Classes will be held in the Bethlehem Room at 9:30 and 11 AM unless otherwise specified. The classes will come in segments, following our common book of the year, “Together By Grace.”
August 20: “The Heritage of Lutheran Education in America”, presented by Dr. Dave Neumann, will trace the influence of Dr. Martin Luther in America during the 19th & 20th centuries. Dave, son of Jim & Ruth, is assistant professor of history education at Cal Poly, Pomona. Karen Jonas, principal, Pam Musburger, ALECC director, and others from the school will also answer questions while Pastor Paul Gravrock will talk about institutions of higher learning in the ELCA.
Aug. 27: “Martin Luther: An Early Champion of Fair Trade. Who Knew???” — presented by the Global Ministries Team As a Fair Trade congregation, our Ascension Community lifts up Fair Trade on regular basis. But did you know Martin Luther had some insightful thoughts and words about fair trade long before there was “Fair Trade”? Come to the Reformation 500 Class led by the Global Ministries Team on August 27, 2017 to learn more about how the Bible and the teachings of Martin Luther are the foundation for our support of the Fair Trade principles and products we embrace and enjoy. Join us for a fun and interactive class about Fair Trade, complete with a sample of Fair Trade chocolate and a take-home surprise.
Sept. 10 “Lutherans around the World… Lutheran World Federation” — presented by Howie and Mary Wennes
Sept. 17 “The Ecumenical and Inter-faith Work of the ELCA” — presented by Howie and Mary Wennes
Sept. 24 “Multiculturalism has Pauline Roots:; The Challenge to be an Authentically Multicultural Church” — presented by Allen Carter
past classes — click on hamburger menu at upper left corner for playlist