PHOENIX – OCTOBER 24
Life in Christ Lutheran Church
14802 N. 75th Ave.
Peoria (Phoenix), AZ 85381
Carol Tobias, President of the National Right to Life Committee
Title: “Protecting the Most Vulnerable Among Us”
Overview: We are created in the image of God. Although similar in nature, each person is unique and unrepeatable, and each life should be respected, cherished, and protected. This presentation takes a look at societal efforts to discard the most vulnerable among us and what we can do to protect them.
Kelly Schumacher, Liturgical artist & founder of Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts
Title: “Love, Beauty, Romance, and Babies through Scripture…How God’s Design for Families Is an Icon for Christ and the Church”
Overview: An in-depth look through artwork at these scriptural lessons: how God made Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and asked them to be fruitful and multiply; our biology as male and female and how it is truly miraculous, bone and skin; the fall into sin and God’s promised redemption through a baby (Jesus); a talk about Song of Songs; how Jesus gives His life for His bride the church and continues to nourish and care for us; a look at baptism, children, and how we are God’s children. Kelly will share how her artwork and vocation as a Christian artist illustrate all of these concepts.
Mona Fuerstenau, Director of Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Title: “Did God Really Say Indispensable?”
Overview: A look at 1 Corinthians 12:22, exploring the place of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Body of Christ. Practical tools and resources will be shared to support people with disabilities and their families in your congregation.
Pastor Michael Salemink, Mission & Ministry Executive Director of LFL
Title: “The Least of These: Examining the Ethics of Embryo Experimentation”
Overview: Learn to understand stem cell research, in vitro fertilization (and other assistive reproductive technologies), germ-line genetic editing, mitochondrial replacement therapy (three-parent embryos), ectogenesis (artificial wombs), vaccine production, and human cloning. We’ll consider what makes an embryo a member of the human race and reflect on how these biomedical technologies offer opportunities for confessing how Christ’s divine love treasures every human being.