Adult Faith Formation will begin again on Sunday, January 3 at 9am by Zoom. We will be studying When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron. The chapters are short and very readable. It is available on Amazon.com or BetterWorldBooks.com. It is in print form, on CD, or download to your Kindle. Don Gardner and Pastor Eva will lead this book study. This is a book that Don has testified has changed his life and again and again he return to glean more from the pages. Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and will demonstrate how order can come to disordered lives. Included in the book:
- ways to use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage
- ways to communicate that lead to openness and true intimacy with others
- practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns
- methods for working with chaotic situations
- ways to cultivate compassionate, energetic social action
Join us for this interesting discussion! Please read the introduction and chapter 1 for January 3. Pastor Eva will send out the zoom link the week before. If you do not receive it, and would like to be part of the group, please let her know.
A Promised Land by Barack Obama. This is how the New York Times describes this book, “Presidential memoirs are meant to inform, to burnish reputations and, to a certain extent, to shape the course of history, and Obama’s is no exception. What sets it apart from his predecessors’ books is the remarkable degree of introspection. He invites the reader inside his head as he ponders the life-or-death issues of national security, examining every detail of his decision-making; he describes what it’s like to endure the bruising legislative process and lays out his thinking on health care reform and the economic crisis. An easy, elegant writer, he studs his narrative with affectionate family anecdotes and thumbnail sketches of world leaders and colleagues. A Promised Land is the first of two volumes – it ends in 2011 – and it is as contemplative and measured as the former president himself.
We thought it would be fun to look at what goes on inside the thinking of a President of the United States. This book is available from BetterWorldBooks.com or Amazon or can be downloaded to your kindle or found at the library. Join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30, at the church, in person OR by Zoom to share your thoughts.
Join us on Wednesday evening for Bible study. Why not make it your Lenten Practice? We will look at the early church that did not have the traditions and history that we have…they were just beginning as groups following Jesus. Paul was teaching them how to be the community of Christ! We will begin with Galatians, then move to Ephesians and then see where we are led next! We will discuss what Paul is trying to say, what speaks to us, and with what words we might struggle. We will begin at 7:00 p.m. You may join us in person OR by zoom. Each week, Pastor Eva will send out a zoom link to those interested. Join us every week or as you are able. We will have a good time looking at the Word and sharing our thoughts about God and God’s love!
Every Tuesday at 10am in person in the conference room or via Uberconference at 717-297-0750.