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April Book Group

Join us as we discuss.

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

With 6 pm pre-discussion on the concentration camp at Ravensbruck

Manhattan, 1946. Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs – each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times best-selling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

Wednesday Evening Discussion Groups

Wednesday Evening Discussion Groups

During Lent the Wednesday Evening Study Group will take a break from studying the book of Genesis to spend six weeks engaged in reading and discussing the book Entering the Passion of JesusA Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by  Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Levine focuses on the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life with the intent of deepening the student’s understanding of the risks involved in each day of Holy Week as well as the ethical and spiritual challenges these passages continue to raise.  In addition to the material found in the chapter we will read each week to prepare for class, the study includes a DVD lecture by Professor Levine who writes and speaks with wit, wisdom and deep compassion.  A significant portion of the 90 minute session is spent in group discussion but note that the title is A Beginner’s Guide so don’t feel you need to be a Biblical scholar to participate. The church has purchased books for the class and they are available in the church office.



Facilitated by Esther Ziegler; please contact her at estherrziegler@gmail.com  or Amy Aguilar in the church office if you plan to attend.