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Redeemer Spotlights Fall Christian Education Classes

The Family Bible Hour at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield will begin its fall classes on Sunday, September 14, at 9:50 a.m. There are four options available for adults.

Dr. Thomas Cook, an archeologist from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, will be the guest speaker. His topic, "Digging into Scriptures," will present an archeological perspective of questions relating to biblical references and authentication of the Scriptures.

On the following five Sundays, Jalane Dodman and Hal and Edith Meier, recent visitors to the Holy Land, will lead the study based on videotaped Faith Lessons presented by Focus on the Family.

These lessons feature excursions to archeological sites from the Old and New Testaments, conducted by teacher/historian Ray Vander Laan.

The tour will present a geographical, cultural and historical backdrop for familiar biblical events and personalities and provide a real-life content with relevance for modern-day believers, according to a spokeswoman for the church.

"Our Life in Christ" adult Bible study, coordinated by Diane and Dan Frusco, is a series of lessons that parallels the lessons the children will be studying.

It is described as a "family-oriented study of God's Word and helps parents serve more effectively as their children’s primary Christian educators," according to the spokeswoman.

The Christian Parenting class, led by Stephanie Barba, will resume on Sunday, September 28. This class meets in the Sunday Nursery so that parents with children too young to go to their own class can play while their parents learn ways to help their children grow in their faith.

Classes for children ages 3 through sixth grade, as well as junior and senior high school classes, will also resume on this date. Sarah and Steven Beylon will be leading the high school class on topics such as self-esteem and shame, homosexuality, anger and risk taking, among others.

There is no fee and refreshments are available. For further information, please call the church office at 232-1517.

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