Saturday, October 10, 2015

Book Club--November 14th

The book club will be meeting on Saturday, November 14th at 9:30 AM at Coffee Culture in Batavia. All are welcome!! The book we are reading is below. We would love for some new people to join us!

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Christmas Cantata Practice Schedule

For anyone who might be interested in participating in our annual Christmas Cantata that will take place on Sunday, December 20th, the practice schedule is listed below. All are welcome!!! For more information contact the church office at 344-2931 or Mark Barie.
Practice Schedule:
Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM
Sunday, October 25th at 11:45 AM
(there will be a light lunch provided at this practice)
Wednesday, November 4th at 7 PM
Tuesday, November 17th at 7 PM
Sunday, November 22nd at 11:45 AM
Tuesday, December 1st at 7 PM
Wednesday, December 9th at 7 PM
Sunday, December 13th at 11:45 AM
Saturday, December 19th at 9 AM
The day of the Cantata, December 20th, please plan
to be at the church by 9:45 AM.

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