Small Groups

Many folk at YPC will tell you that one of the most meaningful aspects of their faith journey is their membership in a small group. 

 

Small Groups are the place where faith and life intersect. Yes, worship is critical and Sunday school is a place to learn about God, but it's in the context of a small group that we have space to talk about how our faith applies to life beyond our church building. It is here that we share our stories, big and small, ask our burning questions, and support one another.

If you have never been in Small Group, now is your chance to try one! Most of our current groups are open, you can join at any time. Please contact Pastor Matt or Pastor Lauren if you are interested in a specific group or want to discuss which group might fit you best.

YPC Sunday Morning Adult Education

10:10am in Fellowship Hall 

 

In the midst of radical shifts in our society and within Christianity itself, it is time to revisit the question “What is the role of the Church?”
What is the Church’s role in the lives of individuals and families who no longer turn to it as the center of their social and family structure? What is the Church’s role in a world that increasingly sees it as irrelevant or even antithetical to human progress? What is the Church’s role in the lives of the people who continue to return to it as a source of strength, inspiration, solace and connection with God? What is the Church’s role in the lives of the people who have never walked through one of our doors and those who have sworn they never will again?

Our generation’s answer to these questions will have a reverberating impact on the course of human history. Will the Church “die”? What about resurrection? Is there a clear line between the two or are they both happening simultaneously before our eyes? 

This class features several of our generation’s wisest souls reflecting on these issues and the larger question of “What is the role of the Church?” Each class will have a short video, scripture, and discussion.

This is a fascinating time to be alive. Let us give God thanks for the Church that was, the Church that is, and the Church that is becoming.

9/19 WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Walter Brueggemann
9/26  A CALL TO JUSTICE Hannah Terry
10/3  A CALL TO LOVE Richard Rohr
10/10  A CALL TO A KINGDOM WORLDVIEW NT Wright
10/17  A CALL TO BE THE BODY OF CHRIST Malcolm Guite
10/24  WHAT IS THE CHURCH BECOMING? Rachel Held Evans

All are welcome! Join the conversation even if you can only attend occasionally, our collective experience is made richer by your presence. Question: Contact Pastor Lauren ( )

Adult Groups


We gather using Lectio Divina, an ancient way of praying the scriptures. Join us for a time of reflection, prayer and conversation.

We gather to discuss ways to move our faith into action to help marginalized people. Including issues about immigrants, race, sex trafficking and LGBTQIA.
Women's Groups

Our lessons together include a study guide and a DVD component shared at our gatherings. We read and discuss a book written by a Christian author in the summer.

Join us online, reading chronologically through the Bible, using The Bible app and The Bible Recap with Tara-Leigh Cobble plan and podcast.

Men's Groups


We will resume once social distancing guidelines make it easier to eat together

This small group is focused for men looking to expand their faith. The group’s mission is to seek personal spiritual development, biblical knowledge and group community.