On Monday of April 15th at 7:05 p.m. we will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely  Fine.  The Zoom link  will be in Keynotes or contact the Parish Office or Brenda Grove. The Zoom link open at 7:00 for greetings. In May we will be reading The Only Woman in the Room for a discussion in June.

In February we explored  a highly acclaimed memoir by a once-local author, James McBride. The book was The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.

Our first book of 2024, discussed in January, was  How the Penguins Saved Veronica.

Exploring our relationships with our indigenous communities, in November we read Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

Our September book choice was one couple’s inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family and building a restaurant named Heaven. A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope and a Restaurant in Rwanda by Josh Ruxin.

Our July selection allowed us to join our choir in Ireland. In the book The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club many of the characters are in a life transition with the related challenges. The people in this Irish beach town show resilience and compassion while developing friendships through this unique club.

In June, we discussed Infinite Country by Patricia Engle This book follows the experiences of a Colombian family with both documented and undocumented members as they try to establish a better life. (Our discussion was led by a parishioner who coordinates an ESL program in Phoenixville.)

In April we celebrated Earth Month by reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. (In October we attended a presentation by a a forest ecologist, Suzanne Simard,  who was the inspiration for one of the characters.)We kicked off our club by reading  the book The Same Kind of Different as Me.

The goal of this book club is to deepen our understanding of the mission and ministries of our church while building relationships. Some of the choices may be of particular interest to those who have connected to our community through Outreach efforts or who participated in the Sacred Ground or anti-racism programs.