us” will provide a deeper look into poverty in Forsyth County and how it impacts the entire community.

October 22, 2019

Poverty in the New Testament

Rev. Dr. Katherine Shaner is an ELCA Pastor and Professor of New Testament Studies at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Following up on the September presentation, she will present to us a biblical and historical view of “Poverty in the New Testament.”