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Despite her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner finds that her life is still shaped by the spiritual essences of Judaism- rich traditions and religious practices that she can't leave behind. In Mudhouse Sabbath, Winner illuminates eleven spiritual practices that can transform the way we view the world, and God. Whether discussing her own prayer life, the spirituality of candle-lighting, or the differences between the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday spent at the Mudhouse, her favorite coffee shop, Winner writes with appealing honesty and rare insight.

Devin Shmueli, our Director of Christian Education, will explore five different spiritual practices, customs, and traditions identified in the book. We will engage them hands on, discuss how they feel for us, learn more about their use in Jewish life and understand how we might use them in Christian life. We might even discover how they influence our Christian practices, traditions, and customs today. Exploring the following themes, we will meet on Wednesdays in October from 7:00-8:30 on:

October 4, 2017: Sabbath and Prayer
October 11, 2017: Hospitality
October 18, 2017: Aging
October 25, 20017: Mourning

You can join us for one, two, three, or all four sessions. We will have a few of the Study Editions available to borrow but recommend you visit Amazon and search for Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline - Study Edition. If you have any questions or you are interested in joining for this educational offering, please call the office or e-mail Devin at