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Grow Groups – Fall 2023

#10 – Keep it Shut Group Leader: Kim Edwards/Cathy Hintz

Description: This fall we will be studying from the book Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman.  We will explore what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use (or not use) our words.

Times: Sundays –  9:45 – 10:45AM – Room 104/106 Thru Nov 19

#11 – Men’s Sundav School Group Leader: Keith Wolfgram and Dean Pond

Description: A study on the book Spiritual Warfare by Jack Kuhatschek.  All men are welcome.

Times: Sundays – 9:45-10:45 AM  – Men’s Classroom

#12 – Youth Sunday School — Group Leader: John Miller

Description: A series of individual lessons that focus on the topics that teens need to know about in order to develop their faith during their teen years.

Times: Sundays – 9:45-10:45 AM  – Room 109/Youth

#14 – Digging Deeper — Group Leader: Pastor Dan Bowman

Description: In depth study of the previous week’s sermon. This class allows for a greater understanding of the Biblical text used in the previous week’s sermon and for a small group discussion about where the Lord is trying to lead through the reading of His word.

Times: Wednesdays- 10:00-11:00AM  – HeBrews Café

Mid-week Grow Groups

#17 – Grief Support Group Leader: Cheryl Bernritter

Description:  If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in your life and perhaps are struggling to work through the grief that you are feeling, this class offers confidential discussion with others who are struggling with similar issues and the opportunity to discover the spiritual process of grieving.

Times:  Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – Oct 4 – Nov 15 – Room 105

#18 – Parents Group Group Leader: Pastor Dan Bowman

Description:  Pastor Dan will be facilitating a DVD study by Andy and Sandra Stanley entitled Parenting:  Am I Getting it Right?  This study will will focus on four subgroups:  The Four Stages of Parenting, How to  Parent with the End in Mind, An Approach to Discipline that Strengthens Relationships and How to Help Your Child Develop their own Faith.

Times:  Wednesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM – Oct 4 – Nov 15 – Room 105

#19 – Horizontal Jesus Group Leader: Celina Bowman

Description:  Loving God is vertical love.  Loving others is horizontal love.  Jesus showed His disciples how these two loves are intertwined in practical ways.  While our relationship with God is based on faith alone, He warns and encourages us to see that the way we treat people affects our experience of Him.  In this study, you will learn how to apply Biblical principles drawn from several one-another passages in Scripture.  In doing so, you will reap blessings in your vertical relationship with God.

Times:  Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – Oct 4 – Nov 15 – Room 105

#20 – Prayer, Promises, Praise Group Leader: Bobbi Collins

Description:  This group will share how prayer, promises and praise strengthens and grows our relationship with the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.  Every relationship must have communication (prayer), trust (promises), and appreciation (praise) in order to grow, which develops faith for it to become the foundation on which we build our lives.  Bring a pencil and a notebook and join us in this adventure!

Times:  Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – Oct 4 – Nov 15 – Room 103

#21 – Methodist Articles of Religion Group Leader: Brian Kelley

Description:  There has been a lot of discussion as to what our new church discipline would look like as we become Swartz Creek Community Church.  Pastor Dan has shared that we would likely start with the     Methodist Articles of Religion that are in the current UMC Book of Discipline.  Well, what are these articles?  This class is intended to review and discuss the 27 Articles of Religion so that we can understand them, understand what we believe as a church, and learn how to put them into practice.

Times:  Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – Oct 4 – Nov 15 – Murbach Hall


4 Ways to Register:

  • Connection card dropped off in Connection Bins outside Sanctuary or at The Well—Indicate the group number or name on the card
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      2. Choose the group or groups you are interested in
      3. Sign up
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    3. Complete phone, email, 6 digit code, and name process
    4. Select Groups, choose your interested groups, and ask to join