Announcements for July 16

The last day our church office will be open before the summer break is Tuesday, July 25. The office will reopen on Wednesday, August 30.
Los Primos concert fundraiser at St. James, Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m.

 
St. James Book Club, June 27, 2017
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
In this highly personalized account of European-Native relations, the renowned story-teller Thomas King dispels myths and stereotypes and helps us understand the breadth and diversity of the indigenous people of North America. It is written in an engaging conversational style with much humour but with an appropriate amount of cynicism, sarcasm, and anger. European greed and the unquenchable desire to own all of the land on this vast continent are cited as the root of the conflict. King doesn't pull his punches. "Ignorance has never been the problem", he says. "The problem was and continues to be unexamined confidence in western civilization and the unwarranted certainty of Christianity. And arrogance." For those who want to understand the "Indian problem", this is a must-read. We strongly recommend it for the high quality of the writing and for its educational value.
Our next season begins on Sept. 26 with The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingolver