December 14th, 7 pm, Home of Kip Duchon (404) 862-0505: Book selection: “Always With Us? What Jesus Said About the Poor” By Liz Throharis. The Co-moderators of the 222nd General Assembly, are recommending a church-wide book study. This book seeks to challenge our understandings of poverty and provide a theological undergirding for anti-poverty work. We believe Dr. Theoharis’ work will be transformational for congregations, both those who want to deepen their anti-poverty efforts or who already have robust ministries. We also strongly encourage Presbyterians to get and stay engaged with the New Poor People’s Campaign, as there will be many opportunities therein “to take risks for and with the poor.” Community, connection, and solidarity are characteristics of vital ministry. We are grateful for the many ways in which Presbyterians serve to grow God’s reign, and we pray this new resource will help that work continue.
There will also be a “bonus” extra-curricular event on Tuesday December 5 at 7:00 PM at the Carter Center when Bill Browder will be speaking You may remember we read his book Red Notice and as Joe Sandifer has pointed out, the news has been filled with continuing references to that timely book on world events.
I am asking for all your votes for next year books be sent to me by Saturday, November 11 so we can tabulate the interest in books and choose our next selections.