~ CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES ~
Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. and run for one hour.
MODULE TWO: NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 10
A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art
Advent is a season of HOPE, a hope centered on God’s extravagant love for the world revealed in the birth of God’s Son, the Christ child. We will explore this hope in a DVD series entitled, A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art.
Each week we will examine a portion of the nativity story as told in either the gospel of Matthew or Luke. We will also be guided by insightful commentary by some of America’s leading biblical scholars from the Chandler School of Theology at Emory University. In addition, each text will be illustrated and interpreted by the stunning artwork of John August Swanson.
The class will be taught by The Reverend Daniel Thomas on Sundays (November 19, 26 and December 3 and 10) at the 9:45 a.m. education hour and also on Mondays (November 20 & 27, December 4 and 11) from 10:30 -11:45 a.m.
Come and explore how hope is revealed in the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary, the birth in a lowly stable in Bethlehem, the adoration of the shepherds and the majestic visit of the Wise Men. May exploring these timeless texts offer us a living hope for our journeys of faith in Advent 2017.
Class Leader: Rev. Dan Thomas
Class Location: Library
Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships
Get Their Name is a Sunday morning class taught by Pastors Scott and Emily using a book and video with the same name. Together we will discuss how to move past the fear of inviting or sharing faith with others in order to move toward an active, passionate missionary lifestyle. According to the author of Get Their Name, “We must recapture our missionary soul as professing Christians in America.”
This is a class to help us learn how to overcome what we have been afraid of or ill equipped to do concerning our faith.
Class Leaders: Rev Scott Ramsey and Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea
Class Location: Chapel
SPECIAL INTERGENERATIONAL CHRISTMAS EVENT: DECEMBER 17
- The Upside-Down Kingdom/The Gospel According to Luke
MODULE THREE: JANUARY 7 – 28, 2018
- McLaren Book Study. Rachel Russell, Instructor
- Sustainable Development. Ray Martin, Instructor
ANNUAL MEETING: FEBRUARY 4, 2018
- No Christian Education. Meeting information HERE >> (link coming soon)
SHROVE CELEBRATION & PANCAKE BRUNCH: FEBRUARY 11
- No Christian Education. Event information HERE >> (link coming soon)
MODULE FOUR: FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 18
- Lenten Bible Study. Dan Thomas, Instructor
- Lewinsville Forum. Linton Brooks & David Morrison, Instructors
LENTEN STUDY: MARCH 11-13 OR 18-20, 2018
- More information coming soon.
MODULE FIVE: APRIL 8 – MAY 13, 2018
- Equipping Ourselves and our Loved Ones to Prepare for the End of Life. Sponsored by the Older Adult Council
- Global Populism, Nationalism & Xenophobia. Linton Brooks, Instructor
- Inquirers Class
SUMMER SCHEDULE: JUNE 3-24, 2018
- Summer Sermon Discussion
~ CURRENT WEEKDAY CLASS ~
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 either Rev. Scott Ramsey or Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea — whoever will be preaching the next Sunday.
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.