Morning Book Club
Thursday, September 16, 10:00am via Zoom
This month our book group is reading The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah. This is a group that reads a wide variety of books,  both fiction and non-fiction. We welcome new members to this group which has lively discussions and lots of laughter as we discuss the book we have chosen for the month as well as reports on  other books each individual recently has read. The opinions of all members are respected and valued, and we would love to have anyone free on that morning join us as our third year begins. A copy of each book read is donated to the church library, For more information, contact Alice Marks at amarks001@charter.net

Monday Book Group
Monday, September 20, 3:00pm via Zoom
The Monday Book Group will begin meeting again in September and we welcome you to join us!  The book selected for September is The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby.  In this book Tisby provides a unique survey of American Christianity’s racial past, revealing the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have worked against racial justice. Understanding our racial history sets the stage for solutions, but until we understand the depth of the malady we won’t fully embrace the aggressive treatment it requires. Given the centuries of Christian compromise with bigotry, believers today must be prepared to tear down old structures and build up new ones. This book provides an in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people. Please email pcragun@d.umn.edu if you would like to be part of this discussion.