New Church Family invites you to an interfaith lay discussion about the meaning of Holy Week and its relevance for today's life. The March 19 God Gab gathering, starting at 7 p.m., will use "The Last Week" as a guide for perceiving and interpreting the actions and statements of Jesus from Palm Sunday through Easter. The book was written in 2006 by theologians Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. They contend Jesus had a political agenda as he rode his donkey into Jerusalem to confront the priests and scribes running the Temple.
Copies of the book can be obtained beforehand at the church or the Port Orange Library. Inexpensive used copies ($4-$6) are also available through major bookstores, Amazon, Bookfinder.com and eBay.
Anyone is welcome to attend and participate. You don't have to be a member of our church, or any church, nor agree with the interpretations of Borg and Crossan. We ask only that debate be kept courteous and respectful. We will probably meet for 60 to 90 minutes and then have coffee and refreshments.
New Church Family, an independent Christian church, is housed in a stucco building at 3520 W. International Speedway Blvd,, Daytona -- north side of US 92, just west of the I-4 ramps. We have plentiful parking and easy access for the disabled. We hold weekly worship and Communion every Sunday at 10 a.m.