women's book group

Begins January 17, 2022


Book description from Amazon.com

We are living in a world divided. Race and ethnicity, caste and color, gender and sexuality, class and education, religion and political party have all become demographic labels that reduce our differences to simplistic categories in which “we” are vehemently against “them.” But Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis’s own experience—of being the first female and first Black minister in her church’s history, of being in an interracial marriage, and of making peace with childhood abuse—illustrates that our human capacity for empathy and forgiveness is the key to reversing these ugly trends. Inspired by the tenets of ubuntu—the Zulu philosophy that we are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us, and that the world won’t get better until we all get better—Fierce Love lays out the nine daily practices for breaking through tribalism and engineering the change we seek.

Join Us

  • WHEN:  Monday evenings
  • TIME:  7:00pm
  • WHERE:  Via Zoom (link provided in confirmation email when you sign up)

Reading Schedule

  • January 31, 2022: Chapter 3
  • February 7, 2022: Chapter 4
  • February 14, 2022: NO MEETING
  • February 21, 2022: Chapter 5
  • February 28, 2022: Chapter 6
  • March 7, 2022: Chapter 7
  • March 14, 2022: Chapter 8
  • March 21, 2022: Chapter 9

'The way' Ladies book group

September 27, 2021 through March 7, 2022


Join the ladies of The Way (A Ministry of Hope) as they read "Leaving Church" by Barbara Brown Taylor. This group meets weekly on Mondays at 10:00am via Zoom (except first Monday of the month). If you'd like to join the group, please email Susan Thornton.


WHEN:  Monday mornings

TIME:  10:00am

WHERE:  We will be meeting via Zoom (email for details)


  • 1/31 Chapter 14
  • 2/7 Luncheon (to be announced)
  • 2/14 Chapter 15
  • 2/21 Chapter 16
  • 2/28 Chapter 17 and discuss new book
  • 3/7 Luncheon (to be announced)

Through February 23, 2022


WELCOME! Beginning this fall we will take a very interesting journey together as we read a book by a dear friend of Pastor Rob's, Barry Taylor! 

The book? Sex, God, and Rock n’ Roll. This book will lead us into all kinds of discussions on faith, culture, God, sex…well, the list really could go on and on.

Barry is an extraordinary guy with a past that includes touring with a world-famous rock band where he found religion. Then he became a theologian, priest, teacher and theist-non-theist-post-theist. We will even try to get Barry to join us via ZOOM once or twice from London to share and answer questions you may have (including what in the world a “theist-non-theist-post-theist” is!


WHEN:  Wednesday evenings

TIME:  7:30pm

WHERE:  We will meet in-person at our Farmington Hills Campus AND online!


Reading Schedule

  • 1/26 - Chapters 30, 31, & 32 (RELIGION: the SPIRITUAL)
  • 2/2 - Chapters 33, 34, & 35 (RELIGION: the SPIRITUAL)
  • 2/9 - Chapters 36, 37, & 38 (RELIGION: the SPIRITUAL)
  • 2/16 - Chapters 39, 40, 41, & 42 (RELIGION: the SPIRITUAL)

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