SoL Center Classes: Summer 2017
Books in this summer course bring to life the indomitable spirit that epitomizes women who faced down racial and gender discrimination in their time. The books we will read and discuss are: The Whip by Karen Kondazian, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
4 Tuesdays, June 6-27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon p.m., $50/4 sessions
Across five Sundays, we will study and discuss Emily Esfahani Smith’s new book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters. Each week we will dive into one to two chapters, exploring Smith’s proposal that creating a meaningful life entails four key elements: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. A different member of the group will be asked to lead each week’s discussion. Co-sponsored by our friends at the Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Turkish House, this group is organized by Sumeyra Tek, Gulsum Arslan, Fatma Arslan, and Dhawn Martin. There will be light snacks.
5 Sundays, July 2-30, 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., $15/5 sessions
What can we learn by looking at the biblical stories of those who were voiceless? We will look past the “winners”—especially King David—to those whose lives are more complicated by loss, betrayal, and politics. Discover what these stories tell us about the text of the Hebrew Bible and our own culture with poet and scholar Michal Lemberger.
Sundays, July 23, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., $17/1 session
Community, in all its shapes and expressions, will be the primary theme explored in this three session course. Great Cloud of Witnesses, as a rich metaphor for community, is examined and experienced as a continuing and sustaining presence throughout this study. Join us as Rev. Traci Smith leads this discussion of the PW/Horizons Bible Study.
Tuesday-Thursday, July 25-27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon p.m., $35/3 sessions