Completed Small Group Studies
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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 Study Group. All you need to do is choose a date, time, place, and invite some people 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


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

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 by emailing Judy H. for more information or contact the church office.

On May 4, we started a new 3-session study, "WHITE FLAG-When Surrender Is the Only Option Left" by Andy Stanley.  Future dates are May 11 & Jun 1.  June 1st will be the last of the year.  Restart in the fall.

Description:  Did you ever run away from home? Maybe you got to the end of the block before turning around and going back. It all seems silly in retrospect, but at the time you had plans. You’d show ‘em what was what. But your plans always fell apart, didn’t they? But your plans always fell apart, didn't they? You were so focused on what you were running from, not what you were running to, that you found yourself faced with the question, "Now what?" You had to raise the white flag and give up.

In this three-part series, Andy Stanley walks us through the story of one of the world's most famous runners—Jonah. From trying to outrun God to wrestling with grace and discipline, we'll explore the lessons we can all learn when it comes to surrendering.

Part One: “When Resistance is Futile” - Jonah1:1-17, Jonah 2:1, Proverbs 3:11-12 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Two: “Distress Call” - Jonah 2, Jonah 3:1-2 - (Andy Stanley)
Part Three: “Holier Than Thou” - Jonah 3:3-10, Jonah 4:1-11 - (Andy Stanley)

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

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 by emailing Judy H. for more information or contact the church office.

On Apr 13, we CONCLUDED a study which started Feb 2, entitled "Twisting the Truth--Learning to Discern in a Culture of Deception" by Andy Stanley.

(For next topic, see Current Small Groups Page.)

Description: The most dangerous lies are the ones you never notice. Common but deadly deceptions impact you every day. They can twist your thinking in ways you'd never expect and can leave you with a life you never imagined. Your ability to recognize them can spell the difference between happiness and the loss of all you hold dear. Do you see them?

In this six-session small group video experience, Andy Stanley exposes some common ways God's truth gets twisted. Each one has the potential to destroy your relationships, cloud your decisions, and distort your perception of him. This study helps us discover the ways the truth gets twisted in our lives and culture and–more importantly–how we can recognize and overcome them.

Part One: "The Source of Deception" - (Andy Stanley)

Part Two: "All is not as it Seems" - Ephesians 6:12 - (Andy Stanley)

Part Three: "Says Who? Make me!" - Romans 13:1 - (Andy Stanley)

Part Four: "Facing Forward" - Romans 8:18 - (Andy Stanley)

Part Five: "It's Only Physical / Category of One" - 1 Corinthians 6:18 - (Andy Stanley)

Part Six: "It's No Mistake / Mistaken Identitiy" - Romans 3:23 - (Andy Stanley)


(This group will meet Apr 6 with a new book, see Current Small Groups Page)
Meets: After Church on Sundays
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults

Image:Jesus among other gods - Ravi Zacharais - Book cover NEW SMALL GROUP for 2014: We are studying “Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message(buy through our Amazon Associates program) by Ravi Zacharias. This book provides the answers to some of the fundamental claims about Christianity. It considers claims that Jesus made and contrasts them with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction.

We had a wonderful studies Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2 & Mar Present were: Pete, Sue, John, Diane, Ernie, Steve, Donna, Carol. We watched the 4 segments of the DVD and discussed our thoughts.

If anyone wants to borrow the leaders guide and DVD to watch prior to the next meeting, please let me know.

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

Sunday Morning Small Group is studying Andy Stanley:Join our group on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 8:30-9:45am. We watched part 4 of an 8 part video, Future Family,on Sunday, December 1st. This lesson focused on Ephesians 5:21, ‘Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ’. Next up: part 5 on January 5th. 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 by emailing Judy H. for more information or contact the church office or use the form below.
 Monday


Meets: 7:30 pm on 1st Monday of the month—The Leading Ladies
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult women

Studying: "God's Love:  Knowing God Through the Psalms"

This group provides encouragement to women who either have spouses who do not regularly attend church or are single moms.  We support each other in the faith by sharing experiences in raising our children, sharing joys and struggles, and worshipping the God who loves and cares about our families.  It's a prayer-filled community of friends who are always happy to include more women - join us any time!




Meets: 7:30 pm every other Monday
Place: Member's homes
Group mix: Adults
Contact: Dan or Donna B via the church.
 Tuesday

12:45pm Tuesday Afternoon Ladies Group
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adult women
Studying: The Journey-Walking the Road to Bethlehem — 5 session DVD
and study guide that was filmed on location in the Holy Land retracing
the actual path of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.
Contact: Linda W via the church office.





Meets: 7:30 pm, 
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month

Place: Member's homes

Group mix: Adult women
Studying: Currently using Pastor Bill's 5-part sermons on "courage".

We have the study, discussion along with refreshments, sharing and prayer time. We plan outreach events throughout the year. 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.


 Wednesday
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Senior Small Group Luncheons
Meets: 12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Place: Church Library
Group mix: Adults

Past meetings were held

January 15th
February 19th
March 19th
April 23rd
September 17, 2014
November 12th, 2014
December 10th, 2014
January 14th, 2015
12 Noon — Church Library
Call Kelle for more info, or use our Contact Page
This is for all of our seniors and their friends!



Quilters, aka "Holy Rollers"
Meets: 9:30 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.


Prayer and Walking Group
Meets: 3:30 pm weekly
Place: Montgomery Park
We pray for our schools, community, nation and world. We walk, talk and pray together.
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Began again on May 14th.
Most Recent Meeting June 11th.
M
eets: ~Twice a month, Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. 
Place: the Church
Contact: the the church office.
All are welcomed to this small group.


 Thursday

none currently
 Friday

none currently
 Saturday

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

On 4/26, in the final part of our previous series, we read about the 19th and 20th century movements of the Christian church: Ecumenical, Theological Liberalism, Evangelical, Fundamentalism.

On 3/22, in Part 9, we learned how Calvin's became exaggerated and his doctrine of procrastination became overemphasize, and how the baptist reformers who simply wanted to purify the church by bringing it back to the New Testament had their doctrine of baptism as adults and by immersion overemphasized. And we were reminded of John Bunyon, who wrote Pilgrim's Progress.

On 3/8, in Part 7, we looked at the lead up to Martin Luther, including the rise of (non secular) Humanism and a focus on original bible sources, Wycliffe translating the bible into English so it could be read by non-priests, the rise of Christian mysticism by, eg, Catherine of Sienna, Jan Hus who's ideas inspired Luther, culminating in the invention of movable type by Johann Gutenberg which allowed the Catholic Reformers to publish much more widely, and enabled the printing of Bibles for low cost in high volume.

On 3/1, in Part 6, we looked at the middle ages. While the church leadership and hierarchy had become a soulless government bureaucracy, God was still at work--this period produced the likes of Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the "Franciscan Monks" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_assisi> and theologian/philosopher Thomas Aquinas who's work is part of the foundation of all philosophy, not to mention Christian theology, even now 1000 years later <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas>

On 2/15, in Part 5, we traced the church from 400-1000, how the eastern orthodox church split off of the roman catholic church, how Charlemagne stopped the conquest by Islam, and later was crowned Emperor by the Pope, and how the church became misguided during the crusades. 

However, while parts of the church were going horribly wrong, millions of priests, monks and common people were worshiping God and his son Jesus in the tradition of the apostles and church fathers from the first 3 centuries.


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