Fellowship for Adults


Check the Calendar for the time and place of the next meeting for these activities.


In 1996, a group of members and friends traveled to Israel and Palestine to study our biblical heritage and the roots of our faith. Two years later many of the same group and others went to Greece and Turkey “in the footsteps of St. Paul.” Approximately every other year since, a group has traveled to study some aspect of our Christian heritage, including visits to Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, and the Dalmatian Coast. . In preparation for each of these trips, classes open to all members of the congregation have addressed different aspects of the country to be visited, and its contribution to our religious heritage.

In summer 2015 the group traveled to Switzerland and visited sites associated with John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli, both theologically important to the United Church of Christ.

In February, 2019, a group will travel to Hawaii in the Footsteps of the Congregational Missionaries. This will be the twelfth in our series.

Women’s Book Group

A gathering of women who meet approximately every other month on Sundays, 12:15–1:30 p.m., to discuss books of mutual interest. Read a full description on the Christian Education for Adults page.

Men's Lunch Group

Men from the congregation meet for lunch and conversation the fourth Thursday of each month from September through June at noon at a local restaurant. This is a great way to get to know one another better. Just bring a modest appetite and a friendly smile.

Informal Groups

Several informal interest groups meet regularly at Little River, including:

Caring Hands
Beginners and experts alike are invited to join knitters and crocheters in making baptism blankets for Little River UCC and items for charity. Caring Hands currently meets occasionally when several people unite around a charity effort (or project). In addition, the Little River Quilters have issued a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join them to do any type of handwork.

Participants meet at the church the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. to share their joy in a variety of handicrafts. Their work is occasionally displayed in the church.


July 17, 2011: Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

A non-fiction work that reads like a novel. A narrative that traces the lives of two
individuals, one is an Arab and one is a Jew, as they explore their lives by looking
at the similarities and differences. It serves to help readers understand the Israli-
Palestinian conflict and why it remains a conflict today. Is there hope or is the
situation hopeless?

September 18, 2011: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Marion & Shiva Stone are Siamese twins, joined at the skull, separated by
their father. The story is set in Ethiopia and parallels the growth of the
twins and their homeland, in a turbulent political time.

November 13, 2011: Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

The story of the migration of African American families who left the
South and their efforts to make a sustainable life for themselves and their families
after they moved North. The book focuses on three characters who made
the move with information that reflects on the masses of people who moved, the
treatment of those who came North as well as the treatment in the South that caused
the move(s) in the first place. The focus is on the years from 1915 to 1970. This is a
powerful, well-written, readable work of non fiction.