The Rev. Robert L. Polk, who is in church with us on Sundays, has written a book, a memoir, titled “Crossing Barriers & Building Bridges.”
As his home church in Philly, we thought we’d host a book party for him. At which you will be able to buy your own copy and even get it signed by the author!
All this will happen after worship on Sunday, June 15. (Remember, that’s the first summer Sunday when we worship at 10, so we’re expecting the Book Party to happen a little after 11.)
Bob will share a bit from the book in worship. He will be available to sign books for folks who cannot stay for his reading. This will also give people time to grab some food from the fellowship hour before gathering to hear Bob’s presentation on the book.
“Bob’s almost improbably story dates as far back as ancestral narratives from America’s slave ere, to his formative years during the Great Depression and his support of the continuing struggle for civil and human rights at home and abroad.
Polk was forward-looking in the early dayd of the HIV-AIDS epidemic when too few saw the depth of the coming crisis. The poignant account of his adopted son’s descent into drugs and ultimate loss to the disease is compelling reading.
Robert Polk rose from the South Side of Chicago to sit comfortably with the revered and the reviled, the famous and the infamous, the forgotten and the forlorn. From heads of state and political leaders to community activists and distressed families, he has always accepted the ingrained responsibility each of us has to improve the human condition.” — Elna Seabrooks
Hopefully, many will join to hear Bob and wish him well in this latest endeavor in his long and varied ministry.