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Small Groups


Women’s Bible Study

The women’s Bible study for the 2022–2023 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study is Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight.

In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath:

  • as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
  • as God’s intent for all of creation that includes busy women too
  • as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
  • as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust that God will provide
  • as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
  • as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care.

Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.  Interested?  Join a small group at 10:00 AM on the second Wednesday of each month starting September 14 in Room 208.  Questions?  See Barb Droz


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Women’s Ministries

Presbyterian Women offer Highland women and their guests a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and Christian fellowship. Bible studies, retreats, local and international service ministries, and other activities bring Jesus to life in a variety of powerful ways. The coordinating team meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00. We invite you to check out these fellowship activities: 

Women’s Book Discussion Group

As Christian women living in and not apart from our world, we, in Presbyterian Women, hope to offer a safe environment for women to meet to discuss the challenges and opportunities of life as presented in the selected books.

  • Meets the fourth Wednesday, September and October, and January through May at 1pm in Room 208. In November and December we meet the third Wednesday due to the holidays in the fourth week.
  • Bringing a snack or bag lunch is optional.
  • Book lists are available in the church office on the table by the reception desk and at the Welcome Center. Members of the group lead the book discussions although sometimes it is just done as a group. It is hoped that each person will be familiar with the book selected for that month and participants are encouraged to offer insights and opinions from their personal experiences. Books for the following year are chosen from suggestions by the group and are voted on and announced in May. Books contain a broad range of subject matter including non-fiction and one classic.
  • For more information, please contact Judy Eyster or Marge Carpenter or check the monthly announcements in the Heartbeat.


Bible Study Circles

Are you a woman looking for a Bible study? Presbyterian Women have many possibilities, all open to new members. Pick one out and give it a try. Bible knowledge is not necessary, just an openness to learn and grow in God’s word.

BOB Bible study

  • Meets every Wednesday at 10:30 am, except during the summer and December. Located in Highlands Hudson Room off office entrance.   
  • For more information, please contact Cathy Sorg OR Lois Irvine

HOLY HUDDLE Bible Study – Alpha-based curriculum

  • Meets every other Monday at Highland – For more information, please contact Igne Ross

LYDIA Bible Study

  • Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am, September through May located in Highland’s Room 208
  • For more information, please contact Barb Droz

Mary-Martha Study

  • Meets the first Wednesday at 11:30 am from September through June, located at various members homes.  
  • For more information please contact Rae Ann Entz


Biblical Women’s Fashion Show

Enjoy the Biblical Women’s Fashion Show from Highland’s Women’s Ministry. It’s entertaining, a bit amusing, and features 20 Highland women as models.

Men’s Groups

Men of all ages are welcome. The groups enjoy the fellowship of gathering weekly to discuss books and studies which help them grow in their faith and understanding of what is required to live a Christian life fully and faithfully.

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study

  • Focus: Each semester we pick one book of the Bible and with guide study we have group discussions.
  • Meets every Tuesday from 8-9 am at Olde Hickory Grille Restaurant 
  • Hearty breakfasts are individually ordered; no reservations required, just come to enjoy good food, fellowship and discussion.
  • For more info, please contact Will Massey.

Wednesday Men’s Breakfast Group

  • Meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 am at Olde Hickory Grille Restaurant in a private room.
  • Hearty breakfasts are individually ordered; no reservations required, just come to enjoy good food, fellowship and discussion.
  • The discussion will follow books chosen by the group.
  • For more info, please contact Don Smith.

    Early Risers Quilters Ministry

    Creative focus: design and sew quilts, wall hangings, table runners, etc. Benefits the Ruth Project for women’s ministry.  Newcomers welcome.

    • Meets every Wednesday from 9 am to noon in room 202.
    • For more info, contact Juanita Fowler or Fran Stefany.