Change of Pace is founded upon the truth that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and desires to introduce women to a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Participants, coming from many different churches and of all ages and stages of life, enjoy a great time studying God's Word together. Many friendships are formed and cultivated within the group.
Change of Pace Bible studies is a ministry of the Friendship Foundation, directed by Dona Fisher. The Foundation directs a study in central Lancaster County and a study in the southern end of the county (thus, the name, Change of Pace South or COPS). Before the southern group’s existence, women were traveling considerable distance to enjoy rich Bible study and Christian fellowship with other women. In 2000, a small group from the southern end proposed the establishment of a new group within close proximity to Quarryville, Oxford, and Peach Bottom, areas of southern Lancaster and Chester Counties. Starting with twenty women it grew to over one hundred women and continues to flourish. Since 2002, Change of Pace South has gratefully used the facilities of Providence Church.
New Bible studies are offered two to three times a year, in September, January and sometimes March . Materials from well-known, qualified Bible teachers are used and small discussion groups are led by dedicated leaders.
Women of all ages and all faiths are welcome! Whether you are a beginner in matters of faith or seasoned Christian, you will feel comfortable and you will learn lots! We welcome you.
The in-person study begins at 9:30 am with a short time of gathering and worship in music, followed by a DVD teaching lesson and small group discussion. We will not be serving our usual breakfast buffet due to COVID-19, but you may bring your own travel mug with lid.
Masks are required for everyone attending in-person study and enrollment is limited.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer childcare at this time. Supervision is available for a limited number of homeschooled children (grades K-8) with masks and distancing precautions in place.
Zoom sessions are available:
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30
Spring Bible Study
March 10 - April 21
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly"
Join us for a 7 week study of Colossians, and the power of God's Word in our lives.
*Please see Current Studies page for more details about the study and to register!
We use the facilities of:
Providence Church | 269 Cinder Road, New Providence, PA 17560
Please click on here for directions.