Newton's first female Mayor Ruthanne Fuller invited Newton's clergy to her office today. I was one of over forty who attended - an unprecedented number of attendees, attributed to the divisive times we find ourselves in.
Mayor Fuller noted FBC as being a model of what it looks like to open up and welcome the wider community. You are, indeed, an open and affirming church.
We will open our doors once again to offer a sanctuary for thoughtful thinking, conversation and community.
Bring a friend to church...your church...Saturday night for an evening with two world-class authors.
See you this weekend,
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide with Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; and the novels My Name is Lucy Barton, and Anything is Possible. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.
Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprahs Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family in Newburyport.
Sat, Oct 20, 7PM
Contact Kate@fbcnewton.org before 2p Friday for complimentary tickets.