Speaker: 'Re-Imagining Resurrection'

John Dominic Crossan, emeritus professor of religious studies of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, and former co-chair of the Jesus Seminar, is the guest presenter for the Carolyn and Chuck Holmgren Lectureship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St.

Crossan will present on the theme "Re-Imagining Resurrection" in celebration of his recent book "Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision."

The lectureship begins at 1:30 p.m. today with the first of three lectures, "Jesus' Execution for Nonviolent Resistance to Violence." Subsequent lectures are "Jesus' Resurrection in Eastern and Western Christianity," and "Jesus' Resurrection as Universal Resurrection."

The cost of the Saturday lectures is $50 and includes dinner.

The lectureship concludes Sunday with Crossan preaching on "The Foundations of the Earth," Psalm 82, at the church's 10 a.m. worship service. After worship and a brief social time, there will be a free panel discussion with Crossan and several local religious leaders addressing the subject "Putting Easter into Action."

Free childcare is available. To attend today's workshops or to register your children for child care, visit uccgj.org/Holmgren or call the church office at 242-0298.

Family fun by Bookcliff Baptist Church

Bookcliff Baptist Church will host "Adventures in the Park" from 6–7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 31, at Sherwood Park, 1301 E. Sherwood Drive

The event will feature free family fun, games, crafts, Bible stories, snacks, and more.

Bookcliff Baptist will also host an "Upward Basketball Camp" from 9–11:30 a.m. June 10–13, at the church, 2702 Patterson Road. The cost is $45. Visit bookcliffbaptist.org for information and to register.

An art camp is also planned from July 8–11 at the church, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost of the art camp is $45.

Call 243-9285 or visit the website for information.

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