Research says connection and social relationships keep us healthier and supports our immune systems even better than exercise and other healthy habits. “Social distancing” won’t keep us from finding creative ways to stay in touch with others as a community of believers. We are using the Zoom application (accessible by phone or the internet) to host our small group meetings.
Most groups meet for an hour and look forward to welcoming new participants. Contact leaders to receive a Zoom link to specific groups.
Thursday, 7-8:30PM via Zoom. Eleven week course.
Join us as we use the book to explore historical examples of the American Church’s participation in racism and how people of faith often actively worked against racial justice and how we can explore ways to fostering a more equitable and inclusive environment among all God’s people. All are welcome. Reach out to Elizabeth Rabinowitz for Zoom link.
Books are available at Books on the Common.
Small group meeting every other Wednesday via Zoom. We have created a space for honest conversation. Contact Elizabeth Rabinowitz.
Wired Word – Sunday, 11AM
Join a lively discussion of current major events in the news that allows us to dig deep into how we can apply Scripture to a better understanding of what’s happening in the world today. Whether you just want to join us for particular topic or to be a part of an ongoing discussion of today’s events through a Scriptural lens, and we hope you’ll join us. Leaders: Fran Head and Carl Ullman.
Around the Table – Monday, 7PM
Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus really meant what He said?
As Christians we say Jesus’ words are a guide to a better way of living life. How seriously do we take them in our own life? What would it look like if we lived our lives based on the words of Jesus? Join us in a lively conversation as we discern what Jesus has to say to us through His “red letters” in the Bible and what He intended for our response to be. Upcoming contemporary topics include Family, Racism, Immigration, Civil Disobedience, War and Violence, and Reconciliation. We meet via Zoom. All welcome. Questions? Elizabeth Rabinowitz, 203-241-1829
Hebrews Bible Study - Tuesday, 10:00AM
Spiritual Growth Bible Study with Pastor Bill: Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.The Spiritual Growth group is studying the Book of Hebrews. This book covers a lot of ground including suffering, perseverance, power and justice. Please click on the ZOOM link and join us.
Acts of the Apostles Study – Tuesday, 7PM
Be a part of a caring, supportive group that seeks to encourage one another through shared faith and common experiences. We are examining the book of Acts to see how Jesus' acts through the apostles inform and empower our acts today. Leader: Maryellen Hall, 203-770-3590
The Gospel of John, Bible Study – Tuesday, 7:30PM
Fourth of the four New Testament Gospels recounting the life and death of Jesus Christ. You are invited to explore this book with us. Study is on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm – 8:30pm on ZOOM. Led by Pastor Bill.
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15AM Contemplative prayer with Rev. Maria-Pia
No experience needed. Maria Pia will guide you through an opening prayer, simple instructions for centering prayer and then a period of silence. We'll close with a short time of fellowship and checking in. No pressure, just a gift of sabbath time. The most you will be invited to do is volunteer to read the day's chosen scripture passage. I hope you will join in this ancient practice of contemplative prayer. Contact Maria Pia for Zoom details.
Women’s Bible Study -Thursday, 10:00AM
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study will be starting a new study on the book of Psalms. Using Eugene Peterson's Psalms: Prayers of the Heart, we will explore how we relate and respond to God as we pray. All women welcome. Thursdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. Contact Deb to be added to Zoom.
Choir Meeting - Thursday 7:00PM
We are currently meeting on Zoom. We sing praises to the Lord! Hope to see you there! Contact Sarah Fox for more info.
We meet in the Chapel Beginning September 10
Join Pastor James in studying the book of Ecclesiastes. Most known for its phrase, “Vanity of vanities” and morbid outlook on life, Ecclesiastes has presented a challenge to readers for years. Some have even questioned its legitimacy in the Bible. Together we will journey through this difficult book to learn more about the book’s reasons for declaring, “All is vanity!”