Adult Education Lives at First Reformed Church

by Gary Bernhofer

This Lenten Season, Rev. Hartmut is leading a review and discussion of various movies related to historical figures in church history. The first movie was The Story of the Anabaptists. It covered the violent beginnings of our reformed faith and the birth of the Anabaptist faith. I learned that these were not times for the faint of heart. In the name of religion, the Turks and Christians were killing each other, the Catholics were killing the newly reformed Protestants and everyone was killing the Anabaptists!

The second movie was a short documentary about Hildegard of Bingen. She was a Catholic nun living in Germany during the early 1000’s A.D. She had many visions throughout her life which she expressed to artists. During a period of our history where women had little influence, she was a remarkably strong and powerful figure.

The final movie will be presented on Apr 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Library. The topic is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As many know, Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran minister in Germany during World War II. I’m anxious to learn more about his heroic stance against the Nazi movement.

Everyone is welcome to the final movie of the series. Take the time to relax in our beautiful library and enjoy an evening of learning and fellowship.

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