Only Six More Days Until Our Boomer Spirituality Group Meets!

Want to grow your spirituality in the second half of life? Then this group is for you!

This is a reminder to those of you who have already registered — and an invitation to those of you who have not had a chance to do so — to join our summer Breakfast Discussion Group this summer! Feel free to come to all the sessions or as many as you are able to get to — we know that many people take holidays in the summer and if you can’t make it to every session, we are happy to welcome you when you can! (although obviously you will get more out of the study if you are able to come to all the sessions!)

We will be reading and reflecting on Craig Kennet Miller’s wonderful book Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. this coming Saturday, July 8th we will meet for a walk in St. Marys, ON and then join together for a time of breakfast and conversation about the introduction and chapter one of Miller’s book. We will be meeting at Jennie’s Restaurant, 830 Queen St. East. Depending on the weather, we will decide whether to walk first or eat first. Please be sure to collect your book at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London ON in preparation for our study. Cost of books is $22 each. Please note: the office is now operating on summer hours — Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   For more information, please contact me at smacgregor@siloamunnitedchurch.org

While Miller is writing out of an American context, many of the events he talks about had an impact on Canadian Boomers too. This week I invite you to think about the events he discusses in the introduction and chapter one and also to add events in Canada that spark memories for you. For example, in light of our nation’s 150th celebration of Confederation yesterday, what do you remember about Canada’s 100th birthday? Did you go to Expo ’67? How old were you and where were you at the time of the FLQ Crisis, when the Trudeau (Pierre!) government enacted the War Measures Act? What were you doing when the repatriation of Canada’s Constitution took place in 1982? And were you one of the thousands watching or listening and cheering from afar during the 1972 Summit Series on September 28 when Canada defeated Russia at the Luzhniki Ice Palace in Moscow? Do you recall your emotions when Foster Hewitt announced the miracle finish when Paul Henderson scored with 34 seconds remaining in Game 8 to give Canada a 6-5 victory and the series?

Lots to think about! Hope you share your thoughts and join us on Saturday!

Please RSVP to smacgregor@siloamunitedchurch.org so that I can reserve the right number of seats at Jennie’s!

 

 

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