GET CONNECTED with our CHURCH FAMILY … responding to human need

PALM SUNDAY/APRIL 2 – 9:30-10:30 am

This class will view and discuss the Passion in Art, based on the book of the same name by Richard Harries (Ashgate Publishing, 2004). No book needed! To facilitate our shared viewing of the Images and information from the book we will be utilizing the large screen display. We are hoping many eyes see even more in these images and make connections and discussion. Think of this as -- Visio Divina — “sacred seeing” — which is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to enter into a sacred image, in silence, to see what God might have to say to us.

The Passion of Jesus, of course, is the Cross and the before and afterward. Can something so tragic be redeemed or explained or held in art by human hands? How does the art change over the centuries and how does that inform our thinking about the Cross? We hope you will find this a low-key, thoughtful, and beautiful presentation, that will lead us into the heart of Christ’s love.

Class Location: 102A
Class Leader: Rachel Russell & Sharon Gamble

Adult Education Classes for the 2022-2023 Program Year

APRIL 16, 23, 30 9:30-10:30 A.M.

This three -week class will look at Spirituality and how it is distinguished from religion. Can Spirituality add to feelings of meaning and purpose as you age? How can life review and reflection help at any age? This will be a thought- provoking class with time for good discussions.

April 16- What is Spirituality and how is it distinguished from religion? How can you help someone who is not finding meaning and purpose in life as they age?

April 23- Dorothy Linthicum, an instructor from Virginia Theological Seminary, will discuss how Spirituality can enrich and deepen the aging process, including in the process of death and dying? How can spiritual practices guide us on our journeys?

April 30- The final week will be a panel discussion of church members who will share their personal views and professional experiences on the topic.

Class Location: Room 102A
Class Leaders: Pastor Scott Ramsey, Dorothy Linthicum from Virginia Theological Seminary and a panel of church members

APRIL 16, 23, 30 9:30-10:30 A.M.

We’ll delve into official church statements that can help guide our response as Christians and Presbyterians in caring for our planetary home and all the life forms that dwell therein – from Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Sí: On Care for Our Common Home to important Presbyterian (PCUSA) resolutions about Earth Care.

In the final session of the class, we will consider how these theological and policy statements can inform action at the congregational level. We’ll review how Lewinsville is currently fulfilling our Earth Care commitments, learn what other congregations are doing, and brainstorm how we’d like Earth Care at Lewinsville to move forward. All are welcome, whether you can attend one week or all three. We especially hope to see anyone interested in contributing to Lewinsville’s Earth Care efforts on April 30.

Class Location: Room 102B
Class Leaders: Organized by Lewinsville Earth Care Team members