Education and Formation Opportunities...
Tisa Anderson, for leading the group in the discussions of Richard Rohr's book, "Falling Upward." What an insightful look at our own journey in the "second half of our lives" with lessons to be gleaned for our corporate lives as members of this church.
February 16 and 23, join us in the Hospitality Suite at 11:30am for an open discussion with Rev. Terri, our Priest in charge. For those who were unable to attend the Annual Meeting or for those who didn't get a chance to speak up, this would be a good opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns that might be on your mind. Nothing structured is planned - just get your coffee and join in the conversation.
Sunday morning Lenten studies begin on March 1 at 11:30am, with our seminarian Ryan Washington leading a discussion of Walter Brueggemann's book, "Reality, Grief, Hope." Join us in the Hospitality Suite at 11:30am.
Each Monday evening, a small group gathers at Kafenio cafe on Main Street to discuss a book/article of religious or theological importance. We are currently reading Barbara Brown Taylor's
"Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others." As we get to the chapters about Buddhism, Judaism and Islam, we invite people of those faith traditions to join us for a meal and discussion. This past week, we welcomed Brother Shankura, a Hindu monk from the Vedanta Center of Atlanta. His explanations of the Hindu religion were fascinating and we are looking forward to the upcoming ones. Come join us each week from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.
Wednesday evening Book Club and Bible Study groups are well into our new studies and you are invited to join us!
- The Knowledge Seekers Book Club, which meets at 5:00pm, is reading and discussing "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. We are thoroughly enjoying this 'coming of age' story about an abandoned "swamp girl" in coastal North Carolina.
- The Bible Study group is moving ahead with a study of Paul's Letter to the Romans. There is no advance preparation required to be a part of this group and study notes are provided.
Participation in any of these groups is a great way to build friendships and enjoy the fellowship of others. (It also is a great way to keep those brain cells active in the cold winter months.) Come and join us - all are welcome!