Small Groups

Please note that locations for gatherings are subject to change due to church improvements. Please check with your small group to verify the location.

Bob Linnell Small Group
3:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays | Conference Room
Bible study. Open to new members. Contact Bob Linnell at

Centering Prayer
5:00-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays | Emma Gribbin Room
Centering Prayer is a gentle form of silent prayer grounded in the monastic contemplative tradition. After reading and reflecting on a brief passage, the group observes 20 to 25 minutes of silence. Contact Gail Phillips at (336) 970-1700 or

Cindy Lou Franke Small Group
9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays | Emma Gribbin Room
The group will discuss the book, When God Winks at You by SQuire Rushnell. This collection of stories from famous people, with narrative by the author, explores how God often communicates with us in a very real and personal way. The group’s discussions of the book and relevant biblical passages will help members learn to recognize the tangible messages God sends to each of us to guide us, reassure us and strengthen our faith. Contact Cindy Lou Franke at (717) 658-3211 or

Dudley Colhoun Men’s Prayer Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Fridays | Colhoun Room
Bible study, featuring discussion of the current week’s lectionary, with breakfast. Contact Jonathan Engram at

Education for Ministry | September through May
A four-year program offered by the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South, EfM equips lay persons responding to the call to Christian ministry. Participants study Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. Groups form over the summer and meet weekly September through May. Tuition payment and commitment to at least one year of study are required. Contact David Tamer at or (336) 407-7345.

Enneagram Study
2:00-3:30 p.m. Monthly, 4th Monday | Conference Room
Contact Nancy Dunn at

GLADS (Gays, Lesbians and Dang Straights)
7:00 p.m. Thursdays | Genie Carr’s home at 453 Plymouth Avenue
GLADS members include gays, lesbians and straight allies who share a common interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. They gather weekly to read, reflect and do Bible and book study to deepen their understanding of the love of God. Contact Lynn Parsley, group facilitator, at

Martha Higginbotham Small Group
9:30 a.m. Mondays | Parlor
Bible study and fellowship. Contact Martha Higginbotham at (336) 725-3892.

Men’s Prayer Group
7:30 a.m. Fridays | Parlor
Breakfast and Bible study. Contact Charles Corpening at

Parents of Toddlers
For parents of little ones, the group meets monthly for fellowship and prayer. Contact Samantha Franklin at

Young Adults’ Bible Study
For individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s, the group meets on the first and third Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Contact the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves at

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