The newsletter is updated! July 2018 Spirit of St. Paul
Bar Theology joins forces with Beer and Hymns
Bar Theology is moving to the third Sunday of the month, making room for cross-promotion of Faith Lutheran Church’s Beer and Hymns, which meets on the first Sunday of the month at the Williamston Pub & Grill (132 E Grand River Ave, in their upstairs room), at 5:30 p.m.
On July 15, bring your thoughts and stories to Red Cedar Spirits (2000 Merritt Rd., East Lansing), around 6:30 p.m. They offer delicious mock-tails in addition to their locally made small batch alcohols. Snacks are available, and they are also open to patrons bringing in food. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend who doesn’t think they are interested in church, but would enjoy talking and meeting new friends.
Wednesday Book Study
The Wednesday book study group is now discussing Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving. We felt led to delve into this topic after reading Bishop Eaton’s recent statement on racism. Here’s a description of the book from amazon.com:
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn’t understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one “aha!” moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.
It’s not too late to dive into this book! Join us Wednesdays at 4:30.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The next event is Friday, July 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. You will be helping to save lives! The need is constant! Sign up at church or call 517-712-1161. Thank you in advance, Terry Smith. St. Paul hosts the Red Cross every other month for this important work. We need volunteers to help staff the event as well as people to donate.