Adult Education In April

Adult Christian Education, April 2019

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.

Sponsored 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.  

April 7
Lifeline of Ohio
An independent, non-profit organization, Lifeline of Ohio promotes and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio is a Donate Life Organization. Lifeline of Ohio’s mission is to empower our community to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Lifeline of Ohio’s values include: Compassion, Advocacy, Integrity, Excellence and Collaboration.

April 14
Palm Sunday
No classes.

April 21
Easter Sunday
No classes. 

April 28
Life After Death: Jesus, Judaism and Justice: A Theo-Ed Talk with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine completed her undergraduate work at Smith College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and held honors in both religion and English. She earned her doctorate at Duke University. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Levine "combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating antisemitic, sexist, and homophobic theologies. “She is a member of the Orthodox Jewish synagogue Sherith Israel. Group conversation follows the 21-minute video.  

St. Luke's Book Club
April 3, 2019

The Soul of America:  The Battle for Our Better Angels 

Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America  Jon Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920’s; and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. 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. St. Luke's Book Club meets in the Undercroft beginning at 7:00 pm. All members are welcome to attend. 

Lara Benschoter