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!

Sundays Topic Scripture Reference
January 26 TBD AM Called by God Galatians 1:11-24

 

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

The Story of Others: Dialogues On The Refugee Crisis

Join us as we explore eight unique perspectives from experienced authors from renowned organizations such as World Relief and Church World Service that provide insight into refugee stories and experiences. This Tuesday night study should be a good chance to become even better informed and possibly find ways to take action and to help. Feel free to buy the Learner book from Amazon. If someone wants to coordinate a group order (and has Prime) please let us know! Our study themes are:

  • What are the differences between refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants? What do they encounter and experience?
  • What can we do (as Christians, as the church) to have meaningful engagement with peo- ple who really need our help?
  • The study also helps us practice approaches and ways to have conversations about (any) difficult topic.

Series Preview Video

We will start on Tuesday, October 1, gathering at 7:15 pm and starting our study at 7:30, in the church house parlor.

For more information, contact Ellen Greenhorn at 766-2512.


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