Discussion Groups

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.

This popular weekly group has moved online!

We’re meeting on Monday’s via Zoom. Email [email protected] for meeting details. All are welcome to come and share their questions and/or reflections arising from the weekend’s sermon.

Open to all, there are no prerequisites and thus, no pressure.

Come once – or come every week!

Meeting every Wednesday Morning 6:30 a.m.

The Men’s Prayer Group is a diverse group of men who meet @ 6:30 am on Wednesdays for a time of Spirit-led prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Often our friendships lead to other social activities such as golf, dining, ball games, etc.

Please join us or contact Jule Raichle @ 732-341-5828/[email protected] for more information.

This has certainly been a season of lament and worry for many. This year’s Presbyterian Women’s study will explore what it means to find hope through prayers of lament. To quote the study summary, “After crying out to God, the one who laments remembers God. And while that doesn’t fix things in the moment—the injustice, the loss still exists—the lamenter is strengthened to face the world and to hope. And for us as Christians, hope is not just an emotional response or an attitude of pie in the sky. Hope implies movement: both God’s inherent movement toward justice and our movement toward God. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world.”

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 nine Circles for study and prayer. See the link below for a list of our Circle meeting times.

PW Circles & Meeting times

Contact the church office for more information or to join a PE Circle. [email protected], 732-349-1331 –call to join us anytime!

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])

These groups are on hiatus for the summer, but if you’d like to be notified when they begin to meet again in the fall, email Pat at [email protected].

Sunday, July 18, 2021,  2:00 p.m.
Scheduled for Zoom – but could change to in-person if there is interest
Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir

by Jennifer McGaha

 When life gets your goat, bring in the herd

Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn’t expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it “date night.” Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account.

When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer’s life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.

Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

More details about the way we will meet will be sent out at the beginning of July.

Meanwhile, purchase the book on your own and 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.