Adult Enrichment

We offer many opportunities for anyone seeking to explore their faith and build community with others. All are welcome!

Sermon Talkback ~ Tuesdays @ 8:30 – 10 am

Yoga with Jonah *** On Hiatus For the Summer ***

Coffee Clatter ~ Fridays @ 8 am

Noontime Book Group ~ 3rd Monday @ 11:30 am

JOY (Just Older Youth) *** On Hiatus ***

Women’s Spirituality  *** On Hiatus ***

Wednesday Night Searchers ~ Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Bridge Group ~ 3rd Friday @ 1:30 pm

Sermon Talkback

Join us on Tuesdays from 8:30-10 am for coffee, home-baked goods and a lively discussion of the sermon (and other topics!) that was delivered the previous Sunday. Come for the conversation, the goodies, the camaraderie, or all of the above! Join us – all are welcome!

** Sermon Talkback is currently meeting online via Zoom. You can join HERE. **

Yoga @ First  *** On Hiatus For The Summer ***

Jonah Moos, FCCEJ member, offers yoga classes and all levels from beginner to experienced are absolutely welcome. You can bring your own mat or borrow one of Jonah’s. Classes are free but donations are gratefully accepted for FCCEJ.

** Check back in the Fall for updated dates/times **

Coffee Clatter @ Martone’s

Every Friday at 8 am, Rev. Mark welcome everyone to come and talk about any subject you would like. We talk politics, camping, travel, church life, community issues … any and everything that comes up. We meet at Martone’s in downtown Essex Junction for one hour ~ join us!

Noontime Book Group

Join us for fellowship, lunch and a good lively discussion.  The Noontime Book Group meets on the third Monday each month at 11:30 in the Marvin Lounge.  We read books from many genres.  Each month we choose a book, and usually the person who suggested the book leads the discussion the next month.  If you love to read,  bring a brown bag lunch, and come enjoy some good conversation.
  • The book for May is “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson.

** This group will meet outside on the Church Street side of the church. If it is too hot, windy or rainy, the group will meet inside in the Marvin Lounge. The group will follow the church’s guidelines for masking and social distancing in place at the time of the meeting. **

JOY (Just Older Youth) *** On Hiatus ***

This is a “youth group” for the over 55 crowd (both men and women)! JOY meets the first Thursday of every month at noon in the Marvin Lounge. Bring your lunch and we will eat together and then have a program or just do something fun. All are welcome to attend ~ we hope to see you there.  If you have any questions about the group or need a ride, please contact the Church Office.

Women’s Spirituality *** On Hiatus ***

The Women’s Spirituality Group meets on the third Saturday of every month in the Marvin Lounge at 9:30 am. All women of the church are invited to join us for interesting programs and wonderful fellowship. For any activities/events held away from the church, we will meet at the church and carpool to the different sites.

Wednesday Night Searchers

The Wednesday Night Searchers group explores the faith with a number of different methods: books, movies, TED Talks, directed studies, etc. Please join us Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm in the Marvin Lounge; come for the study or come to be a part of a great supportive group of friends.

Wednesdays 7-9 pm

Marvin Lounge (*masks optional*) and via Zoom

Join us for weekly discussions based on this book by Rachel Held Evans. It is an evocative, thought proving, imaginative book that helps us engage with the biblical stories with new insight and with new life. Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber writes in praise of the book: “Inspired is a love letter to scripture. Evans takes what has been weaponized against so many of us and she beats it into a ploughshare. She shows us how to love the Bible; how to see its flaws, beauty, strength, and spirit at the same time.

The church has several books available for you to use; contact the church office to claim yours.

Join Searchers on Zoom

Bridge Group

Each month people who like to play bridge come together and do just that on the 3rd Friday of the month from 1:30 – 4:00 in the Marvin Lounge. All types of skill levels come to have fun, eat some snacks and talk. We usually have two to three tables and everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!