A fresh approach to mid-week
Small groups begins September 11. Get a sneak peak of these opportunities to connect, engage and grow on September 4 at our first Wednesday evening dinner of the season. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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2 (verb) to occupy the attention or efforts of a person or persons; to secure for aid, use, etc.; to attract and hold fast; to attract or please; to bind, as by pledge, promise, contract, or oath
Fun Zone and Nursery
Our nursery and child care program is for children eight weeks through fifth grade. We are called to receive, nurture and treasure each child as a sacred gift from God. Please reserve child care for your children up to 5th grade by clicking here for Wednesday evenings so we can prepare accordingly.
Children’s Choir Calling all elementary students who love to sing!
- Alleluia Choir is for singers in grades two – five. The Alleluia Choir sings monthly at the 11 a.m. service, offering age appropriate anthems. The children’s choir rehearsal provides multiple learning experiences, including singing, movement, exploratory instrumental playing and story telling.
- Carol Choir is for singers kindergarten and first grade. The Carol Choir sings at least once every two months at the 11 a.m. worship hour. The Carol Choir often joins the Alleluia Choir for combined anthems. Emphasis in the Carol Choir is to begin an understanding of the singing voice and a love of singing.
A group for middle and high school students comes together to discuss upcoming youth worship topics. Each week an in-depth look at the worship topic, scriptures and other devotional material will help bring new understanding. Through the Core’s discussion, worship topics are finalized for the Sunday night youth group. The Core is open to all youth interested in exploring Biblical themes in a new way.
Bible Study with Pastor Tom leader: Rev. Tom McCloskey
Continues the conversation on worship themes. Plan for interactive discussion in a more personal setting.
Bridge leader: Dave Rogers
Bridge, a game of cards, is an excellent way to maintain mental activity. This course is designed for those who have never played bridge, and for those who have played and want to improve their game.
Buddy 101 Training Class (Special Needs Ministry) 2nd Wednesday
Train to be a buddy to a child with special needs.
Chair Dancing leader: Scheryl Porter
An exercise program to 60s, disco and soul music. This video-led class is appropriate for ages 10 – 100!
Creation Care Film Series 4-week series
September 11 ”Wildlife Matters: Gardening for Native Pollinators”
September 18 “Nourish”
September 25 “The Story of Bottled Water”
October 2 “The Story of Stuff”
Deeper leader: Brad Cowherd
A community of young adults, many with young children, that wants to grow deeper in faith. This group is for real life: the good, the bad and the ugly, and provides spiritual care for all its members by its members.
Historical Jesus Class leader: John Richard
This course focuses on the birth of Christianity by studying the interaction between Jesus and his first companions and the continuation of that relationship despite Christ’s execution. Study the history of the time period through the Gospels and other primary sources.
Karate leader: John Darin
Classes are offered in a Christian environment. All are welcome. Mind, body and spirit receive integrated training through the study of this art. To master karate is to master one’s self, physically, mentally and spiritually. Students develop confidence, self-discipline and physical dexterity.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 3rd Wednesday
This year’s theme is A Beautiful Mess, which is a superb way of looking at our imperfect lives as parents, and how God helps us to be joyful in the chaos!
Music and Worship Arts Ministries contact: Mary Jane Nunley
Our prayer is that every note, every step, every word is acceptable to our Creator and a reflection of our love, honor and thanksgiving. All art offered in worship is our gift to God given in response to the immeasurable gifts God has given us. The Worship Arts program offers a wide variety of groups and ensembles, and is open to all who love to share their creative gifts with the Lord. No auditions are required.
The Next Step to Living Better leader: Bari Clark (Certified Personal Trainer)
A circuit training class done at-your-pace, at-your-level. Addressing problems not symptoms, this total body workout will help you achieve the results you are seeking!
The Other Sheep Bible Study (LGBT class) every other Wednesday
The goal of the group is to create a safe environment for gay and lesbian people to gather together and discuss God’s Word and His plan for each of us.
Parenting leader: Marty Murray (assisted by Janie Tinklenberg, Kimberly Gibson)
A class on parenting for young parents and parents-to-be. Topics will range from developmental milestones to helping parents integrate faith conversation into everyday events.
Senior Adult Bible Study leader: Jack Gresham
An open forum format with a minimal amount of didactic teaching. In addition to a printed syllabus with questions, participants also make use of laptops with a Bible Study File on the subject currently studied.
Young Adult Small Groups off-campus. contact: Kevin Landress
Small groups are a place where we challenge the way we look at life and change the way we live life.
- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. – The Grande Condos (Downtown)
- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. – Winter Park
- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. – Delaney Park (Downtown)