Ministry of the week: Women’s Book Club

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BibleBooksThe Women’s Book Club at Grace is an intimate group that accommodates members according to their schedules and interest in book selections from month to month. We average about 7 readers a month, so there is always room for someone else! This “welcoming ministry” is a place to indulge your love of books with other readers and get to know another parishioner in a different atmosphere.

Sharing insights about what we have read and what they mean to us is the core of the discussion group. We are able to share our religious perspective without thought of holding back, as well as our personal stories as they relate to the book. It is amazing the variety and depth of insight that we discover in our shared exploration of the selection for the month.

We open each meeting with a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer that correlates with the story, share a prayer from Compline to end the evening, and for our call to service we donate toilet paper for the Hygiene Pantry at Jubilee House where we meet.

All the reading selections are made by the group and the book must be in paperback, to keep the cost of reading down. Most selections can be reserved at the Library, as we make selections months in advance.

We meet the Second Monday of the Month at Jubilee House from 6-8 p.m. We will resume this year on Sept. 14, 2015, with the selection of City of Thieves by David Benioff.  For your planning and calendar, the October 12 book will be The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy.

If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact Kate Wood at 941-5785 or email katew40@charter.net.

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