There are a number of small group opportunities at Ruthfred for adults. These include both morning and evening Journey Through the Word (JTTW), Growing in Faith Together (GIFT), Men’s Bible Study, Men’s Prayer, and a number of women’s groups.  There are also small groups for parents of school age children and other young adults which meet in members homes. 




Morning JTTW

Morning Journey Through the Word is a Bible Study held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church.  Coffee, tea, and donut holes are served at 9:15. Studies begin in a large group format for a brief time of teaching, and then members divide into their small groups for further discussion.


Child care for Preschool and nursery aged children is available.


Click here to register for Morning Journey


For questions, please contact Pat Moore.



Evening JTTW

Evening Journey Through the Word (JTTW) is a Bible Study held on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. which begins mid-to-late fall and concludes before Ash Wednesday each year.  Studies have covered a variety of Bible books and topics.  We begin each study in a large group format for a time of teaching and song, and depending on participation may divide into small groups for further discussion. Beginning in 2022 the church will be offering Forkless Dinners to registered JTTW families Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:30 p.m.


Childcare is provided for children under five years of age. Kid’s Time also is available for children between kindergarten and grade 6. Click here for more information on Kid’s Time.


Click here to register for Evening Journey


Contact Jodie Riley with questions 412-401-9137. 



Men’s Prayer Group

Each Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. men are invited to gather in the Fireplace Lounge for a time of fellowship, brief devotions and prayer for one another. 



Sunday School

Adult Bible classes are held year round on Sundays from 9:45-10:40 a.m..  We study a wide variety of topics and Bible books.  These studies take place in the large classroom behind our sanctuary, and on our top floor in the “Upper Room.”  Topics covered are highlighted each week in the announcements section of our bulletin. 




Growing in Faith Together meets on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6:30 p.m., providing an opportunity for  Bible Study, prayer and fellowship for those in the “middle” age bracket.  Group members select the study material and take turns leading and hosting the group. Insights are shared in a friendly atmosphere with no expectations regarding prior study preparation.  Other activities have included picnics and a get-together with other Ruthfred’s other small groups. 



Young Adults

Young adult couples and singles comprise small groups which meet at homes and have Bible or book studies. If you are interested in hosting, joining, or have questions, please contact the church office at 412-835-7140.





Women’s Ministry

Our Women’s Ministry meets once a month for Bible study and fellowship in groups called “Circles.” The current Circles are Esther on Wednesdays, Ruth on Thursdays, and Mary on Saturdays. For a list of when these Circles meet check the calendar on the homepage. For questions, please contact the church office at 412-835-7140.