Wednesday, September 28, 2016


In Love Feast, Martha Johnson Bourlakas grapples with life as a person of a faith, life as a clergy spouse (her husband is bishop of Southwestern Virginia), life as the parent of a special needs daughter, life as a one unable to maintain pretense.  The Parish Book Store offers this small book of essays which will feed your soul and warm your spirit.

(Additional copies of God of our Mothers, the October and November selection for the Parish Book Store Book Group, are available now!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


With the beginning of the Sunday School year, we offer these books to increase your biblical knowledge:  For children, Tomie dePaola’s Book of Bible Stories, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible & My Bible Carry Along: Stories to Cherish. For adults, Abraham’s Bind & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love;  Women of the Hebrew Bible; and The Secrets of Judas: The Story of the Misunderstood Disciple and His Lost Gospel. We have other titles as well.  Come in and browse.  Special orders are welcomed.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016


God of our Mothers: Face to Face with Powerful Women of the Old Testament is the next pick for the Parish Book Store book group which meets October 9 in the Parlor after the 10:15 service.  From Eve to Esther, learn about their stories and how those stories relate to our own lives. The book is available in the Book Store, and the group is open to all.  Come join us for a lively discussion!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


At the start of a new school year, check out the resources we have  to help your children understand what goes on in church:  What We Do in Church, Holy Communion for Children, A Eucharistic Manual for Children, and Let Us Pray.  We also have resources for parents in guiding their children into the joy of worship and sharing Christ’s love (Parenting in the Pew, Growing Compassionate Kids and Purposeful Parenting). Back to our fall schedule, we are open additional times:  Friday afternoons until 3 and Saturday mornings from 9 to noon.

Friday, August 26, 2016


Send your student off to school with an angel on or in his/her backpack!  The Parish Book Store has small angel pins as well as other reminders of God’s presence in our lives—even at school!  We also have books to help with school transitions:  A Place Called Kindergarten, The Middle School Survival Manual, A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School, 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Girls for Teen Girls, and 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Guys for Teen Guys.  We also have books for parents!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Cards by Anne with their thoughtful, spiritual quotations are a favorite among Parish Book Store regulars.  Now Anne has published a book, A Year of Spiritual Companionship: 52 Weeks of Wisdom for a Life of Gratitude, Balance and Happiness which combines the wisdom of spiritual luminaries, life lessons, and insights from social science and neuroscience. For those who find the discipline of daily spiritual reflection overwhelming, this book provides a once-a-week pause for living more thoughtfully.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Send your college student (or grandchild, or niece or nephew) off with the right stuff.  The Parish Book Store has books for the adjustment to college life and for spiritual grounding, crosses to carry and wear, and guardian angels.  We even have books to help parents adjust to their new status.  Come see what else we have, and remember we are open on Fridays from 9 to noon.