Our Small Groups are designed to be missional, transformational and relational. They change us, help us grow, and get us to go out and do good in the world.

Small Groups typically consist of 8-12 people who commit to dig deeper into their faith and their faith journeys together as a group. For more information, please contact Baleta McKenzie at (212) 686-2770, or stop by during Coffee Hour on Sundays after Worship.

If you love coming to church but can sometimes find yourself getting lost in the crowd, or if you yearn for a deeper connection with the people you see on Sundays and often leave worship wanting to discuss the message with others, but don't know where to begin – then our Small Groups are for you! They bring people together to study God’s Word, to share their stories, build community and have fun together. By joining a Small Group, you can equip yourself with the spiritual tools to put your faith in action.

In Matthew 18:20 Jesus says, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." Consider gathering with a Marble Small Group.

Below you will find a listing of our current Small Groups. You may register online for the groups with the links below. Please note: listing is subject to change.

Books for the groups are available for purchase from MarbleVision in the Marble Loft on Sundays.

Simply Christian
by Tom Wright

Simply Christian is considered essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty & love in our daily lives.

The book is written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, and describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story for the contemporary world.

Books available for purchase in The Marble Loft. Cost: $13

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Wednesdays from 7:20 to 8:45pm. Starting September 4, 11, 18 and 25 & October 2, 9 and 16. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

The Art of Forgiving: When You Need to Forgive and Don’t Know How by Lewis S. Smedes

Led by Lucia Winston and Baleta McKenzie.

Books available for purchase in The Marble Loft. Cost: $13

We will discuss:
What we do when we forgive.
Why we forgive.
Whom we forgive.
How we forgive.

“One of God’s better jokes on us was to give us the power to remember the past and leave us no power to undo it.” Lewis S. Smedes

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Sundays from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Starting September 22 and 29 & October 6, 13, 20 and 27. FREE of charge.

Meets Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Starting September 24 & October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

Beating Guns: Hope For People Who Are Weary of Violence
by Shane Claiborne

Dayton. El Paso. Parkland. Dallas. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Charleston. The list of communities devastated by gun violence grows by the day. But as followers of the Prince of Peace who taught us ‘put down the sword’, we are not without hope – or without work to do. Join Rev. Anthony Livolsi in discussing Shane Claiborne’s Beating Guns, and discerning together how God might be calling us to act. Led by Rev. Anthony Livolsi.

Books will be available for purchase in The Loft.

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Starting September 24 & October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 & November 5 and 12. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

The Whole Man

Life is an adventure, evolving and unfolding all the time. What might be holding you back or blocking your way to a more enjoyable and rewarding life?

Let us work together to find out. Time is moving, so let’s get started. Led by Deedee Headings, Marble Member.

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Starting September 26 & October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 & November 7 and 14. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

A Play-full Life Slowing Down & Seeking Peace
by Jaco J. Hamman

The book explores the ways of being and becoming informed by the life–giving and balance inducing power of play. Whether subjective play, informal social play, or even professionals at play, play is fundamentally an attitude to life that goes beyond specific activities. A Play Full life empowers readers to explore the meaning of a Sabbath-like life speaking of simplicity, serenity, and sensing the fullness of life. Led by Baleta McKenzie.

Hamman has discovered what children know & adults have forgotten – that the created earth is a playground filled with pleasures, delights and stimulating peril. Donald Capps, professor of pastoral psychology. Princeton Theological Seminary

Books will be available for purchase in The Loft during Coffee Hour for $16.00.

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Mondays from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Starting September 30 & October 7, 14, 21, and 28 & November 4. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

Wearing GOD
by Lauren Winner

(Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award for Spirituality)

“Playful, serious, informative, devotional and as important as it is gratifying... I read it with the sort of joy one feels when watching someone utterly hit their stride” – Christian Century

“ If Christianity is to regain its credibility, or even its positive character in the lives of many sincere seekers, people are going to have to read books like this” – FR. Richard Rohr, OFM

Led by Rev. J. Elise Brown, Ph.D. and Rev. Brittany Hanlin.

Books available for purchase in The Marble Loft.

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Starting October 3, 10, 17 and 24. FREE of charge.

Meets Mondays ONLINE from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Starting October 21 and 28 & November 4 and 11. FREE of charge. Logging on information will be provided when you sign-up.

Register for the Thursday small group click here.

Register for the ONLINE small group, click here.

Or contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

LGBTQ & Christian

Using Sr. Carol Perry’s Special Program “Marble at the Center” we will each week, listen together to specific CD tracks and then have discussions on what part of the Hebrew holiness code is important to a Christian today and what relevance does the history of Israel from Genesis to the prophets have to a Christian today? Led by Chris Vega and Sean Harvey, Marble Members.

Please check with reception at 1W 29th St for room assignment.

Meets Sundays from 12:30 to 1:45pm. Starting October 13 and 27 & November 3 and 17 & December 1 and 8. FREE of charge.

To register online here, contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219 or register in the Marble Loft on Sundays after Worship.

Questions

How did you hear about these Small Groups? Please let us know! Email Baleta McKenzie.