Adult Spiritual Growth Opportunities


White Fragility
Led by Pastor Evy
A book written by a white woman talking to white people about racism. She covers many different things surrounding racism and how race is handled. The book gives a lot of food for thought and challenges white people on how they react to certain situations. 

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1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 6
Amazon: $10 on Kindle; $12.25 paperback.
Zoom link will be emailed
Wednesday Morning Study Group
Led by Marcia Rostad
In September the group takes on a six-week study of “Hebrews: Grace and Gratitude” by David A. DeSilva. 

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10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 9 (10 weeks)

Amazon: $17 new; $11.50 used; $10 on Kindle.

Zoom link will be emailed
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
10-week email study led by Harold Putt
This book is a series of 40 four- to six-page essays. Each essay covers not just “growing older gracefully,’” but also some aspect of the meaning of life itself. While discussing both the joys and challenges of aging, Chittister encourages readers to discover the deep spiritual meaning that can come with older age. The study will begin the week of Sept. 6 and continue through the week of Nov. 8. Each week, participants will be asked to read and reflect on four of the essays and be invited to share with the group, via email, their thoughts on one or more of the readings. 

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Begins Sept. 6 (10 weeks)

Amazon: hardcover $15; paperback $10.50; used $5 and up; Kindle $10

Via email only
Family Life & Sharing Class
Led by Terry Majewski and Rick Farnsworth
The class is in a 10-week study of “New Testament Characters” by Carolyn Nystrom. 

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9:45 to 10:45 a.m. beginning Aug. 30 (10 weeks)

Cost: $10 for book.

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Be the Bridge
Led by Margaret Synhorst
Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation – A book about how we as Christians, black and white, can work together to make a difference and bring love to our world. Let’s talk about how to make things better instead of listening to all the news that tells us things will just get worse. 

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6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 5 (four weeks)Amazon: paperback $13; Kindle $12
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Sacred Rhythms
Six-week Zoom study led by Rev. Judy Boroto
Explore the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God. 

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11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Oct. 18 (six weeks)

Amazon: hardcover $13.39; Kindle $10.35
Cokesbury: paperback $8

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Open Minds One-Session Book Discussions
Led by Celeste Pardee and Ann Reaban
Sept. 25: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown (2013).  A tale of beating  the odds (and the Germans) at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. A portrait of nine boys who first rowed together at the University of Washington. Amazon: $20 hardback; $13 paperback; $15 on Kindle.


Oct. 23: “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” by Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. (2020).


Nov. 20: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (2012).


Dec. 18: I Am Malala by Malala Yousazai (2013).


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Book prices vary across websites Zoom link will be emailed