We have always been an eclectic group of readers, going from a book about slavery in America, to life in Paris for artists living and painting there 1900-1910, and now English writer Margaret Drabble’s The Dark Flood Rises, a “beautiful rumination on what it means to grow old,” as a NYT reviewer put it.
Fran, her main character, is in her seventies and travels frequently for work, observing and reporting on homes for the elderly across the country, a job she enjoys because it gives her a chance to travel around her country. The book follows her and her family and friends for two months, observing the manner with which Fran and her wider circle deal, or fail to deal, with the indignities and infirmity of old age. What may keep us reading is to discover what “the dark flood” is.
We invite all to read the book and join our discussion on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm in the church lounge.
The CS&M Committee is starting to begin the process of sending our information and applications for the Borchardt Memorial Grant for graduating high school teens in foster care. Each year we have received more and more applicants and are so impressed with the resiliency, focus and drive to succeed that so many of these teens exhibit. Look for information soon about some special things planned for Foster Care month in May.
The hundreds of millions of dollars Presbyterians have given over the last half century have enabled a powerful witness to the love of the One who came that all might have life more abundantly.
After deducting the costs of creating and distributing promotional materials (roughly 5%), the remaining gifts are divided among the three programs:
Please give prayerful consideration to your gift for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering which will be received on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Leslie Masters, a longtime member of Northminster, is a well-known Detroit-area artist who also teaches painting and color theory at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center. A piece of her work hangs in the back of our sanctuary. Leslie has also written a book entitled "How to Paint a Rainbow".
She will have a retro-spective of her painting, “50 Years,” at the BBAC March 9 - April 19; opening reception on March 9, from 6-8 p.m. Hours of the show are M-Th 9:00 - 6:00, Fri-Sat 9:00 - 5:00. See her work over the years and catch up on what she has been doing with her art since she left the church.
More at https://bbartcenter.org/exhibitions/