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

8:00 am, Church House Library
The Early Bird Bible Study group is starting with a new study, based on The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit can Change Your Life. This group is very flexible so come when you are able!  We end in time for the 9 am worship service in the Chapel.

9 am Discussion Group

9:00 am, Church House Parlor, begins January 18
The 9 a.m. Sunday Small Group will be discussing Marcus Borg’s book The Heart of Christianity. While written in 2003 this book is just as relevant for today’s believer as it attempts to help us understand what it means to be a follower of God and how to live a life of passionate faith. Books will be available in the Church Office for $10 for those who need a copy. New members are always welcome.

Young* Adult Fellowship

Join us for some good food and good conversation as we build our friendships, talk about topics relevant to our lives and faith journeys. The Young Adult group meets once a month. Please contact Claire Pratt (908-647-7539) for more information or to RSVP! (*Age wise, we have no hard rules, but generally, the group is post-college, pre-kids.)

Book Groups

Tuesday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. in the home of Bob and Eleanor Taylor, begins January 27

You are warmly invited to join us as we begin a six-part DVD series on Embracing Emergence Christianity by Phyllis Tickle.  The group is focused on open searching and questioning, and in this series we will discuss the concept that great upheavals have occurred every 500 years in culture and religion, including Christianity.  Was the last such upheaval at the time of the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s?  May another such upheaval be in process now?

For more information, contact Bob and Eleanor Taylor at  908-766-2077 or Ellen Greenhorn at 908-766-2512

Friday Evenings, 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm in the Church House Library. This group will begin on November 14.

The Friday Evening Book Group will discuss Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen, a powerful, emotional memoir and extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao’s Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.  The book offers a rare glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese and is a testament to three strong, determine women linked by an unbreakable family bond. Please contact Evelyn Drake for more information (908-766-9282).

making sense of the bibleMonday Morning Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30 am, begins February 9

The Monday small group is exploring Making Sense of the Bible. This video study offers an honest conversation about the Bible. The study begins with foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong?

We meet in the basement of the Church House. There is child care as well as refreshments.

Contact Jacqueline Obregon for more information.

Women’s Bible Study: Joy-filled Living in Everyday Times.

Wednesdays, 9:30am, Church House Parlor 

Join us on to discover the “unhurried rhythms of grace” using Jan Johnson’s book Abundant Simplicity.  Through this study we will explore what it means to live an abundant life with God and how many of our life practices actually may be draining us rather than nurturing us.  Through study, prayer and discussion we will learn new practices and habits and embrace a lifestyle that is simpler and more connected to God and others.  New members are always welcome.  Books are available through the Church Office.  Contact Maureen Paterson for more information.

Mary Circle Women’s Group

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

Book group reading and discussing To Heaven and Back by Mary Neal. Contact Patti Williams for more information.

Men’s Lunch

12:00pm (3rd Thursdays) in the Church House Parlor

Different speakers & topics are offered each month along with a meal. Contact Koert VanderVoort, Rudy Hyzer, or Dick Bedner for more information.

Ladies Who Brunch

This group meets periodically for brunch after the 10:15 am service on Sundays.  All women are welcome; reservations required.  Contact Linda Rhyne (732-567-2464, for more information.

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