Faith United Church, Oswego, NY
United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA)

Choir

 

Under the direction of Patti Griffin, Faith United's choir sings a wide variety of music from traditional pieces such as Stainer's "God So Loved the World" and gospel music such as  Moses Hogan's "Hear My Prayer" to contemporary selections such as "Open the Eyes of My Heart" by Baloche and Byrne.  The choir rehearses weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the church choir room with a follow up rehearsal in the Sanctuary Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  No matter if you are a beginner or a veteran singer, you are welcome to join us.

 
 

Adult Study 

Adult Study, is an active part of our Christian Education program.  We meet nearly every Sunday morning at 11:30 am after the worship service.  In adult study we have discussed a wide variety of topics ranging from theological matters such as "stewardship" and the "sacraments" to contemporary issues such as "gun control" and "racial profiling".    Our source material has included the UCC's Faith Practices modules as well as Thoughtful Christian study packs.  We have also discussed the writings of contemporary authors on moral/theological matters such as C. S. Lewis, John Polkinghorn, and Barbara Brown Taylor.  During the season of Lent and beyond we are discussing The Jesus Diaries by various authors from the StillSpeaking writer's group.   Although occasionally our discussions on a given theme may range over several weeks, each Sunday session is a self-contained unit and persons are welcome to join us at any time.  We also have the capability to bring  home-bound participants to our discussion table via Skype!

Bible Study 

Bible study will resume for the season of Lent beginning Wednesday, February 21st at  11:00 am at the church.   Pastor Debbie Johnson will lead.  All are welcome.

 

Book Group 

The Faith United book group will next meet on Friday, April 27th at 3 pm.     Come and join us-we would love to have new members!  The book we are reading for April is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Faith Circle 

  Faith Circle is a group of individuals who meet once a month to explore and nurture our faith through discussion, Bible study, prayer and fellowship. In the past year we’ve had 4 or 5 women attend our meetings from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM on the third Thursday of each month (men are welcome as well!).

  We are currently using the curriculum developed by Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible Study of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In 2015 the focus of the study was on Paul and his teachings as exemplified in II Corinthians. In 2016 we explored the theme of water from Genesis to Revelation. This year we are studying the nature of Jesus as viewed from the perspective of each of the following: the four Gospels, other New and Old Testament writings, excerpts from non-canonical Gospels, beliefs of other Abrahamic Faiths, and in relation to contemporary cultural interpretations. While there is a unifying theme throughout the study, each monthly lesson is self-contained to accommodate those who cannot be present every month.  Members of the group may volunteer to serve as the facilitator of the lesson using the study guide and additional resources.

  We welcome new members as we read, discuss, listen, think, learn and support each other on our faith journey.