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 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 in Fall||Topic||Scripture Reference|
|October 6||7:45-8:45 AM||What does it mean to be a believer in Christ?||Ephesians 1:1-14|
|October 13||No Early Birds (Charles King Study Meeting)|
|October 20||8:45-9:45 AM||How do Christians become enlightened?||Ephesians 1:15-23|
|October 27||7:45-8:45 AM||What are the characteristics of a Christian?||Ephesians Chapter 2|
|November 3||7:45-8:45 AM||How do we grow as Christians?||Ephesians Chapter 3|
|November 10||No Early Birds (Charles King study meeting)|
|November 17||7:45-8:45 AM (No Charles King study . . . do we want to meet later?)||What is appropriate Christian behavior?||Ephesians Chapter 4|
|November 24||7:45-8:45 AM||What is the difference between darkness and “the light”?||Ephesians Chapter 5|
|December 8||7:45-8:45 AM (No Charles King study . . . do we want to meet later?)||The Armor of God||Ephesians Chapter 6|
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.
If you attend the Sunday service, these meetings will help prepare you for that service. If you come to the Saturday service, we invite you to come again on Sunday and learn more about the texts and join in the discussion about them. A
ll are welcome, whether you are a relative beginner in studying the Bible or a seasoned expert.
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
“The Story of the Early Church”
The Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study on the book of Acts on September 18th at 9:30 am in the Church House Parlor. All are welcome to join us as we explore the beginnings of the early church and reflect on the way the Holy Spirit worked in their lives and still works in ours today. Come when your schedule allows for a time of study, prayer and fellowship.
Please contact Maureen Paterson if you have any questions.
Lead by Dr. Maureen Paterson