Spiritual Formation

"Cynicism is easy. Fear and shame – a piece of cake. But joy? Now that’s hard. We need each other for joy. That’s why we come to church! The stuff we proclaim here is too hard to believe alone."
- Rev. Natalie Webb

Spiritual Formation


The Christian Education Team is currently working on ramping up the youth’s attendance since Covid-19 swept through the globe. Pre-pandemic, we offered Sunday School for kids along with a fully staffed nursery for little ones. Throughout the year (especially during Advent and Lent), we offered weekday studies, as well, led by our ministerial team. We also believe that spiritual formation occurs by living in community, and we are slowly adding less structured fellowship opportunities back to our calendar for all ages each month. Currently, all our children are welcome to attend our worship services, and we can provide quiet, private areas for nursing mothers if needed – just ask an usher for assistance. See our Events page for the most up to date information about what is happening and where.

Sunday Options for All Ages

      • Bibles & Bagels – on Zoom
        • Weekly Adult Bible Study led by Tom & Donna Grisso, and Phyllis Whitten
        • Participants can attend at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Call or email the office for details.
      • Forums
        • During September-June, there is usually a forum on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Topics include: social justice, political issues, community concerns, as well as topics related to faithful living and faith development.
      • The Scrogin Great Issues Book Discussion 
        • The book discussion occurs monthly and takes the place of that week’s forum. A listing of books for the current series can be found in the Going Library on the second floor along with copies of each book for loan.

Monthly Events

      • Women’s Breakfast
        • 1st Saturday of every month at the Briarwood Café at 9:00 a.m.
        • All ages welcome
      • Men’s Breakfast
        • 3rd Saturday of every month at the Briarwood Café at 8:30 a.m.
        • All ages welcome
      • Smorgasbord 
        • Occurs about once a month at 6:00 p.m., typically on a Sunday night at one of our homes or at a local restaurant 
        • A dinner for Youngish Adults and the young at heart
      • Social Justice Action Group
        • Focusing on how to be antiracists on our community
        • This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
      • Events like ping pong tournaments, movie nights, game nights, and paint nights are frequently put on by the Christian Education Team for families and all members of the congregation. Please check the events page to see what’s coming up.

Details on these and other opportunities are available in the weekly order of worship, weekly newsletter, and on the Events page

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