Ruth Group is a monthly book group open to all women of the church and community. We are named after the Biblical Book of Ruth which is a story of women supporting each other. Ruth tells her mother-in-law, Naomi, “…Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.” We go places with each other – through the books we read and discuss together and through the life experiences we share. We choose a variety of fiction and non-fiction books that we hope will encourage the expression of our own thoughts, deepen our bonds of friendship, stimulate our thinking, and provide us with different perspectives. Book Ends usually offers a discount on book group selections.
We meet once a month at someone’s home, generally on the third Sunday of the month from 7-9 PM. You are welcome whether or not you have read the book and new participants are always welcome. You can drift in and drift out as your motivation, interest and schedule permit. Decaf coffee & tea, and simple desserts are offered by the host. Check the church calendar for updates to dates, host homes and book titles. Contact this year’s co-coordinators, Lynne Rahmeier or Susan Sawyer with questions, ride requests, etc.
|September 18||The Door, by Magda Szabo|
“Altered the way of understanding my own life”
|Carole Cooke? Or Leigh Kelliher?|
|October 16|| Being Heuman, by Judith Heuman|
“An unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist”
|November 20||These Precious Days, by Anne Patchett|
and Miraculous Journey of Edward Dulane, a children’s book
Maryanne McCall Taylor?
|December 18||Poetry of your choice||Lynne Rahmeier|
|January 22||Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois, by Honore Jeffers||Anne Hoenicke|
|February 19||Secret Life of Albert Entwitle, by Matt Cain “This rollicking romance entrapped me!...forced retirement of a shy, closeted postman…”||Regina Campbell|
|March 19||Bewilderment, by Richard Powers|
An autistic boy who channels the brain waves of his deceased mother
|April 16||Tatoos on the Heart, by Father Gregory Boyle: the compassionate true story of adolescent prisoners’ interaction with the author||Karen Roberts|
|May 21||The State of Terror, by Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton||Laurie Roby?
|June 25 Planning Brunch||About 20-30 books are suggested each year – come hear about them all!|