On Feb. 7 our congregation joined the livestream worship of our friends at First United Church of Christ in Menomonie, Wis. Watch the replay of this service.
The January issue of The Lighthouse has all of the news and information about happenings at St. John’s. Read this month’s edition by clicking on the image below.
The December issue of The Lighthouse has all of the news and information about happenings at St. John’s. Read this month’s edition by clicking on the image below.
The November issue of The Lighthouse has all of the news and information about happenings at St. John’s. Read this month’s edition by clicking on the image below.
The social justice book group that started meeting this summer, reading works by Ibram X. Kendi and others, has evolved into a Madeline Island-wide Racial Justice Study Group. The group will meet at 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86741340213).
The focus for November and December will be racial justice vis-à-vis Native Americans. Subsequent months will include films and readings by James Baldwin, Ava DuVernay, Michelle Alexander and Isabel Wilkerson. The full reading list (including supplementary recommendations) is listed below.
- Mark Charles Ted Talk, “The truth behind ‘We the People,’” the three most misunderstood words in U.S. history, https://www.ted.com/talks/mark_charles_the_truth_behind_we_the_people_the_three_most_misunderstood_words_in_us_history
- Wisconsin PBS, “Tribal Histories,” https://www.pbs.org/show/tribal-histories/ (complete episode list on Wisconsin PBS, https://pbswisconsin.org/watch/tribal-histories/)
- Tommy Orange book, “There There”
- Podcast, “How Are Contemporary Native Americans Thriving?” with Dr. Elizabeth Rule from “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness” on Apple Podcasts, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-are-contemporary-native-americans-thriving-dr-elizabeth/id1068563276?i=1000494674841
- Podcast, “Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong,” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/thanksgiving-myths-fact-check.html?referringSource=articleShare
- Podcast, serial and the New York Times, “Nice White Parents,” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/podcasts/nice-white-parents-serial.html
- James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix
- James Baldwin book, “The Fire Next Time”
- Ava DuVernay, “Thirteenth,” available for streaming from Netflix
- Michelle Alexander book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
- Isabel Wilkerson book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”
Sources for books
Retail book vendors such as Apostle Island Booksellers or Honest Dog Books in Bayfield or www.bookshop.org for online orders (orders through this site benefit independent booksellers). Local public library for both hard copy and ebook versions. Bookfinder.com to source used copies.
Other items to be discussed:
- “Between The World and Me”
- “The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case…/361631/
- “Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War,” The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/11/five-books-to…/544628/
Books by David Truer
- “Little: A Novel”
- “Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual”
- “Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life”
- “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present”
- “The Hiawatha: A Novel”
- “The Translation of Dr Apelles: A Love Story”
History books by Dee Brown
- “Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans”
- “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
- “Fighting Indians of the West”
- “Great Documents in American Indian History”
- “Grierson’s Raid”
- “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow”
- “Morgan’s Raiders”
- “Settlers’ West”
- “Showdown at Little Big Horn”
- “The American West”
- “The Fetterman Massacre”
- “The Galvanized Yankees”
- “The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West”
- “The Westerners”
- “The Year of the Century: 1876”
- “Trail Driving Days”
- “Wondrous Times on the Frontier”