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ALWAYS THE GUEST BOOK DISCUSSION W/Pastor Glenn

CONFERENCE CALL ON WEDNESDAYS AT 1PM, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 24


From beloved writer and renowned preacher Barbara Brown Taylor comes a new collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope. Taylor, author of the best-selling books Holy Envy and An Altar in the World, among others, finds that when you are the invited guest speaking of faith to people you don't know, one must seek common ground: exploring the central human experience. Full of Taylor s astute observations on the Spirit and the state of the world along with her gentle wit, this collection will inspire Taylor fans and preachers alike as she explores faith in all its beauty and complexity.

 

This class will begin as a Zoom Conference Call (you’ll call a phone number to participate in the class) but will hopefully meet in-person outside once the weather is warm enough. This book is available from Aunties, Amazon, and other major booksellers.  Contact our office admin, Laura Velonza, for the phone number. 


CASTE BOOK DISCUSSION  w/ Pastor Geoff

MEETS VIA ZOOM ON TUESDAYS AT NOON, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 23


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Participants in this class may want to also join our CONFRONTING RACISM FACEBOOK GROUP


According to Wilkerson, "caste is the granting or withholding of respect, status, honor, attention, privileges, resources, benefit of the doubt, and human kindness to someone on the basis of their perceived rank or standing in the hierarchy." Racism and casteism do overlap, she writes, noting that "what some people call racism could be seen as merely one manifestation of the degree to which we have internalized the larger American caste system." Elsewhere she puts it another way, “Caste is the bones, race the skin.”


Wilkerson's central thesis is that caste, while a global occurrence, achieves its most violent manifestation in the treatment of American Blacks, set at the lowest level in society through historical and contemporary oppression, marginalization and violence — all legally maintained through systems of law and order.


In this Grow Class we’ll use weekly zoom meetings on Tuesdays at Noon and a Facebook group to explore the roots of racism in our country. This book is available from Aunties, Amazon, and other major booksellers.


GENESIS FOR NORMAL PEOPLE BIBLE STUDY w/ Pastor Geoff

THURSDAYS AT 7PM, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 25

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Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the Flood, the average person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story-one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.


If you are not a Bible scholar but want to be able to read Genesis and understand its big picture, this brief, witty book is the guide you’ve been waiting for. Clear summaries and thought-provoking questions provide direction for personal reflection and group discussion.


Join us as we explore the foundational stories of our faith found in the book of Genesis. This class will meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm. This book is available from Aunties, Amazon, and other major booksellers.