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Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. and run for one hour.

MODULE FIVE:  March 10 – April 7, 2019

EARTH CARE: A CALL FOR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP OF GOD’S CREATION

Lewinsville recently received certification from PC(USA) as an Earth Care Congregation. This is an excellent time to contemplate why we, as Christians, should care for the earth and how we can move forward as an Earth Care Congregation.

The Bible tells us that Creation – our natural world – is a divine thing. God saw all that God had made, and it was inherently good. Our faith urges us to act as stewards of God’s creation: defending and healing it while working to assure justice for both the natural world and humanity. In this four-week module, we will discuss both the theological basis for “Earth Care” and concrete ways in which we can serve as stewards for the Earth in our daily lives.

The first two weeks will focus on God’s call to care for creation and each other, while the last two will center around actions we can take to help God’s creation thrive, both in our personal lives and through our roles as members of Lewinsville.

  • March 10 – God calls us to care for creation – led by Cathy Saunders
  • March 17 – God commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves – led by Linton Brooks
  • March 31 – God wants all creation to thrive – led by Cindy Speas and John Clewett
  • April 7 – Bringing it all together as an Earth Care Congregation – led by David Kepley, guest speaker from Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax

Class Moderators: Susan Bartram and Maia Foster
Class Location: Chapel

SHORT STORIES OF JESUS

Jesus was a master storyteller. He specialized in short stories we call parables to often convey his message. But how did Jesus’ Jewish audience hear, understand and respond to his parables? Can such ancient Jewish insights and understanding shed light on how we may faithfully apply the messages of these parables to our lives today?

Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish scholar who is both a professor of Jewish Studies and the New Testament at Vanderbilt Divinity School addresses these questions in her DVD series, Short Stories of Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.

Join Dan Thomas to view this DVD and explore these enigmatic stories together. A warning: Be prepared to be surprised and challenged by a fresh new look at what it means to follow Jesus today.

The schedule:

  • March 10: Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son
  • March 17: The Good Samaritan
  • March 31: The Mustard Seed
  • April 7: The Laborers in the Vineyard

Class Leader: Rev. Dan Thomas
Class Location: Library

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WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY with Bag Lunch

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.