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The Big Role of Small Groups
   in the Life of the Church

We believe that Christian life is fed in the context of fellowship with God's people, and that regular participation in small groups is crucial to this end. Small groups allow us to deepen in our walk of faith as we study God's Word together, share our thoughts and ideas, pray for one another, and grow more closely in our friendships. If our life together as "the People of God, the Body of Christ, the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit" is to be about more than simply attending the worship service on Sunday mornings, then participation in these small group fellowships is part of that "more."

For these reasons, we encourage every member to join and regularly participate in a small group. Each one has its own unique character, meets on different days at different times on different schedules, and studies different things. Each, however, is rooted in the study of God's word, in prayer, and in a concern to build the bonds of fellowship. All the groups listed below are open and would welcome new members at any time. More than likely, we have a group that's right for you and your busy schedule.

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Fellowship Opportunities


Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry Team, Coordinators

The Women's Ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church seeks to help each woman in the church to grow in her personal relationship with the Lord; to cultivate and deepen relationships with the other women in the church; and to reach out to her friends and neighbors.

Womenís Monthly Fellowship:
  A women's prayer, discussion, and fellowship group.
  3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Womenís Afternoon Bible Study:
  A women's prayer, discussion, and fellowship group.
  Thursdays @ 12:30 pm

Womenís Saturday Prayer Breakfast:
  A women's morning prayer group.
  2nd Saturdays @ 8:30 am

There are also the Women's Retreat in April, and the Women's Conference in October, at which women gather for a times of refreshing, with prayer, praise, fellowship, food, and teaching!


Men's Ministry

Vince Cacciatore, Coordinator

The Men's Ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church seeks to deepen each man's understanding of God's Word; to strengthen the bonds of friendship between men in the church; and to to nourish and sustain a bold consistency between the faith they profess and the life they live.

Men's Fellowship Dinner:
  A men's monthly fellowship dinner, with teaching.
  3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Calvin & Bobs:
  Monthly men's theology breakfast.
  Last Saturdays @ 7:30 am

There are also the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT) in April, and the Regional Conferences on Reformed Theology in Princeton and Quakertown in November, at which we gather for a times of teaching and fellowship!


Adult Education Ministry

Jules Grisham, Coordinator

The goal of the Adult Education program of Faith Presbyterian Church is to equip the saints with the resources they need for mature Christian living, by deepening them in God's word and by providing opportunities for ongoing immersion in the word and in community with one another. Engaging and enjoying the living Word of God in a community context, and then applying it, practicing its principles in the course of day-to-day living, is the heart of our mission to cultivate, train up, and serve the Kingdom together as disciples of Christ.

These are the groups currently meeting at Faith Church:

Adult Christian Education Classes:
  Sunday School classes for adults and youth.
  Sundays @ 9:05 am

Newtown Fellowship:
  A Bible study and fellowship group serving Newtown.
  Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Yardley Fellowship:
  A Bible study and fellowship group serving Yardley.
  Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm

Palmer Farm Fellowship:
  A Bible study and fellowship group, with dinner.
  Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm

Families of Faith:
  A prayer and fellowship group for young families.
  3rd Fridays @ 7:00 am

Womenís Monthly Fellowship:
  A women's prayer, discussion, and fellowship group.
  3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Womenís Afternoon Bible Study:
  A women's prayer, discussion, and fellowship group.
  Thursdays @ 12:30 pm

Womenís Saturday Prayer Breakfast:
  A women's morning prayer group.
  2nd Saturdays @ 8:30 am

There are also the Women's Retreat in April, and the Women's Conference in October, at which women gather for a times of refreshing, with prayer, praise, fellowship, food, and teaching!

Men's Fellowship Dinner:
  A men's monthly fellowship dinner, with teaching.
  3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Calvin & Bobs:
  Monthly men's theology breakfast.
  Last Saturdays @ 7:30 am

There are also the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT) in April, and the Regional Conferences on Reformed Theology in Princeton and Quakertown in November, at which we gather for a times of teaching and fellowship!

Officers' Training Classes:
  Training for newly elected Elders and Deacons.
  8 Sundays each November-January

New Members Classes:
  Classes for prospective new members.
  4 Sundays each October/November

Finally, a number of us are linked togtether in a Facebook group called, Two Bible Chapters a Day, in which members read two chapters of Scripture every day and post praise and/or reflections. This has been a source of great blessing for those participating. New members are always welcome to join!

There are assorted fellowship events through the course of the year, including

Special Afternoon Communion Services:
  Quarterly, at Deer Meadows Retirement Community.
  Dates announced in advance @ 4:30 pm

Special Evening Services:
  Good Friday and Christmas Eve.
  Good Friday and Christmas Eve @ 6:30 pm

Last Sunday:
  Communion Sunday luncheons.
  Last Sundays @ 12:30 pm

In addition to these are the Youth Winter Retreat in January; a Church Camping Trip ("Church in the Woods"") in early June; children and youth events throughout the course of the year, including hikes, bike trips, swim parties, and various outings; a Youth Summer Retreat in July; an annual Outdoor Worship Service and Church Picnic; a Movie Night Under the Stars in October; and an End-of-Year Prayer and Praise Event in December.

We also participate in a number of mercy, community outreach, and missions ministries throughout the year (sending teams to assist with the English as Second Language (ESL) program hosted by Northeast Community Church in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia; participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundationís Light the Night Walk in the fall; participating in PennDOTís Adopt-a-Highway program; and supporting a number of church plants among immigrant groups in the Philadelphia, as well as supporting missionaries in Japan, South America, France, and Africa. In the past year, our congregation sent missions teams to Guatemala, Peru, and Kenya, and this year we plan to send a team to Peru.


Music Ministry

Rachel MacKay, Director of Music Ministry

As in all things, so especially in our worship: we seek first and foremost to glorify God, and to do so with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Toward this end, music has always been an important and integral part of the worship of God's people. The music we sing and play in worship, therefore, strives to glorify God, and to do so with power, vitality, reverence, awe, and joy -- whether by singing traditional hymns or playing contemporary songs with guitar, bass, and drums.

In addition to the Worship Team, Faith Church has a number of music ensembles which practice at various times, including the following:

Bass Camp:
  Vocal parts training for hymns.
  Weekly training (seasonal)

Faith Holiday Choir:
  A 20-member vocal ensemble.
  Weekly practice (seasonal)

Faith Quartet:
  A vocal quartet; with instruments.
  Weekly practice (seasonal)

Relentless Faith:
  A youth jazz ensemble.
  Practice on Thursdays @ 8:06 pm

Seasons Strings:
  A youth violin and viola ensemble.
  Weekly practice (seasonal)

If youíre interested in sharing your vocal gifts and singing to Godís glory and praise, or if youíd like to share your gifts in instrumental music, please contact Rachel MacKay, Director of Music Ministry. See our Music Policy for more information about how you might share your gifts! And click HERE for more information about our worship service.

 

© Faith Presbyterian Church 2009 • Jules Grisham, Pastor
Church Phone: (267) 392-5282 • E-mail: Jgrisham@faithprez.org