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.

Advent Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7–9 pm, November 25 to December 16 in the Church House Parlor

not a silent nightNot a Silent Night by Adam Hamilton. Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more.

In this study, we will begin at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; and travel back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and end at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable, Mary’s beautiful baby.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

7:45 am, Church House Library
The Early Bird Bible study continues to meet at 7:45am in the Church House Library.  This Fall we will be continue to discuss the ways in which the prophetic gift is portrayed in Scripture and how that impacts our lives of faith today.  This group is very flexible so come when you are able!  We end in time for the 9am worship service in the Chapel.

Introduction to Jewish Spirituality

9:00 am, Church House Parlor, begins November 9
We share a great spiritual heritage with our Jewish ancestors and can learn much from their spiritual practices. Rabbi Smith leads Congregation Or Ha Lev (Light of the Heart) in Long Valley, NJ which is the only Jewish Renewal Community in our area. Led by Rabbi Debra Smith.

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! (*No hard rules, but generally: Post-college, pre-kids.)

Book Groups

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

This group is taking a break until January.

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).

Monday Morning Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30 am

Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable.

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.

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