Meadowbrook Congregational Church is excited to announce the Mayflower Café Speaker Series this fall, leading up to a major educational and inspirational event in the spring of 2018 featuring renowned speaker Diana Butler-BassFrom September through November 2017, we will have three fantastic local speakers leading our Tuesday Mayflower Café sessions.

  • On Tuesday, September 19 at 7 pm, we welcome the Rev. Dr. Stephen Murray. Dr. Murray’s presentation is titled Faith and Popular Culture: How Movies and Television Inform our Theological Imagination. Dr. Murray is the president of the Ecumenical Theologocal Seminary of Detroit.
  • On Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm, we are joined by Dr. Paul Johnson of the University of Michigan. Dr. Johnson will speak on Millennials in the Church. Dr. Johnson is a professor of history in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies. His specialty is theories of religion and the history of the study of religion.
  • On Tuesday, November 21, the Rev. Dr. David Bard will speak on a general topic of getting along in the community of faith with those with whom we disagree. Dr. Bard is the Presiding Bishop of the United Methodist Church for Michigan. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Bard attended United Theological Seminary with Rev. Ritter.

These sessions are open to the public and there is no admission charge. And, of course, coffee will be served!

While we plan the major event with Dr. Butler-Bass, please set aside the following dates and times, and plan to attend any or all sessions.

  • Friday, April 13: Evening event with music and refreshments
  • Saturday, April 14: Two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon
  • Sunday, April 15: Dr. Butler-Bass delivers the sermon at Sunday worship.

Ticket information and further details will be added as they become available.