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, and John Dominic Crossan’s Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism and the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus.

The Seekers are currently discussing The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage by Joan Chittaster. Pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Joan Chittister offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. Anyone who would like to participate, please speak to Myra about obtaining a book. Learn more about the book by clicking here.

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.