Here is the Spirit of St Paul for May.
Rummage Sale to benefit St Paul Food Pantry
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.
Please let Pastor Julie know you’d like a copy of the book and join us Wednesday at 4:30 to discuss the first chapters.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The next event is Friday, May 18, 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.