CPC Reads Together 2024

Each year CPC members take a look at world and faith issues through the lens of one book that everyone reads. This year that book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, the memoir of a young man who made a windmill out of spare parts to generate power for his home in Malawi, and the poverty and famine his family lived through. 

Events

BOOKS AVAILABLE
April 7 in the Narthex
Pick up your copy starting April 7

KICKOFF LUNCH & LEARN
April 14 at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall

DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION
Part 1 - Tue Apr 16 at 7:30 PM (Zoom) 
& Sun Apr 21 at 9:15 AM (church)
Part 2 - Tue Apr 23 at 7:30 PM (Zoom)

& Sun Apr 28 at 9:15 AM (church)
Part 3 - Tue Apr 30 at 7:30 PM (Zoom) 

& Sun May 5 at 9:15 AM (church)
Each week we'll view a portion of  the 2013 award-winning documentary William and the Windmill and discuss that as well as the book. Tuesday and the following Sunday will be identical. Miss one? You can attend the other.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
During Sunday School our children will learn about caring for creation as a way of following Jesus. The four focus areas are: Appreciate God’s Creation, Till, Share the Planet, and Restore Creation. We’ll also read the picture book version of the The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  and see what we can make out of trash.

SERVICE PROJECT: HYGIENE & SNACK KITS
Collection April 7-28
Assembly May 4 at 10 AM
A Be the Hands spring project. Take a kit item tag from the giving tree in the Narthex starting April 7, shop for and return the items needed by April 28, help assemble kits for Church World Service and Read and Feed on May 4. Sign up for kit assembly near the giving tree.

BOOK DISCUSSION
May 7 at 7:00 via Zoom
Traditional book discussion with the Cool Books Group.
 

 Resources

VIDEOS & MUSIC
William's 2007 TED Talk (video 3:58)
William's 2009 TED Talk (video 5:42)
William with Jon Stewart (video 7:44)
How to make nsima (video 1:02)
The Ants & the Grasshopper (series of 5 approx. 10 minute videos)
TED Talk with Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate activist (video 25:17)
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Choir (YouTube music playlist)

AFRICA
Community Health Evangelism in Malawi (Presbyterian Mission Agency)
Malawi's Cultural Heritage (Malawi Department of Tourism)

EARTH CARE
William's webpage
CPC solar panel stats
Presbyterians for Earth Care

LIBRARY BOOKS
From Wake County Public Libraries:
The Way Things Work by David Macaulay (children)
The Wind at Work by Gretchen Woelfle (children)
A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate (adults)

From the CPC Library:
50 Ways to Save the Earth by Rebecca Barnes-Davies (adults)
For the Beauty of the Earth by Folliot S. Pierpoint (children)
Help Your Parents Save the Planet by PlayBac (Children)
Go Green, Save Green by Nancy Sleeth (adults)
One Earth by Eileen Spinelli (children)

WATCH
If you have Netflix, you can also watch the film version of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.