This group will take the summer off and resume Friday, Sept. 9.

Day: Fridays
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Room 221 | Manchester UMC
Leader: Barbara Bess

Description:  This is a group of mature women who enjoy reading and discussing a variety of religious themed books, by authors Adam Hamilton, Phillip Yancey, Henri Nouwen, and many others.  Newcomers are always welcome!

This group will take the summer off and resume meeting on Friday, September 9. If you are interested in learning more or joining this group in September, please complete the form below.

Starting September 9

This group will be studying the Philip Yancey’s book, Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?. Christians have proclaimed the good news about Jesus for centuries. But the good news isn’t sounding so good these days, at least to some. More and more surveys show that people view Christians as bearers of bad news, judgment, and intolerance.

In Vanishing Grace, bestselling author Philip Yancey acknowledges the problem and then explores how we can respond with both grace and truth. He offers a discerning look at what contributes to a hostility toward Christians, and identifies three groups–pilgrims, artists, and activists–who can show us a different way.

With a reporter’s eye and a compassionate heart, Yancey suggests practical ways in which we can live as salt and light within a society that is radically changing. What can we learn from those who shun church but consider themselves spiritual? Can the good news, once spoiled, ever sound good again?

In the wake of recent events–Las Vegas, Charlottesville, Charleston, Ferguson, Islamic terrorism–people both inside and outside the church are thirsty for grace. Vanishing Grace calls us to see their thirst, and ours, in a hopeful new light as we listen, love, and offer a grace that is truly good news.

Please complete one registration form per person:

For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway.

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