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Men's Discussion Group - A Men's Discussion Group meets once a month on a Friday evening between September and May. Meeting location and discussion leadership rotates among the participants. Discussion topics are chosen by the leaders, but generally are intended to provide an opportunity for men to understand themselves and our world a little better. Topics range widely from the nature of God to world economics. The evening begins with a simple meal, followed by a time of sharing and discussion. Participants range in age from their late twenties to early seventies. On any given evening, anywhere from eight to fifteen men will be present. The group is open to anyone who is interested.
Women's Discussion Group - A Women's Discussion Group meets once a month on a Friday evening between September and May. Meeting location and discussion leadership rotates among the participants. The evening includes time for both fellowship and discussion. Topics vary, depending on the interest of the group and the person assuming leadership responsibility for a given meeting. Each November the Women's Discussion Group holds a retreat for its participants. The retreat, as with the Group itself, is open to anyone who is interested.
Coffee Hours - A special time of fellowship is held after church for children and adults immediately following worship every Sunday. Coffee, juice and treats are provided. It is a wonderful time for old friends to get caught up and for new friends to get acquainted.
Youth Groups - At Cherokee Park United Church youth participate in a variety of ways including serving as liturgists, serving meals at Loaves and Fishes, singing in the church choir, participating in intergenerational fellowship events, participating in the annual Walk for the Hungry. Adult youth leaders also work with youth to plan and carry out both fellowship and service oriented youth events.
Social Events - Cherokee Park United Church has a Caring Ministry Committee whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the congregation to reflect the love of Christ through the caring and support offered to one another. The Caring Ministry identifies, plans and carries out events that nurture relationship building and provides the means by which members and friends can intentionally show care for one another. The focus of the Caring Ministry is all encompassing from the youngest to the oldest; it includes new members and friends as well as long time members and friends.
Each fall and spring, the Caring Ministry organizes small events in which members host group fellowship meals in their homes for the purpose of strengthening community. The Caring Ministry also plans events such as the annual Christmas Dinner and caroling at nursing care facilities and to home bound members, a summer outdoor worship and picnic, spaghetti dinners, game nights and special coffee hours.