Adult Discussion Group
The Thoreau – Richmond Adult Discussion Group meets at 9:30 am every Sunday in the downstairs classroom.
How has your week been? Are you needing some time with other thinking adults — a chance to have an intelligent discussion with both facts and opinions? Come to Thoreau’s Adult Discussion Group!
Held every Sunday morning at 9:30 am, we talk about a topic of interest. We have wide ranging topics and lively discussions, organized at the monthly ADG planning meeting (more information below).
Adult Discussion Group Planning Meeting, first Saturdays,10:00 a.m., lobby of the Marriott in Sugar Land Town Center. Anyone interested in planning our Adult Discussion Group sessions is welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 20 – Quakers and Quaker Values
Presented by Kimberly Nelson of Live Oak Friends Meeting (Houston)
Quakers believe in that Light that enlightens all who come into this world (John’s gospel), so that our worship, our daily lives, and the conducting of our Meeting’s business is guided by the spirit of the Inner Light. We seek to interact with others from that perspective, and to live our lives according to
Jan 27 – Texas has “broken” foster care system.
Presented by: Richard and Dan
U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack of Corpus Christi said the state of Texas violated the Constitution by keeping about 12,000 youngsters for years in an underfunded and poorly run system “where rape, abuse, psychotropic medication and instability are the norm.” Come hear thirteen-year foster parent veterans Richard and Dan’s first-hand knowledge of the broken Department of Family Protective Services (CPS) system in Texas.
Feb 3 – The Overlooked and the Importance of Obituaries and Death Notices to our History
Presented by Tamara and Tony Veneruso
Over its 168-year history, The New York Times, like many newspapers, has published thousands of obituaries and death notices – mainly for the benefit of the rich and famous in big cities. Typically, less than 20 percent of these notices have been for women — a frustrating small number considering the huge changes in our society. The Times now features “Overlooked obituaries”, not only for overlooked women but also for overlooked people of color and for people from underrepresented communities across our nation. We will review and discuss the fascinating history and recent developments in these “history making notices”. Who do you think has been Overlooked and should be recognized?
Feb 10 – Climate Gospel or 10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change – By Wendy Becktold
Facilitated by Ron Masters
The Sierra Club recently listed 10 reasons to be hopeful about climate change, ranging from local action to public opinion to international agreements. We’ll share and discuss the Good News.
Feb 17 – Weaving a tapestry of Love
Presented by Lindi and Doug Kohn
Each week as we dedicate our Offering, we say these words, but what do they mean, to us and to our congregation? With our new location what needs do we hope to fulfill? Stewardship is about taking care of something we value and enabling it to grow. We will discuss how we can become stewards, how we can contribute our time, talent and treasure. When we—children, youth, and adults—learn to meet our needs and support our values, we are empowered. Money is no more or no less important than our talents or time; all are related, and all needed to build our community. Betty Johnson will be attending this ADG to both answer questions and hear our ideas.
Feb 24 – “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari
Facilitated by Jim Sheridan
In Sapiens, Yuval Harari explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.