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EfM Graduates Group

The EfM Graduates Group meets roughly once per month, usually on a Thursday evening at 6PM, but is on a hiatus for the summer.  The group often meets in the EfM room of the church.  The EfM Grads’ Group is open to anyone who has completed or is  taking or has taken EfM (Education for Ministry).  The group reads and discusses books selected by the group in the spirit of EfM, trying to connect the readings with a life lived in faith, here and now.  If you are interested in joining the group, contact or call (360) 426-8472.  We would be happy for you to join us!

Some of the books the group has read or is currently reading are:

Karen Armstrong’s:  

  • Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan’s:  

  • The Last Week

  • The First Paul

Marcus Borg’s:   

  •  Conversations with Scripture: The Gosple of Mark (in the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series)

  • Putting Away Childish Things

Joan Chittister’s:  

  • The Breath of the Soul: Reflections on Prayer

  • In Search of Belief

  • The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

J. Philip Newell’s:  

  • Christ of the Celts

Katharine Jefferts Schori’s:

  • A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope