Sesquicentennials
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Summary: A three-part Adult Education series, 2015 Sesquicentennials, led by Dr. Bill Evertsberg. All classes are held on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Content: In 2015, Americans will be commemorating three landmark events that happened 150 years ago. On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln delivered what might be the greatest speech in American politics. A little more than a month later, on April 9, Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House; and five days after that, the President was shot at the Ford Theater. Congregation and community alike are invited to mark these quasi-sacred American milestones, and to reflect on their theological and historical significance. I’ll be a good steward of your time by being strict about the 60-minute time frame. Join us for one class, or two, or three; it’s not necessary to attend all three in order to get something from each one. March 16: American Moses: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural March 23: American Joshua: Robert E. Lee at Appomattox April 6: American Judas: John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, 1865