Join us as we grow in fellowship and continue our lifelong journey of learning.  Small groups are available on a variety of topics and at several meeting times.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

The Early Bird Bible Study

7:45 am, Church House Library

The Early Bird group continues this winter with a study on the “Great Prayers of the Bible.” Join us in the Church House Library for a lively discussion!

Sunday Morning Study

Introduction to Kabbalah, taught by Rabbi Debra Smith, 9:00 am, April 3-24

Join us in the 9:00 am Adult Class in the Church House Parlor on April 3 through April 24 for an introductory course on Kabbalah that will provide an historical overview of Kabbalah and some of its leading figures. Basic terms and concepts will be introduced and thought processes and practices of the Kabbalists will be explored. A look at some Kabbalistic texts will be provided if time permits.

Rabbi Debra Smith (Reb Deb) is the founder and spiritual leader of Or Ha Lev Jewish Renewal Community in Morris County. She is also a clinical social worker and multicultural family therapist. The focus of Rabbi Smith’s work is Deep Ecumenism and multi-faith dialogue. She currently serves as co-chair of the NJ Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee and is a co-chair of the Morris County chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. Teaching classes about Judaism and the Jewish faith at local churches and mosques is a main focus of her multi-faith work.

Book Groups

Lunch & Learn, (Alternate Tuesdays, beginning Feb 2) – A new Lunch and Learn group will meet on alternate Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 pm at the Washington House restaurant in Basking Ridge beginning on February 2.  The group will discuss “The Relevance of Religion” by John Danforth, an ordained Episcopal priest, former U.S. senator and ambassador to the United Nations.  The book details the constructive impact faithful people can have on public life saying we are built to care for others and shows how this is a crucial aspect of good government. Our willingness to serve more than our self-interest is religion’s gift to politics.

Tuesday Evenings, (Starts January 12) You are warmly invited to join the small group that meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Bob and Eleanor Taylor in Basking Ridge. The group is focused on open searching and questioning. On January 12, the group will begin a study and discussion of the Gospel of Mark, using the LifeChange series study book. We will explore this gospel, which gives fast-paced accounts of Jesus’ ministry, including teaching, miracles and parables. What does this Gospel say to each of us, for our lives today? Please join us! For more information, contact Bob and Eleanor Taylor at 766-2077 or Ellen Greenhorn at 766-2512.

Women’s Bible Studies

Wednesdays, 9:30am, Church House Parlor (This study finishes on Dec. 16. The class begins again on Jan 13, 2016)

We will begin a new study “Understanding World Religions” on September 30th.  New members are always welcome. Contact Maureen Paterson for more information.

Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am, Church House Lower Level

Women’s Group—for women of all ages and stages! We meet every Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the church house lower level. There is meaningful discussion about our lives, faith, and the Bible. This is a wonderful place for women at all stages of Biblical knowledge and wherever you are on your faith journey. Contact Jackie Obregon for more information.

Compassionate Communication

Tuesdays at 7:30pm in Church House Library.  Those who have previously taken a class and would like to join the group should contact Linda Mills.

Mary Circle Women’s Group

12:30pm (2nd Thursdays) in the Church House Parlor

Bring a sandwich for your lunch; the lesson will follow, led by Elaine Coulthart. We are studying the book of Mark. New members or visitors are most welcome!


Are you interested in joining or helping to lead a small group? Contact Dr. Maureen Paterson for more information or latest schedule.