For Lent this year you are invited to join Rev. Jessica and Tom Carey for discussion of the book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. This book by Canadian climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe who says that one of the most important things we can do about climate change is to talk about it. But that isn’t always easy in a society with so many divisions. Described as an “entertaining master class in communication” this book does not hold back when talking about the severity of the climate crisis but gives much hope for our ability to work together to learn and move toward solutions. We will meet over Zoom at 7pm for 5 Mondays in Lent at 7pm beginning March 7th.
For those who don’t know Tom and his wife Judy, they moved to Oakville from Guelph during the pandemic, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They have started to visit us virtually in our online worship and I had the chance to meet them during one of our in-person services (in the brief time we were able to do that).
Judy and Tom have been part of United churches in Guelph and Ottawa in the past, as well as variety of other faith families during their work-related stays in the U.S. and U.K. In their professional lives, Judy was an elementary teacher and reading consultant; Tom was a professor at the universities of Guelph and Waterloo and remains an active researcher in his “retirement”.
If you are interested in taking part in the book study please contact Rev. Jessica to be on the list to receive the Zoom link.