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Reading Program: 2016

Extended Reading List! While supplies last, 2011 books can be used to fill requirements for the Reading Program. PLUS - 2011 titles are on sale for $2.00 - $5.00. (Originally up to $35.00)

The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work. 

The Reading Program Leads to Action!

For 140 years, United Methodist Women have been involved in mission that includes prayer, study and action. The Reading Program is a study opportunity, but it should also lead to action. The purpose of the program is to encourage United Methodist Women members to:

  • Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission.
  • Increase sensitivity to all human beings—their needs, interests and concerns.
  • Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today.
  • Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life.
  • Enhance self-knowledge and act from that knowledge.
  • Strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission.

Read the UMW Newsletter story on the discussion held about the Reading Program book The Round House.

Contact the Reading Program Specialist

Brenda Thompson administrates the program and welcomes book recommendations, as well as questions and suggestions about the reading program.

phone: 212-870-3733

When suggesting a book please include the title, author, publisher, date of publication and price.

Get the 2016 Catalogs

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Link opens in a new window. Order printed copies of the 2016 Reading Program Catalog; free with shipping costs

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