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.

Sacred Compass

Richard Foster, the author, says “ Brent Bill has written one of the finest books on discernment and divine guidance that I have seen in a long time”. Spiritual Discernment is more about sensing God’s gracious presence than it is about making the right decisions. Drawing on the quiet beauty of the Quaker path Sacred Compass offers a fresh way of living a God-directed life. Facilitated By Baleta McKenzie, Small Group Director

Book: Sacred Compass by J. Brent Bill & foreward by Richard J. Foster.

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

Meets Mondays from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Starting January 14 and 28 & February 4, 11 and 25 & March 4. FREE of charge.

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

Your Journey to a Prayerful Life

We won’t become people of prayer accidentally. We won’t slip one day and fall into a prayer life. We need to learn to pray. This takes training, patience and persistence and we need a teacher, coach to keep us learning and growing as we continue to pray. Think of Barbara Schutt as your track coach during this study. (forward by Martha Grace Reese). Workbooks available for sale $10.00. Facilitated by Baleta McKenzie, Small Group Director.

Book: Your Journey to a Prayerful Life by Barbara Schutt.

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

Meets Sundays from 9:15 to 10:30am. Starting January 27 & February 3, 10, 17 and 24 & March 3, 10 and 17. FREE of charge.

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

Braving The Wilderness

True Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. True belonging is not fitting in, pretending or making the people around us comfortable because it is safer. True belonging require us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable and learn how to be with people without sacrificing who we are and what we value. Facilitated by Rev. Don Jiscoot.

Please secure your own copy of the book. Easily available. Also at your library.

Book: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown.

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

Meets Sundays from 12:45 to 2:00pm. Starting January 27 & February 3, 10 and 17 & March 3 and 10. FREE of charge.

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

The Path of Loneliness
(Finding your Way through the Wilderness to God)

Whether through the death of a loved one, divorce or estrangement or by being a single person in a world of couples and families, loneliness comes to us all. Elizabeth Elliot, who lost her first husband to murder in the South American jungle and her second to the ravages of cancer, has felt the pain of loss. She gives hope to the lonely through reflections of God’s love for us and his plans to bless us. She tackles loneliness with grace and faith, showing how to make peace and grow through it. Facilitators: Baleta McKenzie & Agatha Pratt.

Meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Starting January 31 & February 7, 14, 21 and 28 & March 7, 21 and 28. FREE of charge.

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

Companions in Christ – The Way of Discernment

“The Way of Discernment teaches how to discover God’s guidance, both individually and in community, introducing us to the practice of discernment as a process, an attitude and a lifestyle. Its discussions, stories and exercises are a treasure trove of help for growth in hearing God individually and corporately.” (Susan W.N. Rauch, Dir. of Spiritual Leadership, United Methodist Church). Led by Lucia Winston, Marble Member

Meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 8:15pm. Starting January 24 and 31 & February 7, 14, 21 and 28 & March 7, 21 and 28. FREE of charge.

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

The Empowered Woman

Wherever you are in life, make the next part the best and most fulfilling that it can be. Part of being empowered is also being liberated from whatever might be holding you back or blocking your way. We will work together to find your way, find your empowerment and become the woman who is self- assured and confident.

Meets in Peale Parlor

Meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Starting February 4, 11 and 25 & March 4, 11 and 18. FREE of charge.

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

The Heart of Christianity

The Heart of Christianity (Rediscovering a Life of Faith) by Marcus J Borg.

“With Clarity and Pastoral Genius Marcus Borg offers questioning Christians a way to keep the faith without shutting down the search for truth” (Barbara Brown Taylor, author) “Writing with a simplicity, that never becomes simplistic, Borg manages to convey the essence of Christianity in a way that does justice to those who do not share his views and will greatly enrich the understanding of those who do.” (Frederick Buechner, author).

Meets in Peale Parlor

Meets Wednesdays from 7:25 to 8:45pm. Starting January 9, 16, 23 and 30 & February 6, 13, 20 and 27 & March 6 and 13. FREE of charge.

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

Tea, Bible & Action

Gather with friends, sip one of the world’s oldest beverages, and delve into God’s Word while we seek to discover God’s ultimate intent for a world in which our hearts are open, our actions are kind and our love for God and each other drive our actions. We will unpack selected books of the bible and at the end of each module engage in group activities. Join us as we build relationships with each other in ways that can only happen when we undertake our journey with God and each other together. Led by Rev. Susanah Wade, Associate Minister.

Meets Thursdays Weekly from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Starting February 7 and on. FREE of charge.

To register, 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

Please join us this Lent for a book study led by Baleta McKenzie on The Art of Forgiving by Lewis B. Smedes.

“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

Limited copies are available at Marble Collegiate Church or can be purchased online.

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

Meets Sundays from 12:45 to 2:00pm. Starting March 10, 17, 24 and 31 & April 7 and 14. FREE of charge.

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

Forgive & Forget: Healing Hurts we Don’t Deserve by Lewis S. Smedes

Please join us online this Lent for a book study led by Siobhan Tull on Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes.

Limited copies are available at Marble Collegiate Church or can be purchased online.

Online. Link will be provided upon registration.

Meets Online on Sundays from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Starting March 10, 17, 24 and 31 & April 7 and 14. FREE of charge.

To register, contact Siobhan Tull, (212) 686-2770 ext. 270 or 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.