J-Term

What will you learn in 2023? View all our J-Term classes here.

November 22, 2022

Registration for 2023 J-Term is closedIf you didn't get a chance to register, you can still participate – some of our Sunday J-Term classes are walk-in. Zoom links for the walk-in Sunday classes are available below. Some classes are in-person only.

If you have registered for a hybrid class (on Sunday or not), you will receive a Zoom link directly to your email.

If you have any questions, contact Rev. Derek Starr Redwine

Sunday Walk-In Classes

J-Term: Sitcoms and Jesus - 9:00am, Library, in-person only

J-Term: From Temple to Tabernacle - 9:00am, Room 216/Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87634377865

J-Term: Making Sense of Christian Nationalism - 9:00am, Chapel/Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/9013937142?pwd=UElUL3huZklZdy9CNnNqWnpnaWFCUT09

Class Schedule

SUNDAY


Sitcoms and Jesus

Rev. Josh Andrzejewski & Hannah Miller
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00am | Library

We’ll gather to watch a 20-minute sitcom followed by 25-30 minutes of discussion about the theological themes we notice in the episode. This class is family-friendly, designed for 6th grade and up (including adults!). We will announce the episodes in advance to help families know what to expect.

Making Sense of Christian Nationalism

Rev. Amy Starr Redwine & Rev. Dr. Errol Rohr
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00am | Chapel/Zoom

Throughout the country, both inside and outside the church, people are talking about Christian Nationalism. In particular, politicians have become more explicit and extreme in their rhetoric about what makes (or could or should make) America a Christian nation. How can we make sense of this trend? What exactly is Christian Nationalism and what role should it play in our faith or our politics? Join Rev. Amy Starr Redwine and Rev. Dr. Errol Rohr for this 4-part series.

From Temple to Tabernacle

Rev. Derek Starr Redwine
Jan. 8, 15, 22
9:00am | Room 216/Zoom

During Israel’s history there were two primary locations for God’s presence: the temple and the tabernacle. If you missed the Fall Gathering with Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio, this is a great opportunity to participate in a conversation about what these two locations can teach us about the past, present, and future of the church. Each class will be an adapted version of the three lectures from the gathering.

Visio Divina: Praying with Art

Rev. Nicole Ball
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
4:00pm | Parlor

While the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina (divine reading) focuses on reading and listening to God’s word, the practice of Visio Divina (divine seeing) encourages prayerful meditation on art or media. Join Rev. Nicole Ball for a faith-forming journey as we explore biblical artwork from across the world, consider poetry from modern authors and study ancient scripture. Each participant will be provided with a journal and writing implement. Coffee and tea will be served. Space is limited.

Flower Arranging

Terrie White
Jan. 15
3:00pm | Fellowship Hall

Spend an afternoon making a flower arrangement to take home! There is a $25 fee for materials.

Food as Medicine & the 6 Pillars of Health

Dr. Charlotte Woodfin
Jan. 29
9:00am | Room 216/Zoom

Discussion on food as medicine and the 6 pillars of health, which include community and faith.

MONDAY


Final Gift

Rev. Mary Kay Collins
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
6:00 - 7:00pm | Fellowship Hall

This is the ninth year we are offering this popular workshop– it is never too early to consider end of life plans. Participants receive topical videos and materials each week to review before our evening gatherings. We will discuss ideas about what "dying well" means to you; your options and how to clarify your desires; planning a service so your wishes are understood; and how you want to be remembered… your legacy.

TUESDAY


Watercolor Class

Merenda Cecilia
Jan. 10, 17
10:00 - 11:30am | Rec Room

Interested in exploring art using watercolors? Merenda is a gifted artist and a regular teacher at the Visual Arts Center. Space is limited.

Singing the Faith

Jason N. Brown
Jan. 10, 17, 24
6:30pm | Fellowship Hall

There are few things that unite people as food and music do. Join us for some in-person conversation about what we sing, why we sing it, and how we might use our congregational singing as both a means of welcome and outreach.

Flower Arranging

Linda Lacy
Jan. 17
1:00pm | Fellowship Hall

Spend an afternoon making a flower arrangement to take home! There is a $25 fee for materials.

WEDNESDAY


Soup, Bread, and Bible Study

Rev. Derek Starr Redwine
Jan. 11, 18, 25
6:00pm | Fellowship Hall

In place of Rev. Derek's Thursday morning Bible Study for the month of January, join us for a bible study on selected texts from the Gospel of Matthew.

THURSDAY


Entering Scripture through Hebrew & Greek

Hannah Miller
Jan. 12 & 19
12:00 - 1:00pm | Zoom

We’ll explore aspects of the original Biblical languages and consider how they might inform our reading and understanding of scripture.

The Wreckage of Racism in Richmond

Rev. Ben Campbell
Jan. 12 & 19
6:00pm | Chapel/Zoom

The author of Richmond’s Unhealed History, Rev. Campbell will offer a concise overview of the long-term consequences of racist policy and practice in Richmond.

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