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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 2017
Romans: A Letter for Today
Sunday Mornings, 9:00 a.m., starting September 17th
Led by Bruce Kozak
Join us for a Bible study of Romans, the most revolutionary of Paul’s letters, which has transformed Christian lives for centuries. Session number one will focus on the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation, 1517-2017. We will be introduced to the role that Paul’s letter played in the life of seminal reformer Martin Luther and the events surrounding the Reformation. Discover why Romans is called “the most inspirational letter ever written.” Appreciate why these words to the Church in ancient Rome echo still with energy and power. Encounter theology in the making as Paul wrestles with enduring issues: justification and grace, sin and salvation, a vision of unity, and the faithfulness of God—the same issues that believers, old and new, have contemplated throughout the history of the church. Meets in the Mill Creek Room. Child care is available.
How to Spell Presbyterian
Sunday Mornings, 9:00 a.m., starting September 17th (7 weeks)
How to Spell Presbyterian is a basic introduction to our common beliefs, traditions and future together. The journey of faith is a comfort but also a challenge, and we can’t do it alone. Relying on God’s grace, our church exists to guide and support each other on this journey. This small group study is for new members, long-term members and the interested.
Led by Rev. James Hodsden, meets in the Library. Child care available.
WHEN ISRAEL HAD NO KING:
A Study of the Book of Judges
Led by James Hodsden
The book of Judges is more than a collection of Sunday School stories. The authors are making the case for a king. These aspirations are partly realized in King David, but fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Join us in a timely study of leadership. What is it? How is it practiced?
SUPPER AND SERMON
Led by James Hodsden
This fall we begin a sermon series on Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary. Each Sunday evening, let’s meet to reflect on its lessons over supper. Meets Sundays beginning on September 17th in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP at 610-955-7901.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
First Saturday of Each Month
Every month, the Saturday Men’s Fellowship gathers together for bagels and coffee to consider another person in our “great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). What can other men who have lived the life of faith teach us? The Men’s Fellowship begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Mill Creek Room.
Led by James Hodsden.
APC will be presenting the 12 week long Alpha Series starting on January 21st. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
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 Small Group Bible Study & Brown Bag Lunch — Led by Elaine Giese. 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.
For the months of September and October, the groups are meeting together in the Mill Creek Room, and Pastor James will be leading the group in a discussion of his recent Sabbatical. We will be exploring the reform movements in the Church, biblical archaeology, and pilgrimage.
Starting in November, the groups will separate to explore topical studies and various books of the Bible. We would love for you to join us.
- Sunday Morning Adult Small Group: 9:00- 10:00 a.m. in Mill Creek Room
- Sunday Evening Topical Studies in Library
- Wednesday Women’s Small Group: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. bring your own lunch in Library
- Wednesday Men’s Small Group: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., lunch provided in the Mill Creek Room
- Thursday evening Small Group: periodically in member’s homes
- Men’s Monthly Saturday Morning Breakfast, Study and Fellowship: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in MCR