This past Sunday, our Coming of Age teens and their mentors took more than 70 hats, scarves, and mittens to the Worcester City Hall Common. As part of their outreach, they attached a special note to each item and then secured them to trees, benches and fencing.
ONE CHURCH- ONE BOOK All Church Read 2016/17
This year the REC and I are excited to announce that our One Church- One Book , all church read will be the graphic novel “El Deafo” by Cece Bell.
Graphic novel , you say?? Why yes, graphic novel! Reading a graphic novel is an exciting way for folks of all ages to experience a story. Please don’t dismiss this as too juvenile for you, because we think you will really enjoy the ageless concepts in this beautiful story.
The themes in this book speak to children and adults alike . Experience Cece’s life : a young girl who loses her hearing and grapples with experiences that we have all felt or may feel at one point or another during our own lifetime. This is an honest book, with straight and informative talk about accessibility issues, friendship, acceptance , advocating for yourself , and how being authentic and practicing humor can help with all of these life experiences.
For the next five weeks , we will free raffle a copy of ‘El Deafo” during coffee hour. On January 29th we will hold a multigenerational discussion with Betty Jenewin during a special “One Church –One Book” Coffee Hour in the lounge. Our popular multigenerational service will be held on Feb 5th– highlighting thoughts and readings and themes from this lovely book. I hope you all reserve your copy at the library and/or try to win a copy at the church up until Dec 18th.
Here’s to happy reading and realizing your own SUPERPOWERS!
Robin Mitzcavitch, Betty Jenewin and the REC