Adult Faith Formation

Faith Journey Together

Relationship is the heart of our life together as a faith community. Whatever you need now in your faith, we hope visitors, members, and friends of WPC will find many entry points to engage. May the Spirit guide you in whatever aspect of faith is right for you now and next. Perhaps it’s learning about God, theology, or what you believe. There are many ways to follow Christ together.

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WPA

Westminster Presbyterian Adult Ministry

Known as WPA, this is our fellowship ministry for adults. WPA adults may or may not be retired, and this group includes our ministry with older adults.

WPA is eager to resume their calendar of gatherings as soon as it is safe within our COVID-19 protocols. WPA gathers for monthly luncheons and bus trips and seeks to support one another.

Interested in joining a group?

In addition to our current faith formation offerings, we value the connection and formation that comes through participating in a group—you are welcome to join! Our groups for adults include a broad range, from book groups delving into conversations about faith; spiritual formation groups growing together in Bible, theology, prayer, and sharing our faith experiences; small groups for women we call “circles”; and other opportunities for fellowship and service.

We invite you to peruse these opportunities for community and to respond with an email if you have any questions or interest.

This is a diverse group from all ages and life stages who meet to talk about books and faith. The books cover a wide range and are chosen by consensus.

This group meets weekly throughout the year on Saturday mornings at 10am. This group previously met at Bigby on Wealthy, but currently meets via Google Meet.

For more information and the Google Meet log in, Contact the Saturday Morning Book Group.

The Exploring Faith Book Group reads one book per month on a wide variety of topics. These books are recommended by the members and agreed upon by the group. For example, a few books on their list include “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation” by Kristin Kobes Du Mez and “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief” by Francis S. Collins.

The Exploring Faith Book Group meets once a month between September and May on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30 – 3:00pm. During the pandemic, the group has been meeting via Zoom.

If interested, Contact the Exploring Faith Book Group.

Our fiction book group reads across a wide variety of genres, including poetry and plays. We enjoy fellowship and lively discussion together. New readers are always welcome.

This group meets September through May on the third Sunday of each month at 7:00pm.

For more information, Contact the Fiction Book Group.

Our Spiritual Formation groups form and journey with one another over periods of time. They meet to discuss their faith and spiritual practices, and have a place to share their spiritual questions and insights. Groups develop shared trust with one another and may or may not have room to welcome in new members.

If you are interested in joining a new or ongoing spiritual formation group, Contact Jen about Spiritual Formation groups.

Within the Inner Compass Group, we listen to each other’s life experiences and what these may mean within the framework provided by each of our understandings of God. We listen carefully to each other, without judgment, using imagery rather than instruction or critique in responding. Our aim is making ourselves available for a deeper understanding of the Spirit’s movement in our lives. The underlying question is always “How can I better know God’s dream for me?”

Inner Compass is a facilitated small group that periodically meets twice monthly on Thursday afternoons. For more information, Contact the Inner Compass Group.

Through the Kaufman Interfaith Institute we are connected with other faith communities to build relationships and learn alongside one another.

If you would like to know more about opportunities and become involved with our cohort of Temple Emanuel, Masjid At-Tawheed, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Contact Jen about the Interfaith group.

Through the year, Bible Study groups form to study a particular section of scripture. You are welcome to join whether you are newly exploring what God’s word means in your life or whether you’ve been studying scripture for years.

Groups also form to gather around a topic or book. If you have a suggestion, or if you would be interested in either leading or joining, Contact Jen about Bible Study groups.

This group gathers with the preaching pastor for the coming Sunday, typically Rev. Lynette Sparks. Together, they listen to the scripture that will be preached in worship and respond with questions and observations. Participants bring their perspectives and life experience which brings the wider community into the act of listening and proclaiming the Word of God.

This group meets on Mondays at noon on Zoom. Participation is welcome whenever you are available to join. For more information and the Zoom link, Contact Lynette about the Text Talk Group.

We understand at WPC that there is no straight path through grief and that individuals are ready for support at different points. As there is interest or need, grief groups can be formed and facilitated.

If you are interested in finding support and walking through grief with others from WPC, Contact Jen about Grief Groups.

The Elisabeth Circle is a women’s group that meets for Bible study, book study, and fellowship. They are not currently meeting due to COVID-19, but hope to resume in the fall 2021. This group meets September through May on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm, with lunch preceding.

If you are interested in participating, Contact the Elisabeth Circle.

Mary Martha is a women’s group studying books that encourage spiritual growth. This group celebrates its 40th year in 2021 with a few of the original members still participating. This longevity comes from the wonderful discussions and friendships that continue to grow.

This group explores one or two chapters each meeting and gathers weekly for 6-7 weeks in the fall and again in early spring. Meetings are on Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm.

If you are interested in participating, Contact the Mary Martha Circle.

This women’s group shares in study and discussion and also joins in prayer and offering care to one another.

The Evergreen Circle typically follows the Presbyterian Horizons Bible Study materials. They currently meet on Zoom the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7:00-8:30pm.

If you are interested in participating, Contact the Evergreen Circle.

Our quilters group will resume meeting when our church building reopens.

This group shares in various projects for our community and for our congregation and enjoys the conversation and friendship that forms while they work together. They meet at the church on Mondays from 1-3pm.

For more information, Contact the Quilters Group.

During the spring and summer we often organize a co-ed softball team to participate in a local recreational league. All levels of play are welcome; this team is about fellowship and fun.

If you are interested in participating, Contact Jen about the Softball Team.

The first Sunday of each month, this small group meets at 1pm to play board games! Game On is doing virtual board games during the pandemic, but will go back to in-person when it’s safe to do so.

Everyone is welcome–all ages and gaming experience! If you have questions, want more details, or are interested in playing, Contact the [Game On] Sundays group.

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