Fireside Readers Book Discussion
The Fireside Readers is an informal book discussion group that welcomes all men and women who enjoy reading and stimulating discussion. We meet about once a month from September to May in the Fireside Room at 6:30 p.m. for dessert and coffee, and discussion at 7:00 p.m.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 12 in the Fireside Room. Dessert and coffee is at 6:30 p.m., and discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. Our book is “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis — and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self Reliance” by Ben Sasse. In this New York Times Bestseller, Senator Sasse examines the factors that cause many of this generation of young people to not embrace the concepts needed to become successful adults such as independence and hard work. How can our society overcome this problem and what does it mean for the country’s future? The book is available at many public libraries, and on Nook and Kindle. Please contact Mary Ann Darnaby if you have any questions.
View the list of previously discussed books.
View a list of book recommendations from Fireside Readers.
United Methodist Women Circles
United Methodist Women (UMW) Circle members develop close relationships with each other, praying for and nurturing each other. Circles meet the second Thursday of the month September through May. All women are encouraged to join one of our three circle groups:
Mary Circle – Named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Meets at 9:00 a.m. at the church for light refreshments and business meeting followed by a program. Childcare is available upon request.
Priscilla Circle – Named for a missionary. Meets at 1:00 p.m. at the church for dessert and business meeting followed by a program.
Lydia Circle – Named for Lydia, a Christian business woman. Meets at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes for a business meeting and program followed by dessert.
UWM Circles do not hold regular meetings during the summer months but we do have a summer coffee with lots of yummy snacks. All women from the church are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. New circle members are always welcome!
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Knit or Knot
The Knit or Knot Ministry meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. During a time of fellowship, shawls, pillows, sweaters and blankets are created to comfort those in need and to celebrate life’s joys. Each piece becomes an expression of love – and the loving care of God who works through the crafters. As each piece of work reaches completion, it is passed around the circle and blessed by each crafter’s hands. Pictured are members donating hand-tied pillows for use at Hinsdale’s Wellness House.
Men’s Group Lunch and Discussion
The Men’s Group meets in the Fireside Room the first Friday of each month at 12:00 Noon. Bring a sack lunch and join in the lively conversation and fellowship. Current events, community news, joys and concerns are discussed. New members always welcome!
The mission of Stepping Stones is to support widows and widowers in a Christian social environment. All widows and widowers are welcome. Join us on second Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall for our gathering. Please contact the church office with questions.