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Small Groups and Spiritual Formation

Small groups provide individuals the opportunity to join in intimate fellowship and find God through common interests.  Below are the small groups which are currently meeting.  If you have a suggestion for a small group or would like to start a small group yourself, contact Al BrownPaula Martasian or Pastor Sharon directly, or use our contact form.

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Pastor Sharon's Thursday morning book study meets at 10am and is currently discussing the Lectionary series.  No reading ahead of time is required.

THE SERENITY PRAYER BOOK STUDY

The Serenity Prayer is one of the most familiar of all prayers, and yet very few people have heard the original text. Fewer still know who composed it, and ever fewer know that it first appeared in a US Army prayer book during World War II.

Elizabeth Sifton, daughter of the man who composed the text, tells the story of how the original prayer came to be. Her book, “The Serenity Prayer,” is a narrative of her recollections of her famous father, Reinhold Niebuhr, author of the prayer. She tells a story that spans two devastating world wars and the Great Depression. It is a commentary filled with theological and historical insight into the political demons that haunted the 20th century, and a warning to those who worry that those dark days might be replicated. It is all joined together as a backdrop for understanding how serenity, courage, and wisdom are woven together to offer hope, all while learning to pray.

Join us on Sunday evenings, beginning September 8th, at 7pm, for a lively conversation that is sure to stimulate insight into life, faith, citizenship, and prayer.

The book is available through Amazon and other online book sellers, both new and used. It does not seem to be available at Barnes and Nobles, or on e-formats. It would be wise to order the book early to assure yourself of a copy.  See you in September!

ADVENT STUDY BOOK STUDY

In Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience, author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors to explore how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, connecting our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace. 
The book also forms the outline of our sermon series.

Join us Thursday mornings at 10:00am and again Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, beginning December 8th.

The book is available through Amazon both in paperback and Kindle.  Pastor Sharon will order a few extra books.