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Joy & Justice Book Club: Native
Joy & Justice Book Club is a ministry of The Congregational Church, UCC in Tryon, NC, open to all.

Our next book will be "Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God" by Kaitlin Curtice. We will begin discussing the book, one section at a time, starting on Thursday, October 22nd at 9 AM.

Our reading schedule is:
- October 22: Part 1 Beginnings
- October 29: Part 2 Searching for Meaning
- November 5: Part 3 The Struggle for Truth
- November 12: Part 4 Working
- November 19: Part 5 Bearing Fruit in a New World

About Native: “Native is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Potawatomi identity both informs and challenges her faith.

She draws on her personal journey, poetry, imagery, and stories of the Potawatomi people to address themes at the forefront of today's discussions of faith and culture in a positive and constructive way. She encourages us to embrace our own origins and to share and listen to each other's stories so we can build a more inclusive and diverse future. Each of our stories matters for the church to be truly whole."

Please note that The Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Tryon, is an Open & Affirming congregation that welcomes persons of all ages, races, social and economic circumstances, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, abilities and church backgrounds to participate in the life and ministry of our church. We strive to create a safe and inclusive space at all our events for those who choose to attend, and ask that all participants honor this spirit of welcome and hospitality.
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