December Adult Forums

In December, the Faith Formation Board invites you to join us in reading Amy-Jill Levine's Light of the World, written as a four-week study. The Adult Forum will meet at 6:30 pm each Wednesday in December - the 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd - to discuss a chapter. The book “explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus … tracing the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi.” Through these stories, Levine opens up “conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.” This book is available for purchase online in print or ebook format, or through Village Books in Fairhaven (takes 5-7 days).

All are welcome! Please send questions to Tammi Laninga at or Sharry Nyberg at