Hi international students and scholars!
We miss you and hope that all of you are doing well. Since we cannot be together at our normal Friday dinners, we have decided to host one online, our iDinner. So please join us today, Friday evening ,(April 3rd) from 7:00-8:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (US).
We will have time to catch up with one another, play a game and hear a wise proverb. We’ll also talk together about how we react to changes in our lives.
To join our “dinner” meeting you will need two devices: your computer, so you can join the meeting on Zoom, and your cell phone, so that you can participate in the activities. Make sure to download a QR code reader app onto your phone if you don’t have one.
Here is the link so you can join the meeting:
Meeting ID: 278 030 940
We’ll see you on Friday!!
Easter Story Readings – Celebrate Easter by reading the holy Easter story in the Bible, in three sections! Join Mark in his reading room on Google hangout from 7-8pm (EDT) on Sunday, April 5, Friday April 10 and Sunday April 12 to read about what happened on those days. Space is limited, so sign up here: Easter story Bible readings sign-up link
International Friends Art Discussion Gatherings-
IF Staff, Diane Tyndall, will be leading two separate weekly Zoom gatherings involving art! Read below to learn more about each one. And sign up via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQ2Q5F7
Art of the Easter Story
Easter, one of the two most theologically significant events in the Christian faith (the other being Christmas), comes on April 12. Beginning next week, I’ll be leading a 4-week discussion series on art that tells the Easter story. In the 1-hour session, we’ll be looking at art displaying aspects of the Easter story, reading the related passage from the Bible, and discussing what we think about the story and art.
Art History & Worldview: Themes to Think About In a Pandemic
There is much pain and hardship in this season, and I believe part of being present and engaged with this new reality is dwelling on themes that help us live and think well in this time. In each 1-hour session, we will look at a piece of art, learn its history, and spend a majority of the time discussing questions related to its theme.
Sample topics will include: Music: The Universal Language, Heroes, Community, The Narrative and Beauty of Nature, Vanitas, What do we Adore?
Have a good weekend!