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At the women’s retreat, we saw Priscilla Shirer live. We were very impressed with her knowledge, her wit and her ability to relate to women. Join us for this six week video series. You will be amused and enlightened! Ever feel insufficient? Could it be that your weaknesses are the keys that unlock God’s strength? Through a look at the life of Gideon, you can discover that instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, you can see them as the gifts, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength.
February – Important historical battles
How did they change the way we look at warfare (3 week series)
Feb. 1 Speaker: Jeremiah McCall – Battle of Gaugamela
Feb. 8 Speaker: Merle Black – Battle of Marne and the making of the modern world
Feb. 15 Speaker: Peter Fosset – Battle of Gettysburg
Feb 22 Michael Battle and Sarah Weiss
Ambassador Michael Battle – In January, Ambassador Michael Battle, Sr.,D.Min became executive vice president/provost at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. As the former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, Battle’s experience and proven leadership will be an asset to the organization as it moves into its second decade in operation. Prior to his being named ambassador, he served as the President of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Battle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Howard University.. Additionally he served for 20 years as a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve, and after key assignments from Battalion to Division Level, retired with many military honors and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1997. Among many notable achievements, Dr. Battle has to his credit serving as Vice President of the American Committee on Africa from 1994-1998, participation as an election observer in 1994 for the first free election in South Africa, and liaison between the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and The South African Council of Churches. In addition to his ambassadorial position, Dr. Battle also served as chair of The Robert W. Woodruff Library of The Atlanta University Center, was a member of the UNCF Institutional Board of Directors, the Atlanta Rotary Club, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Congressional Forum Steering committee. Dr. Battle has authored books and publications on topics related to ecumenism and the Black church.
Sarah L. Weiss – Sarah is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Her passion is to turn the lessons of the Holocaust into action by building bridges and working together towards a just and inclusive world. Throughout Sarah’s tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with organizations and educational facilities locally, nationally and internationally. Sarah is a graduate of the Teaching the Holocaust and Antisemitism course at the esteemed Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies and is also a Lerner Fellow after participating in an advanced course sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at Columbia University. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, alum of Public Allies, an Americorps program, and a past participant in the Cincinnati Chamber’s We LEAD program. She is the 2007 recipient of the Public Allies “Changemaker” award, the 2011 Weston Avodah award presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, a 2012 YWCA Rising Star, and the 2013 recipient of the FBI’s Director’s Leadership Award. Sarah serves on the Ohio Holocaust Council, as Secretary for the International Association of Holocaust Organizations, and as a Commissioner of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission. Sarah brings a personal connection to this work as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors.
Our group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Jan Ring’s home at 7pm. We have a list of books selected and read one book a month. A group of women and men, we enjoy discussing each selection and encourage an engaging conversation to explore the thoughts, feels, and ideas of readers. A different person leads the discussion each month and we have a lot of fun!