Lenten Study courses 2018

The Adult Education Committee is proud to sponsor St. Paul's Lenten 2018 Study Classes.


Please read more about each class below. 

All classes meet weekly at 7:00 p.m., starting Tuesday, February 13.

The fee is $12 per person for the 6-week course. All materials and books are included at no extra charge. 

Please bring cash or check (payable to St. Paul's UMC with "Lenten Study" on the memo line) to the office on or before the first day of class, or use the online form to register and pay using a credit card. 

Class registration is going on now and will remain open through Sunday, February 11, or until classes fill.

To sign up and pay online using a credit card, click here.

To sign up and pay with check or cash, visit the Narthex or church office.

  • The Forgotten Jesus

    6 weeks, Tuesdays (February 13 - March 20), 7:00 p.m.

    Through the years, our understanding of Jesus has been shaped by different cultural influences, and many Christians have forgotten that Jesus was a Jewish man living in a Jewish land, observing Jewish customs. In exploring the context in which Jesus actually ministered 2000 years ago, author Robby Gallaty reveals fascinating Hebraic culture and nuances many Christians today have never experienced or learned about. By uncovering the teaching of the first and second century rabbis and Christian theologians, and highlighting little-known Jewish idioms and traditions, Gallaty leads us on a journey to rediscover a forgotten Jesus from a biblical perspective, deepening our relationship with God.

    Led by Ms. Amy Frontz. Amy is Assistant Inspector General, Health & Human Service Office of Inspector General directing audits. She teaches 6th grade Sunday School at St. Paul’s and led a small Disciple II course in the past.

  • Jesus, From Prophecy to Praise

    6 weeks, Tuesdays (February 13 - March 20), 7:00 p.m.   

    The Bible speaks of Jesus in many different ways. The gospels tell the story of his ministry, passion, and glorious resurrection. Other books of the New Testament give him praise. Passages in the Old Testament anticipate the arrival of a Messianic figure in prophetic ways. We will gather together different texts to gain a deeper understanding of Jesus and his times.

    Led by Dr. Robert Nordstrom. Bob is Branch Chief, Image Guided Interventions, Cancer Imaging Program at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. A student of The Bible for many years, Bob taught a course on the Gospel of Mark during Lent 2015, The Minor Prophets in 2015-2016, a course on The Psalms in Fall 2016, on Revelation in Spring 2017, and The Sermon on the Mount & The Sermon on the Plain in Fall 2017.

  • The Jericho Road

    6 weeks, Tuesdays (February 13 - March 20)

    PLEASE NOTE: The Tuesday Night class is now full. The Jericho Road "Lite" version of the class will be offered on Tuesday mornings (10:45-11:45 a.m.) and is open to all - no registration required. The guide and devotional materials will be the same, but discussion and enrichment projects will differ.

    The Jericho Road is a winding, treacherous seventeen mile path that connects Jerusalem to Jericho, and the site of the parable about the Good Samaritan. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. referenced this place in the last speech he gave, speaking to striking city sanitation workers on the day before he was assassinated. This class features weekly Scripture and themes related to Dr. King's work on the intersections of racial and economic justice, then and now: Binding the Wounds of the Broken, Cry Tears of Love, Dream Dreams, Raise Justice from the Dust, Tire Your Feet/Rest Your Souls, Fix the Road, and Give Dangerously. The study guide, developed by the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference, is also available for individual study: http://www.bwcumc.org/resources/the-jericho-road-devotional/

    Led by Rev. Claire Matheny. Rev. Claire is the Associate Pastor at St. Paul's. You can read her full bio on our Meet the Staff page. In April, she will lead a group of people from across the BWC conference on a Sojourn to Memphis, Tennessee, seeking a stronger understanding of King's legacy and what it means for us to follow in his footsteps on the 50th anniversary of his death.