Sunday Mornings @21 West Lane

On April 2nd, Former Teaching Minister Carlene Demiany returns for the conclusion of a two-session series on the theme of Catholics and Protestants in dialogue. She will discuss the role of the Pope and will specifically look at Pope Francis - his teachings, encyclicals, and outreach to Protestant denominations.

On the 9th, FCC's Cheryl Patterson-Zaic will host a session on environmental stewardship. We often think "heaven is my home" as if we don't have a part in this world. Yet our biblical vocation includes caring for all creation, particularly the vulnerable. When Luther was asked what he would do if the world would end tomorrow, he replied "Plant a tree." We will examine what actions you can take.

There will be no class on April 16th due to the Easter holidays.

Ann Killian, a PhD candidate in English at Yale, will be joining us on the 23rd. Ann will discuss the Wycliffe Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible into English in the 1380s, which was met with controversy and was banned by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

We will close out the month on the 30th with a talk by Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse. Jesse went off to school on 12/14/12 and was one of 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Scarlett will discuss how faith has sustained her and how she has channeled her energies into both a book on hope and forgiveness as well as into founding the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to collaborate with professional educators to develop school-based educational programs to change our current culture of violence to one of safety, peace and love for one another. The movement's emphasis is on choosing to turn angry thoughts and actions into loving ones in all circumstances.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served at all events.