Small Groups & Weekly Activities - Pres House

Small Groups & Weekly Activities at Pres House


Sign up for a small group here

What is the Bible? And what is Presbyterianism? ~ Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM (January 31st – March 21st)
Who chose the books for the bible? How did it come to us? Why are there four different versions of the gospel? What do we do with the difficult and seemingly outdated passages? Each week we’ll watch a short video (Animate Bible) and have a time of discussion. All are welcome!

Wellness Small Group ~ Mondays, 7:30-8:30 PM on January 22nd, February 26th, March 19th, and April 23rd
Set aside an hour a month to discuss the causes for stress/distress in our lives and strategies that individually and together we might employ to safeguard our well-being. The group will offer support on managing stress, including how we eat, move, sleep, and think.  New members welcome.

Two+ (Deacons) ~ Fridays, 9:45-10:45am
“Where two or more are gathered, I am there with them…” (Matthew 18:20)
At Pres House we practice connecting, knowing, and supporting one another to bear witness to Christ’s grace in our community. We do this through acts of encouragement and compassion, seeking to remind those in need that they are not alone. Join us to pray, write cards, deliver meals, and more as we engage in acts of love in service to the community.

Freshmen Small Group ~ Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM 
Join with other new students to build relationships with one another and God. Each week we spend time checking in, engaging with topics that the group chooses (i.e., navigating the transition to college, developing healthy relationships, exploring our questions about faith, talking about hot issues, etc.), and praying for one another. Past participants say that this experience has been an important source of support and connection during their first year at school.

Graduate Student Coffee & Conversation ~ Thursdays, 8:30 AM
Come for an hour on Thursday mornings for meaningful conversations and connecting with other graduate students; check the Pres House Facebook page for locations each week. Sign up for email updates on weekly locations here.

Pres House Young Professionals  ~ Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM 
The Young Professional small group is for folks who are working in the Madison area. We ask people to make a commitment to attending regularly so that the group can become a safe and supportive space for us to grow deeper in our relationships with one another. Sign up here.

Prayer^3 for Justice ~ Wednesdays, 4:45-5:15 PM (beginning Jan. 31st)
We believe that part of being a faithful follower of Jesus means we are called to pray for our community, nation, and world. We gather each week to pray in three ways in 10 minute segments: 1) becoming aware of what is going on in our world, 2) reflecting on scripture and asking God to guide us, 3) responding through various actions (i.e., calling legislators, writing letters to our neighbors).

Contact: Erik Franze

worship-gallery-8Music Team ~ Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Come lend your musical talents and enjoy making music with other people! This is a great way to play music while serving the community.

Contact Music Director: Natalie Handley

Coffee Buddies
At Pres House we make an intentional effort to make strangers into friends as a response to God’s call for us to love our neighbors. At Sunday Worship, people have the opportunity to put their name in for Coffee Buddies and be paired with someone to get to know. We encourage building relationships with people who are different from yourself.

Contact: Mary Kraemer

Simple Kitchen ~ Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (February 12th – March 5th)
Join us for for a 4 week cooking class where we will learn, connect, and share the food we prepare! No cooking experience required; various cooking levels welcome. Space is limited! 4 spots available for church members and 4 spots available for apartment residents. Sign up is first come first served and we will start a waiting list when the spots are full; sign up here.

The Study Lounge ~ Monday-Friday 9 AM -5 PM
Pres House is open throughout the week for you! It is a great place to study with comfy couches, free coffee, free WiFi and friendly faces. There is also often leftover food and snacks to eat and a kitchen where you can warm up your lunch.

Pastors’ Office Hours:
Pastors’ Mark and Erica love to meet with students to talk about anything – stresses, family concerns, relationships, career questions, theology, the Bible, or just life in general.

E-mail Pastor Mark or Pastor Erica to find a time to connect!

In addition to our weekly activities there are many special fellowship, learning and service events at Pres House!

And you are invited to be a leader and shape the space at Pres House.