Join a Small Group for Lent!

Feb 9, 2019

Our church has two cycles of all-church small groups, one in the fall and one in the winter. Each small group cycle runs for about 8 weeks, usually in conjunction with the start of a new season or sermon series. These small groups are opportunities to grow in community, go deeper in the study of the sermon series and Scriptures, and experience spiritual formation. Most of our Winter Small Groups will start in March, with the beginning of Lent, and will run through Holy Week, concluding with a special dinner on Maundy Thursday. Here are the opportunities:

CHRISTIAN ESSENTIALS: Do you attend church, but you've never had the chance to closely consider the claims of Christianity? Are you exploring faith and want to understand better what Christians believe? Are you interested in baptism or confirmation? Do you want to have a clearer understanding of the faith so you can teach it to your kids or share it with others? Then this course is for you! Essentials is a 7-week course during our Winter small group cycle, led by Pastor Will, where you will explore and consider the key beliefs of Christianity like, "How do we know about God?" "Who is Jesus?" "What is the Trinity?" "What's the purpose of the church?" The goal is to deepen insight into the God revealed in Jesus so that you can have a deeper relationship with our God. This course will be a combination of teaching, reading, and discussion. The group starts February 26th and meets on Tuesday evenings at our ministry center. Interested? Email Pastor Will at will@highrockacton.org

WOMENS SMALL GROUP: All ladies are welcome to this small group, led by Andrea Coffman, Thursday evenings at the Stow Chapel. The group will meet in March and April, and run parallel to the mens group below. Childcare arrangements are possible. The goal of this group is to build connections among women while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series and will begin on Thursday Feb. 28th. If you're interested in joining, contact Andrea.

MENS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Doug Coffman, is for men, and will run parallel to the above womens group, Thursday evenings at the Stow Chapel. Childcare arrangements are possible. The goal of this group is to build connections among men while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. This group will meet if a minimum of 5 men sign-up by late February and will begin on Thursday Feb. 28th. If you're interested in joining, contact Doug.

ADULTS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Pastor Susan Scott, is for adults and any mature teens, and will meet Monday evenings at the Stow Chapel. The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series.  If you're interested in joining, contact Pastor Susan.

RICHARDS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Ruth Richards, is open to all (singles, couples, families with kids), and will meet Monday evenings at the Richards' home in North Acton (group location can be changed to meet group needs). The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. Childcare can be organized and arranged as the group decides. This group will meet if a minimum of 5 people sign-up by late February. If you're interested in joining, contact Ruth.

BALDWIN SMALL GROUP: This small group will be led by Joe and Peg Baldwin on Sunday afternoons after church at the Stow Chapel. This group is a mixture of ages and life-stages and all are welcome!  The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Joe Baldwin or Katie Gandek.

HARRINGTON SMALL GROUP: This small group is led by empty-nester couple Susan and Steven Harrington and is mainly for young couples, usually in the early stages of parenting. The group usually meets on Sunday afternoons after church. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Susan.

YU SMALL GROUP: This small group is led by Jack and Cathy Yu and will meet on Saturday evenings at 5:30pm, usually starting with a potluck dinner, at their home in South Acton. When there's a conflict, the group will meet on Friday evenings. All are welcome! The current gorup member are mainly singles and married couples, mostly with older children. The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Jack

STETSON SMALL GROUP: This adult small group is hosted by Doug and Susan Stetson at their home in Littleton on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. This is an ongoing group and it's currently studying the Gospel of Luke. If you're interested in joining, contact Doug at dstetson@alum.mit.edu.

NOTE: More small groups are being organized and will be posted soon! If you are curious about these other groups or none of the listed options work for you, please contact Pastor Will.