Sunday Groups

Abundance Small Group - Led by Jen Brinkmeyer

  • meets first and third Sunday of the month, 4:00-5:30 pm, eastside Iowa City
  • alternating prayer times and study of Mark
  • additional opportunities for dinner, board games, and service
  • contact Jen; or request to join our group on Facebook

Sunday Potluck Group - Led by Vanessa and Joe Hughes

  • meets one Sunday a month at the Hughes' home in Coralville
  • family friendly, casual atmosphere, good food
  • contact Joe

Roos Group - Led by Megan and Ben Roos

  • meets twice per month, Sundays, 5:00-7:00 pm, eastside Iowa City
  • dinner, discussion & prayer; children welcome (childcare available)
  • conversations about contemporary Blue Ocean faith & cultural issues
  • contact Megan

Savor Small Group - Led by Alex and Josh Schmidt

  • meets one Sunday a month, 5:30 pm, east side Iowa City
  • food, hangout, and worship; children welcome
  • contact Alex

Monday Groups

Kingdom Writers - Led by Jen Brown

  • meets once a month on Monday, 7-8:30 PM at Sanctuary Community Church
  • learn the art of writing effective letters to our elected representatives
  • choose, educate ourselves, and make a difference on important issues that affect us and our world
  • contact jen 

Wednesday Groups

Discover Joy - Led by Martha Follmer

  • meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings in North Liberty
  • bible study about experiencing peace & joy in the midst of our circumstances
  • contact Martha

Iverson Small Group “Goodies and Games” - Led by Bill and Katie Iverson

  • meets on the last Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm, east side Iowa City
  • dinner, board games, friendship, laughter
  • contact Bill

Thursday Group

Kalona Small Group - Led by George and Marilyn Hansen

  • meets 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, Kalona
  • discussion/sharing, prayer, and social time
  • contact Marilyn or George

Friday Groups

Iowa City Area Back 40+   - Organized by Phyllis Martin

  • meets once a month of Friday evenings, dates TBD
  • food, fun, and conversation for anyone over 40
  • contact Phyllis

Friday Morning Men's Group - Led by Nate Salinas

  • meets two Fridays/month, 6:30-7:40 am at the church
  • connect, pray, and engage in Bible discussion; plus breakfast and coffee
  • contact Nate

Moms' Group - Led by Dacia Watts 

  • meets Friday mornings, 10:30 am-noon, at the church
  • playtime for kids; social & prayer time for moms
  • contact Dacia

Various Meeting Days

Various Men’s and Women’s Prayer Groups

  • unlike small groups, prayer groups are formed between 3-5 people and are closed groups, often long term, for the sake of building trust
  • meeting times va ry based on the group; new groups form as interest arises
  • if you’re interested in joining or helping start one, contact Nate