Our Book Study Group meets regularly during the program year to read and discuss books or short stories of interest. We currently have 8-12 members that attend, but there's always room for more. Discussion meetings are sometimes hosted by members in their homes, or another place of their choosing with wine and snacks included in the evening. Other times, discussions are held after worship to include a wider range of people. Discussions are lively and interesting, with a variety of viewpoints.
Some of the books we have studied are Have a Little Faith, The Invention of Wings, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
If you like to read, plan on joining this group. It's a great way to expand your reading list and also a way to get to know some new people.
This Fall we will be reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. This book follows the stories of eight Milwaukee families and their struggle for affordable housing. We would like to invite others in the congregation to also read this important book. A reader’s guide with discussion questions will be available starting Rally Sunday, September 11th. In October, we are planning an after church viewing of a video of the author talking about his book followed by discussion. Please plan to attend this important discussion about poverty and housing in our community.
In March we will read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. The discussion will be on March 12th after worship. The book relates very nicely to our mission of fresh clean water for Ribe, Kenya. The discussion will included video clips about the Lost Boys of the Sudan.
Our April book is Bless Me Altima by Rudolfo Anaya. The story is about the social-psychological maturation of a Mexican-American boy living on the eastern plains of New Mexico during the 1940s. The novel begins with Ultima, a curandera,or folk healer, going to live with the Márez family during the summer that Antonio is six years old. Discussion date and movie will be on April 30th following worship.
Check back later for a list of other upcoming studies.