Why Trinity’s Book Clubs Are A Great Thing

Reading is good for your brain. ..
Book clubs are sociable and prompt discussion with old or new friends. …
Reading things you might not have otherwise can expand your horizons. …
Book clubs offer a way to reflect on our society today through the lens of faith. …
Book clubs are fun!

Yellow Houses, by Sarah M. Broom

SWPA Regional Study Group

Every other Thursday @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Via Zoom (NEW)

Led by Karen Rasmussen

Sarah M. Broom’s memoir tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of New Orleans. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s gradual decline into disorder, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser-known natives, demonstrating how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure.”

 

Used copies of the book are available on http://www.abebooks.com 

Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Thurs., May 13, 2021  – Introductory overview of book

Followed by bi-weekly discussions on these dates.  Additional dates may be added based upon progress of group reading and discussions.

Thurs., May 27, 2021

Thurs., June 10, 2021

 

Holy Envy
by Barbara Brown Taylor

Contemporary Literature Group

Every Other Tuesday @ 9:00 – 10:30 am

 

Via Zoom until March 23rd in which time meeting will shift to in-person meetings in the Parish Hall.  (NEW)

 

Led by Jane Hein

This bestselling author recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.  In Holy Envy, Taylor contemplates the myriad ways of other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples and mosques.  Troubled by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings.  Throughout Holy Envy, she weaves together stories from the classroom and retains the constant that she senses God is the one calling her to disown her version of God – a change  that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.

Copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon or abebooks.com.

Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Tues. Mar. 9 (Zoom)  – Introductory overview of book

Followed by bi-weekly discussions on these dates.  Additional dates may be added based upon progress of group reading and discussions.

Tues., Mar. 23, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., Apr. 13, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., Apr. 27, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., May 11, 2021 (In-Person)