• Ruth Group

    Curious About Ruth Group?

    All women of the church and community are welcome to attend this monthly book group.  The group is named after the biblical Book of Ruth – 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 our selections.

    Please join us!

    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 with any questions – Anne Hoenicke and Kaye Nash.

     

    2017-2018 Book Selections and Schedule

    DateBookHosts & Facilitators
    Sep 17, 2017The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro (also the Winchester Reads book)The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
    (Winchester Reads)
    Host: Sarah Gallop
    Facilitator: Sarah Gallop
    Oct 15, 2017She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
    by Jennifer Finney Boylan
    Location: At Church
    Hosts: Mike Redding & Laurie Roby
    Facilitator: Anne Hoenicke
    Nov 19, 2017Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadHost: Kaye Nash
    Facilitator: Kaye Nash
    Dec 10, 2017
    (2nd Sunday)
    Poetry of your choiceHost: Susan Sawyer
    Facilitator: Susan Sawyer
    Jan 21, 2018Read either:
    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    OR
    Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
    We’ll discuss both. Plus optional HBR article.

    Host: Connie Rosenberger
    Facilitators: Susan Sawyer
    Feb 25, 2018
    (4th Sunday)
    Going Clear by Lawrence WrightHost: Anne Hoenicke
    Facilitator: Karen Roberts
    Mar 18, 2018Hallelujah Anyway by Anne LaMottHost: Maryann McCall-Taylor
    Facilitator: Mike Redding
    Apr 15, 2018Weight of Ink by Rachel KadishHost: Karen Roberts
    Facilitator: Teresa Cader
    May 20, 2018Born a Crime by Trevor NoahHost: Natalie Roche
    Facilitator: Maryann McCall-Taylor
    Jun 10, 2018
    (2nd Sunday)
    Book Selection discussion following the Church picnic (if there is one); otherwise, bring our own brunch.Tucker Room
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