Small Groups 2019

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
 
Try a new thing in 2019… Grow in your Spiritual Life 
Come and check out these small groups which will launch in January.
 

Dinner for Six (Koinonia)

Acts 2:46 “…They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” We are excited to share information about a new Fellowship ministry called “Dinner for Six.” Throughout the Bible we see the importance of eating or “breaking bread” together. Koinonia (“coy NO nyah / coin IN ee ah”) is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible. Koinonia’s primary meaning is “fellowship, sharing in common, communion.”
There is no agenda for “Dinner for Six”, but only a way to get to know one another. Information and sign-up sheet are in the Narthex. Couples, or singles, all are welcome!
 
For questions you can contact Tom Champley at champleys@aol.com.
 

 

Learn to Crochet

Sarah Pierson will teach a Crochet for Beginners class on Tuesdays at 10 am. Sign-up today at the SERVE counter. If you are experienced in Crochet, you’re welcome too!
 

Bible Basics

Do the words “Bible Quiz” send shivers down your spine? Would you like to have a better understanding of the Bible? Pastor David will be teaching a 6-week course on “Bible Basics” starting January 23, 2019 @ 10 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. Soon you will be enjoying the study of God’s Word and shouting the answer to “What does The Pentateuch, the five scrolls and the Torah have in common?” (come out on Jan. 23rd to find the answer)!
 
 

Contemplative Prayer Discussion Group

Beginning Tuesday, January 22, at 10 am and 7 pm, the Rev. Paul Tomlinson will lead this Contemplative Prayer study based on the book Guarding the Heart by Michael Connell. The author, a trained and practicing spiritual director, often begins his prayer time with these words: “One with you Dear God, I am united with all creation in this sacred moment of prayer. I open my heart in faith to You and to Your infinite blessings.” Prayer is a time of opening our heart to our God. This group will explore a variety of contemplative prayer styles and encourage putting these prayers into practice during the week. 
 
Reading the book is optional, but recommended.
 
 
 

Adult Bible Study

The Adult Sunday School class will resume March 10 between services (9:45 to 10:30). Sign-up is available at the SERVE counter.