Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings – Online Book Study
Beginning on Thursday September 8th, Rev. Clara Young will lead a 7-week study of the book, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Native American poet and former Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. The book is available from Amazon. These study and discussion sessions will take place on alternating Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm. The dates for the Book Study are: September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 1.
We will be collecting hats, gloves/mittens and scarves to donate to Springhill Lake & Greenbelt Elementary Schools. Children range in age from Kindergarten (5 years old) to 5th grade (10 years old). We will collect through the month of December. Thank you for sharing some GCC warmth with our area children!
Join Rev. Clara for a weekly Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM. Each session will last an hour and include some informal checking in on one another time. The Lectionary readings will appear in the bulletin.
Scriptures for this week study will be available on Thursday in the bulletin and downloaded on the web.
The title of the book is The First Advent in Palestine, Reversals, Resistance, and the Ongoing Complexity of Hope by Kelley Nikondeha, Broadleaf Books, Minneapolis, 2022. This book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Busboys & Poets.
This book explores the political and economic situation in first century Palestine through the lens of the nativity stories in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Throughout this book the author features the stories of modern-day Palestinians. Advent becomes real in the stories of ancient and modern. Hope in spite of adversity is an Advent message for 2022. Please join us in this discussion.
Wednesdays of Advent and Christmastide, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21, and December 28.