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LIFE Groups

LIFE Group #1 Sermon Discussion

Group Leader:Jennifer Trotter, Michael Trotter

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 204

Description:Our LIFE group meets while the youth group is meeting each week. We are mostly parents of teens and young adults. In addition to sermon discussion, we also get together for meals, outings, and service projects! Our group loves to laugh, pray, and hang out together! Max:16

LIFE Group #2 Alive After Five

Group Leader:Kathy Beck, Tom Beck

When:Weekly on Sunday at 5:30 pm

Where:Keowee Key Area and Online

Description:We are a new LIFE group open to both singles and couples, meeting via zoom. We are here to support each other, not fix each other. Romans 12:2 says, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer? Call Tom or Kathy Beck at 864-376-3779 if you are interested in learning more.

LIFE Group #3 Foster and Forever Family

Group Leader:Amy Turner, Joey Turner

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 202

Description:This group will meet weekly to share and learn from one another about the journey families take when they foster and adopt. Topics will range from how to deal with our children’s questions about their birth parents, behavior issues, nutrition, and anything else that group participants need. This fall we will be using the study The Connected Parent for our discussions. Participants split the costs of childcare.For now kids are gathering outdoors with the group during group meetings.

LIFE Group #5 Men's Group

Group Leader:Don Schaupp

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:The Potter's Place and Online

Description:Join other men in this Bible study as they dive into scripture and apply it to their lives. This group will meet together to study, pray, and challenge one another to grow. The sermon notes will be the springboard for each week's discussion and different members of the group will lead. Group activities include at least one cookout and service project.The group may meet online for part of the fall.

LIFE Group #6 College Group Chi Alpha

Group Leader:Joe Holloway

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Where:SWU Campus

Description:This group is a prayer and discipleship community, designed to encourage and equip students and faculty to impact their campus. We'll hang out, learn about Jesus, and do life together. Contact Joe Holloway for more details chialphajoe@gmail.com.

LIFE Group #7 Ladies Support Group

Group Leader:Jan Box

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:Online

Description:Are you a woman suffering from a chronic “invisible” illness, like arthritis, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, migraines, etc.? Do you feel like daily pain and suffering are behind your smile? Join us as we study together, find encouragement, build a solid foundation for hope, and apply proven strategies, for handling chronic illness with humor along the way. We’ll explore what God’s Word says about suffering and discover the many ways He will love, support, and strengthen us.

Study Groups

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Sunday

Study Group #8 Bible Study

Group Leader:Charlene McClellan, Mike McClellan, Renee Watson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 7:00 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 206

Description:If you want a Bible study with both wit and depth, this group is for you. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions. Through study and discussion, this group will dig deeper into God’s word and discover how it applies to everyday life.

Study Group #9 Bible Study Acts Class

Group Leader:Pam Schmutz, Robert Black

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Chapel

Description:This Bible study has one foot in the scripture and the other in contemporary life, all in the environment of a caring group of people committed to following Christ. That’s the ACTS class, led by Southern Wesleyan University Professor Emeritus Dr. Bob Black. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions.Pam Schmutz serves as a coordinator for the group.

Study Group #22 Book Study

Group Leader:Monica Dong

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:30 pm

Where:Online

Description:Join us for this online study as we talk through One: Healing the Racial Divide by Dennis Rouse. This book explores racial inequalities and challenges readers to build a kingdom culture that transcends our biases, prejudices, and politics. One is not simply a critique of racism and injustice, but a call to action to build bridges of reconciliation on both personal and community levels that reflect the beauty of the gospel in a broken world. Max:12

Monday

Study Group #10 Celebrate Recovery

Group Leader:Joey Turner

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:111 Hillcrest Drive

Description:The purpose of this group is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. In this group, we will share experiences, victories, and hopes with one another and practice accepting God’s grace in solving our life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. In this group we will grow spiritually and find freedom from our addictive, compulsive, or dysfunctional behavior. Come early and enjoy a meal together at 5:30 pm.

Thursday

Study Group #11 Ladies Bible Study

Group Leader:Pam Fipps

When:Weekly on Thursday at 9:15 am

Where:ALIVE Chapel

Description:In The Epic of Eden: Jonah, Sandra Richter takes us on a journey through Jonah’s life that leads us all to the place where we realize that our God is bigger than we thought. We will learn about the brutal Assyrians of Nineveh, ancient seafaring ships, and large aquatic creatures, and we will be challenged with the same message that confronted Jonah. Are we willing to let God be God, to move us out of our comfort zones, and embrace a calling that might take us to the edges of the world we know?

Study Group #26 Young Adult Group

Group Leader:Emily Germain

When:Weekly on Thursday at 5:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Central

Description:Get together with a group of young professionals as we talk through sermon discussion questions, hang out, and do life together. We will meet weekly for discussion and get together once a month for a social event.

Rec and Serve Groups

Rec/ServeGroup #13 Adopt a Senior

Group Leader:Carrie Benoit, Bob Benoit

When:Monthly

Where:Six Mile

Description:Join with others to adopt senior adults in a local retirement center. At least once a month, you’ll visit your adoptive senior adult at a time agreed upon by you and the senior adult. No special skills required, only your availability, and Bob and Carrie will guide you in ministering to these wonderful but often lonely people. As you serve them and reach out to them, you will soon become a highlight to them each month.

Rec/Serve Group #14 Sonshine Ministry

Group Leader:Carrie Benoit, Bob Benoit

When:Weekly on Saturday at 10:00 am

Where:Six Mile

Description:Sign up and serve the needs of an often forgotten and neglected group of people, those living in nursing homes. No special skills are required, only your availability, and Bob and Carrie will guide you in ministering to those wonderful but often lonely people. As you serve them and reach out to them, you will soon become the highlight of their week. This group meets socially distanced as they are able.

Rec/Serve Group #15 Little Dresses

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs

When:TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Our goal is to bless young girls across the world with a new dress and the message of the Gospel. Group members sew dresses at home using a simple design.We collect and send out dresses as a tangible message to a girl that she is loved by God and someone at ALIVE. We will meet together socially distanced two or three times throughout the semester. Also, we will schedule two evenings of "Sew-ins" this semester. Times and dates will be sent out in email messages to those signed up.

Rec/Serve Group #16 Funeral Dinner Group

Group Leader:Kathryn Rash, Sonnie Andrews

When:TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Would you like to serve others through your cooking and baking abilities? This group works together to provide funeral dinners for grieving families at ALIVE. Opportunities arise on an as-needed basis, and group members will be asked to make a dish or two at various times throughout the semester. Sign-up to be a part of this compassionate group and to serve through cooking. This group will meet once or twice for an organizational meeting and fellowship but does not gather on a regular basis.

Rec/Serve Group #17 Moms in Prayer

Group Leader:Christin Harrison

When:One Saturday a Month

Where:Various local schools

Description:As the school year carries on, replace your cares and worries with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Moms in Prayer helps women gather to pray scripturally and specifically for our children and schools. Moms in Prayer invites you to have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adults. Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the One who can change a human heart. Group will meet socially distanced throughout the semester.

Rec/Serve Group #18 Prayer Group

Group Leader:Justine Tegen, Lisa Harding

When:Weekly on Sunday at 8:30 am

Where:Online

Description:This group is meeting on zoom on Sunday mornings. This group meets to pray for the services, the ministries of ALIVE, our church leaders, and the community. If you have a heart for prayer and a desire to see God move our church, come be a part!

Rec/Serve Group #19 Doodle Trail Walks

Group Leader:Rachel Day

When:Bi-weekly Saturdays 9AM

Where:Entrance of Doodle Trail - Easley

Description:If you like to get out in nature and enjoy a good walk, this group is for you! We’ll have a short prayer at the beginning, and then enjoy reflection and fellowship on the Doodle Trail together. I hope to see you there.

Rec/Serve Group #20 Trout Fishing Group

Group Leader:Robin Bryant

When:TBA

Where:Various Locations

Description:If you love fishing and you love the outdoors this group is for you. Join us as we get together to fish, talk, and enjoy nature together. We will plan several outings throughout the year.

Rec/Serve Group #21 Friends to Seniors

Group Leader:Becky Davis

When:TBA

Where:Various Locations

Description:This group is to develop a friendship with older adults that may need some tender loving care. This care can be provided in many ways--visiting, phone calls, writing cards, providing rides to the doctor or the grocery store, etc. If you are interested in being a part of connecting with some incredible seniors in our community please join.

Rec/Serve Group #23 Praying Grandmothers

Group Leader:Valarie Ellison

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Online

Description:This group will focus on a time set aside to intentionally pray for our grandchildren. We will share needs and praises and try to help each other keep up with the culture our grandchildren are living in today. We will meet online from 6:30-7:30 each Thursday evening.

Rec/Serve Group #25 Bible Journaling

Group Leader:Anna Wallace

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:I would love to invite you to join a Bible journaling group. Bible journaling is an expressive, artistic way to study and connect with God's Word. The art you create becomes a visual representation of how you are growing in your faith journey. From my experience Bible journaling, I've discovered that there is no wrong way to create what God is writing on your heart through His Word. Come and join us to learn God's Word in an artistic way. Max:15

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