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October 2018

Martin Buber and the Wisdom of Dialogue

Sunday, October 21 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library

What can Christians learn from a Jewish vision? Martin Buber, a Jewish philosopher, continues to have a profound influence among Christians. In these three sessions, Don Johnson, our resident expert on Buber, will lead participants in an engaging discussion of Buber’s fascinating life, his thought on the relationship between God and humanity, and his understanding of Jesus.

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Monthly Reading Group

Sunday, October 21 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Johnson home

The Monthly Reading group meets Sunday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. at the home  of Don and Wanda Johnson to discuss the book Two Types of Faith on the relationship between Judaism and Christianity by Martin Buber. Everyone interested is welcome to attend. Questions? E-mail Don Johnson weddjohnson@msn.com

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Racial Justice Reading Group

Monday, October 29 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Avery/Elliott home

FALL BOOK: Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. This is a long book and we will discuss it over three evenings: Parts I and II on Monday, September 24; the other three parts on Monday, October 29 and Monday, December 3. (No meeting in November). Newcomers are welcome. We meet at the home of Anne Avery and Jim Elliott.  

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November 2018

High Tea with Death

Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 pm4:30 pm
Library

Amelia Carroll, Christ Church expert in loss, grief, and death, will lead this confidential and compassionate conversation that invites participants to share their experiences of loss. For many who have participated in this gathering, it has been a life-giving experience of support and comfort. Sign up at the glass table in the church entryway/narthex in October. It is not a requirement, but if you are able to offer a donation to cover printing and food costs on November 3, it…

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The Liberating Mission of Jesus

Sunday, November 11 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library

The Gospel of Saint Luke On December 2, the First Sunday of Advent, Christ Church will join millions of Christians throughout the world as we begin to hear readings from the Gospel of Luke throughout the coming year. In these two classes, Fr. Torvend will offer highlights of this gospel and its distinctive portrait of Jesus, women, the Spirit, the practice of prayer, and music. Continuing next week, November 18.

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Service in the World

Sunday, November 25 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library

Advocacy for children with Pat Chen Pat Chen is a volunteer with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. CASA responds to the nearly 700,000 children in the U.S. who experience abuse or neglect each year. Join us to hear Pat discuss her work with CASA. There will be time for conversation and questions.

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December 2018

Racial Justice Reading Group

Monday, December 3 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Avery/Elliott home

FALL BOOK: Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. This is a long book and we will discuss it over three evenings: Parts I and II on Monday, September 24; the other three parts on Monday, October 29 and Monday, December 3. (No meeting in November). Newcomers are welcome. We meet at the home of Anne Avery and Jim Elliott.  

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No Room in the Inn?

Sunday, December 9 at 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Library

As we prepare to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we are mindful of his homeless status at birth and throughout much of his life. Join us as we discuss the causes of homelessness in Tacoma and Pierce County and as Michael Yoder, Executive Director of Associated Ministries, speaks about Homeless No More, AM’s initiative to end family homelessness in the city and county. Continues next week, December 16.

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