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.

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

Sunday Morning Small Groups

The Early Bird Bible Study 7:45 am, Church House Library

The Early Birds meet for coffee and fellowship at 7:45 (or sometimes 8:45 am if the Adult Study Group is not meeting) in the Church House library on Sunday mornings. Our study runs from 7:45 am – 8:45 am (the coffee is ready by 7:30,  if you want to grab a cup and catch up before the lesson starts.) Visitors and new members are always welcome!

Early Bird Schedule
Date Time Theme Topic Scripture
February 16 No meeting
February 23


8:45-9:45 Galatians Sons of God and Known by God Galatians 3:26-4:20
March 1


7:45-8:45 Hagar and Sarah; Freedom in Christ Galatians 4:21-31;

Galatians 5:1-5

March 8 7:45-8:45 Life by the Spirit Galatians 5:16-26
March 15 7:45-8:45 Time and Talents Galatians 6:1-18
March 22 7:45-8:45 Jesus’ Claims – Our Promises I am the Bread of Life. John 6:25-35

Matthew 4:4

March 29 8:45-9:45 I am the Good Shepherd John 10:11-18
April 5 No Meeting
April 12 No Meeting
April 19 7:45-8:45 I am the Door John 10:1-10
April 26 7:45-8:45 I am the True Vine John 15:1-11
May 3 8:45-9:45 You say the I am King John 18:28-40
May 10 7:45-8:45 I am the Resurrection and the Life John 11:5-27
May 17 7:45-8:45 I am the Alpha and the Omega Revelation 1:17-18

John 1:1-5

Revelation 1:1-8

May 3 7:45-8:45 Spiritual Renewal Old Testament – Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14
May 10 7:45-8:45 Psalms – Psalm 19 Psalm 19
May 17 7:45-8:45 Gospel Story – Spirit Baptism Mark 1:1-8
May 24 No Meeting
May 31 7:45-8:45 Epistle – New Life Romans 8:1-17

Adult Study Group – 8:45 to 9:45 am, Church House Parlor

I Love to Tell The Story: Background and Discussion

Are you looking for ways to help deepen your experience of and participation in the 2019- 2020 church-wide theme “I Love to Tell The Story?” Would you like to know more about and discuss the biblical texts used in our worship? If so, we invite you to join us in a new series of background presentations and discussions about the Bible and the Narrative Lectionary biblical texts used for this year’s sermons. This series, led by Charles King, will be held most Sundays from 8:45-9:45 am in the Church House Parlor, beginning on October 6.

Here is a pdf showing the Narrative Lectionary that we will be following this year. (You can click here to view the website for the Narrative Lectionary with more resources.)

All are welcome, whether you are a relative beginner in studying the Bible or a seasoned expert.

Book Groups

Walk and Talk Group Betty Hahn’s home (144 Village Drive, Basking Ridge) from 9 – 11 am.

The Walk & Talk Group meets at 9 am on alternate Tuesdays at the home of Betty Hahn. The group begins with a short walk and then proceeds to coffee and discussion. Lunch meetings are occasionally held at a nearby restaurant to accommodate member’s schedules. The group is currently working with Kathleen Norris’s Amazing Grace. Contact Betty Hahn for more information: 908-221-9294.

Tuesday Evening Study

You are warmly invited to be part of a small group meeting on Tuesday evenings in the church house parlor. We will be exploring Life Together, a book by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

This book focuses our the Christian life in community, and is a classic on this topic by a respected minister, professor, and author. We will cover more background on Bonhoeffer and how this book came to be written in our first session. Themes include community, the day with others, the day alone, ministry, confession and communion.

We will start on Tuesday, February 18, 7:15 – 9:00 p.m., skip February 26 (Shrove Tuesday), and continue on Tuesdays through March. The book is easily purchased online [order through Amazon Smile, and the church will get a donation; no extra cost to you!] and may be available in some libraries.

Please join us!

Women’s Bible Studies

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study – Church House Parlor at 9:30 am

Join us in this new year as we begin a study on Ruth on Wednesday, January 15. She was a woman of great faith and courage and her story is one of moving from tragedy and famine to triumph and belonging. As we study her story we will learn more about our own life of faith and discipleship. Come when you can and bring a friend.

Please contact Maureen Paterson if you have any questions.

Lead by Dr. Maureen Paterson