We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Together, in our diversity, we seek to embrace the love of God and welcome ALL people in Christ Jesus.
Upcoming Zoom gatherings...
This Sunday December 6:
Join us for the sixth baking day!
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 PM
Learn to make brown sugar ginger crisp cookies
Join us for another fun baking day, when a talented member will lead us in making brown sugar ginger crisps. This will be a great way to start the holiday baking season! All bakers, young and old, experienced and inexperienced, are welcome to join the session. Even people who just want to watch and talk are welcome. Gather your ingredients to prepare for the session: two sticks unsalted butter, light brown sugar, one egg, flour, vanilla, salt, double-acting baking powder, crystallized ginger, and ground ginger. We hope to see you on Zoom. And click here to see the delicious farmhouse buttermilk cakes created at our last baking day on Oct. 25!
Book Group for Sun, Dec. 6 at 6:30 PM
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden, first published in 1911, is often considered one of the best children's books of the 20th century. It will make for great holiday reading and discussion. Join us to discuss the book on 12/6 at 6:30 PM via this Zoom link. Summary: When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in--and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.
Forum Book Study:
How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi
Saturdays 10-11 AM by Zoom
Join our Saturday morning book study of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. This important bestseller is being widely read by people who want to better understand Black Lives Matter and systemic racism. The author shares personal experiences to illustrate an honest, thorough examination of racist dynamics and what is necessary to oppose them. Free books are available. Join us Saturdays at 10 AM via this Zoom link. Read for Dec. 5 - Chapter 11: Black.
Movie Chat for Monday, 12/7 at 7 PM
An eloquent documentary:
I Am Not Your Negro
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished novel, Remember This House, this eloquent visual essay explores racism through the voice of Baldwin and stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Rated PG-13, excellent for both teens and adults. View the movie trailer here. Watch the movie on your own (free on Netflix) then sign into Zoom at 7 PM on Monday 12/7 to discuss—Zoom link here.
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