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December 3rd, 2020
SPCC Book Study Group New Book
Renee and Kevin would like to invite you to join us for our next book study group. We thought that we could all use a little hope right about now so that is the subject of this group; hope from a Christian point of view. The title of the book is, “Almost Everything: Notes on Hope” and the author is Anne Lamott. We will meet via zoom 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Thursday December 3rd. Please let Kevin or Renee know if you plan to attend.
About the Book:
Almost Everything: Notes On Hope
In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. ... Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write. (*description from Amazon.com)
About the Author- Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, she writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn’t try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. As she says, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.” Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.
Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock has made a documentary on Lamott, entitled “Bird by Bird with Annie” (1999). Anne Lamott has also been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. (* From the Steven Barclay Agency)
July 14th, 2020
Pastor check-ins are back! The check-ins will take place every Wednesday at 7pm. We are still deciding on whether or not to add a morning time for the check-ins as well, if you would be interested in attending, please contact the office either through website comments, social media messages, or direct emails to the office email. If you have any prayer requests, please be sure to contact Pastor Bruce!
Seekers’ Sunday School meets at 10:00 via FaceTime. The class has started a new book/same theme as the last one. It is the “31 day Devotional Book of Unafraid” by Adam Hamilton
Disciples’ Sunday School meets at 10:00 (note new time!) via Zoom.
To join either zoom chat, please email the church office.