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M Street Brass Quintet Concert
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:00pm
Bring yourselves, bring your family, bring your friends! The M Street Brass Quintet will be performing again this summer in the Memorial Garden (the Sanctuary in case of inclement weather). The program is free and open to all. Donations received will benefit future music ministry events. An ice cream reception follows in the Fellowship Hall.
Final Friday Night Film Series: “Midnight Special”
June 30, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm, Room 206
We wrap up our conversation about God’s call and our response with Midnight Special (2016, rated PG-13), a sleeper hit from last year that The Hollywood Reporter called a “suspenseful, beautifully acted supernatural thriller.” A modern-day reimagining of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt crossed with Superman’s origin story, the film was written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the director of Academy Award nominated films Take Shelter, Mud and Loving…
the Other book discussion: “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Friday, July 21, 2017, 7:30pm
What would it be like to cross the empathy gap? Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild considers herself a Berkeley liberal. When she began her research over 5 years ago she was “becoming alarmed at the increasingly hostile split in our nation between two political camps. To many on the left, the Republican Party and Fox News seemed intent on dismantling much of the federal government. To many on the right, that government itself was a power-amassing elite. Since that time both parties have split their seams and Donald Trump has burst onto the scene, quickening the pulse of American political life. I had some understanding of the liberal left, but what was happening on the right?”…