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'Two Steps Forward' fall book club by Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal


Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:40 am

The Western New York community is invited to join the “Two Steps Forward” six-session fall book club, part of the “Devotion-by-Distance” retreat programming offered by the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara.

The book club will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5-19 and Nov. 2-16. Participants can either attend the book club sessions via online Zoom or in person; however, to enter the retreat center, any in-person attendees must provide proof of having been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19) or have documented approved exemptions (call in advance for details).

The fall book club will feature “Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope” by author Sharon Garlough Brown. A press release noted, “Even if participants haven’t read ‘Sensible Shoes,’ which was the first book in Brown’s four-book series, readers can still enjoy starting with ‘Two Steps Forward,’ as each book can stand independently. ‘Two Steps Forward’ also follows an Advent-to-Christmas calendar format throughout the book, which will be timely in moving forward through fall toward multiple December spiritual celebrations.”

Space is limited. A fee of $25 per person includes the book plus the fall book club fee. Books are available from the retreat center office or can be mailed for an additional shipping cost. Early preregistrations are required to ensure books are distributed in time for advance reading.

Gift certificates for any current or future retreat center programming, including the new “Devotion-by-Distance” programs, are also available. To register or for more information, call the Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376, ext. 2 or ext. 1, or visit the website www.stellaniagararetreats.org.

Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Holy Name Province.

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