ADVENT 2019 WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT DISCIPLESHIP STUDY
Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine. Classes will be led by Rev. Tom Ballard. In this book, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. Register for the class soon and order your copy of the book in paperback or eKindle version at Amazon, Cokesbury.com, or AbingdonPress.com. This class will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm in Wesley Hall on Wednesday, November 20, Wednesday, December 4, Wednesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 18. Please note that class will not meet on Wednesday, November 27.