Open Table: Advent Study – Making Room

Tuesday Open Table – Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14 at noon-1 p.m.

Thursday Open Table – Dec. 2, 9, 16 at 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Have you felt there was no room at the inn for you in church? The door is always open at the Open Table on either Tuesdays at noon or Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. during this time of Advent. In both groups, we will be using The Inn – Housing the Holy devotional book and a book called Making Room to think about how we share an inclusive love with our community at Christmas.

Both Open Table groups are Zoom only. Contact Debbie Houghton for more information.

Join the Tuesday Zoom meeting here.

Join the Thursday Zoom meeting here.


Vital Conversations: Thursday Discussion My Grandmother’s Hands

Dec. 2 at 6:45-8 p.m.

Have you ever considered that only a fraction of white supremacy exists in the mind? In the book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem tells us that racial trauma lies primarily in our bodies.This session will be led by Lisa Hesse.

Join the Zoom meeting here.


Centering Practice: Advent Yoga

Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. on Zoom

If doing yoga in a crowd doesn’t relax you, this is your chance to stretch and breathe with your video turned off.

Led by Sharon Holcomb, a Yoga Alliance experienced registered yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Association of Greater Detroit. Questions? Ask Amy Kennedy.

Join the Zoom meeting here.


Conversations About Science and Religion: Environmental Justice

Dec. 12 at 9-10:15 a.m. in person in Calkins Hall or on Zoom

Join us for this discussion led by James Pauer, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Environmental Justice is the right of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income to have equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions. We will focus on the U.S. and discuss what environmental justice is, including some examples from Michigan; and what all of us can do going forward to ensure that everyone has the right to a clean environment.

Join the Zoom meeting here.