The First Christmas
November 3, 10, 17, December 1,8 7:00 p.m.
Suggested love offering $75.00
You are invited to join Rev. Stephanie this holiday season for a deep dive into the “real” Christmas story.
According to the Marcus J. Borg Foundation, “Every winter during Christmastime, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and revisit the story of the Nativity. However, followers of modern Christianity may be surprised to learn that there are different versions of the cherished Nativity story that we tell and retell. This is due to the varying interpretations that are present in the New Testament. There are two accounts of the first Christmas that offer differing details and context for which it occurred. Many people are unaware that Luke and Matthew offer completely separate genealogies regarding Jesus. This is why Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, two leading scholars, collaborated to write The First Christmas. This book unravels the two Nativity stories of Jesus in a uniquely fresh way that fits well into modern Christianity.”
This promises to be an engaging and enlightening class, we look forward to sharing it with you!