This ministry team focuses on advocacy and activism for those often excluded from full participation in society and church life. The group has initiated studies and actions focused on justice for those of diverse race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, socioeconomic status, and more.
This group focuses on improving ministry by, for, and with persons who live with disability or functional difference.
Since its inception in 2013, the group has offered support for parents, families, and persons with special needs, has planned church programs, and has hosted two conferences on faith communities and disabilities that drew participants from many congregations. The team seeks to heighten awareness of the theological implications of "being church" with a wide array of developmental and functional differences among us.
From September 9 - November 11, 2019, The Way of Grace, a fresh approach to the Gospel of John, is the next offering in the the Companions in Christ study series. The study invites us to travel with eight biblical characters who discover God’s grace through their encounters with Jesus.
This spiritual formation opportunity is open to all adults.
In 2019-20, this group will discuss books exploring interfaith understanding and social awareness. All are welcome.
The Enneagram is an ancient tool that offers each of us a way to discover who we really are and encourages us toward transformation in our relationship with God. This fall two groups are forming to explore the Enneagram. Group I will use the resource The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher L. Huertz, available at local bookstores or on-line. Pre-registration not required
The Enneagram is an ancient tool that offers each of us a way to discover who we really are and encourages us toward transformation in our relationship with God. This fall two groups are forming to explore the Enneagram. Group II will use the resource The Journey of the Enneagram (a $40 cost). Pre-registration is required for Group II.
Women of a wide range of ages meet monthly in homes to discuss high-interest contemporary fiction and nonfiction. In September, we'll discuss Jessica Shattuck's Women in the Castle. Come join the lively discussions.
Early as the week begins, this men's group gathers to discuss current events, reflect on the Christian life, and support one another. Consisting mainly of men in late career stages or early retirement, the group meets in an office building near Knollwood.
Anyone interested is welcome to join a book study in Fall 2019 of Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. The discussion will consist of four sessions between late September and mid-November. If you might be interested in participating, contact Lisa Sykes or Jeff Stallings for more information.
A group of couples in committed long-term relationships who meet once a month to work on communication and couple intimacy skills. Leaders Chuck and Reneé Hinson have been trained through BetterMarriages.org.
Sponsored by the Knollwood Children's Ministry, this reflective group of moms meets to study the Bible and share life.
This supportive group gathers weekly for Bible study, starting with an early morning breakfast. Meeting in group members' homes, they support each other through life's many changes.
This lively group shares life, laughter, and Bible study, meeting in group members' homes. In Fall 2019 we are beginning a new study of Genesis.