The First Churches Peace and Justice Committee has helped organize four house churches for the study of Marcus Borg’s Speaking Christian. These small groups provide an opportunity to meet other church members informally and study and discuss an inspiring book. The house churches are meeting Sunday after church in the parlor and Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings in the houses of individual hosts throughout October and the first two weeks of November. Each group has a trained moderator to facilitate discussion. Anyone is welcome to join in when they are able. Please call the church office for house church times and places. Speaking Christian can be purchased at Broadside Books.
Marcus Borg is a well-known American theologian and the author of nineteen books. According to the New York Times he is a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars. One reviewer of Speaking Christian, Borg’s nineteenth and most recent book, wrote, “Borg provides a primer to help correct misunderstanding and help those unfamiliar with Christian language to become fluent. . . An important figure on topics from the historical Jesus to religion and culture, he challenges Christians to live for God’s justice in the world and not just focus on the next world.”

Contact the church office at 413-584-9392 for more information.