In a congregation our size, small groups are the primary way for people to connect with others while pursuing spiritual transformation in their lives. Small groups are a way of building an interconnected community, one in which we foster opportunities to sojourn together.
When we nurture intentional relationships with one another, we embody a relational God – a God made known in the life and ministry of Jesus, who reminds us that wherever we gather in small numbers, the Christ Presence is with us.
Summer Small Groups
All year long, First Congregational Church offers opportunities all year long to learn about our church, our activities and our programs. All of our small groups embody four important values: Inviting, Growing, Connecting and Serving. Some groups may emphasize one value over another, but each group seeks to incorporate all four values. For example, while a book study group may be primarily about growing spiritually and intellectually through a book, it is also intentional about inviting others to join the group, connecting with one another to build community, and serving others through outreach.
This group is structured as an open study so you can come any time you are able and still receive something that can enrich your day and help you to feel a part of our community. Sign up and we will send you a reminder of each study, and the text for that day.
Date and Time: First, Third and Fifth Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:45pm
Women’s Spirituality Group
This group of women gathers to deepen their spiritual understanding through conversation, reading, and engaging deeply on subjects that affect our world and our relationships.
Date and Time: Tuesdays, 12-1:30pm
Memoir Writing Group
Have you ever considered writing a memoir? The goal of each member of these groups is to write individual vignettes which will eventually comprise a memoir. We write in response to a weekly “prompt” and then read our vignettes to the group. Each group is limited to 10 members
Date and Time: Wednesdays at noon
Wonder Women is an ongoing “drop in” group of women who meet twice monthly to share thoughts and experiences on “the meaning of life” after age 60. The group chooses a book to read and then we come together twice a month to share thoughts, experiences and questions from our reading.
Date and Time: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1:30-3pm
Do you hunger for conversation that is more than just talk? Then join us for the much famed Men’s Breakfast. This is an open community of men who have a heart for our church community and our world. Every week we have conversations that take a heart and head approach to inviting in personal and communal transformation.
Date and Time: Fridays, 7-8:30am
Fellowship of the Grape
Fellowship of the Grape (FOG) is an ongoing monthly gathering of over-21 church members or visitors to share wine (or non-alcoholic beverages) and get to know each other informally.
Date and Time: 4th Friday of each month, 6-8 pm
Do you enjoy well-made, award-winning, critically-acclaimed films with a message? If so, consider joining First Cong’s Movie Group this summer. Similar to a book discussion group, we watch the movie on our own and meet to discuss it. This summer, Movie Group will continue to meet via Zoom on third-Friday evenings from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. At 6:45pm, we begin gathering and greeting each other. At 7pm, the conversation begins, and, by 8:30pm, we adjourn. As always, Movie Group will begin with a movie-related question for everyone to answer while greeting fellow attendees, the first part of the conversation will focus on describing the film’s characters, scenes, locations, etc., and the evening will wrap up with an analysis of the movie’s themes and messages, and their effect on us. Film selections will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. When the number RSVPing is too many for a single Zoom session, we will either split the group into two smaller groups or offer a second session the following (Saturday) evening. Recommendations of films—current or classic, mainstream or art-house, domestic or international—are always welcome.
If you are interested in one or more of these groups, please fill out the form below.
We hope the small group offerings at First Congregational Church Boulder will help you to discover and enrich your faith, to discern and use your gifts, and to build community within our congregation. Look through the many offerings, find something of interest to you, and get involved. And if you don’t find something that speaks to you, you’re welcome to connect with our Small Group Coordinators and create your own.