Find these books on the UMW Book Shelf (pictured above) outside the sanctuary, at the library or local bookstores.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in this national Reading Program.
These are current books and many of them may be found in a public library.
Reading Program books are divided into five categories and are available for people of all ages and reading levels. List includes books for children and youth, too.
Education for Mission
Nurturing for Community
Learn more: Reading Program
About the Reading Program
How does the Reading Program work?
Plan I: Read 5 books - one book from each category and Response magazine
Plan II: Read 10 books - two books from each category and Response magazine
Plan III: Read 15 books - two books from each category + 5 from any category and Response magazine
Plan IV: Read 20 books - two books from each category + 10 from any category and Response magazine
Bonus Books - Certain books count as two books, including the current Mission u Study books.
Faith Talks podcasts also count! These monthly conversations with United Methodist Women explore themes & resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action. Click for full info, topics & how to listen.
See the Reading Program Catalog for list of books and full details about Bonus Books!
Our Reading Program Book Club meets monthly on books chosen from the Program.
NOTE: For 2021–2022, participants can read books from the reading lists for years 2015 through the 2022. Check it out - you may be surprised how many you have read!