Small Groups

During the Week

In addition to Bible study on Sunday morning, there are small groups which meet regularly during the week to study God’s word, pray, and fellowship.

Covenant Fellowship
The Covenant Fellowship, formerly the Covenant Class, meets one evening every month for fellowship, prayer, and open conversation. We cherish the opportunity to grow in faith and friendship by sharing our life celebrations and concerns, and by reflecting together, through the lens of faith, on the challenges and needs we see in the world. For more information, please contact John Baxley.

Intercessory Prayer Group
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
This group meets together weekly to pray together for concerns and celebrations.
Contact: Minerva Fox

 

Home Groups Gather in October for Holy Conversations on Racism

What does the term “racism” mean? What is “institutional racism”? How should we as Christians respond to the question of racism in our community and in our nation? Discussions about these questions are taking place across the country. In this, the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of the first enslaved persons from West Africa, this conversation is vital for our church’s expression of bold love and boundless compassion ‘for such a time as this. “  If you would like to join a discussion that does not simply repeat the conversations talking place on our larger culture,  but seeks instead to help us discern the way of discipleship, please plan to participate in one of the upcoming home small group discussions with Joani and David Hughes (Saturday, October 5 half day retreat), Richard Groves and Nikki Byers (on their front porch meeting weekly for four weeks beginning Thursday, October 10) and Chris and Joy Gambill (at their home meeting weekly for four weeks beginning Sunday, October 6). Group size will be 12-15 participants. We will use the book  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo to help launch this discussion. This book has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 52 weeks straight and can be purchased on Amazon. We will have a sign-up for the groups on a sheet right outside the Ammons-Lolley, or you can contact Nikki Byers at nbyers@firstonfifth.org to sign up as well.

Midweek Opportunities

COMMON TABLE WITH PASTOR EMILY
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15pm | Ammons-Lolley Commons
September 4 – November 13
Bring a lunch and come join us in looking at the parables of Jesus with the guidance of Dr. Amy Jill-Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. For more information, contact Pastor Emily at ehullmcgee@firstonfifth.org.

 

COMMON TABLE EVENING GROUP
The Tuesday night group of “Common Table: will meet at the home of Sheree Jones every other week, studying the Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. The group will meet at 7:00pm on the following dates: October 1, 15, and 29; November 12, and December 3 and 17. Participants will need to buy study materials. Please contact Sheree Jones at jones.sheree@yahoo.com if you plan to attend, and for address information.
DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS IN THE COMMONS
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45am | Ammons-Lolley Commons
September 10-November 26
Our early morning study group with Pastor David will read and discuss A Dangerous Dozen: Twelve Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus by the Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson PhD. Please email David Williamson at dwillliamson@firstonfifth.org to sign up and get more details about the study.

Contact Us

There are a variety of other groups that meet independently throughout the year centered around prayer, fellowship, topical studies, and book studies.

To learn more about these groups, please contact us at 336-722-2558.

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