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New Short-Term Adult Sunday School Class

“Advent:  The Art, Music, and Poetry of the Season”

Room 65/66

Advent, as the first season of the Christian year, has been observed for centuries as a time to contemplate Christ’s birth.  In the hurry and flurry of the holiday season, it is easy to miss the essence of Christmas.  Advent presents us with the opportunity to “become mindful of how Christ’s birth took place.”  Advent marks God’s coming into our midst.  That coming is not just something that happened in the past.  It is a recurring possibility here and now.  Thus – Advent is not merely a commemorative event, but a yearly opportunity for us to consider the future, second Advent—the promised coming of God’s kingdom on earth.  Advent means “coming.”  So—come, explore the coming of Christ through the art, music, and poetry of the season.

•December 1: Karen Akin – Associate Pastor, Second Presbyterian “Advent: The Season”
•December 8: Jennie Cooper – Art History Teacher, Central High School “Art of the Season”
•December 15: Bevan Keating – Director of Music, Second Presbyterian and Associate Professor of Music, UALR “Music of the Season”
•December 22: Chuck Chappell – Professor Emeritus of English, Hendrix College   “T. S. Eliot’s ‘Journey of the Magi’: A Poem for Advent”