UPCOMING EVENTS AT FCC

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New Members Inquiry Class

February 18, 25 & March 4

 

If you’ve been attending FCC and feel we might be your spiritual home, join us for our new member’s inquiry classes.  The three classes are held for one hour after worship.  Child care is available if needed.

 

To RSVP, please email Rev. Ann at acralosky@msn.com .

 

 

Rev. Ann speaking at 2018 Interfaith & EcumenicalSeries of Sacred Studies: Race, Justice & Liberation

February 21, 7:30 pm at FCC (in the Guild Room)

 

She’ll be speaking on “Justice and Othering: Developing a Culture of Inclusion in a Bullying World.” All are welcome to attend.

 

Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm for our next FCC Book Club conversation and refreshments

(email Mike for location)

 

The next selection of the FCC Book Club, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, has been hailed as a "profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive . . . story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time."

 

In a country on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. As familiar streets turn into a patchwork of checkpoints and danger, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. 


Exit West follows these characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.  One of the most acclaimed novels of 2017, Exit West was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, LA Times, GQ, O Magazine, Time, and People.  (Synopsis adapted from goodreads.com). 

 

FCC Member Mike Magdalenski is facilitating this group and will be hosting at his home.  We'd like to make it both a literary and social evening, so we invite contributions of light refreshments and beverages as well.  We'll gather at 7:00 with some social time and begin book discussion at 7:30pm. 
 

Please contact Mike to RSVP by Sunday, February 18th at michael.magdalenski@gmail.com

 

Kindred Spirits for Racial Justice Movie Night! Friday, Feb 23, 7pm in the Guild Room

 

Join us for an evening of great cinema and thought-provoking conversation. 

 

"Fruitvale Station" is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.   
 

We'll gather at 7pm to enjoy some movie snacks, the film will begin at 7:15 and we'll stay for discussion to follow.