Chautauqua

Each summer, our regular Sunday School classes disband for the summer months, and we offer short-term classes.  Classes are open to all and begin at 9:45.

Session 1 - June 2, 9, 16, and 23

God, Man, and the West—Through the Lens of the Coen Brothers
Ashley Cruseturner and Caleb Cruseturner
True Grit. No Country for Old Men. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World:  A Joyful Sojourn into British, American, and Irish Poetry of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Betsy Vardaman
Particular attention in the first two sessions will be paid to works by T. S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Wilbur, W. H. Auden, and Theodore Roethke.  The later sessions will introduce more contemporary poets, including Christian Wiman, Philip Levine, Mary Oliver, Kelly Cherry, Louise Gluck, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, Amanda Gorman, Ada Limon, Barbara Kingsolver, Tracy K. Smith, and Rita Dove.

(No Sunday School Classes on June 30 - Joint Worship with Second Missionary Baptist Church.)

Session 2 - July 7, 14, and 21

The Ten Commandments
Rosalie Beck
This class will study the last two of the Ten Commandments and the Greatest Commandment as stated by Jesus.

Biblical Foods: The Sequel
Mark Brickhouse
Following on from our culinary adventures of last summer, this year we will cook and sample some basic Biblical foods such as unleavened bread and roasted fish.  We’ll have at least one classic dish such as scrambled eggs and onions. See you in the kitchen. 

Session 3 - July 28, August 4 and 11

Two Writers’ Perspectives on Women’s Rights
Carol Lowe
Twenty-first century author Margaret Atwood dips into legendary Greek literature to produce a distinctly 21st-century perspective of Odysseus’s wife Penelope. In sharp contrast, Victorian writer Alfred, Lord Tennyson relegates Penelope to an almost non-existent role in his well-known “Ulysses.” We will discuss these two works as a springboard into a discussion of differing perspectives of women’s rights in time and culture.

Jeremiah
Jim Kennedy
A study of selected texts from the book of Jeremiah.

All Summer

Childcare - Jess Best and Lenita Rockenhaus 
(Infants through age 2) 

Godly Play Class - Janet Sheets and Robin Moore
(Ages 3 through Kindergarten)

1st-6th Grade Class - Various Teachers

Youth Sunday School Class - Various Teachers