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​To obtain a copy of the book, check with the Coloma Public Library.  Ask for the church book club selection. The library tries to have enough copies on hand behind the  desk for us.

Just out of curiosity, what books did early circuit riding preachers carry, as they traveled the roads and byways on horseback? 

UMC.org has provided that information in the video link here: 

Summer is a wonderful time for a good book, but it can be a challenge to choose one.

We asked our friends at The United Methodist Publishing House and Abingdon Press to recommend some great reads that would feed our faith this summer. They told us about 10 wonderful books to enjoy by the pool, at the beach, or in a favorite chair.


A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti – Josiah Chamberlain’s work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Follow Chamberlain as he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Will what’s left of his faith fail him? Or will it be the one thing that holds him and his marriage together?

Inspirational Reading

Pond River Ocean Rain
: Find Peace in the Storms of Life by Charles Lattimore Howard – Wade into the beautiful water that is God through stories, questions, and accessible illustrations. Feel the Living Water wash over you while contemplating stillness (such as a pond), trust in God’s will (like the rush of a river), peace within mystery (as experienced in the depths of the ocean), and the movement of God’s relentless love for us (the refreshing rain we receive).

Pond River Ocean Rain is simple, occasionally wild, consistently beautiful, and reveals abundant life for all who jump in.

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Next book:

Still Life by Louise Penny

Next meeting:  Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00pm


Book club is usually to be found in the church conference room, formerly known as the parlour​.  If they need to relocate to another room for a night, there is usually a sign posted just inside the double doors, past the main entrance.

The Book Club meets almost every month.  The best way to find out the current book and the next meeting is to check the church calendar available on this website (upper right hand corner), or to call the church office at 269.468.6062. 

This friendly, supportive group of readers is open to anyone interested, regardless of church affiliation or personal religious beliefs.  Come, read, talk, and share opinions with us!

Book Club

Book Club