Sunday Classes @ 10:00 AM Starting September 15th
Come as You Are – Rm 320 3rd Floor
Come As You Are
Starting Sunday, November 3, the Come As You Are class will start a several week series on prayer— what it means to us, how we do it, and what we can learn from others about it. We’ll start with the prayer that Christ first taught us, The Lord’s Prayer.
Please join us in our new meeting place, Room 320 (upstairs) at 10 am.
Dear Church- by Lenny Duncan
A Book Study facilitated by Anita Salmon
Sundays 10:00 AM Meeting in the Confirmation Room-148 on the 1st floor
In the book Dear Church ELCA pastor Lenny Duncan shares a vision. The ELCA, as the whitest denomination in America and theologically rooted in grace, is uniquely positioned to end white supremacy and continued systemic oppression of black peoples in this nation and church. Dear Church is part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter. Join this book group led by Anita Salmon ready to become aware of powerful forces that remain invisible to us in the dominant group. Learn to live the gospel in a way that is visceral, repentant, and will lead to reconciliation. We will tie in local efforts associated with Mayor Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities. Books will be provided on the first day of class. Please do not read ahead of the assignments! It is important for us to sit with the pain and discomfort this topic brings and not rush through to find relief. Sundays at 10 AM Sept 15 to Dec 1.
Wednesdays at 1 pm – Pastor’s Book Class
Grateful:The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass
Confirmation Room 148 1st floor
On September 18th our Wednesday 1 PM Pastor’s book class will be starting a new book to discuss, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass. This is an award winning book. A “promo” for her book puts it this way : “If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In Grateful, Diana Butler Bass untangles our conflicting understandings of gratitude and sets the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks.” Copies have been ordered and available if you are interested in joining with us.
About Diana Butler Bass
Diana Butler Bass was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. For as long as she can remember, she’s been interested in spirituality, religion, history, and politics–passions she intertwines in her books and writing. She holds a Ph.D. in American religious history from Duke University. After a dozen years teaching undergraduates, she became a full-time writer, independent researcher, educator, and consultant. Her work has been cited in the national media, including TIME Magazine, USA TODAY, and the Washington Post, and she has appeared on CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. For five years, she wrote a weekly feature on American religion for the New York Times syndicate. She currently writes for Huffington Post and the Washington Post and is a contributing editor at Sojourners