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Mistakes & Miracles Book Group
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, November 10
Join fellow congregants from East Shore in reading Mistakes and Miracles, starting September 28th in coordination with Rev. Maria Cristina’s November 13th sermon of the same name. It is the UUA Common Read this Fall.
The UUA Common Read builds community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared platform for reflection and a focus for action. What lessons and inspiration can we find in Mistakes and Miracles to guide our striving for Beloved Community, today?
How to Attend
Brought to you and facilitated by your ESUC 8th Principle Ministry Team. Register on Realm to reserve an ESUC copy (we are purchasing 20 books) or purchase your own copy. Starts Weds Sept 28 at 7 on zoom and goes for 7 sessions.
Authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explored five UU congregations’ journeys toward Beloved Community. In Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism (Skinner House Books, 2019), they shared the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.
The world has seen much turmoil, pain, and yes, glimmers of hope, in the three years since Mistakes and Miracles’ publication. As we enter a Common Read of this book, we find ourselves receiving its report with a changed spirit, an urgent need, and perhaps new hope for multiculturalism and antiracism work in our congregations and our movement.
Transportation & Parking
We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.