Eleven Hours novel for BookIt!

Millie SnyderChurchwide, Uncategorized

Eleven Hours is a tightly constructed novel about one woman’s labor and delivery experience interwoven with the story of the nurse who attends her. I think the book captures the fear and uncertainty that pregnancy, labor and delivery evoke. Surprisingly, there are very few accounts of the birth experience in novels. Why? I have interacted with the author by email … Read More

Confessions, by Kanae Minato

Millie SnyderChurchwide, Uncategorized

Our November BookIt selection is Confessions, by Kanae Minato. Minato was a home economics teacher and housewife in Japan before she wrote this debut novel.¬† The novel has won all sorts of awards and was made into a movie (a nominee for best foreign language film at the 2010 Oscars). This book is dark and disturbing. Do you find any … Read More

BookIt for October – Sleeping Giants!

Millie SnyderChurchwide

Sleeping Giants is a sci-fi novel that grabbed my attention and kept me reading. Each year when I choose the books for the BookIt club, I try to vary genres and select books that broaden my natural horizons. This one did that! I have heard from several readers who have already finished and loved it, planning to read the next … Read More

Kicking off a Season of Generosity

Kara MillerChurchwide, Stewardship

This Sunday, September 24 begins our Annual Giving Campaign. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently: we’re kicking off with a congregational book club. Each household received a copy of Adam Hamilton’s Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity in the mail. This is a short text with built-in work pages that help you glean the life lessons outlined … Read More

BookIt for September!

Millie SnyderChurchwide

If you enjoy¬†reading fiction and participating in lively discussion, join us for Book It on September 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Our book for September is In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, by Ruchama King Feuerman. This book is set in Jerusalem and highlights the tension there between Judaism and Islam. I finished reading the book last week … Read More