April 12 and 19th, 2015
Shaker Art and Religion
The Shakers came to North America seeking religious freedom in 1774, led by former Quaker Ann Lee. They flourished throughout the next century, founding many communal villages and spreading their particular beliefs and practices. The most visible aspects of Shakerism—architecture, village design, and the many objects they made—expressed their deepest beliefs. We will look at this religion and the art forms it produced, including the spiritual gift drawings received from departed Shakers through visions and trances. Today there are only 3 remaining Shakers, but their art is still collected and celebrated.
Facilitator: Annette Stott is a Professor of Art History at the University of Denver and assistant director of the DU/Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion. She teaches classes in American art and religion, women in art, graduate research methods, and arts of the American west. She is the author of Holland Mania: the Unknown Dutch Period in American Art and Culture, Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West, and editor of Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914.
Sundays, April 26, May 3 and May 10, 2015
The Jewish Trinity: God, Torah and Israel
Exploration of Jewish ideas of divinity, scripture & peoplehood
If one seeks a sense of the spirit of Judaism, one must explore the three fundamental relationships to the Jewish psyche: relationship with God, with tradition and with one another. During the course of this three week class, Rabbi AdamMorris will lead a journey of study through the main facets of each of these relationships.
Facilitator: Rabbi Adam Morris, of Temple Micah in Park Hill
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FORUM
Contemporary Issues Forum is an adult education class offered on Sundays at 9:15 am with topics that change weekly.
The Women’s Bean Project: A local version of Tattoos on the Heart
Tamra Ryan, CEO of the Women’s Bean Project will be speak about how Women’s Bean Project carries out its mission to serve local women in poverty. We will discuss how the legal system makes it more difficult for women to pull themselves out of poverty, and what could be changed to make it work better. Women’s Bean Project soups and jewelry, all produced by WBP employees in the Five Points will be available for sale. Her book, The Third Law, which won a Gold Medal Axiom Business Book Award for Women / Minorities in business will be available for purchase as well.
Racial Discrimination in Healthcare: Experience and Insight from CSTAHR
Community and Students Together Against Healthcare Racism (CSTAHR) is a group of leaders from our community working with medical students to improve healthcare experiences. They are Latino, black, white, men, women, old and young. They are working together to better understand perceived discrimination and design a feasible intervention to better equip future healthcare providers and community members to reduce its effects. They will provide background about the impact of racial discrimination on health disparities. s.
Facilitators: Romany Redman, Michael Rudolph, MD Candidates, 2016, University of Colorado Medical School; and community members
Parenting Forum a track of adult education at Montview specifically for parents of children and teens.
April 12- May 3 – “Parenting Teens: Guiding Your Kids into Adulthood” with Kayla Knopp, MA, Graduate Student in the Clinical Child PhD program at DU.
May 10 – “Seasoned Parents Panel” Coffee and Conversation with Montview Members who’ve survived the early years
Coffee & Conversation
1st Tuesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Meet in the Commons
Facilitator: Russ Wehner
Using video presentations by leading theologians, we will explore and discuss some of the most provocative issues of faith for our times.
Women’s Wednesday Evening Book Study
Interested in thought-provoking discussions on books that will challenge you and help you develop your faith? This book group will allow you to do just that while getting to know a great group of women at Montview. Contact Linda Rumbarger at email@example.com or 303.525.2917 for more information and schedule.
Bible Discussion Group
Would you like to discuss the passages that inspire the morning’s sermon? Join us in the Green Room at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings through May 3rd. We’ll discuss the morning’s Bible passages as we explore how the messages inform our lives. Each class will be a stand-alone discussion. For more information, please contact co-facilitators Scott Ranby at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig Rathbun at email@example.com.