Adult Formation Class:
The Summer Book Group takes a break on Sunday, July 19.
Sunday, July 26, at 9:15 we start Wendell Berry’s WATCH WITH ME with Jack Shoemaker’s overview and a guided discussion of the six linked short stories with which the tale begins. This book is only 208 pp in its entirety, and the stories a quick, comic, even romping read.
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Sunday August 2, we’ll conclude our discussion of the stories and turn to the 80 page novella that gives the book its title, with Jeannie Koops-Elson leading a discussion of Berry’s use of the Biblical imagery in the title story.
Sunday, August 9th, Jane Vandenburgh will lead a discussion centered on Tol Proudfoot’s intimate knowledge of the land over which the longer story travels. There’s a profound reason Wendell Berry has named this character Ptolemy — both the ancient Claudius Ptolemy and his somewhat more modern namesake are geographers, each seeking to map the known world of his time. For Tol this is, specifically, Henry County, Kentucky, 1916. Here we find a balanced moment — a grace — set down right before profound, even cataclysmic, change.
Sunday, August 16, we’ll conclude with Emily Hansen Curran’s discussion of some the book’s major themes. We’ll look at the active work fellowship requires, how we as parishioners might come by membership in The Beloved Community.