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Adult Education Survey
What Adult Education classes would you like to take next year? We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments and complete this short survey compiled by the Adult Education Ministry Team, by clicking on this link: Adult Education Survey.
Drop-ins are always welcome at all of our Sunday Morning
Adult Education classes. No prior preparation expected.
March 16, 23, 30, and April 13
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Images of Christ: A Look at Masterpieces from the BBC Film Series
Led by David Leach
This Lenten series will look at three works of art as presented by the BBC films from The Private Life of a Masterpiece series. The works will be Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, Piero della Francesca's The Resurrection, and Salvador Dali's Christ of St. John of the Cross. The films examine each work and artist, providing cultural context and commentary on their influence and role in the church. During the four meetings, these films will be screened in part or completely with discussion following.
April 27 - May 18
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Landmarks: An invitation to Ignatian Spirituality
Led by Sue Hamilton
Landmarks: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality – Led by Sue Hamilton (West Parlor) – This four-week class will highlight the spiritual wisdom to be found in the writing of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Participants will discover a spiritualty that offers a
down-to-earth vision of connecting with God in everyday life. Not a recipe for a privatized faith, Ignatian Spirituality centers on companionship where faith
discoveries are shared and reflection offered. Sessions will consider ways for prayer to be deepened, principles to consider in the making of wise choices, the benefit of a daily life review, and living an active life of service to others.
Weird Tales: Spirituality and Madness
Led by Robert L. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of English at Wittenberg University
If it’s haunted, freaky, surrealistic, or strange, it’s probably in this course on Spirituality and Madness that will examine selected passages from four writers: William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton, and Susanna Kaysen. Come study a form of literature H. P. Lovecraft calls “the weird tale” and consider how writers use such tales to explore complex issues of depression, trauma, spirituality, and hope. Prepare to be surprised and possessed.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bible 101: The Whole Story
led by Laurie Davis
Do you wish you had a better basic knowledge of the whole Bible? Newcomers are welcome to join our Bible Survey Class that assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible. It is designed for anyone who would like a basic introduction to the whole Bible and how it speaks to us today. Please contact Laurie Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be a part of this class.
- Interactive, relational, No prior knowledge expected or implied
- People of all ages and backgrounds welcome: the more diverse, the better
- Stand Alone classes: Come once, once in a blue moon, or never miss
- Starts with a Film Clip (“Reel”) as catalyst for discussion
- A place where we can be “real” about the challenges of life and faith
- Led by Lay People, Coordinated by J.D. Whitlock
Reel Talk will resume after Lent
facilitated by Joyce Ferguson