“Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints"
by Daneen Akers
Starting 2/26/23 (12-Week Study)
In person, meeting in the Chapel
Facilitated by Julie Porretta email@example.com
Join us as we explore the concepts of holy troublemaking as modeled by the people profiled in the book Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints, from diverse faiths, who worked for love, compassion, and justice, even when that rocked the religious boat. These lessons ask questions such as: What is holy and good trouble? What is not? What lessons can we learn from those who have gone before on this path? How do we keep our joy and inner peace while working for a world where all can flourish? What might my contribution be? Each week we will focus on a different person of faith who worked for the justice of the marginalized. The original book, Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints is geared towards ages 8-14; we want to invite anyone ages 10 and over to join this multi-generational study. No prior reading is needed for each class. Come to all sessions, or pop in as you are able.
"Ecotheology: A Christian Conversation"
by Kiara A. Jorgenson and Alan G. Padgett
Starting 2/28/23 (6- Week Study)
In-person, meeting in the Chapel or join via Zoom
Led by Rev. Lucy Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
We are called by God to love creation, but what does that entail? We will explore what ecotheology is and read through examples of creation care in scripture as well as inspirational examples of people working for creation care today. This material will offer opportunities for great conversation about how we can respond to the climate crisis and our human responsibility to care for all living things.
"The Grace of Les Miserables"
by Matt Rawle
Sundays 7-8 pm
Starting 4/16/23 (6-week study)
Youth Study Meeting In-person in the Fellowship Hall
Led by Bob Keep email@example.com.
Adult Study Meeting In-Person in the Chapel
Led by Marilyn Rogers.
Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you’ve tackled the 1,400-page 19th century novel, witnessed the Broadway musical (and memorized its soundtrack), or seen the several screen adaptations of it, you already know the power of its story.
In the six-week study The Grace of Les Misérables, author and pastor Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story—grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope—each represented by a character in Hugo’s story. As these imperfect and relatable characters interact, we can see how these ideals work together (perhaps even in spite of each other)
out in the world.
Join us as we study The Grace of Les Miserables!
Books for youth will be provided. Books for adults are for sale in the Gathering Space for $10 each. Please pay by cash or check made payable to Church of the Master with "book study" in the memo line. Adults, please read chapter 1 before the first meeting.