Second Sunday of odd-numbered months, 1–2 p.m.

CURRENTLY STILL MEETING OVER ZOOM, BUT A RETURN TO IN-PERSON MEETING IS PLANNED

A lively book discussion group, sometimes led by special guests. Books are selected by members of the the group themselves.

All are welcome! Contact: Pearl McElheran with questions or to get the Zoom link to participate.


NEXT MEETING

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 26. 2021, 1 P.M., via Zoom

NOTE: moved to the THIRD Sunday of the month, due to the Ministry Fair on September 12.

Now moved again, to the FOURTH Sunday, due to the funeral of Matt Briggs.

We'll discuss Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchman (2020), the story of one man's determination to defeat a Congressional attempt to abrogate treaties between Native American nations and the U.S. government. The event is real, although the characters Erdrich creates in her story are fictional. However, the "night watchman" of the story is based on Erdrich's grandfather, who did enlist members of his Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe to help oppose House Concurrent Resolution 108 in 1953.

Through the many characters Erdrich introduces, she shows us the values and characteristics of tribal life: the symbiotic relationship between the Indigenous people and the natural world, their poverty but their love for their culture and traditions. She has fun with the uptight Mormon missionaries whose religious beliefs make little sense to their native spirituality. Each of her many characters widens our sense of the Indigenous life of the Chippewa (Ojibwe).

 


PAST MEETINGS

SUNDAY, JULY 11. 2021, 1 P.M., via Zoom

The Language of God (2006) by Francis Collins.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021, 1 P.M., via Zoom 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1 P.M., via Zoom

Two Books by Phyllis Tickle: The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why and Emergence Christianity

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 1 P.M., via Zoom

For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World by Emily M.D. Scott