Altar in the World – Next Zoom Book Study, December 8 at 10am. In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church, “a beautiful, absorbing memoir” according to The Dallas Morning News, Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church. Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we’re doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Mark Harper will facilitate this ZOOM gathering. If you’d like to purchase a book, you may call the church office to place your order or you may buy your book from Amazon.com. A number of price and format options are available. Please email Karen at email@example.com to order the book and receive your zoom invitation. (Books are $10 each)
CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES – Sunday
Emmaus Road Class
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bob Trouteaud hosts and facilitates, and this week we’ll begin our 4-part Advent study, and you can see the details in the weekly newsletter. This week we’ll look at Matthew’s story about the birth of the Baby of Bethlehem. Contact Bob for an invitation to participate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Room Class
Sunday, December 6, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., James Malone hosts and different class members facilitate the discussion of the weekly chapter in The Present Word. If you would like to participate, please contact James at email@example.com, to receive your ZOOM invitation.
Sunday, December 6, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Steve Rathbun hosts and different class volunteers facilitate discussion using Ali Nazar’s book, Five Pillars. If you would like to participate, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive your ZOOM invitation.