Jack Horner’s Corner

Jim Johnson hosts “Jack Horner’s Corner” each Sunday following worship to dig into the topic of the day.

Seeker’s Group

This group, which is open to all who are interested, meets at 9 am each Sunday to discuss books by contemporary authors, usually covering one chapter at a time.   Like author Rachel Held Evans, the group takes inspiration from the insight that the word “disciple”comes from the Latin “discere” – to learn.  “We’re all,” as Evans says in Wholehearted Faith,  “in process, all just part way through our studies.”

            Books that the group has recently explored include Evan’s Wholehearted Faith; Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal; Bruce Epperly’s Piglet’s Process; Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others; Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life; and Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist.

Current Study: Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education

On Sunday, October 30, the Seekers study group will begin discussing a book that seems all too appropriate during this highly contentious election season: Danielle Allen’s “Talking to Strangers”: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education. In this book, Allen proposes that we need new ways of thinking about citizenship in order to overcome “fossilized” forms of distrust, especially racial distrust, that threaten the very core of our democracy.

Click Here to learn more about Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education by Danielle Allen

 

The United Congregational Church of HolyokeUCCH Fellowship

We regularly meet the first Tuesday of the month for friendship and fun October – June. Mayor Garcia will be speaking at our November meeting. We usually enjoy programs from time to time. We also host the Annual Pork Roast Dinner.