Sarah’s Circle

Sarah’s Circle

We are dancing Sarah’s Circle, sisters, brothers, all.
Here we seek and find our story, sisters, brothers, all.
We will all do our own naming, sisters, brothers, all.
Every round a generation, sisters, brothers, all.
On and on the circle’s moving, sisters, brothers, all.

(to the tune of “We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”)

What is Sarah’s Circle?
Sarah’s Circle is a non-denominational women’s only book club to read and discuss books about spirituality, with a focus on feminine spirituality. Our Spiritual Book Club is a little more than the average book club. If you are seeking the support of other women in your spiritual journey or are looking for an interesting and deeper book club to join, then this is the group for you! It is open to all women in the community, not just members of PACC. We’re always delighted to welcome newcomers!  And if you’ve been on our list, but haven’t really attended in a while, why don’t you come to see the fun you’re missing!
When does it meet?
Sarah’s Circle is planned as a monthly meeting, in the Fellowship Room at PACC, on a Saturday morning.  Our club explores Spirituality through novels, science, philosophy and theology.  If you would like to join the Circle, or would like more information, please contact the church office by calling  781-643-8680 or via email.
What are we doing next?
Our next meeting is Saturday, March 10th in the Fellowship Room at PACC from  10 AM till 12 noon.   Those who wish to meditate may come at 9:30 AM.

For March we are reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. There is a lot of hype about this book, about not saying much about it because it will “spoil” the book for the readers.  However, one  Amazon reviewer disagrees with this marketing approach, and has written an excellent review that piques one’s interest in the book, without revealing too much.  Here is what she says:
“…{the book} is about a young Nigerian refugee whose very existence changes the lives of a group of English citizens in dramatic ways.  It’s a good story and well-written …. It’s about sadness.  Really.  It’s not funny, except perhaps in small details where you might find yourself smiling ruefully.  It’s a sad book filled with sad and often thoughtless people.  It’s about how we cover our sadness with layers of so-called civilization, wrap our fears in popular culture, and never ever have the opportunity to face any of it and learn to rise above. Little Bee knows how to rise above. She’s known how to do it her whole life because there’s nowhere to hide in her country. Poverty, abuse and death are common where she is from, and if you don’t want them to destroy you, they must be transcended.”

Here is a link to the book on

For more information, please contact the church office by calling  781-643-8680 or contact Merrith Sabo-Jones via email.


What topics/books are coming up next?
Sometimes, for more broad subject topics, we choose a single topic to read about, allowing members to choose their own book on that topic.  As a “free choice” month – it’s up to you whether you chose to read a large, scholarly tome, or a shorter, more-accessible paperback.  We return to everyone reading the same book for more narrow-focused topics. Whenever we choose a topic instead of a specific book, we will also discuss which books address the topic as well as which books might be found in our current book list.  So, here is an ongoing list of topics that we would like to pursue; if you have additional suggestions, please bring them to the next meeting!Communicating with spirits/angels
Different Religions (e.g. Hindu, Confucianism, Catholicism, etc.)
Spiritual People
Mother Earth/Goddess/Gaia Spirituality and Religions
Greek Myths
Native American Spirituality
Island Culture Spirituality (e.g. Hawaii, Bali, Cambodia)
Celtic Spirituality
The Celestine Prophecies
Expressions of Spirituality via the Arts
Everyday Spirituality
Inclusivity/Exclusivity within Groups
Community Making
What books are being considered for possible future discussion?
Click here to see our current book list. These books include books that the Circle has read, as well as books suggested by members, and books that some of the members have read previously.