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  16 Virginia Avenue
  Manasquan, NJ 08736

  Tel: 732-223-4627
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Growth groups are designed to provide a consistent, ongoing opportunity to experience deeper connections with God and with others.  Below is a list of days and times that groups are being offered.

The Seven Days of GenesisSign Up Button
Monday @ 7PM (Begins Sept. 18th)
Leaders: John Crisanti Jr. & Ted Johnson; Location: Upper Level

You won’t want to miss this study as one of the most intriguing passages of Scripture will be discussed; the seven days of Genesis!  Through conversations about Scriptural and human understanding, we will spend 7 sessions exploring this account of our beginnings. 

Jesus, Single Moms & KIDSSign Up Button
Monday @ 6:30PM (Begins Sept. 18th)
Leader: Renee Bergin; Location: Upper Level

Join this wonderful group of Christian single mothers as we read from Jennifer Maggio's series of "You are Not Alone." As single mothers, we often struggle and feel the weight of parenting - this book teaches us through this small group how to be an over comer of those struggles by relying on Jesus, the Bible and each other as we encourage and grow as Christian single moms.

Designing Your LifeSign Up Button
Tuesday @ 6:30PM (Begins Sept. 19th)
Leaders: Matt  & Beth Reaves; Location: Upper Level

The book, ‘Designing Your Life’ (DYL), was written to provide a practical and hopeful set of ideas and tools  for life and career wayfinding. More simply put – DYL helps you use design tools to figure out what you want to be as you grow up!  As a small group, we’re reading, discussing, and doing the exercises in the book “Designing Your Life’ by Stanford Professors, Dave Evans & Bill Burnett.  The book, the video workshop, and the Christian Companion to Designing Your Life will be provided.

A Journey Through the Gospel of Luke
Wednesday @ 12PM (Begins Sept. 20th)
Leader: Pastor Jim Dunson; Location:Upper Room
This in-depth study is a great opportunity to learn, grow, share & explore the Word of God together.

The Great ExchangeSign Up Button
Wednesday @ 6:30PM (Begins Sept. 20th)
Leaders: Joni Jones &
Dave Wilenta; Location: Sanctuary then Lower Level Classrooms
Is life weighing you down?  Perhaps it’s anxiety, a bad habit or behavior or even your past that’s keeping you from living the abundant life that only Jesus can offer. Join us as we explore what Scripture has to say about exchanging our burdens for His peace, love, joy and hope!  This is a combined study (men & women) with a brief worship element to start, after which we will break up into groups for the study.

Iron Sharpens Iron
Thursday @ 7:45AM (Begins Sept. 21st)

Leader: Dave Wilenta;  Location: UL4
Join this gathering of men who come together to share in their joys and struggles and discuss how to apply and implement God’s wisdom in their lives.

To Live is Christ, by Beth MooreSign Up Button
Thursday @ 10AM (Begins Sept. 21st)
Dave Wilenta & Joni Jones; Location: Upper Room
Join this 11 week journey to a transformed life, paved with joy and peace, in this Women’s Bible study on the life of the apostle Paul through the Book of Acts and his Letters found in Scripture. You will be equipped to put into practice what Paul did, while experiencing God’s mercy and grace, living out the Biblical truth, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Discovery Bible Study
Thursday @ 7PM

Leader: Rev. David Cotton;  Location: Sanctuary
Thursday night Bible study with David Cotton resumes this winter. Stay tuned for more details.

A Shepherds Look at Psalm 23
Sunday @ 8AM (Begins Sept. 17th); Location: Upper Level
A verse by verse exploration through this beloved portion of Scripture, offering unique insights into the love our Good Shepherd bestows upon us.  A great group for study and fellowship. 

Koinonea Group
Sunday @ 9:30AM
Rev. David Cotton; Location: Upper Room
KOINONEA is a big, fat Greek word that means “sharing” and “in common,” among other things.  It’s the perfect word to describe this class because we meet to share a great message.  We bring our prayer issues, requests, praises and enjoy our unity in Christ that transcends our differences. You can enter at any point and fit right in.

Sunday @ 9:30AM (Begins Sept. 17th)
Leaders: Richard & Doreen Steenland; Location: Main Office

Join us for a journey through the Book of Colossians.  We will learn that Christ is sufficient for every situation that we face in our lives and what it means personally to live "in Christ.”  Our focus will be on practically applying the truth of this book in our daily lives.

MOPS ‘Mothers of Preschoolers'
Kicks Off on September 19th

Mops meets at MPC on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  MOPS connects moms, of children from birth to kindergarten age, with a community of women who meet to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. There are service opportunities for ’Mentor Moms’ and leaders. Please contact Maddie Soales to get involved today.

Foundations Senior Group
Meets Monthly (Next Meeting Sept. 14th)
This senior group meets once a month for a program and lunch, provided by Applebee's. We take a yearly day trip, go out for lunch twice a year and welcome and encourage any new senior friends to join us.  All are welcome.
  Contact Judy Weaver with questions. 

Manasquan Christian Writer’s Group
Next meeting is August 31st @ 7PM
This group is dedicated to writing for the glory of God.  Our mission is to bring the love and peace of Jesus to our congregation, community and the world through the written word. Contact Rob Petillo.

Presbyterian Women Circles
Join a circle for Bible study, fellowship and mission work.  This year’s study is “Consider Jesus" and is a Bible-study guide to help ordinary Christians get to grips with Hebrews.

  • Esther Circle:  2nd Tuesday, 9:30AM
  • Hannah Circle:  1st  Wednesday, 9AM
  • Joanna Circle:  1st Tuesday, 7PM
  • Lydia Circle:  4th Tuesday, 7PM
  • Mary Martha Circle:  3rd Thursday, 12:30PM
  • Ruth Circle:  2nd Wednesday, 9:30AM
  • Sarah Circle:  2nd Wednesday, 1:30PM
  • Membership Chair:  Barbara Smith (732) 223-9725

Adelphos Service Group
Leader: Jim Gibson

This team of volunteers will assist the elderly, disabled and members in need, in our church and community, with small home repairs, painting, carpentry, yard clean up, etc.  Contact Jim Gibson.

Stitching Hands:  Knitting For Charity
2nd & 4th Friday of the Month @ 1:30PM; Location: UL4
Great fellowship for a good cause!  Share your talents with others!

Laundry Love
Join our team as we periodically head over to Razzle Dazzle Laundromat in Asbury Park to share the hope that is in us while serving others.

Allaire Crossing
Join us as we bring food, fellowship and a devotional to seniors at Allaire Crossing in Wall, NJ

Contact Dave Wilenta to find out more about the above opportunities as well as being an usher, greeter, welcome center volunteer or to share your gifts with the body by joining a choir, volunteering with our youth or leading a growth group.

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