Adult Education

St. Luke's

Adult Christian Education

March 2019

Coffee: Grounds for Discussion

“Coffee: Grounds for Discussion” meets in the Undercroft each Sunday morning during the program year between the 9:15 and 11:00 am services.  Past sessions have hosted a variety of speakers both from St. Luke’s clergy, the broader community of Granville, and organizations within central Ohio.  Coffee and light refreshments are provided. Members of the congregation are invited to volunteer as presenters or to suggest speakers whom they would like to hear.  

March 3, 2019

“We'll always have bananas.”

Sally McClaskey

Sally will share her experience in Puerto Rico, one year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The eight-day trip last fall was a cultural immersion initiative with her colleagues, 4-H youth development professionals from across Ohio. She'll share her encounter with church volunteers, families, farmers, business owners and youth workers, and the resiliency they maintained in the aftermath of the hurricane.


Presented by the Adult Education and Health and Wellness Committees

The last of life, for which the first was made:

Our times are in His hand

Who saith, ‘A whole I planned,

Youth shows but half; trust God: see all nor be afraid!'

Robert Browning

At some point in our lives, many of us will be called upon to plan an end of life celebration for  a loved one or a friend. Additionally, formulating wishes for our own celebrations enables us to create a service that reflects our deepest feelings about the life we've lived and, further, provides a gift of direction to the family and friends who remain behind.  During the season of Lent “Coffee: Grounds for Discussion” will strive to provide participants with an awareness of options and alternatives for end of life celebrations.  

Reflections on Death and Dying – Sunday, March 10

Common Patient and Family Concerns – Sunday March 17

Hospice Services – Sunday, March 24

Lifeline of Ohio – April 7

March 31, 2019

One Service at 9:15 – No education classes

St. Luke's Book Club

April 3

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Jon Meacham

Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.  Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now.

Robin Whittington