CONNECT through Small Groups
Small Groups 2017-2018 – Descriptions and Contact Information
Nine Who Dine Groups
The purpose of these groups is to gather once a month with several other families to share a meal, (everyone contributes) and to build friendships within the community.
A great way to connect with families from our church!
Brad and Dorothy Capen, (989) 681-8188 – Open Group
Meeting: Once a month, typically on a Thursday evening
Ben and Kristina Eggenberger, (989) 463-6119 – Open Group
Meeting: Once a month, nights vary
Locations: Please contact the church office or a Nine who Dine Leader for current meeting dates and locations
ChristCare Small Groups
Christ-Care Small Groups meet for biblical study and equipping as well as building community.
Group Leader – Tom Farrar – Open Group
Meeting: Monday evenings at 6:00pm
Location: Dotty DeVore’s home, 425 Yale Avenue in Alma.
Group Leader – Kris Kemler – Best Little Bible Study Group – Open Group
Meeting: 6:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month in
Location: Room 106 of the church, beginning September 18th, 2017.
This group is open to ladies only.
Group Leader – Eileen Palmer – Open Group
Contact: (989) 763-3500
Meeting: 6-7:30pm on Monday Nights
Location: Church Fellowship Room – basement) of the church
Community Small Group Ministries
Intercessory Prayer Team
Group Leader – Paula Comstock – Open Group
Contact: (231) 590-4522 (text) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Intercessory Prayer Team meets weekly to pray together for the needs of people in our church
and community, keeping all requests completely confidential.
Meeting: Wednesdays at 5:30pm beginning October 2017
Location: Church ~ Room 108
(Ministry of Motherhood through Many Ages and Stages)
Group Leader – Laura Karr – Open Group
Contact: (989) 854-1000; facebook.com/womenofmommas
MOMMAS is a supportive intergenerational environment that helps create relationships, opportunities
for fellowship, and mentoring among women within our community. Childcare is available and also open to women without young children in their homes.
Meeting: Second Saturday of each month at 3:00pm, beginning October 14th, 2017.
Location: His Place
Men’s Group ~ Morning Thrivers
Group Leader – Garth Anderson – Open Group
Contact: (989) 576-0788
This men’s group supports each other and promises to pray for each other, with the goal to hold each other accountable, so that they can be better Christians, husbands, fathers, brothers, and friends.
Meeting: Every other Wednesday at 7:00am, beginning September 13th, 2017
Location: Varies ~ Contact Garth Anderson for meeting dates and locations.
SEW and SEWS
Group Leader – Sharon Church
The mission of this small group is to bring together seamstresses—whether novice or experienced—
to develop friendships, sew blankets and other items for those in need.
Meeting: Contact Sharon for meeting times
Location: Church fellowship hall (lower level of main building)
Men’s Healthy Lifestyle Small Group
Group Leader – Mario Lucchesi
The purpose of the group is to help men make healthy lifestyle choices by offering education, encouragement, and to foster an environment where they are supported in their journey toward
a healthier lifestyle.
Meeting: Tuesdays at 7:00pm, beginning September 2017
Freezer Meal Ministry
Our purpose: to come together to serve people and families who participate in a Freezer Meal Event. The group does all the shopping, chopping and preparing for the event so that the family purchasing the meals can merely walk into His Place and assemble the meals and take the food to their tables. In this day and age with the many activities and commitments outside the home, this ministry is an opportunity to savor the family meal (or help eliminate the question of, “What’s for dinner!?”) by eliminating any extensive preparation and time invested in feeding our families. It is a ministry, not a money-making business. Each meal price is set so that it covers the cost of materials.
Group Leaders – Angie Armstrong, Andi Whitmore
Contact Emails: (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting: September through April with events every 6-8 weeks
Location: Contact Angie/Andi
CONTACT PASTOR BEN IN THE CHURCH OFFICE (989-463-3730)
OR SEND EMAIL TO FIRSTCOG@GMAIL.COM, IF YOU WISH TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ANY OF OUR SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES, DESIRE TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP, OR WOULD LIKE TO LEAD A SMALL GROUP.