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Adult Education Classes

Sunday Mornings in Lent:  The Blood of the Lamb
11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Time heals nothing—which should make us the better able to minister

So says Don Wanderhope, the protagonist of Peter De Vries’ 1961 novel, The Blood of the Lamb.  And Wanderhope has reason to know: his world is turned upside down when his eleven-year-old daughter, Carol, contracts leukemia.

Peter De Vries (1910-1993) was a novelist, humorist, and writer for The New Yorker. During his lifetime, he was called “the funniest serious writer to be found on either side of the Atlantic.”  The Blood of the Lamb shows De Vries at his funniest serious best: it’s filled with dark humor, tragedy, and theological ruminations.  De Vries himself was born in Chicago, into an immigrant community of Dutch Reformed Calvinists: “we were the elect, and the elect are barred from everything, you know, except heaven.”  His gift is to address life’s biggest questions, and still be funny about it: “In the morning, I’m capable of hearing the music of the spheres—it’s when the stars come out that I first hear the howling of eternal nothingness.”

Richard Baker will teach the class on Sunday mornings in Lent from March 10 to April 14, in the West Parlor.  You don’t have to read the novel to attend—excerpts will be provided—but as the title suggests, it’s a good book for Lent. 


Wednesday Evenings in Lent:  Love Heals
5:00 p.m.

Love is the most powerful force for healing.

Becca Stevens, author of Love Heals, offers principles, practical steps, and encouragement for anyone going through a difficult season or searching for a deeper faith.

Becca Stevens is the founder and the president of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the U.S. run by survivors. She has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, and PBS, and was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero. In 2011, the White House named Becca a “Champion of Change.”

Richard Baker, Sue Hamilton, Nancy Hodgkins, and Denise Weaver will teach this class on Wednesday evenings in Lent (before the Taizé service) from March 13 to April 10 in the West Parlor. Excerpts will be provided at each class and the book is  available for purchase in the Church Office. 



Faith and Civic Life 2018 Lecture
presented by The Reverend Jim Wallis



Faith and Civic Life 2018 Discussion Panel






Drop-ins are always welcome at all of our Adult Education classes.
No prior preparation expected.






Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
125 N. Wilkinson St,
Dayton, OH 45402

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