Study Groups

Small group studies and book discussions are offered periodically throughout the year. Often there is a study series during Advent and Lent; book discussions happen throughout the year. These groups offer the opportunity to get to know others in a small group setting, to dive deeper into our Christian faith, and to exchange ideas.

Advent and Lenten Study Groups

Advent and Lenten Study Groups follow the themes of worship and expand the week’s scripture and sermon for a deeper dive. Study sessions are offered on Sundays after worship in person, and on a weeknight on Zoom. The curriculum usually includes prayer, scripture, discussion,  short readings, and sometimes poetry, song or art. It’s an opportunity to connect with one another during the special seasons of Advent and Lent, and to grow closer to God.

Summer Book Groups

Summer Book Groups focus on a variety of topics from racial justice to spirituality. Discussion sessions are offered multiple times, sometimes over a potluck dinner. We’ll give you plenty of time to read the book, but you’re still welcome even if you didn’t read it! We’ll provide summaries and questions for discussion.

Get Involved

Interested in leading a study group or book group? Have an idea for a book you think we should read? Let us know! Contact the Adult Deepening Ministry Team at

Past study groups

Remove the Pews: Spiritual Possibilities for Sacred Places by Donna Schaper

Inspired – Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans

The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation by Jacqueline J. Lewis and John Janka

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor

Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins

Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott

Animate: Practices, an adult introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith.

The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development by Richard Weissbourd

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis.

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Love God, Health Earth by Sally Bingham

Animate: Faith, an adult education course that imaginatively explores central topics of Christianity.

Called to Life, an adult education course to explore questions of vocation and calling—how God works in our everyday lives.

Made for Goodness by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu

Happiness by Joan Chittister