Java & Jesus

Java and Jesus meets most weeks at 9 a.m. and is currently meeting in person (in the Swan seminar room off Friendship Hall) with the option to attend via Zoom. (Equipment in the Swan Room allows in-person participants to see and hear those on Zoom and Zoom participants to see and hear the people in the room.) Each week’s reading is typically posted on Wednesday or Thursday for the following Sunday. J&J is sometimes canceled when there is large-group programming at 9 and may be canceled for part of the summer. Weekly announcements and worship resources will say if J&J has been canceled. The most recent J&J email is automatically posted below. New people are always welcome and it is OK to attend even if you have not had time to do the reading. You will find an open discussion of wide-ranging topics and many different points of view expressed. You can ask to be added to the Java & Jesus email list by sending email to [email protected]. Click here to see an archive of past readings & topics.

This week’s Java and Jesus

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  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Nov. 26, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)

    Java & Jesus

    Sunday, Nov. 26, at 9 am

    Attend in-person at the church in the

    Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely

    by Zoom

    Dan Rossmiller facilitating

    All are welcome!

    Please join us even if this is your first time!

    Before our discussion, please listen to an interview with Robin Wall Kimmerer, a PhD. Plant Scientist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi nation that aired on the Wisconsin Public Radio series, “To The Best of Our Knowledge.” The title of the interview is “We’ve forgotten how to listen to plants.”


    Kimmerer is the award-wining author of the book

    “Braiding Sweetgrass.”

    Here is a link to the interview: People can read a simplified transcript of the interview on that webpage. If they want to listen to the full interview, they should click on the blue “Listen now” box just below the photograph on that webpage.

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     Click here to join Zoom discussion

    Or paste the following into your browser:

    To join Zoom discussion by phone: 1 312 626 6799

    Meeting ID: 836 4943 6657

    Passcode: 315584

    If you have difficulty accessing the Zoom discussion,

    phone Ken Pennings at 608-556-2371