Adult Education Report Annual Meeting 2009
Prepared by Else Tennessen
Please note that Clark Wilson had been in charge of adult education until this month, January 2009. He has resigned because he will be attending St. Makarios the Great in Hyde Park. Else Tennessen has graciously agreed to take his place and head up this ministry.
The School of the Seventy’s curriculum has been completely overhauled by Fr. Andrew and Else Tennessen. It reopened on September 14th. There are 16 students enrolled. There are six areas of learning, which include: Ascetic, Apologist, Evangelist, Catechist, Missionary and Philanthropist. Courses in development include, Orthodox Fiction, Marriage and Family Life, Women’s Studies, and Art and Music. There is a blog for students located at www.70school.blogspot.com where students can read news pertaining to the School, download book lists, download worksheets and look at the bookstore and Orthodox links that will help them in their studies. Else Tennessen announces news and blog postings by emailing the students. A page for the School has been established on the St. Luke web site as well. To date, 67 credits have been enrolled.
Lee Kopulos has been leading a Bible Study group for adults following Divine Liturgy on Sundays. They have been on a break over the holidays and will reconvene on Sunday, February 1, 2009. They will be studying the Book of Acts.
The coffee hour bookstore-table discussion group continues to have lively discussions. They lend each other books and movies and discuss what they are reading. All are welcome to join in.
Plans for 2009:
· Increase the number of book lists and course offerings.