Continuing Small Groups

                                Exercise Groups
ID-100201751Heavenly Bodies:  Mondays and Thursdays, 8:15 – 9 AM in the sanctuary.  Chair exercise.  Contact:  Judy Bonnet   563-212-0305
Reachers: Tuesday and Thursdays 6-6:45 PM in the sanctuary.  Aerobic dance with weights or with exercise balls.  Contact:  Deb Picone  319-430-3659
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Fellowship Groups
Bucket List Coffee:  Mondays, 9 – 10 AM in church library.  Informal, drop-in group.  Contact Bev at 626-2762
Lamplighters:  once a month, check the calendar, contact Bev at 626-2762
Free Birds:  once a month, check the calendar, contact:  Lynn Jansen  936-7164
                                                                    Study Groups
study36cPrayer Group:  Tuesdays, 7:15 PM in the Library or Pastor’s study
Thursdays, 1:00 PM in the church library.  Praying for our church and community.
Men’s Group:  Mondays, 7:00 in the MOC.  Contact Paul Meade at  400-5242
Men’s Bible Study:  Wednesdays, 6:30 AM at HyVee in Coralville.  Contact Pastor Josh at 563-505-0808

New Women’s Groups

We have 2 Women’s Groups starting up soon!  Interested in joining either one of them? Contact Dani Gryp at or give her a call at (319) 631-2373.  Book orders for both groups will be placed on Tuesday, September 8.

Book Group– Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30- The Faith Dare- 30 Days to Live Your Life to the Fullest by Debbie Alsdorf.  The Faith Dare is a 30 day challenge for women who want to develop a new habit of focusing on God’s ways and daily awareness of his presence.  It is for women who are tired of ho-hum living and want to break the pattern of self- reliance and people pleasing by putting their trust in God along and living to please him.  This book includes daily readings, affirmations and challenges to help you to live in the power of God’s word. This study, led by Dani Gryp, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 15 and will meet for 5 weeks.  The book cost is $13.

Study Group– Wednesdays from 7:30-9- Stepping Up by Beth Moore.  Stepping Up takes a look at the pilgrimage theme found in Psalms 120 and 134 and explores the major feasts of Israel. For the ancient Israelites, pilgrimage was a three-times-per-year journey to the temple in Jerusalem; for New Testament believers all of life becomes a journey together toward the new Jerusalem.  This study gets deeper into The Word with daily readings and reflection. Laura Bibby, will lead this 7 week group beginning Wednesday, September 16.  The book cost is $18.


Men’s Bible Study Breakfast

This spring we started a new Bible study that meets on Wednesday mornings at Hy-Vee in Coralville at 6:30 am. We have had a wonderful time sharing food, fellowship and Bible study. We took the month of July off because of everyone’s schedule.

During August, we have started meeting again on Wednesday mornings. During August we will have a time of food and fellowship as we continue building relationships. Come, sit and enjoy a great breakfast and a time of getting to know one another during the month of August.

In September we will be starting our Bible study. We will be deciding on which book of the Bible we will begin in September during our meetings in August. I hope to see you there and I will look forward to getting to know each of you better.

In Christ,
Pastor Josh

Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study

All women are invited to join the Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study as we begin our Fall semester on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  The study meets Wednesdays from 9:15-11:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City.  The church is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.

We will be studying 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, using a LifeGuide Study by Carolyn Nystrom, published by InterVarsity Press.  At our first meeting, an introduction to the study will be provided by Pastor Matthew Proctor of Crossroads Church in Marion.

New members are always welcome at any time. We have a variety of ages who come and from a variety of  denominations. We will be able to enjoy each others perspectives.  We hope to see you on Wednesday mornings.  If you. have questions, contact Janet Rudolph (354-4882) or Peggy Tillman (389-9133).


Lamplighters August Potluck

Join The Lamplighter’s Group for an August Potluck on Friday, August 14 from 6 to 9 pm

At the home of Dick and Judy Bornkessel, 275 Cambridge Way, North Liberty.

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Contact Judy to R.S.V.P. at 853-0262 or email

The long-range forecast looks promising for a really pleasant evening.

Bring your lawn chairs and a dish to share.

We will move indoors if the weather does not cooperate.


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Morning Men’s Group

We have had a wonderful time in past month meeting on Wednesday mornings at 6:30am at HyVee in Coralville for breakfast and Bible study. If you are considering joining us, I would highly encourage you to do so; it has been a blessing for all of us. We have decided to continue meeting for the next five weeks and evaluating after that if we will continue throughout the summer, we will definitely begin again in the fall.

We have wrestled and discussed some great chapters in Ephesians over the past few weeks; it has been life giving to all of us. I am excited to say that we have three churches joining together for this breakfast; North Liberty First UMC, New Horizons UMC, and Coralville UMC. It’s wonderful to get men together from different churches so we can learn from each other. Even if you can’t make it each week, I encourage you to try and come to as many of them as you can.

Here is the schedule for the next month. I hope to see you there.
June 3 – Ephesians 6
June 10 – Philippians 1
June 17 – Philippians 2
June 24 – Philippians 3
July 1 – Philippians 4

In Christ, Pastor Josh

Sustainibility in Church Practices


Bonnie Winslow-Garvin has a passion for the environment and would like to start a sustainability committee to consider our church practices and how we might live more lightly on the land. To join with her in this endeavor contact Bonnie at 319-626-7323 or

God saw all that he had made and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was
morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1: 31


What do you believe?

Want to explore several of the world religions with us this summer?

Join us for an exploration of eight religions practiced throughout the world.

The group will meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings from June 14 to September 13. The book, “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith will guide discussions. Each of the eight religions will be explored for two weeks. The first week will cover one of the religions included in the book. The second week will feature a guest speaker currently practicing the religion covered during the first week.

Books are available through this link at or through the church. Arrangements for a free copy and registrations for the class can be made through Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881 or