Our Adult Ministry and Small Group opportunities are for those individuals out of high school and beyond. We offer a wide range of educational opportunities consisting of both on-going Bible studies as well as short-term studies. We also offer a wide variety of common interest groups with a focus on fellowship and building relationships.  For more information on our Adult Ministry opportunities, please call the Church Office, 741-5118 ext. 101.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

FAITH FORMATION (SUNDAY SCHOOL)
We currently offer several Sunday morning classes for adults at varying times. We hope you will take the time to be a part of this educational ministry and grow in your faith while building relationships with others in your church family. Following are some of our current offerings:

8:15-9:15 a.m.
The Screwtape Letters in the Eddy Room - the Sunday early morning bible study class studies a book that C.S. Lewis wrote called The Screwtape Letters using a study guide written by Alan Vermile. For those unfamiliar with C.S. Lewis, he is a Christian author who as a young atheist sought to disprove Christianity and in those efforts became a Christian.

10:45-11:45 a.m.
A Look at the Hebrew Scriptures Through the Eyes of Jewish Scholars in the Gathering Room West - this special summer Sunday School series begins June 18 and will meet for eight weeks to look at a wide variety of Old Testament passages and topics led by local Jewish scholars and Rabbis. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers as we explore the Hebrew Bible through the eyes of those of the Jewish faith. Each week features a different topic so come whenever you are able which we hope is often. Following is a detailed schedule of presenters and topics. A special thanks to the Millan Family for their generous gift sponsoring this series.

DETAILED SCHEDULE

Faith Clips in the Sanctuary - we will watch a clip or two and discuss how the featured individuals help us live out our faith. Join us whenever you can, we're sure you will be glad you did.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
Bible study text is based upon the upcoming Sunday’s preaching lectionary.  This Bible study is held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Eddy Room.

NEW GATHERING FOR WOMEN
Starts Wednesday September 21 from 10:00-11:15am and 7:00-8:15pm. This new monthly bible study is for all ages and levels of experience, and will meet in the Gray Parlour, adjacent to the Sanctuary. We will look at Jesus and his life through a variety of perspectives. Sign up and get a book. Please contact Pastor Buzzy for details, and let her know if you require childcare. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP
The Wednesday Night Men’s bible study is in its 4th year, led by Steve Brown. This is an opportunity for fellowship with other men in a casual setting. This fall will start with a video series “The Kingdom Agenda” by Tony Evans, and will meet in the Gray Parlour, adjacent to the Sanctuary. Please contact Steve Brown for details at 816-673-1740. All are welcome, and you can jump in at any time.

THE MYSTICS
This class, led by our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jim Gordon, meets at Pine Ridge on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Eddy Room.  It is a study and reflection on the Richard Rohr video series.

THURSDAYS, WOMEN & GOD

MEN'S SATURDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
A group of men meet every Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. for Bible Study.  All men are welcome to join us.  We meet in the Eddy Room.

MENS BREAKFAST
Monthly Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study geared specifically for men.  Men of all ages are invited. Tickets are available the Sunday prior to the breakfast.  The cost is $5 to help defray the cost of the breakfast. We meet September through May and take a break through the summer months.  See the Church Calendar for a complete schedule and watch the bulletins and newsletters for information on the current study.

COMMON INTEREST GROUPS

BOOK CLUB
Our Book Club group meets every other month to discuss a book chosen that has been chosen by the group.  Everyone is invited to attend. 

HIKING CLUB
This is a group of individuals who enjoy the great outdoors and exercise.  All ages are welcome!  Once a month they hike a trail in Kansas City or surrounding area.

PRIMETIMERS
This group is geared for those who are retired, or wish they were! The Primetimers meet at Pine Ridge on the first Friday of each month September-May at 12:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room West downstairs. They enjoy lunch, fellowship and a program of interest to the group. The cost for the lunch is $8 payable at the door with reservations due Tuesday prior to the event.  Watch the bulletin for details prior to each month's event.

DINNER THEATRE LUNCH BUNCH
Five times a year a group of people attend a Wednesday matinee at the New Theatre Restaurant together.  We receive group discounts and enjoy a great afternoon of good food and fun. Watch the bulletin and newsletter for the next opportunity to attend.  Advance reservations are required.

SOLITAIRES
The Solitaires is a group of single women who meet monthly for lunch and fellowship.  They meet on the last Sunday of each month following the 11:00 service.  Women of all ages are invited.

MANY HANDS (CRAFT GROUP)
This group gets together to make craft projects.  Projects are accumulated and a fundraiser is held to benefit special projects in the church.  Bring your scissors, glue guns, love of crafting - be ready to have fun and make friends!  Join us!

Y KNOTS
This group of ladies have a common interest. They love to knit, crochet, and do other hand sewing or needlework. This group meets weekly at the church to fellowship and do what they love to do. Come join us, there is always room for you! 

Our short term studies and interest groups are always changing.  Please watch the bulletin and newsletter for new opportunities.