December 15, 2017

Book/Bible Studies

There is something for everyone here. Our Sunday morning Adult Ed focuses on topical issues with films and speakers from Parkway and the community. Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) discusses books while enjoying a potluck meal. And the Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study (TABS) looks at scripture.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) welcomes YOU to our informal potluck supper and book club. We are starting Borg and Crossan’s, The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus’ Birth. We will read this book over Nov 14, 28, and Dec 12. Books are available at your favorite bookseller or online.  ALL WELCOME!

The First Christmas book study Tuesday evenings

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) Nov 14

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Please consider joining in the Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) which starts a new book discussion on Nov 14th:  from Borg and Crossan –  The First Christmas:  What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus’ Birth.  From the introduction:  “Because of the importance of Christmas, how we understand the stories of Jesus’s birth matters. What we think they’re about— how we hear them, read them, interpret them— matters. They are often sentimentalized. And, of course, there is emotional power in them. They touch the deepest of human yearnings: for light in the darkness, for the fulfillment of our hopes, for a different kind of world. Moreover, for many Christians, they are associated with their earliest memories of childhood. Christmas has emotional power. But the stories of Jesus’s birth are more than sentimental. The stories of the first Christmas are both personal and political. They speak of personal and political transformation. Set in their first-century context, they are comprehensive and passionate visions of another way of seeing life and of living our lives.”

We will read this book over 3 sessions (Nov 14, 28, and Dec 12).  

ALL WELCOME! Contact Karen Boyd: at

kkseib@gmail.com

Accidental Saints: Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) welcomes YOU to join us for our informal potluck supper and book club.

 

Our current selection is the recent publication by Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber entitled Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People. We discuss this book (and whatever else that comes up….) on Tuesday evenings, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24. We start with a potluck supper and then convene for “discussion” usually finishing by about 8:00pm. We have one copy left in the church office ($11) or download on your e-reader or visit the library! Here’s just one review –

 

“Besides the fact that she is an amazing writer, my friend Nadia understands more than most that we are messed up people living in a messed up world with other messed up people…She understands that God meets our messed-up-ness with his mercy over and over and over again. I couldn’t put this book down.”

 

Maybe you’re interested in this book but don’t want to get committed long-term to a book club…COME! Maybe you’ve never been in a book club but love to read…. COME! Maybe the idea of a PUCC potluck two evenings a month is too good to be true…. COME!

ALL WELCOME! Contact Karen Boyd with questions atkkseib@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue 9/12

Tuesday Evening Dialogue 9/12

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

 

For our next gathering – we did not select another book, but instead we will read and discuss the John Wemberly articles (links below). Pastor Wemberly is an external coach who will be partnering with the congregation this year on a “vitality initiative.” In advance of his visit to Parkway Sept 15-17th, Pastor Wemberly provided some articles (some he authored) for our “pre-reading.” TED will read and discuss these articles, discussion facilitated by Kevin Hogarty.

Contact Karen Boyd for more information: kseib@gmail.com
http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/what-takes-vital-church/

Priorities Lost in the Madness

Aligning our Congregational Systems

Mobilizing for Ministry

How to Have a Better Conversation

Spiritual Formation as the Future of the Church

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Just Mercy

New TED Book May 9


2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions.

We are currently discussing the compelling true story by Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy: A story of Justice and Redemption. Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School.  He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color.  He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

TED welcomes everyone interested in delicious POTLUCKS and interesting, informal BOOK DISCUSSIONS!  We hope you will join us!

Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: It’s Never Too Late

New TED Book March 29


2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party, Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his room at the nursing home and heads to the nearest bus station, intending to travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to steal a suitcase from a fellow passenger sends Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty criminals, a very large pile of cash, and an elephant named Sonya. It’s just another chapter in a life full of adventures for Allan, who has become entangled in the major events of the twentieth century, including the Spanish Civil War and the Manhattan Project. As Allan’s colorful and complex history merges with his present-day escapades, readers will be treated to a new and charmingly funny version of world history and get to know a very youthful old man whose global influence knows no age limit. An international best-seller, this is an engaging tale of one man’s life lived to the fullest.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions with the quirky and charming book: The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. We hope you will join us! Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Hillbilly Elegy—Jan 9

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Hillbilly Elegy—Starting Jan 9

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions with the hotly discussed 2016 book: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This book has gained much attention during the contentious 2016 election cycle, often cited as shining a light on the populist vote that emerged in our recent general election. Join the TED discussion group as we tackle this title and many others in 2017! Books are available for purchase in the church office or purchase it yourself, print or electronic!

Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book October 25

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

TED is offering a respite from election addiction / burnout with a shared reading of a “gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation…” ~The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Rachel Joyce’s 2012 bestseller recounts the unexpected journey of a recently-retired Englishman who walks the entire length of England to visit an old friend living in hospice. He’s on a quest—and we get to share in his life-changing encounters along the way.

Come join TED in the Heritage Room for an easy read, excellent food, and conversation which won’t make you want to turn off the TV—or throw something at it! Books will be available for purchase in the church office or in various formats at booksellers and local libraries. For more info, contact Dottie Dwyer: dkdwyer@charter.net

Tuesday Evening Dialogue New Book Study 9/13

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue Group (TED) has chosen a new book entitled Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love by David Benner. We plan to discuss the first 4 chapters of our new selection on September 13. Books are available  in the office for $14.50. We always welcome new participants.

July 2016 Adult Education

September 5, 2017 Update: No Adult Ed Offerings at this time.