Community
&
Fellowship


Fellowship for Adults

Check the Calendar for the time and place of the next meeting for these activities.

Book Group

Book Group meets approximately every other month on Sundays at 11:30 a.m., to discuss books of mutual interest. The group is coordinated by the Women's Ministry and leadership is volunteered. All are invited and encouraged to attend whether the book has been finished or even opened!

March 2018: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

May 2018: Tentatively A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

July 2018: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

September 2018: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell

November 2018: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Footsteps

In 1996, a group of members and friends traveled to Israel and Palestine to study our biblical heritage and the roots of our faith. Two years later many of the same group and others went to Greece and Turkey “in the footsteps of St. Paul.” Approximately every other year since, a group has traveled to study some aspect of our Christian heritage, including visits to Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, and the Dalmatian Coast. In preparation for each of these trips, classes open to all members of the congregation have addressed different aspects of the country to be visited, and its contribution to our religious heritage.

In summer 2015 the group traveled to Switzerland and visited sites associated with John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli, both theologically important to the United Church of Christ.

In February, 2019, a group will travel to Hawaii in the Footsteps of the Congregational Missionaries. This will be the twelfth in our series.

Men's Fellowship Group

Men from the congregation meet for lunch and conversation about once a month, either Sundays at church or weekdays at a local restaurant. This is a great way to get to know one another better. Just bring a modest appetite and a friendly smile.

Tea & Talk

Once or twice a year, a “Tea and Talk” gathering is organized by the Women's Ministry. This is an opportunity for the women of Little River UCC to share a light lunch and enjoy discussion about a particular subject. Recent themes have included an introduction to the Little River UCC’s archives, the influence of our mothers, and an introduction to covenant groups.

Women's Ministry

The character and scope of the offerings of this group change over time depending upon the suggestions from women of the church and the planning team's discernment.

Women's Retreats

Occasionally, the Women's Ministry will sponsor a retreat that allows women to take time from a busy life to experience time that can't be measured and find Sabbath moments in everyday life through shared prayer, meditation, and gatherings.

Informal Groups

Several informal interest groups meet regularly at Little River, including:

Caring Hands
Beginners and experts alike are invited to join knitters and crocheters in making baptism blankets for Little River UCC and items for charity. Caring Hands currently meets one Sunday a month at 11:00 am.

Quilters
Participants meet at the church the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. to share their joy in a variety of handicrafts. Their work is occasionally displayed in the church.