Bible Study Fellowships

Sunday Mornings


Ezra: Seeing things from God's Perspective is our study for the fall.  We need to learn how to allow the Lord to guide our steps so that we can participate in His plans His way.   There is no such thing as hopeless, too late, or too hard for the Lord.  The best plans for us begin and end with Him!  Only as He intervenes on our behalf in impossible situations can we learn to patiently wait for Him to move hearts.  Meets in the Chapel.

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

Tuesday Mornings

Women of the Word (WOW)

WOW will begin a new Inductive Bible Study on the book of Joel who prophesized about the judgement of all the nations in the coming Day of the Lord. As we wait for this Day, we should remember that God is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in loving kindness. Workbooks are required and are available for purchase by calling Lisa. Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166

Begins Tuesday, January 9th
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

This verse-by-verse study of James will challenge you to apply God's Word to your life.  By faith we're reborn into the family of God; but we are to be more than justified infants, we are to be mature daughters. The result should be faith that is foundational, genuine, proven, and evident to the world. A workbook purchase is necessary.

Begins Tuesday, January 23rd
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.  We will begin with the Book of Ruth.  Workbooks will be available ($11).  Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166

Begins Wednesday, January 24th
Meets from 9:15 to 11:15 AM
Meets in The Chapel
Teacher: Jeannine Galenkamp (201-891-5374)



So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God - who He really is and how he works in our lives.  But with Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur, that will all change.  This deeply insightful study and your daily time with Him in His Word, will introduce you to the limitless treasure available to you as His child!  Workbook is required.  Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober 937-427-6960 X166.

Begins Wednesday, January 10th
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.
Begins January 10th at 7:00 PM in the HGC Library
Led by Dorothy Rolling (973-427-6960 X118)

Visit our blog at momsinprayerhgc.weebly.com/

Thursday Mornings (with Nursery & Storytime provided)

Deep Roots: A Journey Through Scripture

A God of Creation is a study of Genesis 1-11 by Jen Wilkin.  The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God.  We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil - all through the power of His Word.  Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text.  As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.  Workbooks are available for purchase and childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166.

Begins Thursday, January 18th
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.  We will begin with the Book of Ruth.  Workbooks are available ($11).

Begins Thursday, January 25th
Meets from 7:00 to 8:45 PM
Meets in Y-301
Teacher: Jeannine Galenkamp (201-891-5374


Sisters of the Heart

In The Friendships of Women, Dee Brestin encourages you to listen to your need for friendships and to find and strengthen those relationships. Relying on key biblical stories, this study explores what the story of Ruth teaches us about "rapport talk," how Luke celebrates the power of women's intuition, and what we can learn about avoiding unhealthy dependency from one of the most significant friendships in the Old Testament. With a passion borne from an intense belief in the power of friendship, this study guides your relationships to new levels of intimacy and trust. Engaging, honest, and deeply personal, The Friendships of Women will inspire you to see your desire for friendship not as a burden but as a gift. 

This study will meet weekly in the home of Ruth Sekel in North Haledon.  Space is limited.  Please call Ruth at 201-248-9215

Friends in Faith

Draw closer to the Lord in a supportive group of womenin 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. Starting January 18th, we will be studying Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst.  Please call Elaine at 201-956-4409

Refreshment and Reflection (R&R) 2017/2018
Saturday Morning Bible Study

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 9th : "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" with special speaker Karen Verhoog
  • November 4th : “How to Live a Biblically Balanced Life” with special speaker Suzanne Kozlowski
  • January 6th : “The Importance of Godly Influence” with special speaker Susheela Thomas-Sommer
  • March 3th :  "What in the World is a Christian Atheist" with special speaker Deloris Smith
  • May 5th : "Rising Above the Madness” with special speaker Susan Vander Pyl

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:  Nina Braciliano (ninabee3@verizon.net)


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 - hgc.madewithlove@gmail.com

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



Provided for children of moms who attend the following Bible studies: Daughters of the King, Deep Roots, Embracing Grace, T.A.C. AM and Women of the Word.  If you have a child, infant to 5 years, and will be attending a morning Bible study, contact Sandy Lynn Bober at sandy@hgcusa.org or 973-427-6960 X166.  Thank you!