Adult Education

We hope to foster adults’ spiritual development in a variety of ways, such as learning new ways of studying biblical texts, rereading familiar Bible passages to find new comfort and meaning, and exploring ways of bringing Christ’s teaching to bear on our daily lives.

We may occasionally use the adult education hour for topics and discussion involving the whole congregation, when noted in the bulletin. Classes are organized in such a way that no week is a prerequisite to the following week’s class. Please join us!

Lenten Study Groups on three themes: Visio Divina, lead by Skip Williams; Studying The Messiah; and a book study. For more info click here.

SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION HOUR:

Adult education classes are held Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to noon during the academic year in the Christian Education building on the first floor across from the church office. Our theme this year is faithfulness.

April classes

April 7 and 14: Ken Howard will lead a two-part class on Easter-tide music other than the great Passions. On the 7th, he will lead us through the famous treatments of “The Seven Last Words” of Christ. On the 14th, he will look at some lesser known, but no less beautiful, choral works.

SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST FROM THE CROSS

Below are the YouTube links that Ken is using for the April 7 & 14 adult education sessions.  Listen and enjoy at your leisure and pleasure.

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) – Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz (1645) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfXo_zCwkno

 Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Seven Last Words of Christ (1787) (choral version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cPchmU-pB4

Charles Gounod – Les Sept Paroles de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ sur la Croix (1855) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLb12AC6c3s

 César Franck (1822-1890) – Les Sept Dernières Paroles du Christ en Croix (1859) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebQ2WsUCz-Y

 Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) – Les Sept Paroles du Christ (1867) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZNMt8j2Wyg&list=PLOVM7k5SEbcuEWgoIECrJ1rAsHgTDChZW (8 parts)

 James Macmillan (b.1959) – Seven Last Words from the Cross (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMO7x9C9GVA&list=OLAK5uy_mlo0Lm1EtnKHRQ3DOMEfhdF39SGVIEEkA (7 parts)

Daan Manneke (b.1939) – The Seven Last Words (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqqSTu8uLYo&list=PLRGLk8iBGyWAQuH85If2X21B-VDLLTes6

 Daniel Elder (b.1986) – Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvIq7deJT3Q

 Paul Carr (b.1961) – Seven Last Words from the Cross (2013)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CJ6Wm0xn3s&list=OLAK5uy_n5IF0io81dGogjb9LMI6KYWS82LLYx3WA

(If you paste this link into the address line, this will bring up the other parts of this piece in the right-hand column for further listening.)

Michael John Trotta (b.1978) – Seven Last Words (Septem Ultima Verba) (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKRY84yEDL0&list=PL4rj1SY0uiM0_za5NJZ95NUN02pEuD680 (7 parts)

April 21. Easter! No adult education.

April 28: “The Theology of Bruce Springsteen,” taught by seminary intern Klaas Walhout 

MORE ADULT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT DUTCH NECK

Lenten Study Groups are forming around three themes: Visio Divina, lead by Skip Williams; Studying The Messiah; and a book study. For more info click here.

All are welcome at the Centering Prayer Group, which meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm during the academic year in the parlor located in the Christian Education building. Please call or email Julie Donaldson if you have any questions:  609-731-2971 or juliedon4@aol.com

Lectionary Texts and Hymns are read and discussed every Sunday at 9:00 A M, before the regular service. in the parlor in the Christian Education building.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning, 7:00 AM in the parlor in the Christian Education building.

The Women’s Book club is reading Why Religion? by Elaine Pagels. The discussion will be Tuesday march 12 at 7:30 in the parlor. Happy Reading!