Marketplace of the Mind

Marketplace of the Mind is an occasional program with a wide variety of topics, providing a wealth of ideas shared by powerful speakers in a format that allows for discussion and ongoing conversation.

Beginning at noon on April 9 Adult Ed will meet to discuss race. We will use three books as reference materials: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

We will meet on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at noon. It is anticipated that our study will extend through May and perhaps into June. Please note that this is a change in dates and times from previous announcements.

Other source materials may be added. We are announcing this early in order to give everyone enough time to read these very good books. If you have questions, call Jim Wise 814-796-3115.

Following are some topics that have been covered in the past.

  • The Afterlife (Or Not)
  • Let’s Talk About Faith
  • Exploration of Morals
  • Universal Healthcare Impact
  • Fracking

Adult RE Books

We have concluded our study of the book Moral Ground.

There is nothing planned for the month of January, but the possibility of meeting in February to read and discuss The Book of Joy/Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.
This is the book by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu that was introduced at the December 4 service “Choosing Joy”.

If anyone has an interest, please email Liz Yount at
We could all use a little light as the winter weather continues into February. 🙂