Community Building and Care, Bible Study & Learning, Service, Worship & Prayer

Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.
–Hebrews 10:25

There are a variety of small groups at St. John’s who meet for at least one if not more of the reasons stated above. Small groups are the backbone of the church and allow people to connect and encourage one another in the faith. Below is a brief description of these dynamic groups at St. John’s.

Contact Jeanne Jones (Director of Lay Ministries) for more information about any of these groups.
jjones@stjohnselc.org • (845) 452-1550 ext. 12

Adult Education
Throughout the year, Adult Education class sessions are offered, usually in 4 to 8 week sessions and taught by Pastor Margay. There is one session Wednesday morning and one on Wednesday evening. You do NOT have to know the Bible well to attend, this is a welcoming group who come together to learn more about the Bible, God, and other matters of faith.

ChristCare Groups
There are many ChristCare Groups to choose from that meet on various times/days of the week. Each group incorporates Community Building & Care, Bible Study/Learning, Worship & Prayer and Service. Groups range from 4 to 12 people and meet usually twice a month. The people encourage and support one another in our common walk of faith.

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Parent Group
This group meets once a month after Sunday service to encourage one another as parents and to grow in the faith. This group is held during the Sunday School Hour, so parents are able to enjoy time in this group without distraction. All parents are welcome to come.

Christian Fellowship Group
The Christian Fellowship Group meets twice a month and invites both men and women to join them. They study the Bible, pray, and serve the community through various activities and projects.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
People in this ministry knit or crochet prayer shawls for others who are sick, hurting, or in need of encouragement. This ministry reaches out to people when they need someone to care and can be a tangible reminder of the love of God offered through his servant’s hands. 

Bible Study Breakfast
This group of men study scripture and what is means for their lives over breakfast at a local diner twice a month. They use the Serendipity Bible, which has various topics of study pertinent to their lives and faith. It is open to all adult men.

Men’s Small Group Ministry

Men's GroupThis Men’s Small Group Ministry was formed in 2006 to provide support for members and do Bible and other studies related to our religious experiences. It grew out of a need to address various stresses – job, health, and so on – in our lives in a Christian context with other men. This group is open to all adult men.