Fellowship / Christian Community
We envision an authentic, inclusive Christian community of deep and lasting connections by:
- Creating a warm and welcoming environment
- Participating in mutual hospitality
- Engaging in caring and healing relationships
- Experiencing fellowship which connects us to the life of the church, including Worship, Christian Education, and Mission.
How do I get involved? Because we are called by God’s love in Jesus Christ, we have an abundance of opportunities for fellowship and community in God’s Spirit. See below for details. We invite you to come, experience the Beloved Community with us!
Below is a list of some of our regular fellowship opportunities.
“5 F” small groups meet monthly for Faith, Fellowship, Friendship, Food and Fun. Groups generally are made up of 10 adults, meeting either at the church or at a church member’s home. Please contact Pastor Rice or Dr. Carmel Tinnes if you would like to join one of these wonderful groups.
Fifth Sunday Fellowship
A congregational-wide potluck luncheon offered on the last Sunday of each month with a fifth Sunday. Activities vary. Everyone is welcome!
TGIF (This Group in Faith)
An adult fellowship group which meets on the 1st Friday evening of each month (October through June). All are welcome! We provide Christian fellowship through opportunities for fun, fellowship, relationship-building and spiritual growth. Activities include things like a euchre tournament (an easy-to-learn and fun card game), a movie night, a bowling tournament, a potluck dinner and "white elephant" gift exchange, and much more. Come and enjoy!
This group meets to work in the church gardens starting in April and ending in October. They maintain the flower beds and planters. Everyone is invited. Come for an hour, or come for several hours. Call the church office for our gardening schedule.
“Kids in Christ” meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm as part of our “Wednesday Night Program.” Please see our Family Ministries page for more information.
Knitters meet on Wednesdays in the church library from 4:30-6 pm for wonderful fellowship together. Our church also provides yarn to make sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, preemie hats, baby blankets, and lap robes. The completed items for adults, children and infants are then contributed to a variety of mission organizations. In 2010, the value of the garments made was $4,980.00!
This group for 55 and older members and friends meets Noon - 2:00 pm the 1st Thursday of each month for potluck lunch, games, a hymn sing and Bible study or a program. Contact the Church office for more information.
Mid High Fellowship
Our 6th-8th graders usually meet on Sundays, 4:30-6:00 pm. Other activities include retreats, lock-ins, mission trips and much more. See our Youth Ministries page for more information.
This is a fellowship group primarily for those 50 and older. They meet once a month September through May for dinner and a program on the 3rd Friday of the month at 6:00 pm.
This group meets each Thursday all year long in Cornell Lounge at 9:30 am. These talented crafters turn privately owned, pieced quilt tops into quilts. The money earned is then spent on various projects that benefit the church.
High School Fellowship
Our 9th-12th graders usually meet on Wednesdays, 7:45-9:00 pm. We also have family dinners, mission trips, lock-ins, retreats, and a great deal more. See our Youth Ministries page to learn more.
Vocal and Bell Choirs
- Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm
- Jubilate Bells rehearse on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
- Grace Notes (our women’s choir) and King’s Men (our men’s choir) rehearse on alternate Wednesdays, 8-9 pm
- Circle of Friends Youth Choir rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30 pm
- Celebrate Children’s Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm
- All are welcome!