The Reading Race discussion group is starting a new book! New people are welcome to join us for this one book. We will meet on Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 1:30 p.m. when we will discuss the Introduction and Chapter 1 of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Contact Pastor Joanna Hipp for the Zoom link or for more information.
A new small group is engaged in a six week study to strengthen the personal faith of each member, develop a vision for our church, and focus upon service to the community. We hope to use this study group to branch out and involve many more people in the search for spiritual growth, friendship, and outreach. Please pray for group leaders Kurt and Jennie Bryan, Sandra Griffith, and Rita Wissinger.
Reading Race will meet on Tuesday, June 8. Our next book is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. We will discuss the first chapter, “United,” from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. We will meet in person, outside, at the home of Sandra Griffith. Newcomers are welcome to join our group, especially as we begin a new book. If you would like to know more about our book discussion group, please contact Pastor Joanna or Carol Snyder.
Our next book for Reading Race Book Discussion Group is: Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2020). We encourage our regular book discussion members and also new-comers to our group to order the book. We will begin with the Prelude and Chapter One on Tues., March 9. We meet on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Pastor Joanna – firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-457-6811 for the Zoom link.
Adult Education Class ~ 6:30 Wednesday Evenings (via Zoom), March 3, 10, and 17. If you want to learn more about the core issues of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, join us for our Lenten class, A Case for Easter. Lee Strobel, an investigative journalist, examines the medical “evidence” of Jesus’ death, the “evidence” of the missing body and the “evidence” of appearances of Jesus after his death.
Strobel interviewed many medical and biblical experts and began this study as an atheist and ended as a devoted Christian! A Study Guide will be provided for you in the Church Office. Please call Ilona in the office (457-6811, M – Th 9:00-2:00) to sign up. Facilitators: Kate de Barros and Jim Kessel.