Adult Discipleship

Adult Advent Study

Remembering That It Happened Once:
Christmas Carmen for Spiritual Life

Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 18, 11:30AM

Our adult Advent study will be based on this poetry book edited by American Baptist pastor, Dennis Johnson. He writes: “Poets have long given us poems as portals into the stunning event and astonishing affirmation at the core of Christian faith: the Eternal Word has taken on flesh in Jesus of Nazareth. The Latin word for poetry is carmen. Over time, carmen formed into our English word “charm.” These are Christmas carmen for opening the heart, widening the imagination, and shaping the soul. They are for remembering and beholding the mystery of the Incarnation in everyday life.”  Pastor Kent will lead conversations on selected readings during our 11:30 Sunday School time from November 27-December 18. Selected poems will also be included in our Advent worship services, too. If you would like a copy of the entire book, it can be purchased from the church for the discounted price of $15, please let Pastor Kent or the church office know if you’d like one (it may also be available in an electronic format soon).

For more information regarding Christian Education at First Baptist please contact Rev. Jason Alspaugh at or Ray Landis (Chair, Board of Christian Education).

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All are welcome; none are excluded.

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First Baptist Church
111 West Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 222-4691

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