Do you long for a deeper connection to God? Do you desire authentic and meaningful relationships with others? If so, you are encouraged to join one of the formation groups listed below.
Need more information or interested in leading an adult discipleship group? Please contact Pastor Jennifer Casey by calling 614-882-2153 or by emailing .
Advent Study – When God Comes Down
This Advent join together as we explore the meaning of the incarnation…God with us in human flesh. When God Comes Down, by James Harnish, focuses on the stories of the primary biblical characters in the birth stories through whose lives the miracle of incarnation happened: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Through each of these characters we hope to claim for ourselves the reality of God's presence with us. Books are $9.50 and are available in the Gathering Space. There are two options for this study:
Thursdays, November 29 – December 20 from 6:30–7 pm. in the Fellowship Hall
Sundays, December 2 – December 23 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. in Balcony Room 20
Dates: Mondays, September 17, 2018- April 29, 2018
Location: Java Central Coffee Shop (20 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081)
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Join Pastor Jennifer for a year-long study focusing on community. We will explore what it means to be an authentic, contemporary Christian community in the light of the decline of organized religion. Come with excitement as we read a variety of authors to examine how other Christian communities “do” community. You can expect to be transformed as we learn together and put our conclusions into practice. Interested? See Pastor Jennifer to register or contact her at .
Congregational Care Minister Training
Dates: Sundays, November 4, 2018- December 16, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 10:35am
Location: Fellowship Hall
Join us as we train our first class of Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs). CCM’s are lay people (you all) who work alongside pastors and Stephan Ministers to provide quality care for our church community. As with most faith communities, our congregation has needs that all of us will need to work together to meeting. We are called in our baptismal vows to support one another, and this training is a way to begin the process of creating a network of care. All are welcome to participate in this training. You may completed this training and decide that Congregation Care Ministry is not the best place for you. Trust us, that’s ok!
Thursday Evening Study and Conversation
Time: Thursdays, Supper begins at 6pm, with conversation and study beginning at 6:30pm.
Location: Fellowhsip Hall
Note: We will be following the M&M Calendar
You are invited to Bible study and conversation every Thursday evening. Come for supper and stay for study and conversation. This year we will be exploring and discussing fruitfulness as ministers of the Gospel, the stories of Jesus, and so much more! Show up as you are, and as often as you are available. No pre-registration is required!
Time: Wednesdays at 11:00am
Location: Wagner-Hursh Room
Join the preacher each Wednesday for an hour of casual conversation and Bible Study. Each week, we will cover the scripture passage for the following Sunday. If you have a favorite Bible, bring it along, however the preacher will provide copies of the scripture lesson. This study is come as you can, so come for one week or come every week! No pre-registration is required, simply show up as you are.
Does connecting with others through good food and good conversation sound like your idea of a fun evening? If so, then a supper club is for you! Supper Clubs are made up of 8-10 people who meet monthly to dine and share in fellowship. There are no other requirements to joining. Supper Clubs are assigned randomly in order to create opportunities to meet new people and build relationships throughout the congregation. If you’d like to join a Supper Club, please indicate on the Connection Cards during worship. You may also email . Various groups are organized (singles, family, empty-nesters, etc.).
Couples Soul Healing Class
Time: Sundays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Couples bring to a marriage relationship various family cultures, belief systems, and experiences. Add to this the stresses of life, work, and raising children or caring for aging parents and you can see the need to build a strong foundation to ensure a lasting relationship. Soul Healing is designed to help you understand your beliefs, actions, and feelings, to help you heal from wounds of the past or love deficits in early life.
Registration for Soul Healing is required. To register, please contact Ann and Harry Peat at 614-890-3802 for more information.