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  Presbyterian Church
  16 Virginia Avenue
  Manasquan, NJ 08736

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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.

GROWTH GROUPS

Board Meeting!Sign Up Button
Monday - Friday, 6AM - 7AM (Begins June 1); Leader: Cindy Wilcox
Spring Lake Beach, South End Pavilion (Corner of Atlantic & Ocean)
Join us as we focus on spiritual, physical, and social wellness, while encouraging each other to live more balanced lives for Christ!

The Prophets
Sign Up ButtonMonday @ 7PM (Begins May 7, 8 weeks); Leader: John Crisanti; Location: Upper Room
Who were the prophets and what was their purpose?  Isn’t prophecy more than a matter of predicting the future?  What did Jesus mean when He said that he’d arrived to fulfill the words of these men and women?  Join us on a journey through the history of Biblical prophecy from Genesis to Revelation. 

Practical Photography for BeginnersSign Up Button
Tuesday @ 7PM (Begins May 29, 6 Weeks); Leader: Bob Soales; Location: Upper Room
Learn the secrets behind outstanding photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or iPhone, learn to use it the way you want in this hands on course! See how to choose the best equipment and compose images with style.  Topics like composition, aperture, shutter speed, metering, ISO settings, lighting, freezing or blurring motion, travel photography, portraiture, and digital editing options.  If you want to work with manual exposure on your digital SLR, we cover that, too! . After 6 weeks, you'll see the difference in your photographer's eye and your photos!

A Journey Through the Gospel of Luke
Wednesday @ 12PM (Continues this Spring); 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 with Pastor Jim.  All are welcome to join at any time.

Life Application Group: ‘A Journey thru the Book of James’Sign Up Button
Wednesday @ 6:30PM (Begins May 16); Leader: Dave Wilenta; Location: Upper Room
James is all about faith and wisdom coming to life through action and is the go-to book of the Bible for practical ways to live as a Christian.  James shows that it’s possible to believe the right things, yet live the wrong way.  Join us as we come together to turn right doctrine into right living!

Becoming a Woman of FreedomSign Up Button
Thursday @ 9:15AM (Begins May 10); Leaders: Danene Wilenta & Joni Jones
The Christian life is supposed to be like a race we run freely, unhindered by the burdens of this life, butsome times we get “stuck.” Join us as we strive together to lay aside the burdens that can make us feel “stuck,” including busyness, past hurts & losses, poor self image, approval seeking, doubt, fear and unhealthy influences.

Discovery Bible Study
Thursday @ 7PM; Leader: Rev. David Cotton;  Location: Sanctuary
Join Reverend David Cotton for what many call the fastest hour of the week!  Discovery Bible Study offers short-term units that alternate between Biblical study of a particular section of the Bible and topical studies that apply Biblical and Christian principles to modern life.   Don't miss it!  


SUNDAY GROUPS
Twisting the Truth by Andy Stanley
Sunday @ 8AM (May - June); Leader: Don Van Houten; Location: Upper Level
This study exposes common ways that Satan influences our thoughts and behaviors in this world by distorting God’s truth. Genesis 3 “Did God really say ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” “You will not surely die.” It helps participants discover the way truth gets twisted  in our lives and culture, how to recognize and overcome it. 

Koinonea Group
Sunday @ 9:30AM; Leader: 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.

Journey
Sunday @ 9:30AM; 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.

OTHER GROUPS
Foundations Senior Group
Next Meeting: May 3, 11:30AM @ Spring Lake Manor
Join us for the last  Foundations of the season (we will reconvene in September) with a luncheon at the Spring Lake Manor.  The cost is $27 per person and includes  one complimentary beverage, appetizers, choice of four entrees, dessert.  Reservations (Welcome Center) and payments (to the church office) must be made by Sunday, April 29th. 

MOPS ‘Mothers of Preschoolers'
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ MPC
MOPS connects moms, of children from birth to kindergarten age, with a community of women that meet to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. There are service opportunities for ’Mentor Moms’ and leaders. We are always looking for volunteers who would like to be part of something special! Please contact Maddie Soales to get involved today.

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!

Manasquan Christian Writer’s Group
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 Thursday, 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

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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