Scott County residents are encouraged to take part in a “Community in Unity Book Read” on the evenings of Monday, February 17th and Monday, February 24th from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church Shelter located at 750 South Gardner Street, Scottsburg.

 Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Father Greg Boyle is the book selected for these two evenings of discussion.   Father Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, an industry which has been transforming the lives of gang members through unconditional love and kindness since the 80’s.

Books are available for either check out or sign out at any of our three local libraries: Scottsburg, Austin, or Lexington.  The library has purchased books in support of this event and books have also been provided through a Community Ministries Grant obtained by First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg.  Residents are encouraged to read the book and return it quickly so that others in the community will also have a chance to read it. 

Jene Bridgewater, Director of the Scott County Partnership, will be leading the evening discussions which will encourage participants to consider the power of compassion and kinship in the lives of those less fortunate not only in Los Angeles, California, but also in Scott County, Indiana. 

Country Classics has been asked to provide snacks for the discussion so mark your calendars, read the book, and plan to participate in this significant community event.

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