Small Groups, Classes, Programs

Meet up in small groups in person or over Zoom to talk about spiritual growth, study religious ideas, and enjoy companionship

We invite you to consider participating in one of our small groups. Check for details on our calendar page.

Small Groups and Classes

We love to gather to explore God's Word and the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and to talk about what it means to live what the Lord teaches us.

Wednesday night Small Group

When: every Wednesday from 8-9 pm (Eastern time)

Where: Zoom (online) Click on: Zoom link

Pastor Nathan leads this study and sharing time every Wednesday night. We start with a brief check in, then we reflect and share insights about quotations (currently from the Gospel of Mark and associated teachings from Swedenborg). We conclude with prayer. It is a refreshing opportunity to gather and benefit from a brief time of concentrated reflection and sharing. We come away from the time together spiritually nourished and ready to continue our week.

Reading Group: Swedenborg's "Teachings About Life"

Twice a month Thursday nights from 8-9 pm ET via Zoom. Generally (with a few exceptions), we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. See below for details.

When: Twice a month on Thursday nights from 8-9 pm (Eastern Time)  Please see our Calendar page for details.

Where: Zoom (online) Here is the Zoom link, AND you will also need the password: Wisdom  If you need any help, write to or use the Contact Us form. We'll be happy to send you a Zoom invite!

How: We begin each meeting with a brief check in, then discuss a scheduled set of readings, highlighting brief quotations of special interest or insights that come up on reflection.

What: This small but powerful book is also known as "Teachings About Life for the New Jerusalem Drawn from the Ten Commandments."  

How to get your copy of "Life": There are various online ways of reading this book or via a pdf. One simple way way is New Christian Bible Study, which has four translations.  The Swedenborg Foundation website offers a free download.

READING SCHEDULE: The numbers refer to paragraph numbers in Life.

January 26, 2023  Introduction + orientation

February 9            §§1-8

February 23          §§9-17

March 9                §§18-31

March 23              §§32-41

April 13                 §§42-52

April 27                 §§53-61

May 11                  §§62-73

May 25                  §§74-86

June 8                   §§87-100

June 15*                §§101-114

§§ = a series of paragraph numbers
*exception to the 4th Thursday

To download and print the whole reading schedule, click on this link: Teachings About Life Reading Group schedule Jan-June 2023

Programs and Events

During the pandemic, we limited our programs and events. We are easing back into safely getting together more for community-oriented offerings.

Refreshment Time

When: We love enjoying refreshments on the Sundays after church when we meet at Congregation B'nai Torah

Where: in the lobby or outdoors (weather permitting)

Get to know one another and help build a sense of community by enjoying social time over refreshments together.