J-Term 2021


January Book Study Groups:

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You:

A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped From the Beginning


We will be embarking on an all ages, all congregation book club in January, reading Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Renee Watson says, “In Stamped, Reynolds gives context to where we are, how we got here, and reminds young people-and all of us-that we have a choice to make about who we want to be. This unapologetic telling of the history of racism in our nation is refreshingly simple and deeply profound.” 


We’ll also be hosting several all-ages study groups. Everyone – youth to elders – is encouraged to join! We have several book groups planned:


  • Wednesdays from 3 to 4 pm January 6, 13, 20, and 27, hosted by Mitch Grant and Umar Williams
  • Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm January 13, 20, 27, February 3, hosted by Ron Erickson and Karin Schurrer-Erickson
  • Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on January 8, 15, 22, and 29, facilitated by Maria Parker-Witzke
  • Saturdays from 11 am to noon on January 9, 16, 23 and 30, facilitated by Stacey and Delaney Edwards


The book is available from local book sellers and from Amazon. Your local library may also have a copy available. Be sure to get the book that has “A Remix” in the title. This is the young adult version we are using for our church studies. The book cover is white. Don’t get the one with the tan cover – that’s a different version.  Pastor Karen applied for and received a grant for our all-church read. The grant, from the Minnesota Annual Conference, provided 20 copies of the book available to be given away. If you would like a book, please email Pastor Karen at Karen.bruins@lakeharrietumc.org.   

If you are interested in participating, complete the form below and click the submit button. Questions? Email anne.bauers@gmail.com