Regina Brett to speak at Dover UCC
Regina Brett, New York Times best-selling author and former columnist for The Plain Dealer, will speak at Dover Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. Brett will be speaking on “Finding Miracles in the Mess and Madness of Life” as part of the Westside United Church of Christ Theological Forum.
“Too often we look for God in the holiness, in the rainbow and unicorn moments,” Brett said, “but God is often found in the holes of life, in the messy, broken parts.”
Brett will speak about how we all have that power to have our souls magnify the God and the good in all things, even in the messes and mistakes around us.
The cost of the event is $25 which includes Brett’s presentation, a Q/A time, lunch, and book signing. All proceeds go to fund future presentations. The past two participants were Walter Brueggemann and Shane Claiborne.
The Westside United Church of Christ Theological Forum began three years ago. Its purpose is to bring national speakers to the area to share about faith issues that are impacting our communities. Brett will offer her perspective on faith in our messy world. The forum is sponsored by First Church, Oberlin, Avon Lake, UCC, Pilgrim UCC and Dover Congregational UCC.
To register for the event, please call Dover Congregational United Church of Christ at 440-871-1050.
Brett's first book, "God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours," has been published in more than 24 languages. She was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice for columns in The Plain Dealer. She writes regularly for the Cleveland Jewish News.