|Starting May 19, 2013 “The Seekers” Sunday School Class will be starting a new study series using the book, “Take this Bread: A Radical Conversation” by Sara Miles. (This is the book that Simon referenced a few Sundays ago) Early one morning, for no earthly reason, Sara Miles, raised an atheist, wandered into a church, received communion, and found herself transformed-embracing a faith she’d once scorned. A lesbian left-wing journalist who’d covered revolutions around the world, Miles didn’t discover a religion that was about angels or good behavior or piety; her faith centered on real hunger, real food, and real bodies. Before long, she turned the bread she ate at communion into tons of groceries, piled on the church’s altar to be given away. Within a few years, she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen food pantries in the poorest parts of their city.
Take This Bread is rich with real-life Dickensian characters-church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and thieves-all blown into Miles’s life by the relentless force of her newfound calling. Here, in this achingly beautiful, passionate book, is the living communion of Christ.
If this book perks your interest join us on Sunday as we take Sara Miles’ journey, have discussion and fellowship. We meet in the classroom on the level leading up to the Sanctuary off Fellowship Hall, where the cornerstone time capsule was removed. “The Seekers” determine their own time line depending on the depth of discussion each week’s section of the book warrants. If you would like to have your own paperback book you may place an order with Karen Bruin, 859-291-9041 firstname.lastname@example.org at a cost of under $12. Join us to add your thoughts and comments to the discussion.