Started as a response to the 2020 pandemic lockdown, our Thursday Night Book Club has grown into an exciting part of our adult education programming. Each week at 5 p.m., members of St. Mark’s come together for one hour on Zoom to discuss a few chapters of a book chosen by the group’s members, with a member of the clergy facilitating discussion. The club has read books ranging in topic from body shame to the nature of joy; the history of Islam to the relationship of botany to indigenous spirituality. Some representative authors include Nadia Bolz-Weber, N.T. Wright, Karen Armstrong, Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh. It is a fun, faithful, and deeply curious group.