Wednesday, February 19
The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert. Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and writer. Then one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. She ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed. Sara started a food pantry giving away literally tons of food from around the same altar where she'd first received the body of Christ.
Take This Bread is rich with real-life Dickensian characters church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and gangsters all blown into Miles life by the relentless force of her new-found calling. Here, in this beautiful, passionate book, is Christ's living communion.
OSLC now has a book lending library. Located inside the Peterson Center Fellowship Hall is a tall bookshelf designated as the Lending Library. Feel free to bring newly read and enjoyed books to share with others. Books may be fiction, non-fiction or religious. There is no sign up or sign out required, but is hoped that users help take care of the materials and pass along the love of reading! If you have questions or ideas, please speak with Georganna M.
AA on Fridays at 7 pm
Al-Anon Mon/Thur/Fri at 10 am
Women's Coffee Connect
Fridays at 8:30 am at Luci's at the Orchard
Get your favorite beverage and spend an hour getting to know and deepen relationships with other woman. Drop in or come every week, and feel free to invite your friends.
Note: On Jan 31 Coffee Connect will not meet at Luci's, but will be on a fields trip to Carefee. See below:
Women's English Tea
Friday, January 31 at 10 am
The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree
All women are invited to head north to Carefree for late morning tea. The
English Rose Tea Room offers a wonderful selection of tea, scones, desserts, and much more. If you would like to carpool, please arrive at church by 9:15 am.
Please RVSP to the church office or sign up on the bulletin board in
the Fellowship Hall by Wednesday, January 29. Costs vary between $7.00 and $25.00, but sharing is possible!
For more information about the tea room go to: https://carefreetea.com/our-menu/
Thursdays in Black
Thursdays in Black is a global movement with a long history. Thursdays in Black looks to the brave Argentinian women (Madres de la Plaza de Mayo) who in the 1970s, protested the disappearance of their children during a brutal regime. In other parts of the world: Israel, Rwanda, Bosnia, South Africa and elsewhere, women dressing in black has called out violence against women in its many forms. The movement is above all a testimony to women’s resilience and commitment to unite.
The World Council of Churches has called for Zero Tolerance of violence against women. The WCC involvement in this campaign reflects the hope (if not conviction) that religious communities and leaders can and should take on a special responsibility for action to end the many forms of violence against women, as well as men, boys and girls.
The campaign is simple but profound. Wear black on Thursdays. Wear a pin to declare you are part of the global movement resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you.
Often black has been used with negative racial connotations. In this campaign Black is used as a color of resistance and resilience.
Share your Thursdays in Black campaign photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using hashtags #ThursdaysinBlack and #WCC!