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MERCY MINISTRIES

This ministry compassionately serves the marginalized. It was birthed when Pam Moon read these words of Jesus, “I was in prison and you came and visited me.” She asked herself, “When did I ever visit a prisoner?” Moved by these words, Pam visited and befriended a prisoner. This experience opened Pam's heart to helping and building relationships with those in need. Contact Pam for more information.


MEN AND WOMEN OF ATHENS

This group studies some of the greatest Christian intellectuals, thinkers and authors of our time. We focus on reading and discussing books which help us to understand contemporary philosophical and intellectual trends and the role they play in either helping or undermining the “good news” of Christ. This winter we will be reading James K.A. Smith's provocative new book, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Contact Mike Simpson for more information


WOMENS BIBLE STUDY

This women's group meets regularly for fellowship and Bible study. We also enjoy occasional special events like birthday lunches and cookie exchanges. Women of all ages and life stages are welcomed. For more information, contact Audrey Miller.


GROUP 3

Group 3 welcomes students, professionals, and young families interested in practicing radical discipleship in everyday life. The group meets regularly for discussion, bible study, prayer, and service to our congregation. For more information, contact Lisa Weaver Swartz.


PLOWSHARES

This ministry is open to all who are interested in following Jesus' example of peace and forgiveness in a violent world. We pray about and discuss domestic violence, interpersonal reconciliation, Thomas Merton, civil religion, and international conflict. We’ve screened the film Of Gods and Men as well as a documentary about the unifying potential of hummus (while eating some ourselves!). Contact David Swartz for more information.


OASIS VINE

This group includes college students and recent graduates. Our mission is to foster friendships and to serve others in the name of Jesus. Contact Micah Miller for details.


OTHER GROUPS

Other small groups meet regularly for Bible study, prayer, discussion, fellowship and the occasional game of Dutch Blitz. Some groups are designed for people in similar life stages, while others are intergenerational or organized geographically. Contact Danny and Lisa Hunter to find out how you can get involved.


COMMUNITY GARDEN

Summer 2013 marked the first harvest of our community garden. We enjoyed a bumper crop of tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, and the best cucumbers we’ve ever tasted. Much of the produce was distributed to our friends and neighbors.


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