Transforming Lives Through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
APC small groups meet throughout the week at the church. The Christian Education Committee encourages you to find a group that fits your interest and schedule and join us as we seek to deepen our relationship with God and with one another and be God’s witnesses in the world.
APC Small Groups, Fall 2018
Adult Sunday AM Class: Christmas
Incarnation, A Study of Jesus’ Birth
The coming of God into this world to be a man must figure among the greatest events in all human history. Yet in our “over-Christmased culture” we have trivialized the true Nativity Story in favor of images of Santa and gushings about the warmth of the true Christmas spirit.
This four-week series is designed to help Christians reconnect with the real meaning of Christmas by considering one-by-one the main characters of the Christmas story [1) Mary, 2) Joseph, 3) The Shepherds and 4) The Wise Men]. Each was a disciple of Jesus—St. Mary, the first disciple, followed by each of the others who recognized this newborn as the Messiah and reordered their lives around Him as a result. This is an old story, but with the help of 4 videos, narrated by Reverend Ralph F. Wilson, we will reexamine it with Rev. Wilson’s thoughtful detail from Scripture. Please join us in the Mill Creek Room from 9:00-10:00 a.m., starting Sunday (Dec. 2nd) as we re-experience the power and truth of this story in our own lives. All are welcome.
Grief Care Small Group
2nd Monday of Each Month
7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
in the Green Room
Led by Rev. Graham Robinson
If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you may have found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. We invite you to join our Grief Care Group, a special group for those grieving the loss of someone close. We read, discuss and share as we seek to live in and be enlarged by our loss, even as we continue to experience it.
Women’s and Men’s Small Group Bible Study & Brown Bag Lunch — Led by Elaine Giese. This fall we will focus on 1 Corinthians. Meets in the Mill Creek Room.
Both groups begin at 12:30 p.m. with a brown bag lunch and conversation, sharing of the Hugs List and other concerns, prayer and study. Our time is always lively, and we welcome your questions. We finish at 2:00 p.m.
We would love for you to join us.
- Sunday Morning Adult Class: 9:00- 10:00 a.m. in Mill Creek Room
- unday Evening Small Group in Library: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Sunday Evening Small Group is open to everyone. It was originally begun as an “After Alpha” event with notice to the Alpha participants’ email list. We changed the name to reflect the fact that prior attendance at Alpha (or any other event) is not necessary. The group’s formation was encouraged by the Christian Education Committee who sees this as the first of several small groups to be formed at church.
Our group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for an informal discussion and prayer. Light refreshments are offered. We are currently viewing a video series, “The Jesus Lifestyle,” a study on the Sermon on the Mount by Nicky Gumbel, the leader of Alpha. This is a “drop in” group with regular attendance appreciated but not required.
Wednesday Adult Small Group: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. bring your own lunch in Mill Creek Room.