THE CHURCH CRACKED OPEN:
SUMMER STUDY GROUPS
During the past year of global pandemic, shuttered churches, racial reckoning, and civil unrest, life has been disrupted and disturbed. In her new book The Church Cracked Open, the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers suggests that the Episcopal Church has an opportunity to be made new by these difficult days. She outlines the roots of the Episcopal Church in empire and white supremacy, and invites us to turn prayerfully from the ways of domination, consumerism, and self-centrism to Jesus’s way of love.
While Spellers takes only 136 pages to outline how we might become beloved community, she provides food for deep thought, prayer, and conversation. Study groups will begin this week with opportunities for one session discussions of the whole book; 4-week seminars; and a monthly exploration from June through September. You can sign up HERE or at the Bookstore on Sunday. And, The Bookstore has copies of the book available for purchase.
SCHEDULE FOR CHURCH CRACKED OPEN SUMMER STUDY GROUPS
You choose whether you want to participate in a one-time conversation about the whole book (on Zoom or face-to-face at the church), or a 4-session discussion (2 chapters a meeting) of the book on a weekly or monthly basis.
July 25 (Sunday) at 11:30 at the Church
Four Week Seminars:
July 20 – August 10 (Tuesdays) at 2:00pm at Kay Lindahl’s
August 1 – 22 (Sundays) at 11:30am at the Church
Four Monthly Gatherings:
2nd Mondays (June 14, July 12, August 9, & September 13) at 7:00pm at Claudia & Chris Ward’s