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Mom’s Book Study and Fellowship Hour

Meets Wednesdays | 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Parlor

Join Transfiguration’s weekly Mom’s Group this spring as they study the full Daring Way curriculum, based on the work of Brene Brown around shame, vulnerability, courage, and how to live a wholehearted life.  While the curriculum is not spiritually based, the class in Mom’s Group will delve into how living a wholehearted life is a part of our formation as Christians. This class will be taught by Mother Erin Jean Warde, a Certified Daring Way Facilitator since February 2015 after Brene Brown’s work transformed her own life and ministry.  The program officially begins this Wednesday, January 18 and continues through May.  All moms are welcome every Wednesday morning – childcare is provided. 


Nurturing Faith Through Fiction

Meets monthly on the First Thursday | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

This group, organized by Ron Damholt, meets monthly to explore and to be engaged by fine works of fiction, either a novel read preceding the meeting or a film they screen together. In their discussions they consider questions such as the moral qualities of the characters, the presence and leading of God in the work, the author’s exploration of good and evil, of justice and injustice. And they are regularly being challenged by the movie or by the text to more obedient, faithful living. Questions? Contact Ron at

Next meeting: Thursday, February 2

On the evening of Thursday, February 2, they’ll be discussing Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel, Notes from the Underground in Room S-203 – doors open at 6:30 and the discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. Please note the change in meeting time from Tuesday to Thursday evenings. All are welcome!

Women’s Tuesday Book Study

Meets weekly on Tuesdays | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Vestry Room

This weekly group, facilitated by Deacon Liz O’Donnell, meets every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Vestry Room, and is open to all women of the church. Through April 4, they will read Joan Chittister’s, The Gift of Years, and explore what it means to “embrace older age as a natural part of life that is both active and contemplative, productive and reflective, and deeply rewarding.” In her writing, seminars and lectures, Sr. Joan focuses on spirituality and justice for all people, especially women and the poor.  Books are available in the Kay Andrews Bookstore. All women are welcomed. Questions? Contact Deacon Liz O’Donnell at

Women’s Evening Book Group

Meets monthly on Thursdays | 7:00 p.m. | Parlor

If you are a reader who likes to discuss amazing books, then this is a monthly group you don’t want to miss! The Women’s Evening Book Group read a wide selection of books chosen by the members and is open to all women in the church. Most months, they meet in the Parlor at 7:00 p.m. on a Thursday evening to discuss the pre-selected book. Please note: there will be no meeting on March 2. Join them on Thursday, April 7 for The Art Forger: A Novel by B. A. Shapiro. Read the revised booklist for 2016-17 here.