Racial Justice

During the 2019-2020 program year, the Racial Justice Book Series will meet quarterly. Come and join us for all discussions or for just one or two. All are welcome, whether you have read closely or are just interested in learning more about the subject. A copy of the book can be found in the church library.

Racial Justice Book Series | Thursday, February 13 | 6:00 PM | Jerusalem Room
For February, we are reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

 

 Click HERE for the 2018-2019 reading list.

Click HERE for the 2017-2018 reading list.

Women's Book Series

Winter Women’s Memoir Series | Last Monday of the month | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Garden Room
Join us for a series of book talks focusing on memoirs written by people of faith. Open to all women of the church. One copy of each book can be found in the church library. Please pre-read the book to ensure lively discussion.
  • January 27 | Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen | Facilitator: Susie Wheelis
  • February 24 | I Grew Up Little: Finding Hope in a Big God by Patsy Clairmont | Facilitator: Grace Hall
  • March 30 | Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber | Facilitator: Amber White

“My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it, chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours… it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity, as I have long believed and often said, that God becomes known to each of us more powerfully and personally.”

~ Frederick Buechner

Previous books that we have read:
If the Oceans were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran, Carla Power
Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Ways of Meeting God,
Lauren Winner
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh
Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage and Fighting Back, Jackie Speier
Becoming,
Michelle Obama
Pure: inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,
Linda Kay Klein
Educated, Tara Westover
Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler
Negroland, Margo Jefferson
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
The Underground Railroad,
Colson Whitehead
Sula, Toni Morrison
The Color Purple,
Alice Walker
Girl Meets God, Lauren F. Winner
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?, Rhoda Janzen
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel, Melissa Flemming
Dimestore, Lee Smith
My Beloved WorldSonia Sotomayor
Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton
Lit, Mary Karr
Leaving Church, Barbara Brown-Taylor
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, Heidi Neumark
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, Elna Baker
Stories of My Life, Katherine Patterson
Jesus Land, Julia Scheeres
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken
Letters to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
Here if You Need Me, Kate Braestrup
Name All the Animals, Alison Smith
My First White Friend, Patrica Raybon
In the Wilderness, Kim Barnes
Summer of the Great Grandmother, Madeline L’Ingle
Take this Bread, Sara Miles
Evolving in Monkey Town, Rachel Held Evans
The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris
The Sum of Our Days, Isabel Allende
Pastrix, Nadia Bolz-Weber
Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard
The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan
Telling Secrets, Fred Buechner
Grace Eventually, Anne Lamott
Finding Grace, Dona VanLiere