Growth Groups available Fall 2016: Click here for a printable catalog
Step-Parenting Group For parents of blended families. Led by Art & Lois Finnigan. Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning October 3 in the Serenity Room.
Art & Lois feel called by God to open their hearts and minds to their experience with step-parenting. Their resource, The Smart Step-Family: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family, by leading step-family expert Ron Deal offers a revised and expanded edition of his signature resource, which addresses key concerns and practical issues facing every step-family.
Teens-Narnia Group For teens. Led by Jadyn Meyer. Group meets Sunday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. beginning October 2 in the Serenity Room.
This growth group aimed at youth 12 years of age and up will be reading and discussing epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all in the enchanted world of Narnia. Jadyn Meyer will be leading this group which each week will read and discuss parallels between Christianity and C.S. Lewis’ famous book series The Chronicles of Narnia. They will begin with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, where four siblings play a game of hide and seek and wind up entering a magical land. Once there, they discover a world inhabited by beasts, dwarfs, and giants and find themselves in a battle to defeat a witch.
Christmas Unplugged Group For anyone. Led by JoAnn Meyer. Group meets Sundays at approximately 11:45 a.m. beginning October 9 in the Serenity Room.
Nine years and thirteen printings later, Unplug the Christmas Machine is still the undisputed guide to creating a joyful, stress-free holiday season. Revised and filled with new material, this book will enjoy even greater popularity in the years to come.
In the pages of Unplug the Christmas Machine, Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli answer the questions they have heard most often in their many years of talking with people about Christmas, such as: "How can I reduce the stress of preparing for Christmas?" "How can I make our celebration more spiritual and less materialistic?" "How can I get my husband to be more enthusiastic about Christmas?" "How can I get my wife to relax and enjoy the celebration?" and "How can I help my children see that Christmas is more than just presents?" Readers will turn to this book for inspiration and practical advice year after year.
Sixteen years after it first appeared, this perennial favorite is still the book that thousands turn to for sound, no-nonsense advice on how to combat Christmas commercialism and create a joyful, stress-free holiday season. The authors answer all the most commonly asked questions, from "How can I reduce the stress of preparing for Christmas?" to "How can I teach my children that Christmas means more than just presents?" and many more.
Retired and Re-Fired Group For folks of retirement age or above who want to be Re-Fired! Led by Betty Gleason. Group meets at noon on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month beginning on October 10 in the Serenity Room.
We all have those days when temptation becomes bad choices, when we don't know who to trust or where to turn. The book of Proverbs offers revolutionary wisdom for such traumatic moments. Living the Proverbs by Charles Swindoll explores such pressing themes as handling difficult people, temptation, financial decisions, betrayal, and even marriage and parenting decisions.