The Thursday Group
The Thursday Group meets twice a month at the home of Joy Wakeling. We are still quite new, having met for the first time in June 2015. We are currently following the Bible Reading Fellowship Guidelines which, a week at a time, help us to learn more about a theme or a particular book, or part of a book, in the Bible.
When we meet, after listening to each other over a cup of coffee with our own news and views about our lives, and especially our spiritual journeys, we look in depth at what we have been studying. We try to tease out the relevant messages for ourselves and our church. We discuss, comment, and challenge each other, and draw our own conclusions. We are usually posed some questions by our leader, Jenny Tomlinson, which set us thinking about the relevance in today’s world of what we are studying. We end with prayer, and usually feel we have lifted the lid on another section of the Bible, which, before the group was formed, we rarely attempted.
The group is currently at full capacity for the room we meet in, but new enquiries are welcome, and should space allow, we would welcome new seekers to join us.
You can contact Jenny at jmt1949 [@] outlook.com or on 01234 262137.
Pilgrims Study Group
The group meets monthly on a Monday evening in a member’s home to explore, share, and deepen our faith. Generally we follow one of the York Courses which consist of a CD, a transcript of the CD and an accompanying booklet. The courses, topics include ‘Praise Him, ‘the Psalms’, are usually five sessions which standalone with five different contributors, this provides a wide spread of opinions and knowledge shared for us to consider. In the booklet are further thoughts, and a selection of questions for us to discuss. We occasionally ask a member of the clergy to lead an evening for us and hold a Quiet Day at Chellington each year. At the end of the evening we light a candle and spend a short time in fellowship and prayer. All are welcome to join us, Christine Garrett, Ann Mason – c.r.garrett [@] btinternet.com