One Book, One Church is an opportunity for us to pause individually to read a common book and then gather as a community of faith to have meaningful discussions, guest speakers, interviews and fellowship.
Our fifth selection is A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. Ove is a curmudgeon with staunch principles and a well-ordered life. As we know, things in life don’t always go according to plan. Ove’s community and grief collide, interrupting his ideas of escape. Sometimes it is hard to tell who is being saved and who is doing the saving. Join us to explore issues of hospitality, community, faith and God’s plan for each of us. This thoughtful and humorous novel provides an opportunity to be reminded that in this big church, we really are brothers and sisters in Christ. Books will be for sale for $10 in connector between services.
Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will have four weeks of wonderful discussions and classes at 9:30am in the Chapel. You will have the opportunity for book club discussions and an invitation to hear from speakers on themes from the book. There will be food and fellowship and maybe a few surprises! One Book, One Church means you!
"Each year I eagerly look forward to the unveiling of the book selection, the creative display case outside the Chapel, and the amazing series of classes, not to mention the kick-off breakfast with homemade egg strattas. However, my favorite part of OBOC is the rich conversations that every book has inspired. The OBOC has been the best way for me to make a big church feel like a small community of fellow readers and soon-to-be friends.” - Lora Davis