Growth groups

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Growth groups meet weekly for 10-12 weeks.  The size of a small group is 3 to 15 people. There is a fall semester, a spring semester, and a summer session, with breaks between each.  The growth groups are an opportunity to:

  • Grow in your faith;
  • Step out of your comfort zone into a safe environment with new people and new ideas;
  • Allow casual friendships to form without feeling a need to get too personal;
  • Develop friends who could then become more intimate friends outside of the group;
  • Receive prayer if you so desire.

Please contact Dan Rak for more information.

Alpha

Thursdays, 6:30–8:45 pm, in the Blue Room, includes dinner, Alpha presentation, and discussion.

Alpha is a group where we explore life’s big questions. Example questions are “Is There More To Life Than This?”, “Who Is Jesus?”, “Why Did Jesus Die?” and “How Can I Have Faith?”. We respect the various perspectives of others in the group. It is a group where we can get to build relationships with others. Our Alpha group is part of a national ministry alphausa.org

April 28 – July 7. In the middle of the 11 weeks, there will also be a Saturday included as a part of this group.
Cost: free.

The Meaning of Marriage

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, in the Blue Room, a video series by Tim and Kathy Keller

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean ’til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution.

According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In this six-session video-based Bible study, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.

This study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time.

If:Gathering Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, in the Blue Room, begins April 27.

Women, let’s gather on Wednesday evenings, to watch a talk from the IF:Gathering last month and share our thoughts, reflections, and responses to the presentation. IF is a ministry dedicated to helping women grow as disciples of Jesus. We’ll listen to excellent teaching, look into the Lord’s Word, pray together and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Led by Ann Rak.

Dinner and a Movie

Tuesdays, 6:45-9pm, at Ed Rak’s home in Westchester

Begins with dinner and includes a movie, discussion, and prayer. This group has been meeting together a long time and feels like family. You are welcome to join!
(but first let Ed know you are coming so he can make sure you have a place at the table.)

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