Lenten Academy – postponed until further notice

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 health emergency, all classes are postponed until further notice.  Please check back for further updates.

Lent is a great time for midweek study opportunities! We’re offering three weekly classes—one on “The Four Vision Quests of Jesus” and two “earth-honoring” book studies. Books for purchase and signup sheets in the Community Room. (March 3 – April 3)

Bishop Steven Charleston

The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by Steven Charleston
(Talitha Arnold – Wednesdays at 5:15 pm)

Choctaw Elder and Christian Bishop Charleston explores Jesus’ experience in the wilderness and the Garden of Gethsemane through a Native American lens. Jesus’ “quests” underscore our need a communal identity and the pursuit of freedom through discipline and concern for justice, compassion, and human dignity.




Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Larry Rasmussen—Tuesdays, 12:00 Noon; Wednesdays, 5:15 pm)

Drawing on her spiritual tradition of the Potawatomi people and her scientific background as a botanist, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and important lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.




Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
(Emily Syal—Fridays, 12:00 Noon)

A collection of 11 speeches on climate change by climate activist Greta Thunberg, including “Our House Is on Fire.” Her book is a rallying cry to wake up and protect the planet, no matter how powerless we may feel.

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