Book Group (reception)

Our faith tradition affirms that all human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1: 26-28) and that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139: 14); and here at the Union Church in Waban we affirm the inherent dignity of all people and strive to live that out through our covenant that affirms the inclusive love of Jesus.  As such, we invite you enter into a journey that sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild embarked upon with the desire to enter into conversation with people whose life experience and outlook were different than her own.  “Strangers in Their Own Land” will be our winter reading.  On February 26th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. we will gather for a robust conversation of this book led by our own Anya Bassett.  We encourage you to consider making this study part of your New Year’s resolutions as we live into “the conversational nature of reality” to borrow a quote from poet and philosopher David Whyte.  If you have questions, please see Alan Cody or Pastor Stacy.