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~ CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES ~

Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
Classes gather on Zoom at 9:30 am and begin at 9:45 am, ending at 10:45 am

A Note about Recording our Adult Education Classes – Click Here

LENTEN STUDIES: March 14 & 21:

BIBLICAL and COMTEMPORARY TRAUMA: Intersections for Resilience.
Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hodkins, Professor of Old Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary

Ancient Israel experienced many types of losses that gave rise to profound grief, both individually and collectively. David Carr notes that “suffering, and the survival of it, was written into the Bible” for both Israel and the early Church. Over the last decade, scholars have increasingly turned to trauma studies as their interpretive tool for  illuminating this suffering and survival for the sake of recovery and resilience in the midst of contemporary trauma.  Our 4 sessions will consider what selected biblical texts reveal about trauma then and now.  

  • Sunday, March 14: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
    • Session 1: Biblical Survival: An Overview of Response to Trauma
  • Sunday, March 14: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: Ezekiel: Accessing Trauma through Visual Images
  • Sunday, March 21: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
    • Session 3: The Little Slave Girl in 2 Kings 5: Heroine or Trauma Victim?
  • Sunday, March 21: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Session 4: Psalm Metaphors, Neurobiology, and Trauma

All Sessions will be on ZOOM.  Links will be posted in the Thursday Mail before each of the Sunday sessions.

RECENT RECORDED CLASSES:

RACE AND RELIGION IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANISM

Presbyterianism in America has always been primarily a white persons’ religion, and it has been heavily influenced by racist beliefs and practices. But it has also been shaped by influences that have been sharply critical of racism, and the ongoing struggle between those two tendencies has been a major determinant of the role Presbyterians have played in American society.

This series of talks is designed to shed light on some of the more important phases in the evolution of the thinking of American Presbyterians (both black and white) on this subject.

Bibliography (Further Resources for Study)

~ 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.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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 .

RECORDING ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:
An Update from the Adult Education Committee
January 2021

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.

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.