Early Risers

Thursday, May 12, from 7 am – 8 am

Early Risers will resume meeting on Thursday, May 12, to discuss the first two chapters of An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Taylor is an Episcopal priest named by Baylor University in 1996 one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. After 15 years as a parish priest, Taylor left full-time ministry to become a professor of religion and teacher of spirituality. In An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond church walls from such simple practices as walking, working, getting lost, and profound meditations on prayer and blessings. In a field guide to finding altars everywhere we go, Taylor questions conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular. Taylor mines the meanings of small, concrete things we do—like making eye contact or conversation with the cashier at the grocery store—to discover and reveal what is potentially profound in everything we do.

We’ll read two chapters each week, starting with “The Practice of Waking Up to God” and “The Practice of Paying Attention.”  

Everyone interested in joining Thursday morning Zoom discussions from 7:00–8:00 am, is invited to pick up books and bookmarks in the church office. Please let Terri at the church office know if you would like a book, and she will let you know when it is available for pickup.

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