The Hate U Give will be topic of book discussion at Newman Congregational Church, UCC
During the first four Fridays in May, the focus of the Faith-Based Discussion Group at Newman Congregational Church, UCC in Rumford will be the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, a very bright young woman who lives between two worlds: the segregated, poor neighborhood in which she lives and the suburban college-prep school she attends.
Her ability to balance the two is deeply threatened when, after being stopped by the police for a broken taillight, the young, unarmed man driving the car she is in is fatally shot by the policeman who stopped the car.
This novel explores the difficulties and suffering experienced by Starr, her family, the young man's family, and the community, and shows their efforts to live with hope and understanding.
On May 3, May 10 and May 17 the book itself will be discussed. On May 24, everyone attending the gathering will watch the movie The Hate U Give together on DVD.
All are welcome to join us for this thought-provoking discussion series! We'll meet in the Newman Congregational Church lounge at 9:30 a.m. on each of the four Fridays. For more information, please call the church office at (401) 434-4742.
Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and extends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome.
Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 - on the corner of Newman and Pawtucket Avenues.