Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

Seeing is Believing: Exploring the Art of Makoto Fujimura

Lead by Michaela Eskew

November 27 to December 18

9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Peel House Parlor (except December 4 will be in the Fireside Room)


This Advent we will be exploring the modern artwork of Makoto Fujimura, an American artist trained in the ancient ways of Japanese art. Each week we will explore Advent scriptures alongside Fujimura's art and writings on faith. It is sure to be a multi-sensory experience that hopes to capture the glory and gift of the Incarnation. We will be doing a viewing of the 2016 Martin Scorsese film "Silence" (Rated R) on Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


November 27: Four Holy Gospels

December 4: Golden Sea

December 11: Silence

December 18: Re-sonance



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Living Lutheran

Led by Marcus Kochis

January 8

9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Peel House Parlor

 

This year we will take periodic breaks in the Adult Seminar calendar to take up a current topic in the lives of Lutherans. These will only be one-week sessions, so you don't want to miss it!

 

Spiritual Direction: Companionship Along the Way

Led by Lori Duncan

January 15

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Peel House Parlor

 

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “spiritual direction” but are unsure about what it is or how it might contribute to your own life with God. Join us on January 15th to learn what it is and isn’t, its history and purpose, and some practical takeaways that can serve to deepen your intimacy with Jesus.

 

Unnamed Women in the Gospels

Led by Macy Kennedy, Deacon Intern

January 22 – February 12

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Peel House Parlor

 

Over four weeks we will explore the stories of unnamed women in the Gospels using Frances Taylor Gench's book Back to the Well. Gench encourages us to view these stories through a lens of biblical scholarship. She examines each story's language, structure, and literary and socio-cultural context, and recounts many traditional and contemporary interpretations. In the process, she opens up new possibilities for reading these texts. I invite you to dive deeper into women's encounters with Jesus in each Gospel. 

 

January 22: Matthew 15:21-28

January 29: Mark 5: 21-43

February 5: Luke 13: 10-17

February 12: John 4: 1-42

 

Living Lutheran

Led by Marcus Kochis

February 19

9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Peel House Parlor

 

This year we will take periodic breaks in the Adult Seminar calendar to take up a current topic in the lives of Lutherans. These will only be one-week sessions, so you don't want to miss it!

 

 

Do you love The Chosen?

Michaela Eskew, our Minister of Faith Formation, is looking for people who love this series to lead an Adult Seminar in Lent that will revolve around watching parts of certain episodes and sharing in group discussion. If you are interested in leading, please reach out to Michaela at michaela@flccs.net


Adult Education

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Previous Adult Seminars and hand-outs:

Advent Series: Seeing and Hearing
Lead by Michaela Eskew

December 6, 2020 recording - Passcode: &gWLM#6S


December 13, 2020 recording - Passcode: 3qxkz4R!


A Contemporary Faith: The Saint John’s Bible
Lead by Michaela Eskew


November 1, 2020 recording - Passcode: 4+oz18qh

November 8, 2020 recording - Passcode: cQm8Y!p4

November 15, 2020 recording - Passcode: ?sb2jDzw

November 22, 2020 recording - Passcode: 570$*Q@U

November 29, 2020 recording - Passcode: 5wvC1I@%



July 12 2020 - "How did we get here?" A look at current events, important terms, and the ELCA's "Freed in Christ, Race and Ethnicity" Social Statement. You can find the slides here.


July 19 2020 - "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" Understanding Identity Development in Kids, Teens, and Adults. You can find the slides here.


July 26 2020 - "What about Latinx and Other People of Color?" A Discussion on Race Relations in General in America. You can find the slides here.


August 2 2020 - "How does one even become 'anti-racist'?" Signs of Hope and Steps to Move Forward. You can find the slides here.


September 2020 - "Embracing The Prophets in Contemporary Culture" with Walter Brueggemann - Lead by Susan Bolduc