An Interesting Start to 2017

hillbilly-elegyThe Thursday Discussion Group will begin on Thursday, January 12 at 11:15.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance and published in June of 2016, is the book chosen to begin the new year.

It has been called “riveting” by The Wall Street Journal and said to be “essential reading” by David Brooks of the New York Times.  Why?  J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The book will shed light on the fall of of the American Dream for a certain class of people in our culture and most definitely will lead to provocative discussions about what precipitated the outcome of the 2016 election.  The book is available at or can be ordered through January 3 by calling Gretchen at the church office at 764-4743