Our Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. feature a different guest speaker each week, either a member of our congregation or someone from the surrounding community. We address a variety of topics, from literature and history to politics, religious thought and social issues. We welcome suggestions for speakers, please contact Ray Ables email@example.com
January 5, 2020
Presenter: Rev. Marilyn Sewell
Title: THE MEANING OF LIFE
Minister Emerita, Dr. Marilyn Sewell will provide a sermon, hymns, and the reading for this program. Dr. Sewell is the subject of the award-winning documentary film, Raw Faith, and contributes regularly to The Huffington Post. She has authored and edited ten books, including her memoir, Raw Faith: Following the Thread. Her newest book is: In Time’s Shadow: Stories About Impermanence. She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute, a literary think tank and visual arts studio in Portland and she teaches on the adjunct faculty of Maitripa, a Buddhist college in Portland.
January 12, 2020
Presenter: Suzanne Tormoen, MD
Title: HEALTH TALK
Simply put, Fairhope Fellowship member Dr. Suzanne Tormoen will provide “advice that I routinely give patients to promote good health and prevent illnesses.” An Internal Medicine Physician with a Masters in Nutrition, Dr. Tormoen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Master of Science in Nutrition degrees at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, followed by a Medical Degree from the University of South Alabama where she also did her Internal Medicine Residency. She has authored many publications and presented at conferences and conventions. She currently practices in Fairhope at Eastern Shore Health Center.
January 19, 2020
Presenter: Giorgi DeLemis
Title: ISTANBUL, A COLLISION OF EAST AND WEST OF GRAND PROPORTIONS
Into a strategic look at the region of one of the largest empires, the Ottomans, Giorgi DiLemis will weave the importance of the Black sea, the Bosphorus, and the Dardanelles, as well as food, places to visit, and art. Giorgi lived in Europe for the first twenty-eight years of his life and arrived in the USA in 1980. His hotel corporate career has taken him and his family to thirteen USA locations in thirty-six years. Though now retired, he is a regular contributor to several industry magazines relating to the hospitality world and has difficulty saying “no” to companies that want to engage him to consult for them. He is also the newly elected vice-president of this Fellowship and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather
January 26, 2020
Presenter: Emerson Willkie
TITLE; AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, LANDSCAPE AND NATIVE PEOPLE
Now ten years old, Emerson Wilkie will share what he has learned as a student in Daphne East Elementary’s gifted program about native Australians, or aboriginals, and the country's history and landscape. A committed member of the Fellowship children’s education program from an unusually early age, Emerson began attending with his parents, Brian and Melita Willkie, when he was three. From age four to nine, he performed in twelve plays with community theaters. Emerson began studying martial arts at age four, and currently has a high red belt. He is now in training for his black belt. Emerson enjoys reading, math, science, running, singing, climbing, and playing Magic the Gathering.