Fall 2016 Newsletter

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What’s Happening at Bryn Mawr

Events at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian

Friendship Sunday is coming, September 18, We will add an intergenerational scavenger hunt with fun and prizes this year.  Come with your smart phones and plan to explore!

Immediately after service we will have a picnic on the front lawn. Deacons will provide drinks, brats, hamburgers, and veggie burgers.  You are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

All are welcome. Come and meet the members and friends of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian.

Sunday School will begin that day for the season


Adult Education begins September 11 with discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coate’s book Between the World and Me.  The first 20 to 30 pages will be discussed on  9/11 with 25 new pages discussed each Sunday after. Books can be picked up Sunday, 9/4 at $12 each.

Ta-Nehisi Coates offers us a framework to understand America’s building an empire based on a false premise of race that negatively impacts black women and men. He explains what it is like to inhabit a black body. He addresses how we can reckon with this fraught history from slavery, segregation and today the threat of lockup and murder in a letter to his son. His book illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a vision for a way forward.

Co-Housing presentation. Many people speak of feeling disconnected, lonely, or socially isolated.  There is a lifestyle that lessens that:  cohousing, a way to live in which each family (including singles) has the privacy of their own home but shares a common space with pedestrian streets replacing auto traffic.  Twin Cites Cohousing Network is bringing in the movement’s foremost speaker – architect, Chuck Durrett for a local event on September 15 (7-9:00 pm.) Visit tccoho.org and click on the events tab to register.  Limited seating.  See Brian for more info.


What’s next? Talking about retirement will collaborate to learn more about the following topics. Participants are asked to bring an experience, article, or question to share. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m.

Helping aging parents and disabled family members: Tues., Sept. 27

Traveling with more time than money: Tues., Oct. 25

Celebrating holidays in changing times: Tues., Nov. 29

All are welcome who are retired, thinking about retirement, or just interested in discussing these topics.