Coming this summer: Front porch book chats

Join Jen Christianson and Covenant members for book chats in the homes of Covenant members. Purchase your own book, read ahead of time, and come to meet new friends and chat about what you’ve read. Contact Jen for more details or to RSVP.

June 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy Sutton

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The book version of a 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign film, this bittersweet story centers on a grumpy old man and the neighbors who look past their first impressions of him. In a time when many communities are divided, and misunderstanding is widespread, this story invites readers to look past the surface for understanding and friendship – as there is always more than meets the eye.

July 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Michelle Nebrig 

It Happened on the Way to War by Rye Barcott

The story of a UNC student and Marine who founded the non-profit Carolina for Kibera (CFK) after visiting the famous Kibera slum in Nairobi. Follows Rye’s personal story of juggling concern for others with a burgeoning military career, and traces the “participatory development” model of CFK, which empowers community members for sustainable, positive change. We’ll discuss the book and its ideas together with members from the June mission team traveling to Kenya.

August 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Cheryl Hoover

Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans

The 2017 Montreat Women’s Connection keynote speaker, Rachel Held Evans writes with humor and honesty about her faith journey. We’ll discuss together this revised version of her first book, which tackles issues of faith and doubt, and shows that the periodic “unraveling” of certainty leads to a stronger, enduring faith. Covenant women are also invited to attend the Women’s Connection (August 11-13) with Rev. Joan Watson.