There are many ways our community interacts and gets closer with one another. Small groups are active and open to new members. There are impromptu orchestras, groups who work together for social justice, groups that gather and donate food for hungry children and families, groups who knit prayer shawls, quilters, men’s groups, groups of empty nesters… Our church community strives to connect and find ways to walk on our spiritual and life journeys with each other.
Meditation – Tuesdays 11:00 am Brown Blackwell Room
Connect Groups – A Spiritual Journey Through Lent:
What: Join us in homes or the church as we build community and experiment with spiritual practices through our sacred texts. Meetings are five weeks, with a joint gathering on Maundy Thursday. When: Six weekly sessions, starting after March 10th. We are offering sessions at 8:30 am and 11:30 am on Sunday, 10:00 am Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.
* Lectio Divina: Jesus’s baptism
* Praying and Singing the Psalms
* Guided Meditation: Healing Stories
* Rewriting the Sacred: The Lord’s Prayer
* Godly Play: The Transfiguration of Jesus
* Maundy Thursday Service
Reading Groups – Women’s Faith Exchange reads various books or discusses video presentations. 10:00 – 11:00 Weds. – Current Events Book Group meets 3rd Fridays, 9:00– 11:00, Niebuhr Room – Spiritual Seekers Book Group meets weekly 12:30 – 2:00, Duncombe Room – Theology Book Group reads books about theology or religion. Thursdays, 1:30-3:00, Duncombe Room
Quilters, Knitters, Crafters – Members of these groups meet regularly to create quilts which are given to graduating seniors, babies upon baptism, and others. They knit prayer shawls which are given to folks who are struggling in one way or another, as a physical symbol of Christ as comforter. Mission Quilters meets 2nd Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm in the Niebuhr Room. There is also a craft group, which meets 3rd Wednesday from 6-8 pm in Amistad Fellowship Hall
Men’s Fellowship – God at Work Men’s Group: 2nd Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brown Blackwell Room and Breakfasts at Black Bear Diner
Young Families – Groups meet with children to bond, learn and play
Small Prayer/Support Groups – Members of these groups meet weekly or bi-weekly to study, pray, and support one another. Times vary based on the group members. Current groups focus on parents of young children and parents of older children or empty nesters. We will be assessing the need for more groups. Existing groups will be open to new members on a quarterly basis. Come to information sessions at the beginning of each quarter to learn more about groups.