Fall 2017 Special Opps

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Special Opportunities: Session I

Lunch and Learn: Essential Oils Used in Scripture
Monday, September 18, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm
Ezell Center, Third Floor, Room 363
Cost: $35 per person includes lecture and lunch
Instructor: Sammye Lee, RN

Have you ever wondered why Oils are mentioned in the Bible?  So did I!!!  So much so that I took a journey a few years ago to see what the purposes were for including them in God’s word!!  I came away with a new appreciation for this part of His Creation.  This course will include 12 of the Essential Oils used in Ancient Scriptures and why they were used by the people.  Some of these we are more familiar with and not so much so others.  The purpose of the course is to certainly educate but more so to hopefully inspire you to search further in God’s Word and the science of His Creation to see why Essential Oils were used as a fragrant offering, a priceless gift and considered a necessary possession.   Have we in modern times lost touch with one of God’s Beautiful Gifts?Come with your child/grandchild and enjoy a day of tea and fellowship. Have your little one bring their special friend, a teddy bear, a baby doll etc.

Special Opportunities: Session II

Lunch and Learn: The Temple Mount in Jerusalem-The Most Sacred Place on Earth
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ezell Center, Third Floor, Room 301
Cost: $35 per person includes lecture and lunch
Instructor: Kem Hinton, FAIA Tuck-Hinton Architects

For centuries, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been one of the most, if not the most, sacred places on an ever-shrinking planet. It has contained several religious structures, architectural wonders documented in holy books and by noted historians. Currently, the site is the location of the spectacular Dome of the Rock shrine, and a portion of the acropolis-like mount’s supporting wall known as the Western Wall. It is an embattled place, one that has been repetitively sanctified, conquered, enlarged, pillaged, destroyed, and reconstructed. Adaptive reuse is an understatement.
The purpose of this secular presentation is to explain the history of this ancient site, share the known information about the numerous religious buildings that have been erected at this location, and explore the fascinating evolution of the property. Many myths surround this unique place, some based in fact, others in fiction, and these will be examined. Archaeological investigations have taken place over the past two centuries to discover lost structures, and controversial preservation activities continue. The presentation concludes with an overview of the location’s current political status, existing structures, political tensions between the Jews and Muslims that cherish this incredible place, and recent archaeological investigations of its past architectural masterpieces.

Lunch and Learn: “Animation Basics” with Tom Bancroft
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Ezell Center, Third Floor, Room 301
Cost: $35 per person includes lecture and lunch
Instructor: Tom Bancroft, Lipscomb University Artist in Residence, Animation

In this class, former Disney Supervising animator and Lipscomb University Artist in Residence Tom Bancroft will discuss the world of animated films and TV. Different forms of animation will be discussed as well as the step by step process of how a character is developed all the way to making its debut on the big screen!