JUDITH the Subject of next “Uppity Women” Sessions

Uppity Women class at The Fountains, 2017

“Uppity Women of the Bible,” a DVD series featuring Hebrew Bible professor Dr. Lisa Wolfe, will be the continued focus of Wednesday morning Bible study at The Fountains. Beginning Wednesday, March 15th at 10am and continuing through April 26th, the focus of the next six sessions will be on the book of Judith, a fascinating examination of an Uppity Woman who took things into her own hands (including the head of a brutal warrior chief).

The story of Judith, a book from the Koine Greek version of the Hebrew Old Testament, reads like a historical novel rife with warfare, lust, espionage and intrigue. Posing provocative questions along the way, this six-session series will take participants from a mythological battlefield and a besieged city into the studio and psyche of the Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

Our guide to Judith is Dr. Lisa Wolfe, a self-described Bible Nerd, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University, and the author of Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, and Judith (Wipf and Stock, 2011). Dr. Wolfe’s style is a refreshing balance of careful scholarship and a genuine love for the story of this amazing woman. Facilitated by Pastor David Felten, you’re invited to enter into lively, thoughtful discussion that sheds light on timeless and contemporary issues.

Suggested tuition for this six (6) week module is $20. Email or call the office (480.837.7627) to sign up. Those who sign up ahead will receive a participant guide via email or mail so they can prepare for the first session. The Fountains is located at 15300 N Fountain Hills Blvd. in Fountain Hills. For more information, visit www.THATchurch.info or 480.837.7627.

“Judith Beheading Holofernes” by Artemisia Gentileschi


  • March 15th: The Real King Antiochus
  • March 22nd: Besieged
  • March 29th: BREAK
  • April 5th: Judith’s Plan
  • April 12th: An Unlikely Hero
  • April 19th: Piety and Violence
  • April 26th: The Art of Artemisia
WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
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