Adult Education Report Annual Meeting 2012
Prepared by Else Tennessen
• As of Feb. 2011, the School of the 70 had fifteen enrolled students, most of who are Internet students (out of state). I posted "lessons" each day of Lent consisting of the Scriptures from the OCA schedule, a pertinent article or reading from Orthodox sites online, and questions relating to all. Students submit their answers to me via email. Students earn 1 credit daily by completing this activity. A booklist with recommended reading for Lent and Pascha was on display on the School's bulletin.
• As of March 2011, the School of the 70 started a new Read-Along in Universal Truth, the book that Lee taught in the adult Bible study. Read-alongs are a new feature so that folks participating in the School can do an organized activity if they have a hard time choosing from all the books and pod casts the School offers. I post to the School once or twice a week, especially during Lent, with books and pod casts of interest to the season.
• In Adult Ed, Lee Kopulos lead us in the adult study of the epistles of James, Peter and John. The book we used is a commentary by Father Lawrence Farley called "universal truth" by Conciliar Press. The adult Bible Study is held Thursday nights at 7 pm in the church conference room. All are welcome!
• The School finished the year on June 1. Three prizes were awarded. First place went to Staci in Colorado. Second place went to Luba of St Luke's. Third place went to Claudia in Wisconsin. Credits were given for participating in Lee Kopulos' adult bible study, which was also featured on the website. This year saw many more out of state participants via the website; however, participation has lagged from previous years. A summer reading program is in place right now that runs June 1 to September 1. Participants can read 3 books chosen from a prescribed list and earn 10 credits towards next term. The new school year begins September 1.