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.