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Summer Groups

Summer is here and things have slowed down a bit on the Palouse, but all the more reason to take the opportunity to get together to read, discuss, and learn more about how to live as faithful people.  See the options below:

1.  Book Group–  Tuesdays at 6:15 beginning June 10.  We’ll read “An Altar in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor (HarperOne, 2009, 209 p.)

“Whereas many spiritual seekers spend a lot of time and energy on quests that take them far from home, Taylor suggests that we have all we need in the everyday activities of our lives. She presents formal and informal spiritual practices to use as a spur to deepening our humanity and broadening our connection with others…

Along the way, Taylor shares many colorful vignettes from her own life and ponders the experiences of some well-known Biblical characters…  Spiritual practices such as keeping the Sabbath, walking meditation, and prayer have been central to many of the world’s religions. We agree with Taylor’s conclusion: “Even now, purposeful return to these practices has the power to save religions that have just about run out of breath.”  — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

Book cost is approximately $13.00.

Sign-up at church or use the form below if you’d like to be part of this group.  (Because it is summer, this is a very informal group so come when you are in town and able.) As always, you don’t have to attend CCUCC to participate.

2.  Banned Questions About the Bible (a different kind of Bible Study) Wednesdays at noon, beginning June 11.  We’ll use a different question each week, along with some appropriate scripture passages, all from the book “Banned Questions About the Bible,” ed. Christian Piatt (Chalice Press, 2011, 216p.)  A sample of the questions we’ll discuss:

  • Can I be a Christian if I don’t believe the Bible is perfect, handed down directly from God to humanity without error?
  • If Adam and Eve were the first (and only) people on earth, where did their kids’ spouses come from”  Did they marry each other? And if everyone on earth but Noah’s family was killed in a great flood, did Noah’s kids sleep with each other?  Isn’t this a sin?
  • Aren’t women treated poorly throughout the Bible?  Why would any intelligent modern woman today even want to read the Bible? 

Sign-up at church or use the form below if you’d like to be part of this group.  (Because it is summer, this is a very informal group so come when you are in town and able.)  As always, you don’t have to attend CCUCC to participate.

 

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