Feb 15th-March 21st, 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom
This Lent, our Christian Formation ministry is partnering with Seattle-based LIVE PROJECT to offer a 6 week course called “Lent with Baldwin & Bonhoeffer.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a 20th Century German Theologian who was part of the confessing movement within German during World War II. He studied in New York City and spent a lot of time with Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. When he returned to Germany he became part of a resistance movement and was caught by the Gestapo for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was hanged on the 9th of April in 1945 at Flossenbürg concentration camp during the collapse of the Nazi regime.
James Baldwin, Black novelist and essayist from the 20th Century, frequently wrote about racism in the United States. The prominence of his social commentary grew alongside the civil rights movement. His works include “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “Notes of a Native Son,” “Nobody Knows My Name,” among many others. He spent long times living in France, as well as Turkey and Switzerland, giving him an international view of the United States. This shaped his commentary on race and sexuality.
This class explores how Dietrich Bonhoeffer and James Baldwin together prophetically speak to our current time. This co-facilitated course, through a combination of presentations, and brief selected readings, will invite a conversation for how these particular perspectives inform our lives as persons and communities of faith.
This 6-week course will meet via zoom 7-8:30pm on Thursday nights during Lent (Feb 15th-March 21st), facilitated by Dr. Edward Donalson III and Dr. Dan Peterson.
¨ Session 1: Why? Why might these two perspectives help or hinder a generative conversation for us as people of faith?
¨ Session 2: Who? An introduction: Who is James Baldwin?
¨ Session 3: Who? An Introduction: Who is Dietrich Bonhoeffer?
¨ Session 4: What? What does James Baldwin communicate and teach the world?
¨ Session 5: What? What does Dietrich Bonhoeffer communicate and have to share with the world?
¨ Session 6: How? How do you imagine these particular perspectives, in conversation with one another, inform our lives as persons and communities of faith?
To register please go to: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/8122126. Use the promo code: LIVEBUNDLE2023 to cover the registration cost.
We invite you to contribute to the congregational registration fee by going to MYUCCC and choosing the Adult Education fund in the drop down menu. The class is $50 per person and the suggested donation is $25. For those needing scholarships, the promo code covers all registration costs.
For more information contact Pastor Steve or LIVE PROJECT director Rev. Dr. David Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org.