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November 26, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Children under age 3: Nursery
Godly Play: Room 336
Grades 5-6: Room 131
Journey Junior High: Room 330
Journey High School: Room 119
Adults: Canterbury Hall
All adults are invited. Come a little early for coffee and something to eat, if you like.
Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”: A New Look at an Old Story – presented by Dr. Linda Freeman
Why does Scrooge turn up every year at this time? Why does nearly everyone know the story (even if he or she has never actually read it)? Why does it have such appeal after all these years? Come join a discussion of the time-honored masterpiece led by Victorian literature specialist Dr. Linda Freeman at the Adult Forum on November 26. She promises to uncover some to the profound Christian theology that lies concealed beneath the secular surface of the story and, as we head into Advent, she hopes to provoke you into a new appreciation of and maybe even a (re)reading of Dickens’s remarkable little story of “A Christmas Carol.”
Dr. Linda Freeman has retired from teaching Victorian literature as a lecturer at the University of Maryland and now teaches in the Osher Life-Long Learning Program for retirees based at American University in Washington, DC. She is an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, has assisted with the Episcopal chaplaincy at the University of Maryland, and has held a number of elected offices in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, including one as a five-time deputy to General Convention.