colorful books--summer learning

Summer learning sessions are designed to offer are an opportunity for clergy to connect, experience new learning and brainstorm ways to apply that learning to their congregation and Community. 

Clergy should plan to participate in a Summer Learning session. 

This summer, District Superintendent Sarah Calvert is asking each clergy person to read one book from our Summer Book List.

We will host a Summer Book Week August 22-26. Each day will have a facilitated conversation around a particular book. Those who are on vacation that week or are unable to attend a scheduled book conversation session are invited to participate in our make-up session on Tuesday, August 30.

All clergy are exptected to read a book from the Summer Book List and participate in a discussion.


Summer Book List

(Book links are from Amazon, but we encourage you to check the library or your local bookseller.)


Please register for a Summer Book Discussion by using the buttons below. Please only select one session.

Both/And by Jason Moore

Monday, August 22

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

via ZOOM

Tempered Resilience/
No Cure for Being Human/
Normalizing Next™

Tuesday, August 23

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

via ZOOM

Tempered Resilience
by Tod Bolsinger

Wednesday, August 24

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

via ZOOM

Innovating for Love
by Kendra Creasy Dean

Wednesday, August 24

 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

In Person — District Office

No Cure for Being Human
by Kate Bowler

Thursday, August 25

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Via Zoom

Normalizing Next™
by Olu Brown

Thursday, August 25

 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Churches and the Crisis of Decline
by Andrew Root

Thursday, August 25

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

in person at The Auld Shebeen

ANY of the book list books*

Tuesday, August 30

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

via Zoom

*This is a make-up session for those
unable to attend an Aug 22-26 session.

Can’t make any of the listed sessions?

All clergy are expected to read a book from the Summer Book List and discuss it this summer before August 31.

If you are unable to attend any of the listed sessions, please email Sarah Allen and let her know which book you will be reading and discussing.