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Groups and Studies

We invite you to join us in these unique opportunities to connect with others and explore topics of faith and spirituality in the real world. 

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WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING

When: Wednesdays: 9:30-11:00am

Where: CSR

Join Betty Kniss for this 8-week Summer book study, We Make The Road By Walking by Brian McLaren. Learn to cultivate an honest, insightful understanding of the Bible and of Christian faith in the 21st Century. Engage with discussion questions designed to challenge, stimulate and encourage, and re-imagine what it means to live joyfully in today’s world as agents of God’s justice, creativity and peace. 

Get the book here and register below, call the church office or email info@jupiterfirst.org.

CONFIRMATION CONVERSATIONS

When: Wednesdays, through May 11, 6:30pm

Where: CSR

Parents are invited to participate this informal class led by Rev. David Kaiser-Cross (ret.) This 7-week class is perfect if you want to learn more about topics relevant to Confirmation. All sessions are meant to help bridge conversations between parents and their student going through Confirmation.

Week 1: What is the purpose and goal of Confirmation?
Week 2: JupiterFIRST Church and why the United Church of Christ?
Week 3: How shall we understand and use the Bible?
Week 4: “I’m not religious, just spiritual”. Teen and Adult spirituality.
Week 5: Disorganized religion: the good, the bad, the ugly – and the beautiful.
Week 6: The Spiritual Toolbox: Prayer, Meditation, Contemplation and Action
Week 7: New Beginnings and New Connections. Where to go from here? 

No need to sign up – come as you are to this open, conversational class as your schedule and interest allows. 

BOOK CLUB

When: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

Where: Bethany Room, CSR

Enjoy a time of fellowship, food, and discussion of our most recent reads. For anyone new to Book Club, they read almost everything. They’re always looking for those books which challenge them. 

Check out our current reading list:

May 19 – Sooley by John Grisham

In addition to the selected books, we discussed books we’ve enjoyed reading and would like to share with Book Club.  See what might interest you, and we’ll decide what books to add to our reading list. 

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

The Story of Arthur Truluv – Elizabeth Berg

The History of Bees – Maja Lunde

The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

The Wright Brothers – David McCullough

If you have any questions, please email Sharon Longman at mslongman@yahoo.com. 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 1:00-3:00pm

Where: CSR – Bethany Room

Caring for a loved one with dementia is something you just do. Though done out of love, it can be difficult and emotionally draining for the caregiver.  Because of this, JupiterFIRST is, once again, offering a Dementia Caregivers Support Group. 

Led by Christine VonBallmoos LCSW, this group is designed to be supportive and educational, and will provide the love and resources needed to be an effective caregiver.

You may register below or call/email the church office, 561.747.8340/info@jupiterfirst.org.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom & in person in CSR

Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm on Zoom & in person in CSR

Whether you are an experienced knitter or crocheter or a novice with a desire to learn, this weekly group of serving hearts will welcome you with open arms.

This ministry has been making prayer shawls, afghans, baby blankets and more for our church community and well beyond our doors.

Join other knitters for coffee and conversation as they knit for those who are in physical or spiritual need. Click below to email for more information and the Zoom link. 

LECTIONARY LUNCH

When: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm – NEW TIME!

Where: Zoom

Grab your lunch and join Pastor Chip, David, Marthe and other members of the JupiterFIRST team as they read and discuss the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the week.

The weekly readings can be found here.

By joining this group, you will be lending your voice, your thoughts and your insights to the weekly sermon and worship service. 

MomsFIRST

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR)- Emmaus Room

Join other moms for support, encouragement, spiritual growth, and more! Connect, renew and rejoice in knowing that you have a network of women to help you navigate motherhood  – no matter what age your children are in the process. 

KidCare will be available for kids who are 3 years-VPK (must be fully potty trained and able to wear a mask while inside). KidCare runs from 6:15-7:30pm and pizza will be available for the kids from 6:15-6:30p. At this time, we are unable to provide KidCare for infants or toddlers. Elementary kids are invited to participate in Lighthouse K-5th Youth Group from 6:30-7:30p. Middle school students are invited to participate in The Wave youth group from 6:30-8:30pm (pizza is provided).

OUTSIDE LIFE

When: Fridays, 9:00-11:00am

Where: Various park areas

This group gathers at a different area park each week to discuss spiritually based books. Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy an outdoor discussion about finding God in nature. After the discussion, the group will take a nature walk or hike on a near-by trail.

For more information and to register, click the link below.

We can’t wait to meet you! 

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