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.

Fall 2020: We will explore the concept of reparations for racial injustice through reading From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William Darity and Andrea Mullen. Sunday evenings at 8:00 PM beginning October 4.

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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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Companions in Christ

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

Companions in Christ will be on hiatus for Fall 2020. The Way of Prayer is the next offering in the the Companions in Christ study series.

This spiritual formation opportunity is open to all adults.

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

In 2019-20, this group will discuss 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. This group is currently meeting once a month for faith formation discussions using the tool of the Enneagram. Please contact Melanie Wilkinson if you are interested in connecting!

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TBA
Location
via Zoom/ 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.

September 2020 - April 2021

September 21 – Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

October 19 - Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

November 16 – Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See

December 14 – BYOB (Bring your own book to share with the group)

January 25 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

February 15 – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich

March 15 – American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

April 19 -Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy


Schedule
7 PM on the third Monday evening of the month
Location
via Zoom/ In member's homes; contact us for information.
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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
via Zoom/ 380 Knollwood Street, Suite 700
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Racial Self-Awareness Study Group

In Fall 2019, this group read Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. 2020 and 2021 offerings TBA.

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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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Seasons: Bible Study for Moms

Sponsored by the Knollwood Children's Ministry, this reflective group of moms meets to study the Bible and share life. For fall 2020, Seasons and Women and the Word will combine via Zoom.

Schedule
Contact leadership.
Location
via Zoom/ Knollwood Building C
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Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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.

Schedule
Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 AM
Location
Members’ homes; contact us for more information
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Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

This lively group shares life, laughter, and Bible study, meeting in group members' homes.

Fall 2020: Healing stories of Jesus

Schedule
Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00 AM
Location
via Zoom/ Members' homes; contact us for more information
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Women and the Word: Bible Study for Moms

An evening Bible study and discussion group has also formed for moms, sponsored by the Knollwood Children's Ministry. For fall 2020, Women and the Word and Seasons will combine via Zoom.

Schedule
Contact leadership.
Location
via Zoom/ 1113 Claverton Court.
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