~ Lenten Bible Study with April
John August Swanson is a Los Angeles artist noted for his finely detailed, brilliantly colored paintings and original prints. The son of a Mexican mother and a Swedish father, Swanson is influenced by the folk art traditions of both countries. He is also interested in the way Byzantine and medieval works of art, such as mosaics and stained glass windows, communicated the stories of the Bible to people of different times and places. Our study will be built around specific artwork by Swanson and informed by input by professors from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia (a United Methodist Church seminary). Associate Pastor April Herron will guide our reflections and discussion. To indicate your plans to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All learners welcome!
Mondays 7 pm, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays 10:30 am, March 7, 14, 21, 28
~ Sunday Morning Bible Study for Lent
On Sunday, March 6, we will begin our Bile Study for the six-week Lenten period. We have selected “Wind in the Wilderness” study based on the Old Testament prophets. We can’t see the wind, but we know it exists and we can witness its results. The same is true with the Hebrew prophets; we know they communicated God’s vision of justice and faithfulness and we can see the result of their prophecies in Jesus. This book calls our attention to the issues of justice in today’s world. You’ll explore the continuity between prophetic emphasis and Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God. See Larry Kittiver for more information. We hope you can join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Aldersgate room.