Advent Small Groups
Get ready! Honest Advent is coming! This Advent we will prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas using Scott Erickson’s book, Honest Advent, as our guide! In this book, Erickson poses the question: What if the Christmas story is not just something that happened a long time ago…but a story that is still happening today? Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-with-Us Then, Here, and Now illuminates the astonishing, hope-filled truth that the God who showed up in the hardest parts of our humanity is still doing so today! In addition to his thought-provoking meditations, Erickson includes 25 heart-stirring images to rekindle the wonder of God-with-us in a powerful way.
Pastor Lora will base her sermon series on this intriguing invitation to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected, yet, everyday places. And we want to invite you to be part of a small group that will read this book together and see with fresh eyes how Christ is still encountering us every day.
If you’re not currently part of a small group, you’re invited to join one of these groups starting just for Advent:
- Sundays, 11/28 – 12/19, 10:10-10:50am at Church led by Pastor Sandra Cox
- Sundays, 11/28 – 12/19, 4-5pm at Church led by Allison and Mike Marcus
- Mondays, 11/29 – 12/20, 6:30-7:30pm at Church led by Heather Pineda
Contact Pastor Sandra to join any of these groups!
Weekly Small Groups
Being part of a small group working through questions about faith and life is an important part of spiritual growth. If you aren’t already part of one, this is your time!
Our small groups have moved from meeting in the building to meeting by Zoom or outdoors (masked and distanced). Check out the current offerings and sign up! All groups are open and ready to welcome you in your faith journey. If you have questions about getting started, contact Pastor Sandra Cox.
Note: If you’d like to schedule an on-site meeting for your small group, please contact the church office to make arrangements.
The Group | Tuesdays 6pm
Host: rotating leadership
Focusing on relationship with one another, the group will discuss differing topics each week that will allow for growth and education while seeking answers to our questions.
How to join: Contact Pastor Sandra
Faith & Real Life Podcast Reflections | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 8:15pm
Host: Ray Millard
Are you looking for a small group that meets to consider how faith impacts real life? Join host Ray Millard via Zoom 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month at 8:15pm for about an hour. The group, designed especially for men, will reflect on podcasts they listen to between meetings.
How to join: Contact Ray Millard
Men’s Study Group | Wednesdays 6:30-7:30am
Host: Scott Groth
We’re currently doing a study based on Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness by Junius Dotson. It’s the story of Dotson’s own journey through grief, depression, burnout, and emotional breakdown that led him to reset his priorities and reorder his life around spiritual practices that would sustain him. Discussion will center around a brief video that you will view as part of the session.
How to join: Contact Dan Hartle
Presence Small Group | 7:30 pm
Host: Mike Marcus
Presence is a neurodiverse worship community. We welcome and celebrate the different ways in which we all interact with God, each other, and our environment.
Presence meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., currently on Zoom; contact Mike Marcus for the link. Please let Mike know if there’s something we can do to help you more fully participate in the group. Advance notice of our discussion question for the week is available by request. Let us know if that (or anything else) would be helpful for you!
How to join: Contact Mike Marcus
Wednesday Evening Women’s Group | 8-9 pm
Host: Rotating leadership
Are you over-scheduled due to stress we put on ourselves from work and mothering? This group for adult women meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8pm for laughter, friendship and conversation! Our group chooses faith formational studies that pique our interest.
How to join: Contact Shannon Tefft