Book Studies & Movies Offered by the Sabbatical Team



 Inspire . . . Inform . . . Invite


As printed in the May 2011 issue of Echoes: 

Book studies and movies will be two ways – in addition to field trips (see separate article about the trips) – that the Sabbatical Team hopes to involve the congregation in our own sabbatical experience this summer. All of these activities will relate to the theme of Pastor Dee’s sabbatical, Exploring Creative Play and Spirituality.  Kick-off for Summer Series will be in May, giving us a head start on our own Sabbatical Summer experience!

During the month of May the Sunday Morning adult class will be studying and discussing the book Catch Your Breath, God’s Invitation to Sabbath Rest, by Don Postema. No reservations are needed to participate in this study. Just join the group in the Youth Room at 9:00 Sunday mornings.

Evening Book Study Group – An evening study group will be offered monthly (May – August) using selections from Pastor Dee’s suggested reading list. This group will read one book (or selected portions of a designated book) prior to each meeting of the group, and gather on the 2nd Thursday of each month for fellowship and discussion. These evenings are sure to be both fun and enlightening! Please join us!

May 12, 7:15 p.m. Catch Your Breath, God’s Invitation to Sabbath Rest, by Don Postema (hosted by Char Ray, 33364 Elk Run, Evergreen)


Participants will be invited to give input regarding the June, July, and August selections once the group is underway. However, the following books have been tentatively selected by the Sabbatical Team:


June 9, 7:15 p.m.:  Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul,by Stuart Brown (hosted by Jill Hesser, 31059 Manitoba Dr, Evergreen)


July14: Hope Rising, by Kim Meeder (Host to be determined)


Aug 11:  Selection & Host to be determined


Sign-up forms for the Evening Book Study Group are available on the Sabbatical table in the narthex. You may fill out the form and drop in the collection plate any Sunday, or contact Char Ray (303-670-4824) [email protected]or Jill Hesser (303-670-5802) [email protected]. You do not have to commit to the entire series in order to participate.


Friday Nights at the Movies in the COTH Theater will continue for adults the 4th Friday of each month, 7 – 10 p.m. (note one exception: May date changed to the 13th). Subjects for the summer will relate to Dee’s sabbatical theme.


May 13:  You Lucky Dog

June 24: Christian the Lion

July 22:  Horse Whisperer

Aug 26:  Snows of Kilimanjaro

NO RESERVATIONS necessary for Movie Nights. Please join us for good movies and yummy popcorn, followed by good fellowship and spiritual reflections.