Check out our fantastic small groups for Fall 2018!
Small groups are at the very heart of our community. These groups offer a place to belong, be known and to grow. We hope you'll check out one (or more!) of these groups this fall.
Feel free to reach out to any of the group leaders directly (listed below) for more information. Groups will begin meeting in September.
If you'd like help figuring out which group might be a good fit for you, email Beth Faga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2018 Small Groups
Getting to Know the Bible
We’ll talk about the history of Jesus’s people and their relationship with God
We’ll look at Old Testament literature, the Gospels and other New Testament books
Group will meet weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00pm
Led by Paul McRoberts, email@example.com
Hello Holy Spirit!
This 6-week group will discuss who the Holy Spirit is, what the Holy Spirit does, and how you can interact with the HS yourself.
Jesus called the Holy Spirit The Advocate, Counselor, and Helper. And, indeed, the Holy Spirit is a wild, wonderful, and most helpful part of following Jesus.
We’ll engage in hands-on activities like praying for one another and listening for what the Holy Spirit says -- hopefully having fun along the way!
Group meets on Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, September 4th - October 9th
Led by AJ Leman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image
This group is for anyone who is a mom or has a mom; is a daughter or has a daughter.
We will talk about loving yourself, giving yourself grace, and how to navigate the important (and sometimes challenging) relationship between mother and daughter.
Join us every other Thursday from 7-8:30, Sept 13-Nov 22, as we discuss Hillary McBride’s book, “Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image.”
Led by Alex Schmidt, email@example.com
Proverbs Women's Bible Study
6-8 week study of the book of Proverbs, meets Monday mornings 9-10:30 at the church
Explore what the Bible says about wisdom, considering the life lessons and “words to live by”
We’ll discuss how relevant these words are still today and will interact with the text through sharing, journaling, and searching for common themes and insights.
Led by Becky Schaffner, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quest for the Best Pizza!
Do you like pizza? Enjoy sharing a meal with others? Join us in the quest for the best pizza in the Corridor!
We’ll visit Pagliai’s in Iowa City, Zoey’s in Marion, and more
Five Thursdays --Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25 and Nov 8
Hosted by Jean Brenneman, email@example.com
Sacred Practices and Intimate Experiences with God
We'll read the book "The Eternal Current" by Aaron Niequist and use it as a jumping off point for creating contemplative space in our lives and experiencing God through "practice-based faith".
Meets every other week, over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, Sept 5 through Nov 14.
Led by Ellie Alberhasky, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Seeing White" Podcast Discussion
We'll discuss the “Seeing White” podcast, hosted by John Biewen and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika
This podcast reveals myths around race and examines what it means to be white.
Will likely meet on Monday evenings at 7:00
Led by Adey Wassink, email@example.com
"So You Want to Talk About Race" Book Study
We will discuss the book: ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ by Ijeoma Oluo.
We’ll meet six times, every other Tuesday at 7:00, beginning Sept 11.
Here’s a sampling of the chapters: ‘Is it really about race?’; ‘What is intersectionality and why do I need it?’; ‘What are microaggressions?’; ‘What is cultural appropriation?’
Led by Lori Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Solus Jesus" Book Group
Read and discuss sections of the new book Solus Jesus by Blue Ocean pastors Emily Swan and Ken Wilson
Meets every other Wed night, 7-8:30pm, starting September 26
Led by Chris McMillan and David Borger Germann, email@example.com
Young Adults Social Gatherings
Interested in spending time with other young adults from our community? Are you between the ages of 21 and 30?
Join us for a once a month social gathering, standing day TBD
Events are drop-in and low-key, including things like potlucks, movie night, happy hour, hiking, etc.