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.

Begins on Sunday, September 10th  
Meets in The Chapel from 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Teacher: Carolyn Opderbeck (973-423-9022)


Soup, Salad and Sisterhood: Friday, September 29th 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Join us for a fun Friday night of praise, laughter and conversation as we get to know each other over soup and salad.  This is a great event to invite a friend, relative or neighbor to enjoy Christian fellowship or show what the love of Christ looks like.  The date is Friday, September 29, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in the Pavilion.  The cost is $5 and reservations can be made in the Pavilion between each service on Sunday, September 10th, 17th and 24th.

2017 Women's Fall Conference: Saturday, November 11th 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Micca Campbell is a national speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  She is the author of An Untroubled Heart and has co-authored several other books.  She also writes for Encouragement for Today, a free daily devotional for women.   With her distinctive southern flair, humor and insights into God's Word, she reaches audiences of all kinds.  Micca will be speaking on The Spiritually Empowered Christian Woman.  Tickets can be purchased in the Pavilion on Sundays and through itickets.com


Coordinator: Kathryn Wansong (973-427-6960 X150)

Registrar: Jessica Koenig-Kashammer (973-427-6960 X110)

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Tuesday Mornings

Women of the Word (WOW)

WOW will begin a five-week Inductive Bible Study on the book of Jude entitled Contend for the Faith.  This in-depth study will help you understand God's Word, bring healing to your soul, and give direction to your life.  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, September 12th
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

Our study is entitled The Uncommon Woman: Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary by Susie Larson.  Learn how to be a woman characterized by God's attributes of love, purity, and integrity and live a life that impacts others for Christ.  A workbook purchase is necessary.  

Begins Tuesday, September 12th
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, September 6th
Meets from 9:15 to 11:15 AM
Meets in The Chapel
Teacher: Jeannine Galenkamp (201-891-5374)



Do you ever long for a more effective prayer life?  Do you feel your prayers are anemic?  Hollow?  Then this DVD study, The Daniel Prayer Bible Study by Anne Graham Lotz, is for you!  Anne looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel 9... a plea to move Heaven - a prayer that changes hearts and nations.  A workbook is required.  Childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober 937-427-6960 X166.

Begins Wednesday, September 13th
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 September 20th at 7:00 PM in the HGC Library
Led by Vicki Calabrese (201-337-3744)

Visit our blog at momsinprayerhgc.weebly.com/

Thursday Mornings (with Nursery & Storytime provided)

Deep Roots: A Journey Through Scripture

Join us for Beth Moore's series, David: Seeking a Heart Like His.  In this study, David will make you laugh and cry.  He will delight and disappoint you.  You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others.  David's life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship.  If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you.  Workbooks are available for purchase and childcare is provided by calling Sandy Lynn Bober at 973-427-6960 X166.

Begins Thursday, September 14th
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)


Feasts of the Bible:  This six session DVD and discussion study by Dr. Sam Nadler will help you understand God's redemptive plan for mankind.  The feasts of Israel in the Old Testament explain the significance, symbolism, timelessness, and purpose of each and they all point to Messiah Jesus.  Workbooks are available for $6 and childcare is available by calling Sandy Lynn Bober 973-427-6960 X166

Begins Thursday, October 5th

Meets from 9:15 - 11:00 am

Meets in the Lower Chapel

Teacher:  Karen Capalbo (201-815-0906)

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, September 7th
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. We are currently are studying Lord I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur.  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 following Thursdays:

September 14th, October 12th and November 9th

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.

Begins Monday, September 11th

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!




Saturday, January 27th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Pavilion

Our annual afternoon Tea offers the ladies of our church a chance to get to know each other amidst a setting of exquisitely decorated tables, a variety of flavorful teas, and delicious homemade scones!  Eve Schuit will be speaking on John 3:16

Coordinator:  Colleen Savone (551-404-5106)


Friday, March 16, 2018 in the Sanctuary

Alicia Williamson Garcia is an award winning music artist and Bible teacher. For over 25 years she has been a featured speaker and worship leader at events throughout the country and has been privileged to partner with Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, Babbie Mason, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Dr Tony Evans, and many other prominent Bible teachers and worship leaders.

Coordinator:  Kathryn Wansong 973-427-6960 X150