Bible Study Fellowships

Sunday Mornings



Who is Jesus?   What do you BELIEVE about Him?

The Gospel of John teaches us that Jesus Christ is the great “I AM” of Scripture, the eternal God and Savior.   It is important that what we KNOW about Jesus has established roots in our hearts through genuine faith in Him.  What we BELIEVE about Him and His teachings will change our hearts and determine how we live.   John’s Gospel was written “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing you may have life in His Name.” (John 20:31)    We will deepen our faith, strengthen our relationship with Him and learn what it means to walk as those who have put on the “new self, created in the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. “  (Eph. 4:23,24)

Meets every Sunday in The Chapel from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Beginning Sunday, September 9, 2018
Teacher: Carolyn Opderbeck (973-423-9022)

Tuesday Mornings

Women of the Word (WOW)

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies . . . James - A Faith That's Real

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

Workbooks are required and are available for purchase. Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166

Begins Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Meets from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Meets in Lower Chapel  
Teacher: Dianne Lekometros Coordinator: Lisa Kudisch (973-694-4618)

Tuesday Evenings

Ladies In-Touch Bible Study

Fresh Brewed Faith: A Study of Hebrews - Change is hard. No one knew that better than the early Christians who struggled with discouragement, fear, failure, and hopelessness. In this ten-week study of Hebrews, you will discover a message of courage and hope that is as relevant today as it was two millennia ago. Discover the difference a fresh brewed faith can make!

Begins Tuesday, September
Meets from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Meets in The Chapel
Teacher: Rosette Almoyan (201-988-7378)

Wednesday Mornings

The Amazing Collection (T.A.C.) AM:

(The Bible for Women, Book by Book)

The Bible is simply the greatest love letter ever written.   You'll discover GOD, and that through HIM, you can receive hope, assurance, wisdom, joy, peace, power, and above all, the way to salvation! You may join this class at any time.  Workbooks will be available ($11).  Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166

Begins Wednesday, September
Meets from 9:15 to 11:15 AM
Meets in The Chapel
Teacher: Jeannine Galenkamp (201-891-5374)



as we explore the books of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians through a Beth Moore DVD study called 'Children of the Day'.  This is an in-depth verse-by-verse 9 week study where you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental - God's timing is perfect! You'll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be!

The mega themes of these 2 books are:

1)  The Holy Spirit's help to remain strong in faith, ability to show genuine love to others and maintain our moral character even when persecuted...

2)  Paul's commitment to share the Gospel in spite of difficult circumstances -- a model for us to follow.

3)  Hope -- the resurrection of our body and our presence with the Lord at His second coming.

4)  Being prepared for Christ's return.

 Workbook is required.  Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober 937-427-6960 X166.

Begins Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Meets from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Meets in the Lower Chapel
Teacher:  Cara Greene (201-410-8693)

Wednesday Evenings

Moms in Prayer

"What if you could change the world – not just for today but for generations to come? At Moms in Prayer International, we believe that a mom can be the single greatest force for good in the lives of her children and the children around her. We believe that lives and whole communities are changed forever when moms gather together to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Moms can make the difference as they reach out to God in prayer- moms just like you." -Moms in Prayer

Join us every Wednesday evening during Kids' Klub to intercede on behalf of children and schools through prayer.
7:00 PM in the HGC Library
Led by Dorothy Rolling (973-427-6960 X118)

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Thursday Mornings (with Nursery & Storytime provided)

Deep Roots: A Journey Through Scripture

Workbooks are available for purchase and childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166.

Begins Thursday, September
Meets from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Meets in The Chapel. Coffee and light refreshments are served
Teachers: Jan Rowland and Peggy Goitz (973-238-9113)

Thursday Evenings

The Amazing Collection (T.A.C.): The Bible for Women, Book by Book

The Bible is simply the greatest love letter ever written.  You'll discover GOD and that through HIM, you can receive hope, assurance, wisdom, joy, peace, power, and above all, the way to salvation.  You may join this class at any time.  Workbooks are available ($11).

Begins Thursday, September
Meets from 7:00 to 8:45 PM
Meets in Y-301
Teacher: Jeannine Galenkamp (201-891-5374


Friends in Faith

Draw closer to the Lord in a supportive group of women in a relaxed home atmosphere with snacks.  This is an inclusive group where you can bring friends who may be seekers.  Using a DVD and book discussion, we meet year-round every other Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 in Hawthorne at Elaine Miyamoto's home. We will be studying "Me, Myself and Lies" by Jennifer Rothschild.  This study will encourage you to replace those negative thoughts with positive truths from God's Word.  Questions?   Please call Elaine at 201-956-4409


WILD - Women In Loving Discipleship

For women in their late 20s through 30s: In the book of I Peter, Peter challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance.  He shares his concerns on big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.  This study meets the 4th Saturday of each month and is taught by Sue Vander Pyl at her home in Midland Park.  For more information, call Sue at 201-956-2806

Refreshment and Reflection (R&R) 2018/2019

Come as you “R” to receive spiritual refreshment, encouragement, and fellowship in a casual atmosphere as you hear speakers teach on various practical biblical topics. Meets from 8:45 to 10:00 AM in the Chapel on the following dates:

  • September 8th : "Anchors of Faith" with special speaker Cheryl Freeman
  • November 3th : “A Relationship Like No Others” with special speaker Irene Rogers
  • January 12th : "Life After A Death Sentence” with special speaker Vera Amaral
  • March 2nd :  "To BE or Not to BE" with special speaker Kerri Schaefer "
  • May 4th: "Turning a Home into a House of Prayer” with special speaker Dorothy Rolling

Hosted by Laura Minnema and Ermetta Olson


Opportunities to Serve


If you have a heart for service and a desire to minister to others in need, this ministry is for you!  We extend care with compassion, availability, respect, and encouragement to women and their families in need of temporary assistance with errands, transportation, at-home or hospital visits, prayer and encouragement- Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:3). 

Coordinator:  Kathryn Wansong (


If you like to knit or crochet, or wish to learn, you'll enjoy our Made with Love ministry!  We create handmade items for our shut-ins, those in need, and our various outreaches.  

Meets on the second Thursday of every month:

Meets 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Meets in The Chapel Classroom "A"

Coordinator:  Melissa Holland -

Fitness & Exercise

Bone Strengthening

Ladies, follow special exercise regimens to increase bone health.  Meets Monday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:15 PM in The Chapel.

Instructor:  Joyce Muller (973) 427-9565



Friday, September 21, 2018 6:30pm-9:00pm Soup, Salad and Sisterhood

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm Women's Safety Awareness Seminar

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00am-2:30pm Fall Women's Conference

Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:00pm-5:00pm Christmas Outreach

Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:00pm-5:00pm Ladies Tea

Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:30pm-8:00pm  Women's Spring Event

May 3-5, 2018 Women's Weekend Retreat at Word of Life NY

Friday, May 17-Saturday, May 18, 2019 Fresh Brewed Faith

Saturday, June 1, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm Made With Purpose