Solvang Folk School Talks – Featuring Liturgists Hosts, Michael (Vishnu Das) Gungor and William Matthews

Slated for February 21-23, 2020, our new program led by Pastor Chris Brown will feature hosts of the Liturgists Podcast, one of the top religious podcasts in the country. The Liturgists are a global community working to subvert the barriers our society builds around religion, race, gender, ability, and sexuality. Their work is centered around compelling discussion, non-judgmental community, and thoughtful, evocative art.

Schedule of Events

Special Gathering $35
Friday, February 21
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Meet the Speakers and Each Other Reception
(Light snacks and desserts with wine and beer. Introductions, book signing, and book sales)

Talks $100
Saturday, February 22
8:45 AM – Singing and Introductions
9:00 AM – Talk 1
10:30 AM – Break/Singing
10:45 AM – Talk 2
12:15 PM – Lunch on your own
2:00 PM – Talk 3
3:30 PM – Break/Singing
3:45 PM – Talk 4
5:15 PM – Casual Reception
(Light snacks, wine and beer available to purchase by the glass)

Panel Discussion
Sunday, February 23
9:30 AM – Worship Service
10:30 AM – Coffee/Fellowship
11:00 AM – Panel Discussion
12:00 Noon – Closing

Child care is available with advance reservations only. Please call the church office at 805-688-4637.

Folk School Talks

Book Study Group

The third Tuesday of each month at 2 pm a group of interested people meets at Bethania in the Parish Hall to share a lively, articulate, and sometimes discrepant, discussion held around a book they are reading.  The books chosen cover a wide variety of topics ranging from ethical and environmental issues to new directions in Christian thinking and philosophical ideas.

Women’s Bible Study

From September through June, a group of women hold a Bible Study at Atterdag Village of Solvang, using the Gather Bible Study from the Women of the ELCA.  The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. To learn more about the study visit

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