Augsburg Cares. Coping with real life challenges.

New Speaker Series Coming in October!

Augsburg will host a series of talks on topics relevant to the entire community on Wednesday evenings in October. The series is titled AUGSBURG CARES Coping with Real Life Challenges. The Evangelism and Christian Education Ministry Teams will be hosting these talks and we invite you to save the dates and start thinking of friends to whom you can extend an invitation.

We’ve planned some challenging topics

You might be tempted to think you already know enough, or that these talks don’t really impact you personally, but most of us will encounter one of these challenges or know someone who will need our support. We hope that you will agree that all of us should want to learn more about these topics as we live out our lives in community and care for our neighbors.

“You Were Never Their Age! The Life of Digital Natives”

Wednesday, October 3 with Michael Hayes.

“The Opioid Crisis affects us all”

Wednesday, October 10 with Dr. Steve Scoggin and Dean Melton.

“Living with Digital Natives – a Toolbox for Parents and Grandparents”

Wednesday, October 17 with Michael Hayes.

“Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey.”

Wednesday, October 24 with Dr. Ed Shaw.

Expert Speakers

The guest speakers are experts in their areas and have meaningful insights to share through these talks. Michael Hayes, MA Ed., is a local therapist with Pathways Counseling & Development, LLC. Steve Scoggin, M.Div. Psy.D., LPC is a licensed professional counselor and ordained minister serving in a leadership capacity with CareNet Counseling. Dean Melton, Director of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Addiction Program. Ed Shaw, MD practices gerontology with a focus in conditions and treatments of depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wednesday Evening Schedule

5:45-6:30  Light Meal

6:30-7:15  Program

7:15-7:30  Q&A

The format for each evening allows for fellowship and a light meal before each talk. The talks will take place it the Family Life Center at Augsburg Lutheran Church and will last about 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions. All ages are welcome. Childcare for young children will be provided.

Look for more information in the coming weeks about the talks and suggestions about how you can invite friends and acquaintances to join us each evening.