We hope you’ll consider a small group experience, one of the time-tested ways that Christians grow. Jesus modeled this with his 12 disciples. We have two ChristCare Groups (fellowship, study, service), a Women’s Bible Study and several book studies and meditation groups throughout the year. In addition, groups like our Prayer Shawl Ministry and our choirs provide excellent opportunities to serve God alongside others. Please contact the church office for more information. 978-256-5931.
ChristCare leaders meet with their groups of 4-12 people twice a month for community building and caring, Bible study, mission, and prayer. New members and guests are always welcome! Presently there is a Men’s Christcare Group that meets every other Sunday morning before worship, and a Tuesday Night Women’s ChristCare Group. Deb Lyons & Jean Holmes coordinator our groups. Contact the church office for more information.
Women’s Bible Study
A Women’s Bible Study is held periodically on Sunday nights, led by Margie Dissinger. The studies often include a video component and sometimes a workbook to facilitate learning. Fall & Spring sessions usually run for 6-8 weeks. New women are always welcome to attend.
We will be starting the Women’s Bible Study group in September after Labor Day on Sunday, September 9 at 7 p.m. This year will be very different. We will be reading the book “Lineage of Grace” by Francine Rivers. It is a collection of fictional stories based on the stories of the Bible. After each story are Bible Study questions.
If you wish to join us for this book/Bible Study, please purchase a copy of this book and read the first story by our first class on September 9. If you have questions, please contact Margie Dissinger at 978-256-3707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Fellowship Group – KiSeLo
KiSeLo (Kindness, Service, Love) meets monthly for fellowship, to discuss their wide-ranging, mission-focused program, and to explore new opportunities to serve. Monthly meetings cover diverse topics and activities, ranging from the travelogues to fun skits to the annual Christmas celebration.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Central Congregational Church, UCC continues to be very busy and active in its mission since being founded in 2005. We have many dedicated people who donate their time and talent to create these handcrafted shawls. Our mission is simple: to bring love, care and comfort to those who are hurting in some way through illness, loss, grief, a difficult bump in the road, or a very special event in one’s life journey. As we knit/crochet, we say prayers for whomever receives a prayer shawl that they shall feel the love, comfort, consolation and a feeling of God’s presence in their lives.
These prayer shawls are offered to patients at Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center, in-patients at the hospital, members of our church family, friends of our church family, nursing home patients, friends of friends, and those that are homebound. We also offer prayer shawls to graduating seniors to carry with them for that continued link with our church family. Baby prayer shawls are given to infants when they are baptized . On average, we distribute approximately 50 shawls each year.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the church office at 978-256-5931.