Now available in the JPW Library: the First Church Senior Resource Manual for seniors and their families provides information on care options, legal matters, illness, spirituality, local transportation options, and more.

Book Discussions


The JPW Library hosts two book groups, one weekly and one monthly. 

Awakening the Spirit Book Discussion

Mondays from noon – 1:30 p.m. from September-May

We are starting with Marcus Borg’s Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, and his contention that we must keep an open mind in all our religious journeys. Copies are available in the JPW Library. Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Led by Minister of Spiritual Life Rev. Susan Izard.



Food for Thought Book Group
First Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. from October – May

Please bring your dinner; beverages and dessert will be provided. We’re starting the year with Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. This group is led by John P. Webster Library Director Jennifer deSimas. Copies are available in the JPW Library.