Sundays in Lent March 5 – April 12
A study featuring Barbara Crafton’s Meditation on the importance of forgiveness: what it is, how to do it, and why it matters. Classroom #2
Thursdays in Lent March 2 – April 6
11-11:50 am Book Group – “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond in the NCR
Summary from New York Times best-seller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “genius” Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America.
In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality – and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.
7:00 – 8:30 pm – “Ideas of the Reformation” Study in the Newton Community Room
Study of Reformation theologies and topics to include Martin Luther, Reformation Theology, Counter-Reformation, European Mysticism and Neo-Orthodoxy: Tilich, Niebuhr, and Barth.