Adult Study & Prayer / Small Groups

Why join a small study group?

God wired us to need each other. Throughout the history of the church, small groups have played a vital role in personal and church growth. Small group study allows us to get to know other committed Christians in an environment that is open, safe, and fun.

Never been in a small study group?

Consider visiting one of these groups of friendly people. There's always an open invitation at any time. You may want to visit a few different groups to see which one "fits" you better. You may even decide to join one. We hope so!

How can I start a small study group?

Anyone can start a Small Group Study. All you need to do is choose a date, time, place, and invite some people to join you. Please contact Pastor De Young if you need help starting your own, or talk to an elder or deacon. Groups can meet on any day of the week, at any time.

"We are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other,
and each of us needs all the others."

  -- Romans 12:4-5

Meets: 8:30am - 9:45am. on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults

On 1/4 We started: "Pause" by Andy Stanley.

January 4      Pause, Part 1, "Forty-One Days"
February 1     Pause, Part 2, "Soul Provider"
February 15    Pause, Part 3, "Proving Ground"
March 1        Pause, Part 4, "King of the Hill"

Temptation isn't new. From the apple in the garden, to the guy with the cute smile, to the slightly illegitimate business deal, we all face temptation. But why can't we just walk away?

In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley takes a closer look at the temptations Jesus faced in the desert to identify the driving forces behind the temptations we face every day. Once we realize what is behind temptation, and what is at stake every time we're tempted, we can find the confidence to respond as Jesus did.

"Pause" on the web
Buy "Pause" DVD

Each Sunday Carl A. cooks breakfast; we watch the video and then have a discussion afterwards. Visitors are always welcomed! So why not try us out? Let us know you’re coming, or for more information, email Judy H. or
contact the church office.
Image:The Reason for God - Tim Keller - Book coverMeets: After Church on Sundays
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults

for 2014: We are studying “The Reason for God - Belief in an Age of skpticism(buy through our Amazon Associates program) by Timothy Keller. This book covers the 7 most common objections to Christianity, with answers, and the 7 strongest reasons to believe in Jesus.

If people are around, we'll meet on any given
after service

(once you get your coffee!) in the Library.  Find John/Steve/Susan B/Janet S/Weezie

If you are interested in this small group study, please use the form below or our Contact Us Page or email us or call John K. or Weezie H. Church Phone Number: 908.359.3556.

We are on:
Ch 2 "How Could a Good God Allow Suffering", and
Ch 3 "Chrisianity is a Straightjacket"

In a recent meeting, Tim Keller had us consider a possibility: Maybe God would never put anyone in a remote place with no option of hearing the gospel; he would only put people there who would never respond.  Maybe that's not exactly it, but God has a way of making it fair in his infinite wisdom.

Also, Tim asked non-believers to excuse us, because we believe in this guy Jesus who lived 2000 years ago and he appeared to rise from the dead, and we believe that, and we are convinced he did miracles, and saved the world from sin.  So we think he's pretty special, more special than anyone who's ever lived.  So please excuse us for thinking he's the only way.


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IMAGE:Sheila Walsh Shelter of God's Promises CoverMeets: 7:30 pm 1st Monday of the month. Next meeting Mar 2 (Feb 2 was canceled due to snow)--The Leading Ladies
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult women
Studying: Sheila Walsh DVD Study - The Shelter of God's Promises | participants guide | book |
other options

This one is especially for women whose spouses are not regular church attenders. We meet to support each other in our faith, share ideas in how to instill our faith in our children, and have fun!

This group usually meets in the Church Library on the first Monday of each month. This group usually meets in the Church Library on the first Monday of each month, but there has been a change for this month, due to Labor Day. Please join us in strengthening your faith and showing support for each other. Any questions? Please see Sue Z or contact the church office.

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Meets: 7:30 pm every other Monday.
Place: Member's homes
(Jan 12 - Donna B)
(Jan 26 - Ken R)
(Feb 9 - Karen K)
Group mix: Adults
Contact: Dan or Donna B via the church.

Studying "Starting Point" a series by Andy Stanley North Point Church
Contact: Dan or Donna B or reply here. Confirm date!

[ Buy series material from Amazon ].


Image:The Journey-Walkin the Road to Bethlehem-DVD CoverMeets: 12:15pm Tuesday Afternoon Ladies Group
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult women
Studying: DVD by Adam Hamilton called The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus--6 sessions.

This is a great group of friendly ladies that share their faith with each other.

Contact: Linda W. via the church office.

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: 7:30 pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Place: Member's homes
(Jan 27 - Diane D.)
(Feb 10 - Diane D.)
(Feb 24 - Diane D.)
Group mix: Adult women

: We're feeling led to focus on congregational care.

We read a passage from meaningful book. One of our books is "Traveling Mercies" by Annie Lamont. Then we talk about what we read, have refreshments, and sharing and prayer time. We are currently all women, but gentlemen are welcomed. This is a caring group of Christian people who are supportive, kindly and fun to be with.

Contact: Joyce L. at the church office.

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Senior Small Group Luncheon
Meets: 12 noon on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (was 3rd Wed)
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults

February 11th
12 Noon — Church Library
Contact: Pastor Bill (, or call Kelle

  This is for all of our seniors and their friends!
Meets: Wed 7:00am
Place: Montgomery Park
Group Mix: -
Contact: church office
Quilters, aka "
Holy Rollers"
Meets: 10:00 am weekly
Place: Downstairs classroom
For 35 years, this group has made beautiful quilts and will gladly quilt one to fund one of your projects. All levels of experience, from beginners to experts, are welcome.

Contact: the the church office.

none currently

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Men's Breakfast
Meets: 7:30 am weekly
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult men

On Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 we started a new study: James Montgomery Boice Bible study on the gospel of John.

Sample: On Sep 13: We learned that in the beginning the "word" was with God, and was God. And word is "logos" in Greek and had special meaning for both the Jews and the Greeks when it was written. For Jews it echoes God's creation in Genesis. For Greeks it goes back to philosopher Heraclitus, who first taught the Greeks that some logos force organized all the world and even our own minds.