Book Studies

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian by Brian McLaren

Led by Mahlon Hight

Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun. 
Two sessions available:

September 8 – October 13 | Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Hosted by Faith Bible Discovery Sunday School Class, N220

September 5 – October 10 | Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.  Hosted by Theology on Thursdays, Conference Room

Books may be purchased in the church office for $10.

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Time Out for Moms: Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John

September 12-October 24 (excluding October 3 and October 17) | Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. | Youth House

Led by Membership Engagement Coordinator Allison Cochran

Aimed at moms of all ages! No homework required, and all are welcome whenever you can join us!

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How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Book Discussion
Sundays Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27 9:30-10:30 am, Parlor
Hosted by Covenant Community Sunday school
Ever feel like parenting is a like a rollercoaster—and you're gripping the safety bar and your children for dear life? Our fears and desire to control can often lead to over-parenting--which doesn't help our children to become adults. We'll discuss practical tips for giving our kids independence in small steps as they grow, as well spiritual dimensions of parenting differently: trusting in God more than our own fears, valuing grace over accomplishment, and honoring the unique individual our child is made to be.

Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism by Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel

October 29-December 3 | Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. | PHPC Parlor

Led by Rev. Mark Brainerd

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the PC(U.S.A) For more than a decade, she has helped congregations talk about racism.

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All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas by Quinn G. Caldwell

Sundays | November 3-24 | 9:30 a.m. | PHPC Parlor

Led by Member Engagement Coordinator Allison Cochran

Sometimes the happiest and holiest time of the year is also the hardest for people to enjoy. These daily readings offer the skeptic, the over-committed the opportunity to make room for God to show up.

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