First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


8-week Inter-generational Book Study

September 13 - November 1

Through this book study we will explore what it means to be intentional in building a church that is big enough for everyone.

A Bigger TableWritten in 2017, A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, Hopeful Spiritual Community by John Pavlovitz, considers what it means to truly expand the table so that everyone has a place -- especially in a time of deep divisiveness. Pavlovitz states: “This book isn’t about battling dogmas, it isn’t about competing faith traditions, and it isn’t about opposing politics. This book is about humanity, about the one flawed family that we belong to and the singular, odd, staggeringly beautiful story we all share.”  

The book study will begin on September 13, with the following three opportunities to discuss the book further.

Academy Class:  Sundays, September 13 - November 1, 11-12 am, lead by Kathryn Sappington and Tammy Eaton (ZOOM discussion based on 2 chapters each week)

Book Group:  Wednesday, October 14, 7-9 pm, lead by Lisa Batten (one-time in-person / masked discussion based on whole book)

Family Foundations:  Sundays, September 13 – November 1, 9-10 am, lead by Julia Librizzi, Magen Lindstrom and Katy McGinnis (ZOOM discussion based on 2 chapters each week)

Consider purchasing your books locally at:
       Michigan News Agency, 308 W. Michigan Avenue ($16 +tax)
       Bookbug & this is a bookstore, 3019 Oakland Drive ($16 +tax)
             (Click Here to order book online through Bookbug) 

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