Small Groups During The Week



* Trails and Tacos.  Third Saturday of each month.  1st Adventure begins March 20. Leader: Taby Lane

This inter-generational hiking/biking group is open to all teens through seasoned saints. Children and pets accompanied by parents are welcome too! Outings will be led by some outstanding individuals. Taby Lane will coordinate these wonderful adventures and fellowship times on the trail and add some tacos at the end! Inclement weather will cancel the outing.  

* Run/Walk For Central America. Facilitator: John DeLaporte.  Saturday mornings at 7:00 am at Jay Dix Park. Ends Oct 9, 2021. 


* 8:00 a.m. The Blue Mugs Women's Group. Facilitators: Terry Overfelt, LeAnn Skinner, Teri Walden. Meet 1st and 3rd Monday at HyVee on Broadway.

*  Noon  Caregiver and Grief Support Group.  Discuss the life of a caregiver and tips on how to best assist our loved ones.  Meets first Monday of every month in large conference room.   Facilitators: David and Patsy Dalton. 356-6036    Ongoing via Zoom.

*  5:30 p.m.  Feet Under The Same Table - Foundations For Allyship. Third Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (prior to MOM meeting) in Fellowship.  Leader: Adonica Coleman

The relational richness derived when we find ourselves sharing a meal is unmatched and can lay the foundation for allyship and racial reconciliation. Adonica will host up to 9 women each of the dates, for a meal and bold conversation once a month beginning April 19th. Participants must RSVP and will be asked to contribute $10.00 for the cost of the catered meal.       



* 12:30 p.m.  Men's Small Group.  Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Bob Evans, US63 & I-70 junction.   Facilitator: Melvin Brees.

* 1:00pm  Covenant Study Group.  Study focus: TBD.  Meets weekly in the Large Conference Room.  Facilitator: Carol Vance. Starts September 7, 2021.

* 7 p.m.  Women's Book Study: Windows of The Soul.  Second and fourth Tuesday with Teri Walden. Locations TBD

* 7 p.m.  Centering Prayer Group. Third Tuesday of every month from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. Leader: Robin Perso

If you are interested in exploring the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of centering prayer, this group is for you! Sessions include 20-30 minutes of centering prayer followed by book discussion and faith sharing. We are currently reading "Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening" by Cynthia Bourgeault.


* 11:30 a.m.  Women's Lunch Gathering.  Meet for lunch at D'Rowe's Restaurant, 1005 Club Village Dr (Next to Walgreen's on Forum) every 4th Wednesday of every month except Nov/Dec.  Contact church office for reservations. On hold due to COVID.

* 11:45 a.m.  Small Group For Women Who Don't Have Time For A Small Group:  Current book study, Windows of The Soul. Third Wednesdays with Terry Overfelt in CLC. You are invited to bring a sack lunch.

Sometimes God is revealed in ways that go unnoticed, such as everyday experiences, creation's beauty, Scriptures, life's joys, art, music, or even through tears. Windows of the Soul is a moving account of how author Ken Gire has met God in the most unusual, unexpected places. Gire describes his ability to perceive God's whisper, the only voice that fulfills a soul's longing fro heaven, through the clamor of everyday life. Windows of the Soul combines inspirational quotations from a wide range of literary sources, earnest prayers of a Christian longing for God, and touching personal testimony of how God has nourished Gire's soul through the wondrous blessings of everyday living.

* 1 p.m. Sisters in Study.  Meets weekly in Fellowship Hall.  Facilitator: Dorothy Sprouse.  Ongoing .

* Time TBD  Women's Book Sharing: The Book of Longings. Three sessions: April 28, May 26, June 30 via Zoom. Leader: Colleen Colaner or Terry Overfelt

Sue Monk Kidd's, "The Book of Longing" is, "A testament to the author's talent for creating both compelling characters and intriguing story lines...Historical details of daily life in the Roman Empire, strong female characters, and richly imagined glimpses into the philosophical communities and libraries in Egypt...make this an excellent book club choice. The intensity, bravery, and strength of character of Ana...will inspire readers but in a different way: to live authentically and remain true to oneself." - Library Journal

* 7 p.m.  Small Group For Parents. 2nd Wednesday of the month via Zoom and 4th Saturday of the month for fellowship at various locations. Leader: John DeLaporte  The BCC Parent Small Group creates some sacred space for parents to come together in spirit and support as we navigate the joys and challenges of raising faith-filled kids in the world today.  Through fellowship, prayer, study, and conversation our goal is to build a community where parents are supported and kids can thrive!

* 7 p.m. Small Group The Chosen. Meets every other Wednesday, beginning May 19 in the Large Conference Room.  Leaders: Craig & Charlotte Brumfield.

The Chosen is the first ever multi-season, episodic series exploring the life, times, and teachings of Jesus Christ.  It is available to stream for free here.  We will meet every other week to watch, discuss, reflect and study together while sharing a healthy dose of fellowship!  This summer we will begin with season 1 with hopes to explore season 2 in the fall.  All will benefit from deeper study and conversation whether you are watching for the first time or have already watched the episodes. 

7:00 p.m. Growth Group. Facilitator: Patsy Dalton. Discussion of Sunday Sermon, sharing and fellowship. Meets every other Wednesday at the Dalton's home/zoom.

* Women's Book Group. Facilitator: Colleen Colaner. Last Wednesday of the month, location TBD


6 a.m.  Women's Contemplative Prayer Group. Beginning March 18th via Zoom.  Eight session Film and Text Series. Leader: Barbara McLay

This group will blend study and prayer for women interested in exploring contemplative spiritual practice. We will read, "Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation" by Phileena Heuertz. "Contemplative prayer helps us discern the voice of God, uncover our true self, and live a life of meaning and purpose. Filled with insights and wisdom from personal experiences, Phileena Heuertz introduces us the themes and teachers of contemplative spirituality, as well as several prayer practices, and invites us to greater healing and wholeness by learning to practice faith through prayer. This is an opportunity to go deeper with God - to experience the Divine and be transformed."

6 p.m.  Odds and Ends Craft Small Group.  Focus: handcrafts such as quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc., along with lots of shared conversation.  Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall.  Facilitator: Marilyn McCreary.  Starts September 2

*7 p.m.  Church Ladies Book Chat.  Meets 3nd Thursday of each month at LeAnn Sapp's home, 4501 Fall River Rd.  Facilitator: Carolyn Ezzell.  On hold due to COVID.



Last Published: August 19, 2021 5:40 PM