Adult small groups

All God's Children

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 activism focused on justice for those of diverse race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, socioeconomic status, and more. AGC's Antiracism subgroup welcomes those interested in learning about actions to promote racial equity, and about supporting Black-led non-profits through gifts of time, talent, and donations.

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Church with a Difference

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.

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Circle of Quiet

Circle of Quiet is a silent contemplative space hosted each week during the Sunday School hour. For some, it might be an occasional silent retreat from a more traditional Sunday School class. For others, it might be a more regular and consistent time of quiet contemplation and reflection before worship.

Schedule
Sunday Mornings, 9:30–10:30
Location
Chapel (lower level of Building A) and Memorial Garden (weather permitting)
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Companions in Christ

This committed spiritual formation group explores practices of the Christian spiritual life through weekly small group meetings.

Companions in Christ is currently on hiatus. The Way of Prayer is the next offering in the Companions in Christ study series.

This spiritual formation opportunity is open to all adults.

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Mondays, 10:00 AM–noon
Location
Knollwood Building A, Room 161
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Daytime Book Club

This group discusses books exploring interfaith understanding and social awareness. All are welcome.

Schedule
Second Monday, 1:00–2:00 PM
Location
Seating area near the resource center in Building A
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Ennea-Group

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. Please contact Melanie Wilkinson if you are interested in connecting!

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TBA
Location
Community Room, Knollwood Wellness and Community Center
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Evening Book Club

Women of a wide range of ages meet monthly in homes to discuss high-interest contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Come join the lively discussions.

JUNE- When Books Went to War by Molly Guphill Manning

JULY- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

AUGUST- Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas (Bookmarks Book With Purpose selection) 

 SEPTEMBER- Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

 OCTOBER- I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

 NOVEMBER- Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

 JANUARY- Horse by Geraldine Brooks

 FEBRUARY- Master, Slave, Husband, Wife by IIyon Woo

 MARCH- Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

 APRIL- A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney

 MAY- Tru Biz by Sara Novic

Schedule
7 PM on the third Monday evening of the month
Location
In member's homes; contact us for information.
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Ladies Lunch Bunch

These small groups of mature women gather monthly to enjoy lunch at local restaurants, offering fellowship and mutual support in a nurturing and affirming environment.  This ministry welcomes visitors and new members, women who have recently experienced the loss of a spouse, and those seeking to cultivate friendships.

Each lunch bunch group is limited to twelve participants.

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Monday Morning Men

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.

Schedule
Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM
Location
Art Room, Welcome and Community Center
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Relationship Matters

This group consists 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.  

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Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

This lively group shares life, laughter, and Bible study, typically exploring a book of the Bible over a series of weeks. Please contact us for more information.

Schedule
Wednesdays, 8:00–9:00 AM (gathering around 7:40 for fellowship)
Location
Community Room, Welcome and Community Center
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