Jesus & the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman:
Fall Faith Formation starts October 5:
6 Wednesday evening classes:
October 5- November 9.
Zoka Coffee Greenlake, just north of Keystone UCC
2200 N 56th St, Seattle, WA 98103
with Pastor Lauren
Come deepen community this fall on 6 Wednesday evenings as we read a short powerful book by a mentor of Martin Luther King Jr. This volume by Howard Thurman had a profound spiritual impact on MLK. In the midst of the rancor of the civil rights movement, Thurman taught leaders to be grounded in their spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, and singing.
Come join with others at Keystone to discuss how to live a Christian calling in these times; come to be challenged as well as nourished, as we take up a rich theological study together. Jesus & the Disinherited- by Howard Thurman is a timeless tour de force.
"His goal was to offer…an emancipatory way of being, moving toward a fundamentally unchained life that is available to all those everywhere who hunger and thirst for righteousness, especially those 'who stand with their backs again the wall.’ " ~Vincent Harding (from Foreword.)
Thurman was born at the turn of the last century in segregated Daytona Florida, raised by his grandmother, a former slave. In 1935, when Thurman and his wife led an African American delegation to South Asia, they met with Gandhi. They talked about oppression and freedom and nonviolence and Gandhi asked the Thurmans to sing a spiritual (“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?”)
Pick up a copy on your own, or at the church office. All welcome! Grab a coffee card at church for your beverage at Zoka. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday October 5: Foreword, Preface, and start Ch. 1
Wednesday October 12: Ch. 1: Jesus, an Interpretation
Wednesday October 19: Ch. 2: Fear
Wednesday October 26: Ch. 3: Deception
Wednesday November 2: Ch. 4: Hate
Wednesday November 9: Ch. 5: Love & Epilogue