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!
Thursdays @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Led by Jane Hein
This regional book study is being offered to laypeople of the SWPA Synod ELCA and is designed to offer race related discussions and ultimately better equip participants for their work of creating a more just world. Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race is a chronicling of the author’s journey of discovery and insight that shifted her worldview and upended her life plan as she strove to reach out to her students and families of color. It will be used as the base of our weekly discussions.
Join us for ten (10) Thursday evenings @ 7 pm ET this fall via Zoom. Questions can be directed to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs., Oct. 8 – Introductory overview of book
Thurs., Oct. 15 – Discuss Section 1: Childhood in White
Thurs., Oct. 22 – Discuss Section 2: Midlife Wake-Up Calls
Thurs., Oct. 29 – Discuss Section 3: Why Didn’t I Wake Up Sooner?
Thurs., Nov. 5 – Discuss Section 4: Rethinking Key Concepts
Thurs., Nov. 12 – Discuss Section 5: Twenty-five Years of Tossing & Turning
Thurs., Nov. 19 – Discuss Section 6: Leaving My Comfort Zone
Thurs., Nov. 26 – THANKSGIVING DAY – No meeting
Thurs., Dec. 3 – Discuss Section 7: Inner Work
Thurs., Dec. 10 – Discuss Section 8: Outer Work
Thurs., Dec. 17 – Discss Section 9: Reclaiming My Humanity” & closing insights
Wednesdays @ 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Led by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
Partcipants will learn compassion is more than a sympathetic feeling, it is the bond of human connection. Most religions lift up compassion, yet few people actually teach how to practice it. Through rich and moving stories of people from various faiths, the author shows ways to incorporate compassion in our daily lives. His interfaith perspective on mercy, kindness and caring for one another trains us to Pay attention, Understand emphathically, Love with connection, Sense the sacredness, and Embody new life (PULSE).
Limited copies of the book are available at no charge by contacting the church office while supplies last.
Join us for six (6) Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm ET this fall via Zoom. Questions can be directed to the church office at email@example.com.
Wed., Oct. 7 – Overview Invitation, discuss Chapter 1
Wed., Oct. 14 – discuss Chapter 2
Wed., Oct. 21 – discuss Chapter 3
Wed., Oct. 28 – discuss Chapter 4
Wed., Nov. 4 – discuss Chapter 5
Wed., Nov. 11 – discuss The Hope, final thoughts
Tuesdays @ 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Led by Janet Montelaro and Susie Neuhart
Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War, it is inspired by the life of Margaret Garner, an African American who escaped slavery in Kentucky in late January 1856 by crossing the Ohio River to Ohio, a free state.
Social distancing and masking are requested.
Contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the book and how to join. Limited copies of the book are available while supplies last.
Tue., Aug. 4 – View documentary on the life of Toni Morrison.
Tue., Aug. 18 – View part 2 documentary on the life of Toni Morrison and discuss pages 1 through 23.
Tue., Sept. 1 – Discuss pgs. 24-59
Tue., Sept. 15 – Discuss pgs. 60-100
Tue., Sept. 29 – Discuss pgs. 101-133
Tue., Oct. 13 – Discuss pgs. 134-180
Tue., Oct. 27 – Discuss pgs. 181-235
Tue., Nov. 10 – Discuss pgs. 236-270
Tue., Nov. 24 – Discuss pgs. 271-324
Tue., Dec. 1 – View Beloved, the movie