Deacon Duncan’s Book Group

Wednesdays, Feb. 21 and 28, 2018

7:30 p.m. in the Library

This year let’s discover The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Based on more than a thousand interviews, its 622 pages deliver a rigorous narrative epic about the Great Migration of Southern blacks so immensely readable as to land the author a place on Fresh Air with Terri Gross and many video interviews. You are encouraged to read the book and instead of asking folks to read the whole thing, we will listen to, watch, and discuss the interviews. Please contact the Rev. Carol Duncan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 330.705.4795 with questions.

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Please Note
February 21: This session will be preceded at 6 p.m. by SOUP-er Wednesday, a simple, self-serve soup meal hosted by Biblical Studies, and at 7 p.m. by Compline.
February 28: This session will be preceded at 6 p.m. by SUPPER at St. Martin’s and at 7 p.m. by Compline.

More about the book
According to Isabel Wilkerson, America’s greatest domestic movement began around 1917 and ended in 1975, an epoch during which millions of black American citizens fled Southern towns and cities, with their elaborate and complicated tapestries of Jim Crow laws, for the relative freedoms of the North. Wilkerson follows the journey of three Southern blacks, each representing a different decade of the Great Migration as well as a different destination. It’s a shrewd storytelling device, because it allows her to highlight two issues often overlooked: first, that the exodus was a continuous phenomenon spanning six decades of American life; second, that it consisted of not one, but rather three geographical streams, the patterns determined by the train routes available to those bold enough to leave.

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.


This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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