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

We will be joining in an Advent study on December 3, 10 & 17.  On January 7, we will begin a study of the Parables of Jesus.

The Early Birds meet for coffee and fellowship at 7:45 in the Church House library on Sunday mornings. Our study runs from 8 AM-8:45. Visitors and new members are always welcome!

9 am Bible Study, Church House Parlor – Starting February 18 Charles King will lead a discussion series through the season of Lent titled Faithful Living—An Examination of Christian Ethics.

It often seems that everywhere we turn these days, we are confronted by examples of horrific behavior by prominent people in all areas of society. How should we respond to this? The Bible teaches us that we can live our true calling as humans and bless the world through living in faith. But what does this mean for our daily lives? What are practical steps we can take to live out our faith? This series of discussions will address these and similar questions through examining insights on ethics to be gleaned from the Bible and approaches taken by Christians throughout church history. Together, we will try to apply these insights to practical problems we face today.

Schedule

February 18 Foundations: What does it mean to live a “Christian life”?
February 25 What goals should we seek in our lives?
March 4 What duties do we have as Christians? Are there rules should we follow?
March 11 What are Christian virtues?
March 18 What are the challenges of living in community?
March 25 How should Christians approach politics?

Book Groups

Walk and Talk Group – Betty Hahn’s home (144 Village Drive, Basking Ridge) from 8:30 to 10:30 am.

The group will walk for about 20 minutes prior to discussing the book Experiments in a Search for God by Mark Thurston. This is a study in personal spiritual growth aided by exercises that can be done between meetings. For more information contact Betty Hahn at 908-221-9294 or ea_hahn@earthlink.net. All are welcome.

Tuesday Evenings, at the home of Bob and Eleanor Taylor. From 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm.

You are warmly invited to join a small group that meets on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm, at the home of Bob and Eleanor Taylor in Basking Ridge.  The group is focused on open searching and questioning.  Beginning on September 19, the group will listen to ideas and discuss views about faith using a DVD series called  Living The Questions.   This series features speakers presenting various ideas and questions around the theme of Honoring Creation, including Restoring Relationships; Evil, Suffering & A God of Love, and Practicing Resurrection.

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, 9:30 am-11:30 am, Church House Parlor

The Women’s Bible group will resume on January 10. We will be discussing Robert Chesnutt’s book Meeting Jesus the Christ Again. The book is designed to engage conversation between progressive and conservative theological viewpoints. Join us in the Parlor on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am New members are always welcome and you can pop in when your schedule allows. Contact Maureen Paterson 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.