Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Children and youth
February 18 and 25
Color and Gender in the Early Church
Dr. George Kalantzis, Professor of Theology and Director of the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, Wheaton College
In his famous proclamation on the identity of the Christian community, Paul exclaimed that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one.” Yet, even though contemporary Christians may rejoice in the hearing of Paul’s words, in the the world of the vast Roman empire, the world into which Christianity was birthed, questions of race and gender were different than ours. Ethnic and cultural identities as well as procreative and domestic relationships demarcated social distinctions in ways that may be foreign to us. In this two-week sequence (Feb. 18 and 25) we will explore the concepts of color, race, and gender in the world of the earliest Christians to understand more fully Christianity’s revolutionary social claims in the slowly transitioning world of Late Antiquity. In the Seminar Room.
February 11 and 18
Why we feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, care for the sick and the poor
Ryan Cummings, ELCA Hunger Education
Franklin Ishida, ELCA Global Mission
In these sessions, participants will learn about the breadth of projects supported by gifts to ELCA World Hunger, the emphasis on accompaniment that shapes our work, and the profound impact of this ministry. In the 7th grade/German classroom.
The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the lower-level conference room.
The Grace Church Library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for books related to Adult Ed topics as well as many other subjects. The library is also open for self-service during the week.
Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.