Geneva College

Geneva College

McCartney Society

Bringing Alumni Together...

Sponsored by the Geneva College Alumni Council, the McCartney Society is a book study to provide a regular time of intellectual engagement, Christian fellowship, and devoted prayer for the mission and needs of the College. The group adopted the name “The McCartney Society” in honor of Presbyterian minister Clarence Macartney, a bold defender of the orthodox Christian faith in the early years of the 20th century and the namesake of Geneva College’s McCartney Library.

McCartney Society

The concept of the McCartney Society is simple: alumni and friends of Geneva College gathering to discuss great works of literature in order to cultivate practical wisdom for the Christian life. The McCartney Society seeks to continue the conversations begun in Geneva’s Humanities core curriculum, providing edification and fellowship for graduates and friends of the college as they navigate their callings in the marketplace, the academy, and the church.

The McCartney Society reading plan for fall 2021 through spring 2022 focuses on Geneva's Core Values. Each book selection highlights one (or more) core value as outlined below. Book discussions will take place the third week of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET with the dates listed below. We hope you'll join us! 

We encourage you to consider ordering your books through Hearts & Mind Bookstore

Summer 2021 Reading Series

Serve with Grace 
Dr. Norman M. Carson '47 – Received in Grace

Click here to join the email list for the reading series!

Quarterly Reading Series 2021-2022

August 19, September 16, October 2
Pursue Godly wisdom, Foster academic strength
Dr. Esther L. Meek – Longing to Know

November 18, December 16, January 20
Engage culture faithfully
Rev. Rutledge E. Etheridge III – God Breathed 

February 16, March 16, April 27
Inspire vibrant hospitality
Dr. Rosaria M. Butterfield – The Gospel Comes with a House Key

May, June, July 
Honor one another
Dr. Steven S. Garber '76 – Visions of Vocation

May 18  – Part I - Preface - Chapter 3
June 15 – Part II - Chapters 4 – 6 
July 20 – Part III - Chapter 7 – Conclusion 

 *Alumni can order the book through the registration link for a 25% discount (thanks to Hearts and Minds Bookstore) and free shipping.

Click here to register and/or order your book!

Special thanks to Michael R. Kearney ’17 (Wilkinsburg, PA), alumni council member, for initiating The McCartney Society and being part of its continued growth, now virtually.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” -Matthew 18:20 ESV