Support Groups, Book Studies and Discussion
Women’s Book/Bible Study
 
We have chosen Rachel Held Evans’ book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again for our study this year. The jacket describes the book in this way: “Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.” Come join us no matter how familiar you are with the Bible. All are welcome! You can purchase a copy of the book from Heather in the church office for $12. If you need a copy of the study questions, please contact Debbie Leavitt.

For our May 12th meeting, the council has approved our request to meet in person, either in the parking lot or in Fellowship Hall if the weather is too cold or rainy. If we meet outside, please bring a folding chair; if we meet inside, we will have wiped down the chairs in place there with disinfectant. We will still need our masks and keep distance between us (physical not emotional) and we won’t plan to eat lunch together until the fall. Please read The Letter and Chapter 8 Church Stories. We will be using the accompanying questions in the Study Guide as the basis for our discussion. If you have any questions, contact Mandy Armstrong or Debbie Leavitt. Hope to see you there!

Informal Grief Support Group for Adults Who Have Lost Spouses/Partners or Siblings
 
This group meets monthly, September–May, on the 2nd Monday of each month, 4:00-5:30 pm in the Church Chapel. This is an informal gathering, to share joys and concerns, tools for coping, and each other’s company. There is no cost. Because of COVID protocols, however, there are space limitations. For information about openings, please email Steve Hardy 
Informal Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
 
This group meets monthly September–May, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8 pm in the Church Chapel. This is an informal gathering, to share joys and concerns, tools for coping, and each other’s company. There is no cost. Because of COVID protocols, however, there are space limitations. For information about openings, please email Steve Hardy