BOOK STUDY ON CORE VALUES
STARTS OCTOBER 30
Our congregation is currently holding a yearlong conversation about its core values, mission and vision. As a part of this effort, Immediate Past Moderator Jim Butterworth will be facilitating a four-week discussion series this fall based on Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler-Bass which considers the shape of emerging Christianity and the renewal of mainline Protestant churches such as our UCC. Butler-Bass shares examples of inspiring work which congregations around the nation are doing in vital areas of church life such as hospitality, worship, justice, healing and diversity. On four Monday afternoons from October 30 through November 20 at 4:00 pm in the Oasis Center and on Zoom, participants will discuss a few of these “signposts of renewal” each week and consider how we are accomplishing God’s work in these key areas of our congregational life. Register with Sherry Glover in the church office at 941-953-7044 by October 23. New and used copies of the Butler-Bass book can easily be found online. Hope to see you there!