As our vision statement articulates, we are a people that welcome and love. We seek to be in relationship with each other through our various small groups.
Leisurely Lectionary: Are you looking for a weekly opportunity to reflect on the Bible? Have you listened to sermons in church and found yourself wanting more? Come and join us in Davidson Lounge every Thursday for Leisurely Lectionary from 10:30-11:30 AM to share in simple discussion and reflection upon our readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. Each Thursday, we study the lesson for the coming Sunday.
Women’s Spirituality Circle: Experience the rebirth of the Women’s Spirituality Circle. Energize your spiritual life and be in fellowship with other women for casual yet focused conversation. This spiritual opportunity is open to all women 18 years and older. These women meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Library. Topics vary based on the movement of the groups participants. Come and explore your faith with us. Contact Mary Anne Wallace.
No Agenda: This is small group opportunity for those that consider themselves adults. The idea is to gather informally (without an agenda) to get to know each other better and enjoy each other’s company. Contact Ellie Chatto.
Dinners for Eight: These dinners provide singles and couples and little ones an opportunity to share a family meal as a church family. The intention is to mix our members up so that new relationships develop and grow. We want everyone to feel that they can participate whether or not they like to cook or have a table that seats eight people. We truly hope to bring our church family together into deeper relationship. Contact Karen Westerberg.
The Family Potluck: The Family Potluck (once known as the Parenting Potluck) was started in 2006 in the hope of creating an educational outlet for parents to come together to share ideas and learn some more meaningful ways to parent as Christians. This hope has inspired a series of potluck dinners for parents and families to journey together. The meetings are planned for 2011-2012 on the third Sunday of each month beginning October 16 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and have always involved a potluck meal. Babysitting is provided at $5/per family. Contact Carol Zechman.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a national one, begun as a tangible expression of love for those whom we hold in our prayers because of a time of worry, illness or other difficulty. The patterns are easy and can be knit or crocheted. Anyone can make one, even beginners, and it’s fun to do. We’ve recently formed a group in our church to knit and/or crochet, either for specific persons or to have ready for a time when a need arises. We gather Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in Davidson Lounge. If you’re interested in learning more about our Prayer Shawl group, please contact Darla Harris.
Eskimo Men’s Club: The Eskimos are the Men’s Club of the Church. They were formed under the Eskimo name in December 1934 and today consist of about 55 men. They have two objectives: to promote good fellowship among men of the Church and to further the interests of the Church such as by providing services and donations of financial support to the Church. The Eskimos meet in the “Igloo” (Guptill Hall) at 6:15 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of October through May. Our ladies are invited to attend the November and May meetings. Contact Bob Morse.
Hilltop Guild: The Guild is the ladies group that meets in the Wright Pavilion on the second Thursday of the month, September through May, for dessert or a pot luck supper followed by a program and short business meeting. Members cater for funerals and other receptions or dinners at our church and cook and serve some meals for the Eskimo Men’s Club. Members provide a Christmas luncheon for the church staff, assist with the spring and fall rummage sales and the Holly Daze Bazaar, and contribute time and funds to many other worthwhile projects within our church community.. Contact Marie Jordan.
Explore the Faith Formation for Adults page for the latest information about courses and retreats for adult members, friends and visitors to the church. We are always open to the movement of the Spirit if you are interested in starting a small group. To do so, check out How to Start a Small Group Ministry.
Mission & Service
We are committed to service and seek to be involved in direct action within our local community. We offer a variety of experiences for our members listed under volunteer opportunities.
Give to Your Church
We identify ourselves as people of service on Meetinghouse Hill and invite all of our members to become involved in volunteering in our church. Beyond the opportunities offered by the Mission & Outreach Team, there are other ways of giving to your church, including:
- Singing in the Meetinghouse Choir.
- Playing hand bells in the Bell Choir.
- Volunteering to teach Sunday School, assisting as a Substitute Teacher, Christ Kid’s Club helper or Superintendent on Sunday morning.
- Mentoring a youth through the Confirmation journey.
- Inspiring our teens with your gifts for Youth Ministry.
- Donating to the financial health of your church.