Our groups are currently meeting in a variety of formats. Some of our groups meet in person, some are online. Some meet during the week, some on the weekend. We invite you to look over the selection opportunities and jump in to one! Email [email protected] for log-in information or more details.
Every Monday night at 7:00 pm on Zoom
The great lessons of the sermons preached each weekend are the only preparation you need. Come and unpack these lessons and what they mean for your life as you share your ideas or ask questions in small breakout discussion groups led by a facilitator.
Give us your email ([email protected]) and each week you will get some questions to think about and the Zoom link to join us. Every week is different – Join us any Monday night!
Meeting every Wednesday Morning 7:00 a.m.
Men’s Prayer is open to men of any age wishing to gather for a time of prayer, bible study, and fellowship. Men’s Prayer meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM in a church meeting room. Men are encouraged to attend whenever their schedule permits. Come weekly or once a month. You are always welcome! You can email Warren Brown ([email protected]) with any questions.
Our time begins with Prayers of the People where men openly voice their joys and concerns to Christ. A chapter of the bible is read consecutively from week to week with a discussion of the passage following the reading. Currently, the group is studying the book of Matthew. A pot of coffee is freshly brewed and men often bring a breakfast snack to share. Often times the men gather for golf outings and other fellowship opportunities outside of the church.
All women of the church are members of the Presbyterian Women Association and are heartily welcome to attend all events. We invite you to join one of our small groups, also known as Circles for, study and prayer. Email [email protected] for information on how to get connected with a Circle and for information about our larger group events and programs.
This year, our Circles will be studying the Presbyterian Women book, “What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus.”
“Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?
Have you thought about Jesus’ grandmothers? What can these Grandmothers-of-the-Faith teach us? Their stories will lead us into the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ. By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.”
If you are looking to go deeper with God and in relationship to others, we hope you will consider joining us. These unique groups of three or four people will be an accountability group with one another. Accountable for what? For daily spiritual practices and looking to live like Jesus every day.
Groups would meet regularly on their own time – by conference call, email, in a backyard, sitting in cars at church, at an outside restaurant, on the boardwalk – whenever and wherever it works for them.
This is not a formal Bible study. Groups would spend time each week in Scripture, either using the sermons and Scripture from the worship services or choosing to walk through a book of the Bible, a few chapters, or verses each week. They would look for what God is saying to them in these times and in their lives. They will walk alongside each other, not as ‘teacher-student,’ but as peers sharing life together.
If you want to start a micro group or join one – Contact Pat Grill ([email protected])
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursdays 9:30-11:00 in The Haven
This is an informal gathering of Scripture exploration and fellowship. Beginning September 16, 2021! We hope you will consider joining us as we delve into the Old Testament book of Jonah. If you have any questions, please contact office[email protected]. Each study is self-contained so it is easy to drop in whenever your schedule allows. And, it’s also a QPAW2 (Quiet People Are Welcome too) opportunity, so all you need to bring to the table is your desire to explore Scripture! We hope to see you there!
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.
Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Our Book Discussion Group meets four to five times a year at the church.
Books are selected by a committee based on recommendations from its members. All submissions are welcome. Discussions last from one to two hours. Notifications of upcoming book discussions are emailed to those on our contact list, to be added to the list – send your email address to Pat Grill ([email protected]).
Whether you read the entire book, make it partway through, or did not have time to read it, everyone is welcome to join us for a lively discussion.
For more information about our Adult Discipleship Programs contact Pat Grill, Director of Adult Discipleship, at [email protected] or 732-349-1331 x245.