adult discipleship

Discipleship is many activities focused on enhancing the ability of adults to live as Christ would have us live. We are called as a church, and as individuals, to love God, to love one another, and to make disciples. 

Discipleship helps us to learn more about God and helps us grow in our ability to love one another and to grow as disciples.  

Everyone is encouraged to routinely participate in 9:00am Connecting Time on Sundays. Weekly and special opportunities to grow include classes, retreats, and small groups.  

For any questions contact Cynthia Younger (Walk To Emmaus) or Susan Asher (Discipleship Elder).

BOok Study

A Long Obedience In The Same Direction

We invite you to join Pastor Bill on Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm for this Online Book Study of Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction,

focusing on the Psalms of Ascent (120-134).

Please RSVP to

Books, ebooks, and audiobooks are available on Amazon. Please let Bill know if you need assistance getting a book.

Theology Book Club

2nd & 4th Sundays @ 3:00pm

currently meeting via the Zoom platform

This is an informal group that reads a wide variety of books that are

theologically themed. Sometimes we complete a book discussion in one meeting, other times we spend multiple Sundays. 

We agree as a group how long we spend on a book, and then decide together what we will read next.

Several days prior to each meeting book notes will be sent out.

Please contact Carol Domench or Susan Asher if you are interested. 

Now Reading: The Real Face of Atheism by Ravi Zacharias

Next Up: Evil & The Justice of God by N.T. Wright

The Jesuit Guide to "Almost" Everything by James Martin

Activities for Men

Men Matter at East Woods.  Find your Place. 

  • Men's Breakfast

    2nd Saturday of Each Month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 A.M.

    The men of East Woods gather on the first Saturday of every month at East Woods in Evergreen Hall at 7:30 a.m. to share a hearty meal and a unique fellowship. Attendees lead a faith-based discussion on a biblical principle as it applies to everyday life.  The bond of caring men with common struggles makes coming early worth the effort…and the food is pretty tasty too! 

    Visitors and friends are encouraged to attend!

  • Men's Happy Hour

    4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.At McMenamins

    Invite a friend and join the men for a social gathering every fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at McMenamins across from the church for a time of food and fellowship.

  • Men's Retreat

    Oct 23-25 2020

    This annual retreat is held in Lincoln City at the Dawn Treader Retreat.  Great accommodations, good people, tons of food, free time, and an interactive program make for a great weekend together. Contact Keith (209) 329-2761 for more info or to sign up. $125/person (scholarships available)

  • Men's Walk to Emmaus

    Oct 22-25 2020

    This is an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity for spiritual renewal with other men of faith. Whether you're a life-long Christian, or have only begun a relationship with Jesus, this life-changing weekend is for you. If you are interested in participating in The Walk to Emmaus, please contact the office.

Activities for Women

Enjoy the ongoing activities for women at East Woods. 


Women's Bible Study

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at East Woods in the Maple Room for Bible Study together. 

Women's Retreat (Spring)

Take a break from the daily grind for a time of companionship, fun, relaxation, good food and spiritual growth with the women of East Woods.

March 6-8 2020 at Heathen Estates.

Spiritual Renewal

Participate in a once in a lifetime experience of spiritual renewal at the Women's Walk to Emmaus. The next Women's Walk to Emmaus is scheduled November 5-8, 2020.

New Members Class

August 9 | 12:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ONLINE

Interested in learning more about East Woods membership? Pastor Bill leads this interactive and informative one-day class to discuss these questions: 

  • How has God shaped our different journeys of faith to bring us here?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • How has the history of the Church shaped Presbyterians?
  • Is East Woods the right fit for you?
  • What are the benefits and expectations of membership in this
  • congregation?

RSVP to the church office by email or calling (360) 944-5841