United Methodist Women Reading List
New books added to the United Methodist Women reading program can be found in the Gathering Room. There are 5 new books, one for each category:

Education for Mission
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, & a Sheikh by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Sheikh Jamal Pahman.  This deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration offers hope for a inclusive and healing way of being together in the world.

Nurturing for Community
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang.  Born in Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Kao Yang immigrated to St. Paul MN when she was six years old.  She describes her family's harrowing escape from Laos, their life in refugee camps, the adjustments to living in a new land and her own experiences with American life and learning.

Social Action
Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith by Andrea Cohen-Kiener.  Can people of faith save the environment?

Spiritual Growth
Being Christian In the Wesleyan Tradition: Belonging, Believing, Living, Growing by John O Gooch is a book that helps us know what it means to be an United Methodist.  How do we compare with other denominations?

Leadership Development
This Child  Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  This is an autobiography of a very strong, influential woman shares the inside story of her rise to power and her fight for democracy and social justice.