Summer Offerings for Christian Education

Faith and Art Class – Art is older than the Christian faith, of course. But human beings have always used visual images of one kind or another – figurative, abstract or symbolic, in private and in public – to articulate their individual and collective responses to the Divine.  Class participants will select pieces that depict specific scriptural scenes, then use those pieces as a jumping off point for discussion around that particular Scripture.  This class will be led by David Johnson and Mary Szymanski.  To participate in this class, please be in touch with David Johnson (tomten46@msn.com), who will then email you a Zoom invitation.  The date and time of this class is TBD. 

Faith and Movie Class – Do you like to watch movies – both old favorites and unfamiliar titles? If you like to discuss the stories and themes in movies, and relate them to our sacred stories and faith, this class is for you. Class participants choose a movie for everyone to watch during the week and then lead the discussion via Zoom.  This class continues to meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.  To participate in this class, please be in touch with Marty and Vicky Wilder (vnwilder@comcast.net), who will then email you a Zoom invitation.

Sowing Tears, Reaping Joy: The Bible and Brahms’ Requiem – Follow this famous requiem on a tour of Biblical prompts about death, grief, the brevity of life, and faith for here and hereafter.  Through music and Scripture, we move from graveside to grieving, from the challenges of self-reflection to new perspectives and hope beyond.  This class will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., beginning July 1.  To participate in this study, please email Larry and Mary Ann Casey (lmacasey@fredericksburgpc.org), who will then email you a Zoom invitation.

Summer Book Club 2020 – Pandemic-Style: Please join me, Jen Rowe, for a virtual book club experience this summer as we discuss The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis via Zoom.  Originally published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters is a collection of 31 correspondences written by a senior demon named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood, a younger and less experienced demon, instructing him on the finer points of how to corrupt the human soul.  Screwtape’s advice to his eager protégé might surprise you…  We will meet via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on four Tuesday evenings over the summer: June 23, July 7 & 21, and August 4.  Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.  If you would like to join this “stay at home” book club, please email me (jenrowe@cox.net).  I will then email you a reading schedule and a Zoom invitation for our first meeting.