Groups

The Bible Study Group is for those who want to further engage themselves in the word of the Lord. This is an open group that meets once a week, unless there is a conflict, to read about and discuss a suggested or pre-planned topic, although there are meetings in which the group engages in open discussion or chooses a new topic together. All ages from youth to elders are welcome to attend. Our lively group usually meets on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM. Come on out and join us for fun and inspiration as we allow God’s word to speak to us!

We are meeting in the Parsonage as well as on Zoom. Email Pastor Jeff (pastor@ebucc.com) if interested in meeting via Zoom.

We meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the parsonage. We are currently studying “The
Women of the Bible Speak,” by Shannon Bream.

Hope to see you there!    

 

Do you like to read? Would you like to discuss books with other folks? Do you have any good reads that you would like to suggest for an upcoming read of the month? Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a member of the church to join any of our groups.
 
We will be meeting in person at the Parsonage as well as livestream via Zoom for all of the discussion gatherings. Email Pastor Jeff (pastor@ebucc.com) if interested in joining us via Zoom.

 

The Giver of Stars: A Novel by [Jojo Moyes]

The book selection for September is “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.  

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic–a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

The Shadow of the Wind

The book selection for the month of October is “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  

Barcelona, 1945—just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.