Are you looking for a way to connect with other people in our church? Make new friends and explore your faith in one of our new spring small groups.
These groups are open to all adults and are not age or gender specific unless noted in the group description.
Register for a group using the form below. Small groups will begin meeting in March.
All groups will meet online via Zoom until it is safe to meet in person.
Questions? Contact Rachel Freeny, [email protected]
REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 21!
Spring 2021 Small Groups
Bible Study: The Sermon on the Mount // Thursdays, 10 AM
This 6 week small group will study Sermon on the Mount by Amy-Jill Levine. From the publisher: “The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have mean to his disciples, and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?”
Led by Patricia Sinkhorn
Bible Study: How to Study the Bible // Wednesdays, 7 PM
This 6 week small group will study how the list of 66 books that make up the Bible was put together, how these books came into their current versions over the centuries, the different types of literature in the Bible, and how people have understood how scripture works in different eras of the church. This study will use What is the Bible? by Rob Bell.
Led by Matthew Kelley
Bible Study: Short Stories by Jesus // Time TBD by group
This 6 week small group will read Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine. This book was the basis for Corey Miller’s recent 2-part sermon series about the parables of Jesus. From the publisher: “Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives.”
Led by Doug Rose
Lent Series Discussion Group: The God Story // Time TBD by Group
Our series for Lent/Easter this year is “The God Story.” This series is inspired by The God Story by Jacob Armstrong. This group will read the book and discuss the sermons each week. From the publisher: “Follow the threads that run throughout the story of God’s people leading at last to Jesus and the resurrection. For six weeks, daily devotions with prayer, Scripture, and reflection invite you to live the story already written on your heart.”
Led by George Irvin
5 Thoughts on Christianity, the Church, and Race // Saturdays, 10 AM
In this 5 week group, participants will study and dialogue about Christianity, the Church, and Race through the lens of scripture, church history, and the Civil Rights movement.
Led by Patrick McKinney
LGBTQ+ and Allies // Wednesdays, 7 PM
This group is for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The group will read and discuss Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays vs. Christians Debate by Justin Lee. From the publisher: “TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members–or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that “in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace,” Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.”
Led by Melvin Lecompte