New weekly reading group, Sacred Texts – Saturdays at 4 pm (online)

Reverend Amy is hosting a new weekly online sacred text reading group on Saturdays from 4 – 5 pm.

Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). I’ll have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts.


  • Saturday, March 28: Psalm 23.
  • Saturday, April 4: Ruth, chapter 1.
  • Saturday, April 11: John 20:1-18, appropriately for the day before Easter.
    • Some folks have trouble seeing a shared screen and people’s faces at the same time, so please have the text on hand so we don’t need to do “share screen.” Any translation is fine.
  • Saturday, April 18: Acts 17:16-34 Did you know Paul went to Athens and spoke with the Greek philosophers in the marketplace? This passage talks about how it went and suggests some possibilities for cross-religious dialogue.
  • and on into the future for as long as people are interested.

How to join:

  • Join this class from your Web browser:
  • Join this class using the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by phone: 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 578 882 781
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Visit the Learning/Adults web page to find future meeting topics as well as to find a list of all upcoming ARE classes.