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Adult Formation

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we have a variety of opportunities for you to grow in your faith. We believe Christian formation can take place by various means, including: learning or Bible study, participation in service opportunities, taking part in social activities, and community building.

Lifelong Learning

We refer to our adult classes as “lifelong learning” opportunities because we believe that Christian formation is an ongoing process. Throughout the course of the year, we have a number of groups meeting for Bible study, book groups, and studies on relevant topics. 

Fellowship

The Fellowship Ministry Team promotes Christian fellowship among our members, through weekly interaction at the Fellowship Hour following the Sunday morning 10:00am worship service and numerous planned social events throughout the year. The Fellowship Ministry Team coordinates fun events such as the Kickoff Brunch, Children’s Sunday Picnic, Fall Fellowship Party, Paddle Tennis Chili Party, and Spring Gathering.

Congo Small Groups

Women’s and Men’s Small Groups

Small Groups within our church are essential to deepening our engagement with others and growing in our faith.  Join a small group to grow closer to God and to engage in fellowship, study, and prayer with others. If you would like to be a part of this growing ministry please contact a group leader.

Men’s Small Groups
Steve Case

Women’s Small Groups
Marianna Kilbride

Bible Study

Yale Bible Studies

For many years, our congregation has partnered with Yale Divinity School to create the Yale Divinity School Bible Study series. Each course is an 8-week study of a biblical book, deepened by insights from Yale Divinity School professors.

These materials form an accessible, free, and deeply thoughtful group Bible study program. Click here to review the courses available.

For more information, please contact Laurel Carr.

Available Yale Divinity School Bible Studies 

Old Testament
Genesis
Exodus
The Books of Samuel
Psalms
Second Isaiah
The Book of Daniel

Resources
Reading The Bible
Formation of the Biblical Canon
Reformation History

New Testament
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of John
The Acts of the Apostles
Romans
First Corinthians
Second Corinthians
Galatians and Philippians
Thessalonians 1 and 2
Hebrews
Revelation

For More Information

Marianna Kilbride
Director of Missions and Outreach Ministries 
(203) 966-2651, x832
marianna@godsacre.org

Ministers:
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Chapin Garner
Senior Minister
(203) 966-2651, x1
chapin@godsacre.org

The Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird
Associate Minister of Children, Youth, and Families
kibbie@godsacre.org
(203) 966-2651, x2

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