Bishop Ward invites you to join her at Hayes Barton UMC on March 25 for a discussion of the book, “The Woman’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss as we recognize the centennial anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. (RSVP)
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our founder, John Wesley described himself as a man of one book. That one book of course was the Bible. He loved the Bible and read it and studied it all the days of his life. He also read widely and encouraged the Methodists to do so. The early circuit riders were librarians of sorts. They carried books with them as they traveled meeting with Methodists in many places.
We follow in that great tradition as we read widely. Many of you have book groups in your churches. That’s a very Wesleyan thing to do. It’s a very faithful thing to do. We are called to live in this life continually learning, hearing the stories of others whose lives unfold in ways and places very different from our own experience and place.
I will be gathering with any of you who are interested on Monday, March 25, to discuss a book that’s important to us at this time. As we commemorate the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement, I invite you to tread The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss. This wonderful book tells the story of women’s suffrage and the long and circuitous path toward its final passage one hundred years ago. I invite you to join me in discussing this book on March 25 or to read it in your church and convene a discussion of it there.
Let us love learning. Let us read the one book and let us read widely so that we might grow faithfully toward Christ.