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Adult Education – Palm Sunday

SPECIAL PASSION/PALM SUNDAY CLASS: March 28, 2021

THE DEATH OF JESUS AS TOLD IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK

Why were people talking about Elijah during the crucifixion? Biblical Storyteller Jean Dudek will tell the story of the death of Jesus, as recounted in the Gospel of Mark (chapter 15:33-41). We will discuss the story, and learn about the cultural understandings of Mark’s original audience, and connections to other parts of Mark’s Gospel and to the Old Testament.

Jean Dudek holds a Master of Theological Studies degree, with a concentration in Biblical Studies, from Wesley Theological Seminary, and works at Wesley as a Teaching Assistant in Hebrew Bible and New Testament courses. A trained Biblical Storyteller, she has been sharing the Bible in this way for over ten years.

How to Attend: This class will be held on Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the Thursday Update on March 25th and the email reminder on March 27.

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.