Overbrook Forum

“Challenges & Responses”

What once was the Adult Forum has found a new form as the Overbrook Forum: Challenges & Responses. This program still has a similar purpose, to provide opportunities for members of OPC and the community at large to (1) encounter ideas that will shape the future of our society and (2) examine how we as Christians can best respond to these issues that are both global and local.

Fall 2013

The Overbrook Forum is planning on returning during December for a series involving art, community, action, and faith. Stay tuned for more details!

Winter 2013

This winter the Overbrook Forum will be offering a series of programs on environmental sustainability.

  • On January 27 Eliah Thomas, co-founder of RecycleForce Columbus, will tell us about this new non-profit venture to remove un-wanted electronic products from the E-Waste stream. Formerly incarcerated men and women are employed to collect, disassemble, and ship old electronic compo-nents to be recycled. This is a two-fold mission – to re-integrate those persons into the workforce and to sus-tain a safe and sound environment.
  • What do local food, animals, and energy in Central Ohio have to do with “sustainability”?  Come find out from our speaker on February 3, Professor Jeff Sharp. Dr. Sharp is on the faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at OSU. His research is in public attitudes about food and the environment. His presentation will start at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and will be followed by questions and discussion.

Fall 2012

The Overbrook Forum starts its new format this Fall, once a month at 10:10 a.m. in the Parlor. Although the format is new the purpose remains the same: to provide speakers on topics of interest to members of the Overbrook congregation and the community at large who seek to expand their understanding of current issues and at the same time deepen their faith. The initial program consists of three presentations on the theme,
The 2012 Election in Ohio: Current Issues.
The schedule is as follows:
  • Sept 23 – Redistricting “Reform”: Pro and Con
  • Oct 21 – “Will Big Bucks Ruin Democracy”
  • Nov 18 – What Happened (in the recent election) and Why it Matters
We have journalists, professors, and members of campaigns to speak on each of these subjects. The Nov. 18 presentation will consist of a panel of distinguished journalists. We are confident that you will find these speakers stimulating. Please mark these dates on your calender and bring a guest.
Copyright 2017 | Member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)