Small Groups at College Street
Worship is the foundation of our community experience at College Street. One of the ways you can build on that foundation and get to know others in the church is by participating in a small group. Each group is different – some meet weekly, others biweekly or monthly. Some study the Bible or a book, while others focus on life experiences or meet around activities. Some meet at the church, some meet in homes, and some meet all over the place. One thing they all have in common is that you are welcome to stop in and take part at any time!
Click on the group name to request more information about each group by email.
11:30- 12:00 weekly
Youth Choir is led by our Director of Music, Yona Yellin, and is open to kids who can read. We meet regularly for 30-minute rehearsals immediately following Sunday morning worship services, and we sing in several worship services throughout the year.
|Prayer Shawl Group
After Church monthly (1st Sunday)
The Prayer Shawl Group is open to anyone who knits, crochets, or weaves and wants to make a prayer shawl. The prayer shawls are to be used within the church family. We purchase our own material and attendance at meetings is voluntary. There will be a dedication of the prayer shawls in the spring.
Various Times & Locations (contact for info)
Active Prayer is an open small group in which we get together approximately once a month and have fun being physically active together. We decide on a theme for each gathering, such as grace or gratitude or forgiveness, and open and close our meetings with prayer.We hike, kayak & canoe, or attend a contra-dance together, depending on what suits our pleasure and the season. Each gathering is a new beginning. Events also are announced in church for anyone inspired to join us.
Sunday, April 10: 2pm at Shelburne Pond
|Brownbag Bible Study
Middle classroom (downstairs)
Bring your lunch and your imagination to this in-depth discussion of the Bible – no previous experience or knowledge necessary! This is an ongoing study and new members are welcome at any point. This fall, we are studying Galatians, thinking together about what Paul’s teachings on grace.
|Media Discussion Group
Have you ever wondered how books and other media help us to deepen our spiritual selves? Discover spiritual connections with others and with God by exploring readings, movies, songs and more. Right now, we are watching the movie “Lord, Save Us from Your Followers” together. We meet in people’s homes, so contact us by email for current location info.
|Spiritual Memoir Book Group
Next Meeting: TUE, Apr 5
Current Book: “Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography” by Richard Rodriguez
Monthly meetings subject to change day-of-week. Please check back regularly to find out next meeting date!
Men: 7pm, All: 7:30-9pm
Perkins Room, Sanctuary
Do you like the music at College Street? Come be a part of it! Music is central to our worship and to our community, and choir is a great way to get to know others in the congregation. Musical experience is helpful but not required.
Various Time & Locations
Next Meeting: January 10
The Cooking Group is finding there are many ways to combine an enjoyment of cooking and serving food with helping in the community. So far there are plans to prepare and share meals at Dismas House, Mercy connections, and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.In addition, we will have a get-to-know-you potluck lunch after Church on October 11 and a church-wide cookie swap in December. We are open to ideas and welcome all who wish to participate. Contact us by email to get on the group mailing list of opportunities and participate as it fits your schedule!
|What’s with those Hymns?
Harborview, Apt 203
Many have a song or hymn that is connected to their faith. We will share hymns that have meaning for you, and look at them carefully. Is it an expression of your beliefs? What is your experience with it? What happens if looking at it seriously disappoints you or disturbs you?This is not a “hymn sing”! It is a time for sharing ideas, stories, and beliefs, prompted by the texts and music of hymns. (The leader of this group, Morris Pike, was with UCC’s Division of Education and Publication, and involved in the development of two UCC hymnals.)