Several small groups meet on a regular basis, offering opportunities to connect with one another and to deepen our spiritual practice outside of the Sunday worship service.
Sundays before Worship, 9:00 AM in the Tucker Room
Contact Judy Arnold for more information.
Led by Rev. Judy, this informal group studies and discusses a different piece of scripture each time, looking at the historical, political, and religious factors. What does ancient scripture have to tell us about ourselves and the world we live in today? We seek to discover what God desires for each individually.
Wednesdays 8:30 AM -9:30 AM in the Henry Room
Men’s Coffee and Conversation meets every Wednesday morning, 8:30-9:30 AM, except during the summer months. A topic is usually agreed upon in advance, to allow participants to “put brain in gear before engaging mouth”. No issue is off limits, but the drift is usually less personal or spiritual than during the Sunday evening sessions. For details, contact Peter Rosenberger.
The Ruth Group meets once a month in someone’s home to discuss a recent book or collection of short stories. All women of the church and community are welcome and although we try to read the book before the meeting, we look forward to your participation whether you have read the book or not. Last year the books included Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison,and A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. This September we start the year with The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro (which is also the Winchester Reads book.) For further information please contact the office. Our group is named after the biblical Book of Ruth – a story of women supporting each other. Ruth tells her mother in law, Naomi, “…whither thou goest I will go”. We go places with each other through the books we read and discuss together and through the life experiences we share. Curious about Ruth Group? Learn more…
First Sunday of the month, 7:30 AM—8:30 AM
The monthly Men’s Group meets in the Palmer Room. All men of the church and their guests are welcome. We discuss matters that are personal and spiritual. Pot-luck beverages or snacks are welcome but not expected. Questions? Contact Chris Noble
Tuesdays during Lent
Instead of giving something up for Lent, how about taking on a spiritual practice to help you grow in relationship with Christ and fellow disciples? During the weeks of Lent (plus one), we gather each Tuesday evening for 30 minutes of centering prayer, followed by a simple meal and family worship together. All ages are welcome! An alternative activity for children is offered during the prayer time. Come once or every week! Jesus is our host; there is always room in the circle and at the table. All you need to bring is an open mind and heart.