“Back then, if a man didn’t come to church on Sunday, his boss asked him about it at work on Monday.”
In Canoeing the Mountains, author Tod Bolsinger has thought-provoking ideas for Christian laity and leaders about what has changed. He looks to explorers Lewis and Clark, who, well into their journey, also found themselves in an unanticipated environment in which Lewis and Clark had to adapt to.
You, too, may feel that our church is in an “unfamiliar world”. Pastor Mark calls it a post-modern world and this book, Canoeing the Mountains, is all about church members and leaders adapting to this new environment.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Who is interested in reading and discussing this book? Participation would involve reading and attending periodic gatherings to review the volume a section at a time. Discussions would begin when participants are comfortable meeting face-to-face again. In the meantime, participants can acquire and read the book.
In addition, read “Will ‘paddling our canoe’ harder help in COVID-19”, an insightful Tri-City Herald article reflecting on the Covid-19 experience impacting the church. This article is by Rev. Jan Griffin, the Congregational Developer for the Southwest region of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.
While the book was written for church leaders, our conversation will focus on the book’s very significant message for those in the pews and insight into how leaders lead will benefit the whole congregation.
Please contact Roger von Gohren at (360) 943-3925 if you want notification of the first discussion meeting, at which we’ll get organized for future conversations
Pastor Sam Hochstatter’s class is held at 8:30 am in Room 102
The class is more than knowing the book of Luke. We will also follow Luke’s ways by praying for personal needs and express the joy for prayers answered.
Thursday Morning Bible Study is held at 9 am in the Fireside Room.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The gathering is in the Fireside Room. This is a new group for the men of our church. We will have breakfast, fellowship time around the tables and have a devotion time. Men of all ages are welcome to attend. Sign up at the long table in the Fellowship area just outside the sanctuary.
For questions or information, contact Dan Bezanson.
This fellowship group meets at the Silvers Saloon on the second Saturday of the month at 11 am. No reservations required.
Silvers Saloon is located at 2752 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(on Pacific Ave across from Puget Sound Energy)
For more information, contact Norma Creighton.