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Fall 2019 Christian Learning Series

Our adult class meets from 9am to 9:45am on the second, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month from mid-September through May in Room 2. Recent topics have included spirituality, history, scripture, theology, and prayer. Please join us as time and interest allow.


History, Leonardo’s Art, “Less is More”, Islam, and Mary’s Witness

This fall, we study 1st century history, Islam, the spiritual practice of “less is more”, the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci, the El Hogar Mission 2019 Trip, and Mary’s witness as both disciple and mother of Jesus. Join us on Sundays at 9am in Room 2.
— Rev. Margaret Schwarzer • margaret@standrewswellesley.org

Early Church History

September 15 Josephus’ Works: A Jewish Historian’s View of the Early Church
September 22 The Three Herods of the New Testament (3 Evil Generations)

500 Years After Leonardo’s Death: A Powerful Legacy

September 20 Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper: Tradition and Innovation in an Italian Renaissance Painting

Presenter: Lilian Armstrong,
Mildred Lane Kemper Professor Emerita of Art, Wellesley College

Islam

October 13 The Qur’an: The Muslim Holy Book
Presenter: The Rev. Maria (Mia) Kano
October 20 Muslim Prayer: The Practice of Embodied Prayer
Presenter: The Rev. Maria (Mia) Kano
October 27 The Ancient Practice of Healing Prayer

Less is More

November 10 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by McKeown
Presenter: The Rev. Adrian Robbins-Cole

November 17 Monastic Essentialism; the Role of Water in the 1150s

Presenter: Peter Fergusson,
Theodora & Stanley Feldberg Professor Emeritus of Art, Wellesley College

November 24 St. Andrew: Gaining Insight into Our Patron Saint

Spiritual Gifts and Callings

December 8 Called to Honduras: Transformation Outside the Comfort Zone
December 15 Who is Mary?
December 22 Sharing Icons and Images of Mary, the Mother of God