We believe faith is a journey, not a destination: Fellow travelers welcome.
Experiencing God 9:45-10:45 am Adult Ed room
Dan Domenech 732-501-7978/Bart Franciscone 609-865-7056
Experiencing God Bible Study is based on the Experiencing God book, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, we will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. Our church will be helped to better function as the body of Christ, as members understand how to experience God as a church.
Comparative Religions 9:45-10:45 am Schulte Hall
Sarah Vick 202-550-2963/Dwayne Bailey 609-815-0787
Join the Adult Ed Team as we lead an exciting 10-week course examining the three major Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Starting with the story of Abraham and his sons, we will look at how each of these faiths view their common heritage. Discussions will compare the tenants of each faith and such controversial topics as the role of women, the use of violence, and the purpose of humanity in relationship to God. This discussion-based course may challenge your assumptions about all three religions–come prepared to look at Christianity from an outsider’s perspective and to search for the common ground we all share.
After Words After 11:00 Worship Adult Ed room
Mary Kokesh (609-468-0722) & Cindy Corcodillos (609-638-8953)
Cindy, Bob and Mary welcome you to share lunch and lively conversation as a way to deepen our response to Sunday’s sermon for its life changing effects to take hold in our hearts and minds. Come break bread while trying out this friendly After-words group.
Women’s Group – Becoming Myself 6:30-7:30pm Prayer Room
Amoreena Berkley cell: (609) 752-4469 (call or text), email: email@example.com *childcare provided
We will be studying Becoming Myself, by Stasi Eldredge who explores why the most important journey you can take is the journey into becoming your true self through the love of God. This dvd study invites you to participate more fully in the process of becoming who God created you to be. A study guide is used, but the book is optional.
The Wired Word 7:00-8:30pm
Bailey’s home (520 Crosswicks-Ham Square Rd, Hamilton)
Dwayne and Wendy Bailey 609-815-0787
There’s an old adage that says a faithful Christian should always have the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other, and we should interpret the news through the eyes of Scripture. Using the curriculum, The Wired Word, we will do just that. Each Thursday we will email the Bible study directly to you. The topic will be one relating to a news story of that week. We will meet on Monday nights to discuss the news, study the related scripture, and pray for the issues and the people raised in our discussion.
Start Here 7:00-8:30pm Adult Ed room
Stephen Heinzel-Nelson 609—259-7289/Rob Rittenhouse
Start Here is a class designed for those who are either new to Christianity, new to APC, would like a refresher on the basics of faith or all of the above. Start Here is will explore some of the basic questions of faith: What does it mean to be a Christian? What is the Bible? Who is God? What is the church? and more. Start Here is where you can come and ask questions of faith-no topic is too simple or too tough. At the end of the class we will suggest some practical next steps for you in your personal faith journey including the opportunity to formally join APC if you desire.
Faith Stories and the Sufficiency of Christ 7:00-8:30pm Adult Ed room
Bart Franciscone 609-865-7056
Come and be challenged as you hear 4 absolutely incredible testimonies directly from the mouths of contemporary Christians who had to unexpectedly face unimaginably difficult circumstances with seemingly insurmountable odds. We will listen, consider the human and spiritual dimensions to the stories, look at related scriptures and plumb the depths of God’s amazing love, the power of the gospel message and how it all relates to our own faith and day-to-day lives. These audio recordings will keep you on the edge of your seat, and our discussions will be thought provoking with a guarantee that you will come away with some new and changed perspectives. All you’ll need to bring is a ready mind and a Bible for reference. If you would like to attend but have child care needs, reach out to Bart in advance (609-259-0189) so consideration can be given to child care options.
Evangelism – Just Walk Across the Room! 7:00-8:30 pm Adult Ed Room
Brad Drew/ 609-259-3887
Using Bill Hybels’ book and DVD series Just Walk Across the Room, we will see firsthand the astounding things that can happen when we follow the model set by Jesus. We will learn to step out of our comfort zone and into encounters with people who long for someone to take an interest in them. Our smiles, encouragement, transparency and friendship can change lives and make a difference of an eternity for someone.
Uninvited , by Lysa TerKeurst 7:00-8:30pm “Music Room”
Roberta Schaed-Velez 609-977-0900
This dvd/ book study digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, it will take you on a visual journey in the Holy Land to some of the places where people of the Bible such as Hannah, David, and even Jesus lived and walked. A participant’s guide will be offered, but will not be necessary to participate.
Women’s Group – Becoming Myself * both groups meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of month
We will be studying Becoming Myself, by Stasi Eldredge who explores why the most important journey you can take is the journey into becoming your true self through the love of God. This DVD study invites you to participate more fully in the process of becoming who God created you to be.
Denise Schaefer’s home: 6:30-8:00pm, email: firstname.lastname@example.org *NO childcare
Donna Conroy’s home: 7:30-9:00 pm, 32 Cliffwood Drive, Allentown, email: email@example.com (908)-447-4868 *childcare provided
Coffee Talk 9:30-11:30 am Adult Ed Room
Mary Lynn Nazzaro firstname.lastname@example.org/Joanie Brown/Beth Murphy/Mary Lynn Mura
Coffee Talk Women’s Ministry will be offering a study titled “The Shelter of God’s Promises” by Sheila Walsh of Women of Faith. God said He would never leave us or forsake us. He longs for us to rest in the shelter of His promises. We will look at the power of God’s promises through scripture, a 25 minute video segment and through our own personal time of study and reflection. You can purchase “The Shelter of God’s Promises” participants guide on most book sites. Sheila’s book with the same title can also be purchased if you feel you want more, but is not necessary. We will meet on September 15 for an introduction of the study and a time of fellowship, and our study will begin on September 22nd. However, you are welcome to join in at any time – it is not required to commit to the weekly study, and we would love to see you!
Remembering the Forgotten God: 7:00-8:30pm Adult Ed room
Anna Fe Rebadavia/ 609-954-5502
In Forgotten God, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. Offering a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives this class is designed to initiate and facilitate both individual study, and small group discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.
Men’s Early Morning 6:30-8:00am Crossroads
Rob Rittenhouse 609-731-3039/ Stephen Heinzel-Nelson
No Regrets Study….where men gather and work on becoming more intentional; changing our lives and getting deeper in our relationship with Jesus and each other’s.
Small Groups will begin the week of October 2nd!