For five Wednesday evenings during Lent we will gather on Zoom to discuss writer Anne Lamott’s wonderful book: Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. With Lamott’s engaging wit and insight as our guide, we’ll set off in search of hope, even if uncertainty seems to surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. When we feel, as Lamott puts it, “doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over- caffeinated–the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand.” In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us. Divided into short, easy-to-read chapters, the book explores topics like aging, grief, unplugging from the world, the names and nature of God, and how we might learn to live with and love those who think, believe, and vote so differently than we do.
Pastor Maureen and Pastor Kate will alternate as facilitators of the sessions. The book is available for purchase for $15 on Amazon or if you would prefer to shop locally, for $20 on Toadstool. Each session will focus on three chapters of the book beginning with the Prelude. If you’re unable to read the book join us anyway! We’ll pull out quotes and passages to seed our discussion and all are welcome to participate! RSVP to Pastor Maureen to receive the Zoom link, or find it on our church website in the Member section.