This Fall we’ll be gathering during the week in small groups to share our spiritual journeys, engage the Word of God, and discern how we can faithfully step into God’s justice during this crisis moment. We believe that through the connecting power of the Spirit, sitting in front of Zoom screens can feel like sharing stories around a cozy campfire.
How do I sign up?
Check out our catalogue of offerings below and sign up through the online form.
Not sure which group is right for you? Contact Pastor Gary VanderPol (email@example.com) with any questions that you might have.
Environmental Justice Learning Community
led by: Gary VanderPol
time TBD, 60 minutes
From the first page of the Bible, God gave us the honor of caring for this very good world. Healing our beautiful but battered planet remains one of our most fundamental callings. Shouldn’t Christians be known for our environmental justice activism? This fall our group will do the hard work of research, asking how a little church like ours can effectively combat a big issue like climate change.
The Original Virtual Group
led by: shared leadership
Tuesday evenings, 8:15 – 9:30 pm
Our group exists to form community and discipleship for people in circumstances that makes attending a weekly, in-person group challenging (e.g., parents of young children).
Spirituality in Everyday Life
led by: Loretta Matty and Erin Schweng
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
We have an unstructured approach, but often include worship songs and time for sharing. We attempt to understand and experience Ignatian spirituality as well as engaging with historic and present injustice, especially as it regards race, in our culture.
Racial Justice Lab
led by: Lynn Lee & Kim Winkleman
Thursday afternoons, 1:00-2:00
This group experiments with creating a compassionate space that pays special attention to dismantling white supremacy in all the ways we worship Jesus.
Pastoral Care Circles
Build community & find support
led by: Vinita Lee & Gustavo Smok
Bi-weekly starting Tuesday, September 15th @7:30PM
Come when you just need to share in a safe, supportive environment. NO commitment required.
Bite-sized Bible Studies
Politics of Jesus
led by Gary VanderPol
60 minutes in the evening, time TBD
15 minutes a week on the politics of Jesus not enough? Want to go deeper than a Zoom sermon? Let’s learn from each other what God is saying to CWOW in this turbulent political season.
led by Abby Jensen
Thursdays, from 7:00p – 8:00p
A 45-minute opportunity for us to center ourselves in the intense, inspiring world of the Psalms.
Spiritual Direction Groups
Led by Sharon Henthorn-Iwane
God is speaking, but how do I hear him? Through group spiritual direction, we will form a little community that assists people in ongoing individual discernment.
Justice Together Groups
Lunch & Learn: Sundays at noon, 30 minutes
Action Nights: Friday nights, 60 minutes
We gather to learn & take action towards ending racism in our criminal justice system. For more see our Justice Hub.