June 29, 2017

TED (Tuesday Evening Dialogue)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | potluck dinner & discussion | childcare provided until 8:30pm

Great fellowship. Yummy food. Lively conversation. Typically an interesting and provocative book is studied and discussed. Join us! [Click on the titles to view the expanded posts.]


 

 

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.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) June 28

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) June 28

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

We’re switching it up! Instead of a book, we will work through a list of questions that the Confirmands have learned in their classes.  Three of us did this at AE and didn’t finish all of them. It reminds us of questions like: How many books are in the Bible to theological questions.  We will try this for one night and see how we like it and how far we get. Come and see how much you remember of your own confirmation and how your own theology has changed over the years.

This is a new format: there is no assigned reading and no book to buy. Just come.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Book Study: BEYOND RESISTANCE

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New Book: Beyond Resistance  begins March 22
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | childcare provided

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of potluck fellowship and book discussion with a SPECIAL OFFERING this Spring, 2016!

We are reading the latest book from our UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer—BEYOND RESISTANCE as our next selection, and we warmly welcome anyone to join us in the journey!

BEYOND RESISTANCE is Dorhauer’s postmodern look at the future of the mainline church, the emergence of a “second Reformation”, and the opportunities which loom for churches like Parkway UCC to respond and thrive…or die. Written with both a measure of concern and hope, Dorhauer describes a world of possibility for the Church, with many CHALLENGING options to unite us and prepare us for the future.

Please join TED for this special book reading. Books are available in the church office ($16) or via your favorite book supplier.

This is going to be very special! ALL ARE WELCOME! Contact Karen Boyd (314-872-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com) if you have questions.

New Book for the New Year

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | childcare provided

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues their tradition of study and fellowship on January 12 with the latest from Diana Butler Bass: Grounded—Finding God in the World. 

“The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. Diana Butler Bass, leading commentator on religion, politics, and culture, follows up her acclaimed book Christianity After Religion by arguing that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to a God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us – and that is challenging not only religious institutions but political and social ones as well.”

Please join us for these lively and friendly potluck supper/book discussions. Those interested in this book may purchase a copy from the church office OR from your preferred book vendor. Contact Dottie Dwyer (dkdwyer@charter.net), Mary Jo Cannon (maryjo991@aol.com), or Karen Boyd (kkseib@gmail.com) for more information. 

 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW BOOK—starts Oct 27

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

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzaia & Christina Lamb

I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

Questions? Ask Dottie Dwyer (dkdwyer@charter.net), Mary Jo Cannon (maryjo991@aol.com), or Karen Boyd (kkseib@gmail.com)!

 

AND, a special opportunity on Tuesday, October 27.  Earlier this year the TED group read Steve Patterson’s recent publication The Lost Gospels.  As a special treat, Steve Patterson will be skyping with the TED group on October 27 from 6:30-7:00pm to share additional reflections on his book.  SO, if you have read the book or are just a Patterson fan – please join us at 6pm for potluck and 6:30 to “chat with Steve.”

The Road to Character Book Study Begins Aug 11

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In August we begin reading columnist David Brooks’ latest book The Road to Character (beginning August 11).

Brooks began studying the lives of people he admired—people like Dwight Eisenhower, Dorothy Day, George Eliot, Augustine—to determine what they shared and how they achieved “generosity of spirit and. . . depth of character.” He soon determined that such “wonderful people are made, not born.” And that they made themselves—through a conscious series of moral and spiritual choices. Our culture and educational systems emphasize what he calls “resume virtues” and neglect the “eulogy virtues.”

 

Books will be for sale in the church office or available in libraries, bookstores, and e-readers. Everyone welcome! We usually read the introduction and 1 or 2 chapters the first session of a new book.