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Theology on Tap - February 21

February 21st, 2017

This casual theological conversation/study with Pastor Clemmer meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Hopvine Brewing Co. at 4030 Fox Valley Center Dr. in Aurora.

The group reads and discusses selections from the writings of Luther and their Biblical foundations. Everyone is welcome - bring a friend! If you’re interested, please register here so pastor can get the reading material to you in advance and make sure we have enough seats ready at Hopvine.

This month, we'll continue discussing Luther's Smalcald Articles from the Lutheran Confessions. If you have a Book of Concord, bring it along if you'd like. However, our discussion will follow the layout and pagination from the new Everyone's Luther version (should be available for you upon registration). I'll have extra copies at Hopvine, or you can print it off for yourself. We'll discuss pages 17-37.

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First Steps in Music Certification (Feierabend Association of Music Education)

July 17th - July 21st, 2017


Strengthen your skills as a music educator with First Steps in Music certification! Teacher Trainer Rachel Grimsby will host a 5-day workshop from July 17-21, 9:00AM-4:00PM, leading to First Steps in Music certification for participants.

During the First Steps in Music course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction.

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in three ways:

Tuneful – to have tunes in their heads and learn to coordinate their voices to sing those tunes.

Beatful – to feel the pulse of music and how that pulse is grouped in either 2s or 3s.

Artful – to be moved by music in the many ways music can elicit a feelingful response.

The First Steps in Music curriculum is a musical workout that grows tuneful, beatful and artful individuals. There are eight different activities in each workout. And, like aerobics, in the beginning some participants will likely be clumsy in some aspects of the workout, but if they give it their best, they are bound to improve! And, like an aerobics workout, the more one participates the better the effect. Balancing repetition and variety is key to each workout being effective and interesting.

For more info – visit the FAME website -