East Granby Congregational Church
Bible and Book Studies
Book Study Group
Christian Book Study Group: Every Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. The group suggests books and makes a decision. We read a chapter or two a week and discuss it for about an hour. Attendance can vary if life gets in the way as it often does. No one is an expert in any aspect of religion or life; we are seekers, who have become friends through our listening and sharing. We would love to get to know you. Participants must have a copy of the book, either purchase or borrow it, and have access to a computer with a camera and audio as we ZOOM meetings. (We can help you get started on ZOOM; we learned ourselves this last spring.)
The group is finishing the book "Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others" by Barbara Brown Taylor using ZOOM. New York times bestselling author is an ordained Episcopal priest who left the pulpit and started teaching Religion 101 at Piedmont College. Through her students and her visits to other temples, mosques, and synagogues, she helps her students and herself find a deeper understanding of faith (whether Christian or another) and its practice. We have enjoyed her journey, the introduction to other faiths, as well as her unique approach to biblical stories that have enriched our understanding of Christianity.
Our next book is going to be an advent study starting December 1, 2020. It is "Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas" by Adam Hamilton.
We will discuss the book, Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life
by Dennis, Matthew, Sheila Linn.
Learn about this centuries old practice that can be used by individuals, couples, families, or friends on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. This ritual is a way to help us become more aware of God's presence in our lives and helps us to discern what we are being called to do. If you do not have time to read the book, no problem. Your presence is welcome.
Wednesday evening, January 27th 7:00-8:30pm.
Please contact Pastor Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you would like to sign up.