Plowshares Book Group

Plowshares is a book discussion group meeting 4-5 times per year that is open to both members of the congregation and the community at large. By participating in regular group discussions of challenging books, we hope to learn more about issues facing our community and the people in it. We would also like to deepen our relationships with each other and to better understand what our walks with Christ should look like. Our name comes from Isaiah 2:4 (“They shall beat their swords into plowshares”) and is meant to both suggest our interest in social justice issues and highlight our desire to plow into the selected book and share our thoughts. Recent books have included “How the Word is Passed” by Clint Smith, “Tomorrow’s Bread” by Anna Jean Mayhew, “The Book of Joy” by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” by Katharine Hayhoe, and “The Deepest Well – Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity” by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

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Attend Next Book EVENT

Remembering our 2022 read of “How the Word is Passed” by Clint Smith (which describes how institutions reckon with their history of slavery), we’ll hear from Anne Lafferty and Ross Loeser about the development of FPC’s History Hall and take a “Highlights” tour.  Watch for the spring date and time!

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Gather a group of your own to read and discuss one of the books Plowshares has studied. We are happy to share the discussion agenda, discussion questions, author bio, and book summary we used.

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