Study & Fellowship Groups provide opportunities to grow and practice your faith as together we build a network of Caring Relationships. Whether you’re a Member or Visitor, we invite you to get involved to deepen your discipleship, enjoy fellowship and serve through the sharing of your gifts.
Please Contact Us to get in touch regarding any of the below activities.

Adult Bible Study – Ewen Todd

The weekly Bible Study group examines the meaning and context of books from the old and new testament guided by written  and video courses.

Artist’s Circle – Jennifer Gordon

Artist’s Circle meets via Zoom on Tuesday afternoons and is open to anyone interested in exploring faith driven creativity.  We share in fellowship, learning new techniques, and creating liturgical art for the sanctuary; one example is our Advent 2023 banner that engaged many members in an intergenerational activity.

Bell Choir – Irene Shutt

The handbell choir performs at some worship services and for other occasions.  Please join us if you would like to participate in the musical life of  the church.

Book Club – Ron Dorr

(Due to the pandemic, the book club is not currently meeting.) Book reviews in The Grapevine can supplement our discussion.  Discussion was both spontaneous and moderately directed.

Chancel Choir – Dr. Marlene Brewbaker & Westin Sorrel

The choir performs on Sundays at the 10:00 am worship service from September to May and for celebration of our religious events. All members are invited to join us for music and fellowship.

Conversation & Contemplation Class – Leadership is shared

This class meets on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 on Zoom. We use the ancient spiritual practices of centering prayer, lectio divina, silence, journaling, and shared conversations. Classes are open to all. Come join us!

GreenTeam – Jeff Arbour

The GreenTeam is committed to saving our environment. We have completed planning and funding for church solar panels and in promoting recycling, composting, and planting natural flora. We are designated as a PCUSA Earth Care congregation.

Men’s Group – Doug Paterson, Tom Schaberg, Ron Dorr

The Men’s Group is an informal small group that meets Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  There is a light breakfast.  It is  open to all ages. A wide range of faith, personal issues and experiences  Discussion topics include personal, faith, political, and experiential issues.

Parent’s of Youth Night Out

Parents of youth in middle and high school gather monthly at 8:00 p.m. at Joe’s on Jolly, 2360 Jolly Road in Okemos, on the third Thursdays. The group does not gather in July or December.

Prayer Shawl/Crafts Ministry – Patty Wilson/Emily Conroy-Krutz

This ministry group meets on the first Tuesday of each month during the school yearto knit and crochet prayer shawls for members and for refugee families. Please join us. We can teach you how to knit or crochet and would welcome your presence.

Retirees GroupTom and Jane Bobay

The Retirees group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from noon to 1 pm  either at PCO or on Zoom.  We discuss  our changing roles in family life, and our spiritual development in later years.

Youth Group – Roy Meland and John Juarez

All Jr. High, Middle school and Sr. High youth are invited to be a part of our  Youth Group.  We meet after Church, have lunch,  to plan youth missions that include preparing and serving a meal at Advent House, trips to a Corn Maze, and Souper Bowl for Caring  to fund local shelters.

Women’s Connection – Shirley Rumminger

Women’s Connection meets September to May (excluding December) on the fourth Sunday at 12:30.  We enjoy lunch provided by one or two women attending, join in a devotional time, then hear a presentation of a member’s life and faith journey. All women are welcome to attend whenever desired.

Women’s Dinner Out – Candy Boldrey

Women’s Dinner Out occurs at 5:30 in the evening on the second Monday of every month except December. We have dinner at different restaurants.  Our only agenda is to get to know each other better. Please join us!

Writing Life’s Stories – Ron Dorr

Writing Life Stories meets on Zoom at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  People bring  their writings or something  they have read and want to share.  This past year, we have been focusing on poems, letters, and autobiographical writing.