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Faith Development

“Environmental Justice, Global Warming, and Faith,” an adult faith
development series.Led by Steve Van Kuiken and Cassie Geraghty.
Sundays, September 17 through October 8, 9:15 to 10:15 AM.
We will be using Naomi Klein’s landmark book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Copies available for purchase in the Church Office, $14.00. We will also look at the Encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” by Pope Francis, which can be found at this website: https://laudatosi.com.

The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search For Meaning

Book group begins new read

Tuesdays at 6:15pm beginning April 5

We were so impressed by Jonathan Sacks’ book, Not in God’s Name, that we decided to read another one.  In The Great Partnership, Rabbi Sacks writes with a clear voice about the necessity of both religion and science, with a breadth and depth of understanding of history, social science, and philosophy.  He presents an argument for the important place of religion in society, albeit one of reduced influence in the larger public sphere.  Everyone is invited to read and discuss on Tuesday evenings.  Although the group meets weekly, you can participate whenever you are able and can ‘join’ at any time.

If you’d like Chip to order a book for you ($15.00), or for more information fill out the form below.

Say No to Religious Violence

Book group begins new read

Tuesdays at 6:15pm beginning January 19th

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks weaves new interpretations of stories from Genesis as he addresses a pressing modern day social problem—religiously motivated violence.  Thoroughly researched and clearly written, this book is helpful as we attempt to be part of the solution rather than part of the ongoing and growing  problem in our community and world.  Everyone is invited to read and discuss on Tuesday evenings beginning January 19th at the church.

If you’d like Chip to order a book for you, or for more information fill out the form below.

Because the book is not yet out in paperback, the cost is $23.00 (a great deal from BookPeople!)

New Group to Explore Faith

LIVING THE QUESTIONS- is a 12 week DVD based small group study exploring beyond traditional, rote theologies.  The Living the Question series provides the wisdom of leading progressive pastors, theologians, and authors as a basis for talking about our own questions about our faith.  Our group is a safe place to explore and consider what really matters to us in relation to some core concepts of Christianity. Everyone is invited to participate, even if you are just dropping in.

Tuesdays at 6:15pm 

If you are new to the group, please sign up below to let us know you’re interested!

New Discussion Group

The CCUCC Book Group has morphed into a video/discussion group.  We’ll begin with the 7 week series called “Painting the Stars:  Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith” on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:15 at the church.  Everyone is invited to participate, and you are welcome to come when you are able. (so if you miss the first week, feel free to join in when you can)  Each week we’ll view a 20 minute video and discuss, along with a small amount of weekly supplemental reading on the theme.

Contributors include:  Philip Clayton, Rachel Held Evans, Bruce Sanguin, John Shelby Spong, and Megan McKenna, among others.

“The evolutionary process is a deep mystery. Spiritually, mystery is not the sum total of all that we don’t yet know, but given enough time could figure out and move on to the next problem. Mystery is a condition of awe, of resting precisely in an unknowing, long enough for the silence to have its way with us. The goal of this curriculum is to create some space for us to inhabit this mystery more deeply, and explore the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion.” –Bruce Sanguin, from the Overview of PtS.