Small Groups

 

Building personalized communities within our faith community. Here we develop our friendships, our supporters and those we support.  It is through these individual friends that we build our community of to help us along our faith journeys.  Join one of these or the many other groups, which can consist of as few as 2 to 5 others or a dozen with of a common interest and a common spirit.

Friday Friends

    Friday Friends is a daytime Bible study group that has been around many years, though the participants continue to change.  We meet at Pines Village Retirement Center, 3303 Pines Village Circle Drive in Valpo. This study group is open to both men and women. Residency at Pines Village is not a requirement to attend!

 

We meet Fridays, 3-4:00 PM in the home of Maxine Philips, Apt. #1301. We are taking two Fridays off, but will resume on Friday, August 7th. We hope you will give us a try. 

Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF)
Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF)

Programs for high school and middle school youth evolved over the years.  The programs were divided into two groups, Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) for high school youth and Chi Rho for middle school youth. 

Programs for high school and middle school youth evolved over the years.  The programs were divided into two groups, Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) for high school youth and Chi Rho for middle school youth. 

Disciples Women’s Ministry (DWM)

Since 2010, the Disciples Women’s Ministry (DWM) supports various communities of women in their faith journey.

 

Guild Circle           1st Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Eventide Circle       1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mary Circle              2nd Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Hannah Circle         1st Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Spiritual Crafts

Express Yourself with Spiritual Crafts

 

       A special space in the education wing (the south side of the double classroom) is now filled with supplies; ready and waiting for you to express your faith through collages, “spirit books,” prayer bouquets, inspirational coloring, mandalas and more! Let the Spirit guide your imagination! Learn how “crafting” can be a powerful method of sharing your faith.  Keep and ear open or call the church for craft days.

 

2016 New Spiritual Groups Forming

On Tuesdays, the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina will be available from      8-9:00 AM in the  church library. Lectio Divina is an inspirational approach to reading scripture. It is literally translated “Sacred Reading.” It is not an intellectual approach seeking new information, but an effort to be open to the Holy Spirit’s inspiration.

 

Group Spiritual Direction will also be offered in 2016 if there is interest. Dates and times will be set according to the needs of the group. See Kathy Light to learn more about either of these, or sign up on the sheet in the narthex

Bookies

FCC Bookies meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15 PM in the church library. The formula is ever the same: just read the book, then join us for a spirited  discussion!

  

January 24:          A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

February 28:        The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian

March 28:            To be announced

April 25:               To be announced

May 30:                To be announced

June 27:               To be announced

July 25:                To be announced

August 29:            To be announced

September 28:      To be announced

October 31:           To be announced

 

                        We won’t meet in December.