Pastor’s Book Club News
Our plan is for a few of us to meet in person beginning this Wednesday. This also means moving our time back to 12 Noon. We will continue to be online for those who are not ready to meet in person or who do not want to wear a face mask. Unfortunately, the virus is still a threat and in-person gatherings quickly become super-spreaders if precautions are dropped.
We finished our study of discussions of other religions for now. This proved to be a fascinating subject for us that is sure to come up again in the future. Learning about what other people believe to be true about God did not diminish our own beliefs. Instead, this new knowledge strengthened our faith.
This week we begin our discussions of a book recommended by the staff of Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing. Several of us are participating in a monthly network group with people from several churches. Each month we discuss a topic related to designing worship, hospitality, and church leadership. Our group realized that this book may be of interest to a larger number of people.
The book offers helpful suggestions for reaching persons who aren’t a part of a faith community. The writer offers his own success and failures at communicating with people who usually don’t understand why we believe with we believe. Our hope is that we can all benefit as more of us learn new ideas that we are willing to put into practice.
I encourage you to join us either in person or online for our Wednesday gatherings. You can call in by phone, be heard, and hear what others are saying by calling (929) 436-2866, and entering the meeting ID, 482458815#.
We are a diverse group and we are delighted when new persons join us. I hope that you will join in on our discussion.
You can contact our office with questions, by phone or simply type your question on our website’s homepage — FlintAsbury.org.