Join us for

A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass

November 8-10, 2019

Diana’s book, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks,  challenges us to embrace all of life with an attitude of gratitude.
This is not just a flip saying, this is a challenge to all of us when life is most challenging, to be transformed by the practice of gratitude, and to be a transforming agent in the world.
Join us for conversations with Diana about gratitude, and it’s transforming power in our lives and in our communities.

Friday Dinner & Conversation Nov. 8 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm

@Southern Heights Presbyterian Church (5750 S. 40th St, Lincoln)

This is an opportunity to share a meal, hear a short presentation, and then have a conversation with Diana Butler Bass

Dinner is $5, reservations are required.

Saturday Lecture Sessions Nov. 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 

@First Presbyterian Church (840 S. 17th St, Lincoln)

Open to Everyone!  Join us for two morning sessions, lunch, and then two afternoon sessions with Diana Butler Bass

Lunch is $5.  Reservations are required only if you would like lunch.

Sunday Worship Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am

@First Presbyterian Church (840 S. 17th St, Lincoln)

No reservations required!  Emoji - Thumbs Up



You may RSVP and pay for tickets by clicking here:  PURCHASE TICKETS

If you wish to just RSVP and pay at the door, you may do that through the PURCHASE TICKETS link and choose “Pay Later”
or email Southern Heights ( or First Presbyterian (

Reservations are REQUIRED for Friday dinner, even if you decline the meal or bring your own, so we can have an accurate count of attendees, as space is limited.

Reservations are REQUIRED for Saturday lunch.  No reservation is required if you are not planning on purchasing lunch.
We cannot guarantee there will be lunch available if you do not reserve in advance.

MEALS:  are Weight Watchers friendly, and there will be gluten free options.   If you need other meal accommodations, please feel free to bring what you need.

Please RSVP ASAP!  We need to have the final county by Thursday noon.


Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.

She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books, including Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks HarperOne , 2018 (winner of the 2019 Wilbur Award), Grounded: Finding God in the World —A Spiritual Revolution (HarperOne, 2015), Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening (HarperOne, 2012) and Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (HarperOne, 2006).

She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues in the United States and internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture widely in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.

Diana Butler Bass is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Wilbur Award, the Nautilus Gold Medal, the Book of the Year from Religion News Service, and the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. She holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York. She also serves on the board of Public Religion Research and is an advisor on the project for a National Museum of American Religion in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Dr. Butler Bass has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and the Virginia Theological Seminary in subjects ranging from church history and American religious history to religion and politics, religion and race, and congregational studies. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Project Director of a national Lilly Endowment-funded study of mainline Protestant vitality—a project featured in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times.



Sponsored by: First Presbyterian Church – Lincoln, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, and Homestead Presbytery