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  • Ruth Group Meets this Sunday the 18th, 7-9 pm

    Please join us to discuss Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy at the home of MaryAnn McCall-Taylor, 8 Sanborn St, Winchester. Mike Redding will be facilitating this book which is a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.  All women of the church and community are welcome whether or not they have read the book and new participants are always welcome.  Decaf coffee & tea and simple desserts are offered by the host. Contact this year’s co-coordinators – Anne Hoenicke and Kaye Nash – with any questions you may have and to figure out possible carpools.


    About the Book:

    “Mercy is radical kindness,” Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book. It’s the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.  We should begin, she suggests, by “facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves.” It’s up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—”within us and outside us, all around us”—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it’s crucial, as “kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all.”

    Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.