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Springfield Meetinghouse, vt

Unitarian Universalist

Howard Thurman Discussion Group

The meetinghouse will be starting a Howard Thurman book club in January 2022! Starting January 11th running through May 10th, we will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm on Zoom. The book club will be facilitated by Rev. Mellen Kennedy. If you are interested, please fill out the contact form below. We look forward to discussing with you!

Using as a springboard, short passages from the book, "For the Inward Journey" through page 66 for the next meeting on January 25.  
You don't need to have the book.

It's okay to just drop in. Same link as for services.

The text we will be reading is "For the Inward Journey",  published in 1984. 

Click on the cover to learn more about the book!

SHORT PASSAGE FROM HOWARD THURMAN'S"FOR THE INWARD JOURNEY".

The Growing Edge

  "Look well to the growing edge. All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being born; all around us life is dying and life is being born. The fruit ripens on the tree, the roots are silently at work in the darkness of the earth against a time when there shall be new lives, fresh blossoms, green fruit. Such is the growing edge! It is the extra breath from the exhausted lung, the one more thing to try when all else has failed, the upward reach of life when weariness closes in upon all endeavor. This is the basis of hope in moments of despair, the incentive to carry on when times are out of joint and men have lost their reason, the source of confidence when worlds crash and dreams whiten into ash. The birth of the child — life's most dramatic answer to death — this is the growing edge incarnate. Look well to the growing edge!" -Howard Thurman in "For the Inward Journey" page 6.


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