A church home is a faith community that supports and pushes each of us to grow, love and live in the light of shared values and commitments. Adult enrichment opportunities are an important part of this growing, loving and living.
The Green Book Club
The book club meets monthly, usually on a Tuesday evening in the social hall, ground floor of the main church building. See the calendar for dates.
As well as reading books explicitly about climate change and climate/environmental justice, the Green Book Club offers a look at books that affirm the beauty and wonder of the world around us.
While we plan to educate ourselves on a variety of environmental topics, including (but not limited to) the facts and consequences of climate change, we do not intend to indulge in political partisanship, nor to wallow in doom and gloom. Rather, our model shall be the Henry David Thoreau of Walden, where he says, “I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to … wake my neighbors up.”
No dejection, then, but practical information, mutual encouragement, good company, as we try to imagine what lies ahead for ourselves and our children.
Books we have read so far:
What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front lines of Climate Justice by Wen Stephenson
The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture by Mary Pipher
Jayber Crow, a novel by Wendell Berry
What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Jon Young
Our adult choir practices on most Sunday mornings before the service at 9:00 AM during the church year. Special musical events, such as productions of the music director’s original musicals, are held occasionally.