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Adult Education – May 23



Before Pentecost, Peter always seems to get things wrong even though his heart was good. At Pentecost, suddenly the Tower of Babel is reversed, and all people there can hear and understand, even the disciples who often seemed to misunderstand plain words in the past. Then, perhaps as the flames of Pentecost were fading, suddenly Peter preaches to Jerusalem with more power and faith than we have seen before. What happened?

Let’s look at the story of Pentecost, along with Psalms 46 and 48. How do you sense God working in your life? In the life of the world? Does God indeed have a plan or plan everything? Can we praise God in the storm, or question God for the unjust events and systems that still exist? In the story of Pentecost, what do we see, hear, touch, smell, experience when we imagine ourselves in the story? Rachel Russell will guide the imaginative conversation, so come have a fun and yet serious time.

Class Leader: Rachel Russell
Class Time: Adult Education Classes will be held on ZOOM from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to allow some participants to drive to the in-person worship.
How to Attend: This class will be held on Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the Thursday Updates and the Saturday Christian Education reminder email.

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.