November 26, 2014

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.]


 

 

Youth Night, November 19: Thanks a Lot!

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Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 | Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prizes

What are we Thankful for? Should we celebrate even the hard things that come our way with Thanksgiving? We will discuss being thankful and how it enriches our life if we do! There will also be some turkey games to play.

Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org

New book for TED in November!

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

Just in time for the Advent and Christmas run up, Tuesday Evening Dialogue will begin reading Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggeman. In Sabbath as Resistance Brueggeman prescribes an alternative to our consumerist, competitive culture, a culture which promotes “anxiety, coercion, exclusivism, and multitasking.”

Books are available in the church office. Copies are also available on Nook and Kindle. TED will cover the book in three sessions: November 11 and 25 and December 9. All are welcome. Contacts: Dottie Dwyer (dkdwyer@charter.net, 314-821-6073) or Mary Jo Cannon (maryjo991@aol.com, 314-469-3485)

Turning Shoes into Water

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If you are buying new back-to-school shoes, you may have old ones to dispose of. That is why TED has placed a dark brown hamper in the Greeting Area. You can place old shoes in the hamper so that we can turn them into water for places in the world where water is not close to a village. The Shoe Man will use them to buy equipment to bring water to these villages. Any shoes, worn or barely used can be put in the hamper.

TED Fall Plans

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TED Fall Plans

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

Tuesday Evening Dialog (TED) will meet September 9& 23for potluck and fellowship in the Heritage Room. On the 9th we will share summer/vacation stories, a fabulous mea and reading suggestions for the coming year.

We will also begin discussing Jesus Is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered, by Martin Copenhaver. Rev. Copenhaver is a UCC pastor, the new President of Andover Newton Theological School in MA (Pastor Kevin’s alma mater), and editor-at-large for The Christian Century. Please read the first three short chapters.

Catholic author Richard Rohr writes, “In general, we can see that Jesus’ style is almost exactly the opposite of modern televangelism or even the mainline church approach of bits of inspiring advice and workable solutions for daily living. Jesus is too much the Jewish prophet to merely stabilize the status quo with platitudes.” Copenhaver writes, “Jesus is not a giver of advice…He does not provide easy answers…Easy answers can give us a sense of finality. By entertaining hard questions God has a chance to change us.”

Books are available for purchase in the church office for $15.00. Everyone welcome!

TED Summer Schedule & New Book

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Tuesdays: Jul 8 & 22; Aug 12 | 6:00-8:00pm | Heritage Room
Our Summer book will be The Year of  Living Biblically: One Man’s Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. This is an interesting, funny, spiritual and thought provoking book that is perfect for summer reading.  Copies will be available in the office soon.
Come join us this summer for three very interesting evenings of fellowship, food, and spirited discussion!  For more information, contact us.

Shoe Collection for Fresh Water

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While you are switching to summer sandals, are those old winter shoes too worn out to save for next year? Does your shoe section of the closet need clearing out? If so bring your old shoes to the TED hamper in the Gathering Space. They will be turned into fresh water by the ShoeMan giving some moms a chance to not have to walk a mile to get her water or some children some nourishing refreshment.

TED Begins New Book about What Divides Good People 3/25

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On March 25, the Tuesday Evening Dialogue group will begin a fascinating study of THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, a new book by Johnathan Haidt. Haidt has done the seemingly impossible: challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. He explains why liberals, conservatives and libertarians have such different feelings about right and wrong and attempts to give readers the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, come join the ‘readers and eaters’ to learn some revelations about human nature and share your thoughts about achieving peaceful resolution. Copies of the book are available in the office for $9.00 each, cash or check with “TED Book” in the memo line. Questions: Dottie Dwyer 378-5159 Jjdwyer@charter.net or Mary Jo Cannon 469-3485MaryJo991@aol.com. We gather in the Heritage Room at 6:00pm for potluck dinner and discussion concluding at8:00pm. Invite a friend. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday Evening Dialogue The Future of Faith 11/26

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue The Future of Faith

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

We are reading The Future of Faith by Prof. Harvey Cox of Harvard Divinity School. Books are available in the church office for $11.00 each, checks made payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line.

 

Cox posits that faith is a deep-seated confidence whereas belief is more like opinion. What do you think?

 

Come join the group as we consider Cox’s thesis. All are welcome and bring a friend or two. Childcare is provided.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue—Does Christian Faith have a Future?

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

The Future of Faith by Prof. Harvey Cox of Harvard Divinity School is the new book selection for Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) beginning October 8 with the group gathering in the Heritage Room at 6:00pm for a potluck dinner followed by discussion of the first two chapters. Books are available in the church office for $11.00 each, checks made payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line.

Written in fall 2012, Prof. Cox believes that a fundamental distinction between faith and belief needs to be made though many would refute this. Cox posits that faith is a deep-seated confidence whereas belief is more like opinion. What do you think? 

Come join the group as we consider Cox’s thesis. All are welcome and bring a friend or two. Childcare is provided.

THE COST OF LIVING IN AMERICA

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Join us September 24!

 

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

How much money does one need to “make it” in America today? And do you have to work two jobs to earn that amount? Participants in the TUESDAY EVENING DIALOGUE (TED) are looking into the subject this fall as they read Barbara Ehrenreich’s excellent book Nickel and Dimed. It is an eye-opening account of one writer’s foray into the world of subsistence living as she takes on a variety of minimum wage jobs to see if she truly can feed, house, clothe and provide the rock-bottom basics. Books are available in the church office for $8.00 each, checks payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line. Potluck supper followed by discussion at 7:00pm. All are welcome, childcare provided. The group is lively and fellowship is guaranteed along with some new ideas about life and its challenges. Questions? Dottie Dwyer | JJDwyer@Charter.net or Mary Jo Cannon | MaryJo991@aol.com.