Small Groups

Current Small Groups

The Clayton Small Group

Clayton group starts a new study on April 12th - Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth. The author is Carolyn Custis James, offering both men and women timely guidance for understanding and then living out the world-changing love of God. During the study we will encounter refugees, undocumented immigrants, poverty, hunger, women's rights, male power and privilege, discrimination, and injustice. Displaying a radical gospel way of living together as human beings that shouts about the Kingdom of God, foreshadows Jesus' gospel, and raises the bar for women and for men then and now. Monday evenings @ 7 PM. Currently this group is meeting on Zoom. This group is led by Jim Whitfield and Marilyn Wollenweber. Contact the leaders or the church office to get connected.

The Wednesday Small Group

The group is finishing the Lenten Study – Gospeled Lives: Encounters with Jesus by John Indermark - this coming Wednesday, April 7th. This group will be starting a new study on April 14th The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong by Karen Gonzalez. The God Who Sees is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. It is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. Immigration advocate Karen Gonzalez recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, Gonzalez encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him. Here, too, is the sweeping epic of immigrants and refugees in Scripture. Abraham, Hagar, Joseph, Ruth: these intrepid heroes of the faith cross borders and seek refuge. As witnesses to God’s liberating power, they name the God they see at work, and they become grafted onto God’s family tree. Find resources for welcoming immigrants in your community and speaking out about an outdated immigration system. Find the power of Jesus, a refugee Savior who calls us to become citizens in a country not of this world.

Wednesday evenings @ 7:30 PM. Currently meeting on Zoom. Contact Rebecca Chase to receive the Zoom link! This group is led by Judith Snider.

Tuesday Morning Men's Group

This group continues to meet every Tuesday morning by Zoom video conferencing. The meeting starts at 8 AM. Zoom is really great, and it is convenient to meet without even leaving home. We have a really good time and the meeting is very informal. The group is currently studying Hebrews. This is a great opportunity for you to check us out., see your friends, make new ones, and see how interesting a Bible study can be. We invite you to join in for a meeting and test the water. Zoom is free so there is no cost. This group is led by David Dowell. Contact the church office to get connected.

Circle IV Ladies' Meeting

Drop in on the first Thursday of each month to discuss Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs. This group is led by Anna Belle Horgan or Joanne Myers. Contact the church office to get connected.

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap's latest study on God and gender has us watching the 2017 film The Shack, and reading selections from Lauren Winner's Wearing God and Austen Hartke's Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. Contact the church office to get connected.

Start Your Own!

If you would like to be part of a small group just to check in with each other during COVID-19, or to have a topical discussion, or just to watch a movie together, email Rebecca and she will be happy to start organizing groups. If you are already part of a small group and could use some help staying connected online, the church has both a Zoom account and a Webex account that you are welcome to use for this purpose! Contact the church office to get started.

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Ongoing Bible Study Groups

Men's Bible Study
Contact David Dowell

Clayton Small Group
Contact Jim Whitfield or Marilyn Wollenweber for info

Wednesday Night Small Group
Contact Rebecca Chase

Circle IV Women’s Study and Lunch
Contact Anna Belle Horgan or Joanne Myers

Community Bible Study (CBS) at FPCC

Women’s CBS
Contact Lynn Menegus

Adult Weekly CBS
Contact Diana Riveness

Want to start a group you don’t see listed?

Rebecca Chase, Director of Community Care, has all sorts of helpful tools and training to get a group going.

Email Rebecca today!