Ghent Inspire Book Club meeting
Ghent Inspire Book Club would love for you to join us on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. to discuss Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shana Niequist. This book is "a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It's about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them." Location is to be decided. Please invite your friends to join us! Contact Melanie Cramer for more information by clicking here.
Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m.: Message and the Kingdom by Richard A. Hosley and Neil Asher Silberman. Set against the backdrop of Roman imperial history, The Message and the Kingdom demonstrates how the quest for the kingdom of God by Jesus, Paul, and the earliest churches should be understood as both a spiritual journey and a political response to the "mindless acts of violence, inequality, and injustice that characterized the kings of men." Horsley and Silberman reveal how the message of Jesus and Paul was profoundly shaped by the history of their time as well as the social conditions of the congregations to whom they preached. Contact Melanie Cramer for more information by clicking here. Location We will be meeting at Cafe Stella this month.
Rescheduled for Monday,
May 8 May 15, at 7 p.m.: Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America by Mike Yankowski. Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless? Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test.
For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they'd always known...to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America. Contact Melanie Cramer for more information by clicking here. Location will be the church library.
June 12 June 19, at 7 p.m.: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg. In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh's musings on the shape of a woman's life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. Contact Melanie Cramer for more information by clicking here.