~ CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES ~
Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
A Note about Recording our Adult Education Classes – Click Here
ADVENT MODULE: November 28 – December 19
REJOICE! REFLECTION OF FOUR ADVENT HYMNS
What makes Christmas Christmas? For the Christian community, a central truth is that God no longer is far off. God in the Christ child has drawn near. God is our Emmanuel “God with us.” And God as our Emmanuel bestows upon us such blessings as Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy. But how do we experience these moods during this holy season. Answers abound. But one of the time-honored ways is through the singing of Advent hymns and Christmas carols. This class, led by Rev. Dan Thomas will study and examine four of these great songs. We will consider not only the history and theology of these songs but also explore some of the biblical texts that inspired their composition. Opportunity will also be given for participants to share how these songs speak to them personally.
A weekly study guide plus other resources will be made via this website. If possible please bring to class a Bible and a copy of each song.
- November 28 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel . Handouts for this class:
- December 5 – Silent Night, Holy Night!
- December 12 – O Little Town of Bethlehem
- December 19 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Class Leader: Dan Thomas
Class Location: Zoom
How to attend this meeting: Look for the Zoom link in the Thursday Update
~ Looking Ahead ~
- MODULE 3: January 2 – 30 – Class led by Bruce Douglass. Topic TBD
- ANNUAL MEETING: Sunday, February 6 – No CE
- SALZMAN LECTURE: February 13 – History, Justice & Race – Charles Chavis
- MODULE 4: February 13 – 27 – tbd
- LENTEN STUDIES: March 6, 7, & 8 – Carlos Cardoze-Orlandi
- LENTEN MODULE: March 13 – April 3 – tbd
- PALM SUNDAY: April 10 – Special Session – tbd
- EASTER SUNDAY: April 17 – No CE
- MODULE 5: April 24 – May 29 – tbd
- SUMMER MODULE: June 2 – 30 – TBD
~ CURRENT WEEKDAY CLASS ~
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY with Bag Lunch
NOTE: During the Covid-19 Pandemic, this class is meeting each Wednesday @11:30 via Zoom. Watch for the Thursday Update with login instructions. Or call the church office at 703-356-7200 during morning office hours to be added to the Bible Study list.
Each WEDNESDAY, a weekly Wednesday Bible Study will be held in the Chapel from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The Bible study will generally involve an exploration of the biblical text that will be preached the following Sunday. The study will usually be facilitated by Rev. Scott Ramsey or whoever will be preaching the next Sunday.
Bring a bag lunch, a Bible, and a curious heart and mind. We’ll have fun digging into the Scriptures! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Scott .
ABOUT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT LEWINSVILLE
Lewinsville offers a variety of classes and special events to guide us during the program year in our individual and corporate journeys of faith, discovery, discernment, and service.
Lively discussions on faith and social issues. Look for our “Faith & Public Policy” classes during select modules during the year.
Probing Biblical and theological study. Each Adult Education module includes a course on the Bible and/or theology.
Life skills and religion and the arts. Our Adult Education classes include one course in this subject area.
Family of Faith Focus. We have an ongoing group of parents who explore what it means and how to raise children in our reformed tradition.
Multiple times and places for learning, including online. Even if you can’t attend all sessions of a class during the 9:45–10:45 hour on Sunday mornings, come when you can. Watch for our annual Lenten Studies program during Lent with a Biblical scholar, our Salzman Lecture each fall, and special Inter-generational events with an education focus.
Faith has been described as belief, commitment, relationship, and mystery. Lewinsville’s adult education program, Christ Care groups, women’s circles, faith and public policy breakfasts, and men’s and women’s retreats are opportunities to explore these dimensions of faith with others.
RECORDING ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:
An Update from the Adult Education Committee
The adult education committee has received several requests to record classes. We recognize the value of being able to revisit a class, catch up with a missed class session, or share a session with a family member or friend. At the same time, we’re aware of privacy concerns and the concern that recording may make participants self-conscious and uncomfortable to share personal observations. To balance these considerations, we will use the following criteria to decide which classes to record:
- The leaders/speakers associated with a class, and with individual class sessions, are the primary judges of whether a class is appropriate for recording. They hold veto power over recording a class series or session.
- As a rule, we believe that classes that consist mostly of presentation with some Q&A are more appropriate for recording than those that consist primarily of discussion.
- Regardless of the proportion of presentation and discussion/Q&A, we will not record classes which invite participants to share opinions on potentially-sensitive political or policy questions, or to share personal experiences.
- We will always let participants know if a class is being recorded. Notice that the class will be recorded will appear in the class write up in the Newsletter and Thursday Mail along with the ZOOM link.
If you have any questions or thoughts about class recording, please feel free to share them with any member of the Adult Education Committee or Cathy Saunders, the chair.