Minister’s Book Group

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston – Texts for Troubled Times

Alternating Tuesdays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dear Readers:

Welcome back to the autumn session of the ministers’ book group. I’m excited for our new year long series “Lives of the Spirit” where, each month, we’ll be examining the life and teachings of one of the twentieth-century’s great spiritual activists or religious leaders.
The ministers’ book group is continuing with the next book in our Lives of the Spirit series. This month, we’ll be continuing with minister, theologian and civil rights activist, Howard Thurman. We’ll be reading his book Jesus and the Disinherited, which examines the gospel as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised

The schedule January is a little different:

On February 20th, we will be covering the book The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is edited by Meagan Parker Brooks
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One logistical note, we’re going to be trying the book group as a hybrid this year (or at least the first month or two) and meeting both in-person in the library and via Zoom. Christian will be sending around a Zoom link a bit closer to the date.

If you’re interested, you can find an overview of the autumn sessions of “Lives of the Spirit” here: https://firstuu.org/livesofthespirit/

The books for the spring are:
February
  Davis W. Houck (ed.) The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is
March
Mary Brave Bird, Lakota Woman
April
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
May
Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
June Forrest Church, Love & Death: My Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

We have a copy of each book available in the library.

Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!
love,
Colin

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