Adult Ministries - Better Together Groups

Note: Spring 2018 booklets will be available Feb 4. Groups start the week of February 14th.

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New Groups This Spring!

+Social Justice: Learn and Take Action (Everyone) Starts Feb. 27

Tuesdays @ 6pm in CLC 107/109

“Between the World and Me”, by Ta-Nehisi Coates as recommended by Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of the Department of Black Studies at the University. Of Missouri. It is a short, powerful book. We will plan to review this book in three sessions. We will continue our discussions with current opinion pieces selected by our group. This is a great opportunity to educate ourselves about vital social issues. We will finalize plans for our group to participate in an outside activity. Book: $17 Facilitators: Roy and Rev. Jim Bryan

+Whistling in the Dark by Frederick Buechner. (Everyone) Starts Feb. 20

Tuesdays @ 10am at Lenoir Woods, 3710 S. Lenoir St.

A wry and thought-provoking lexicon of uncommon insight to jar the mind and nourish the soul. Buechner writes, "I think of faith as a kind of whistling in the dark, because in much the same way, it helps to give us courage and to hold the shadows at bay. Residents at Lenoir or those who can visit will join in a robust and thought-provoking conversation based on this book. Book: $10 Facilitator: Cynthia Beverley,

+Rising Strong™ based on the research of Brené Brown (Parents of Pre-K and Younger Elementary) Starts Feb. 28

Wednesdays @ 6pm (various homes)

Rising from our past hurts, failures and disappoints takes us re-writing our stories. Brown says the process is a spiritual practice. This group will be engaging Brené Brown videos, a workbook to guide the journey, and interactive conversation. This group will feel like a workshop as we re-write our stories with a daring new ending. Workbook: $10 Childcare: Group will share childcare costs. Facilitator: Charity Goodwin, Certified The Daring Way™ Facilitator,

+20's and 30's Group Starts Feb. 22

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.

Thursdays @ 7pm at the Cole’s House

America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Facilitators: Logan and Jessica Cole