Book Club

On the first Wednesday of each month, women who love to read gather in the First Congregational Church Parlor at 7:15 pm to talk about a particular book. Sustained by tea, and often chocolate or other treats, participants share questions, thoughts and opinions on the life and faith issues emerging from the book.

The tone and structure is informal. Attendance ranges from 6-12, depending on work and family schedules, but finishing the book before the meeting is never a requirement for attending. Some of the books discussed so far include: The Year of Magical Thinking, Leaving Church, Faith & Politics, The Faith Club, Three Cups of Tea, People of the Book, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, Goat Song, The Poisonwood Bible, Home, The Thin Place, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Excelsior, The Color Purple, A Place at the Table, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places.

On August 5th, the book to be discussed is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver.

The discussion will be in the church parlor at 7:15.

For more information, to suggest a title to consider or to receive e-mail advance announcements about the group’s activities, contact Kim Parks through the church office.

Friends, newcomers and one-title-only attendees are always welcome.

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