Seasonal & Topic Studies

~a good book ~

Want to join a book group? Here are our two reads for this fall. Read the book and join us to reflect! Our first meet up will be Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 PM at Panera! Our second meet up for The Least Among Us will be Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 PM, destination TBD.
If you have questions, speak with Rev. Ashley or Melissa Schwartz.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance
"Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck." (from the cover)

The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable By Rosa L. DeLauro
"Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, DeLauro saw firsthand how vulnerable hard-working people are in the face of corporate indifference and government neglect. From fatal industrial fires to devastating childhood poverty, DeLauro witnessed it all—and emerged convinced that social programs are worth going to the mat for, again and again. Worker protections, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and housing assistance lift up all Americans; they fulfill this country's promise of opportunity for everyone, and are essential for our country's health." (from the cover)

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