News & Events Highlights

Here you will find information on some of the exciting things going on at FCC. Visit this page often to review featured events, ongoing opportunities, and various updates from the congregation.

Eat Like a Babylonian

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 26 2018

You’ve heard (and maybe danced) to the song “Walk Like an Egyptian.”  Calling all foodies and cooks–Now you can Eat Like an Ancient Babylonian.

Don’t miss this opportunity to try Tah’u Stew!

Thursday, April 26 in the Parlor & Kitchen

At 5:30 p.m. we’ll begin cooking together.

We have an ancient recipe that has been recreated using modern ingredients.  It was discovered in the Yale Babylonian Collection Tablet 4544.  The recipe is written in Akkadian and dates to 1750 BCE.

At 6:00 p.m. we’ll learn a little about Ancient Babylon.

While the stew simmers, Scott will tell us a bit about the Ancient Babylonians, and Joyce Wilson will share some examples of their art and architecture.

At 7:00 p.m. we’ll eat like a Babylonian!

Besides the stew, we will have bread, salad, and dessert.  [Spoiler alert: we are not sure that these are particularly Babylonian].


We can better appreciate ancient Mesopotamian culture over a bowl of Tah’u Stew.
Besides, it will be fun!

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Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
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Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
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Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
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Cassie Williams
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Cassie Williams
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Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
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Cassie Williams
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Scott’s Column: My Memoir

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
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