Archive for book discussion

Inquiring Minds Book Group

On Monday April 8th at 10AM, we will discuss TWO books. The primary book for discussion is “Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy” by David Zucchino. The book is a true account of a violent insurrection in Wilmington, North Carolina that…

Inquiring Minds Book Group

On Monday March 11th at 10AM, we will discuss “The Lemon Tree” by Sandy Tolan. This nonfiction book, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, provides a view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a human level. The book shows that despite deep political upheaval, there can still be…

Ann’s Spirituality Library February Article

Because Easter is on the 31st of March this year, this month we will begin the season of Lent.  Over the years, I have found that Easter is that much more meaningful if I dedicate some time and focus daily to my Lenten journey.  Perhaps you have considered…

Ann’s Spirituality Library January Article

As many of us set new goals or aspirations for 2024, perhaps you have decided to enrich your faith journey through reading. If so, the parlor of Pilgrim House contains half of our late Ann Barry’s spiritual library. Most of these books are short, but powerful, offering the…

Ann’s Spirituality Library December Article

As we enter the season of Advent and notice the changes in nature with the colder temperatures and reduced hours of sunlight, may I suggest a new book recommended by Rev. Allen and Dr. Hagness that has been added to our lending library in the parlor?  Speak to the…

Inquiring Minds Book Group

On Monday February 12th at 10AM in the Parlor, we will discuss “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” a murder mystery and novel about small-town secrets by James McBride. We invite YOU to join us for lively discussions. We appreciate different points of view from the readers who…

Inquiring Minds Book Group

On Monday January 15th at 10AM in the Parlor, we will discuss “The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back” by Shannon McKenna Schmidt We invite YOU to join us for lively discussions. We appreciate different points of view from…

Inquiring Minds Book Group

On Monday December 4th at 10AM in the Parlor, we will discuss the Pulitzer prize-winning novel “Trust” by Hernan Diaz. We invite YOU to join us for lively discussions. We appreciate different points of view from the readers who attend the discussions. And we offer light refreshments during…

“All Creation Waits” Discussion Group

Gayle Boss’s book, “All Creation Waits” is designed to be used as an Advent calendar. Each story is numbered and shares the wisdom of how all living things “make ready to wait until the earth wakes again into the light and warmth of spring.” Books are available for…

Ann’s Spirituality Library November Article

New Books!  Because of copyright laws and because this article will be posted each month on the internet on our church’s website, we are unable to include sample pages from the books. A quick stop in the parlor of Pilgrim House will give you the chance to skim a…