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HOST Groups

HOST Group #10 Monthly Dinner Group

Group Leader:Chris Nash, Laura Nash

When:Weekly on Friday at 6:30 pm

Where:Central

Description:Join this group as we get together to share a meal and great conversations once a month. This group is a great chance to try out a group and get to know others at ALIVE. Max: 16

Host Group #36 Sermon Discussion

Group Leader:Jerry Owen, Jill White, Judy Owen, Larry White

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Seneca

Description:Join this group as we get together to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. We will begin this group by digging deeper into the sermons and discuss life applications. This short 6 week group is a great chance to try out a group and get to know others at ALIVE. Max: 12

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:Join this group of families of teens and middle schoolers as we get together to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. This group will dig deeper into the sermons, praying together, and applying sermons to your life. Childcare: Limited, may be arranged by the group if needed.

LIFE Group #3 Men's Bible Study

Group Leader:Don Schaupp

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:45 pm

Where:Central

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.

LIFE Group #6 Authentic Manhood

Group Leader:Chris Barton, Dusty Harrison

When:Weekly on Sunday at 9:45 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Join us as we discuss authentic manhood in light of God’s word and lift each other up to live out the lives God desires for us. Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Max: 18

Study Groups

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Sunday

Study Group #9 Sermon Discussion

Group Leader:Diane Mann

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:00 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 204

Description:Join this group as we get together to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. We will begin this group by digging deeper into the sermons and discuss life applications. Future studies will be determined by the group consensus. Childcare may be arranged if needed. Max: 16

Study Group #11 Young Adult/Young Family Group

Group Leader:Jake Redmond, Katie Redmond

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:30 pm

Where:Liberty

Description:The vision for our group is to be a place of rest and community for young adults and young families. Every week we will meet together to eat, hang out, and talk through a (TBD) book. We would love to have you join us! Max: 20

Study Group #12 Sunday Bible Study

Group Leader:Charlene McClellan, Mike McClellan

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

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 #13 Sunday Bible Study

Group Leader:Jim Bross, Mark Davidson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Join Dr. Jim Bross former Southern Wesleyan University professor, in a weekly Bible study focusing on an in-depth Bible study. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions, which will prepare you for Sunday morning discussion. Come be challenged as you dig deeper into God’s word.

Study Group #14 Sunday Bible Study/ACTS Class

Group Leader:Pam Schmutz, Bob 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.

Study Group #15 Sunday Bible Study/Friendship Class

Group Leader:Gloria Bell

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Room 201

Description:Join Dr. Gloria Bell, former Southern Wesleyan University English Professor, and a great group of folks for an in-depth Bible study. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought provoking questions that will prepare you for Sunday morning discussion. Come be challenged as you dig deeper into God’s word.

Monday

Study Group #16 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.

Rec and Serve Groups

Rec/Serve Group #24 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.

Rec/Serve Group #25 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 #26 Little Dresses

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs

When:Initial Meeting Thurs. Jan. 24th, 11:15

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Our goal is to bless young girls across the world with a brand new dress and a beautiful message. The dresses are sewn at home and sent as a tangible message to a girl that she is loved by God and by someone from ALIVE. Almost 900 dresses have been sent to at least 15 countries around the world. We will meet on Thursday at 11:15 am January 24th. We will also set up two evening meetings at ALIVE for those who want to learn how to sew these simple dresses, or just want to sew together.

Rec/Serve Group #27 Prayer Group

Group Leader:Justine Tegen, Lisa Harding

When:Weekly on Sunday at 8:30 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:This group will meet together each Sunday morning 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 in our church, come be a part!

Rec/Serve Group #28 Traditional Choir

Group Leader:Amy Gregory

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am

Where:ALIVE, Chapel

Description:If you enjoy making a joyful noise to the Lord while serving with others, you have a place in the choir! The choir meets together throughout the year to prepare various special musical selections for our Sunday morning traditional worship service. Experience community with other who share your interest in creating meaningful music!

Rec/Serve Group #29 Funeral Dinner Group

Group Leader:Mary Beth Peurifoy, Sonnie Andrews

When:TBD

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 #30 Hiking Group

Group Leader:Robin Bryant

When:Weekends TBD

Where:Various Locations

Description:If you love getting together with others to enjoy the outdoors, come join this group. We will hike trails at various locations throughout the area, and plan to take several weekend hikes this fall.

Rec/Serve Group #31 Bible Journaling Group

Group Leader:Anna Wallace, Loretta Cappiello

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:I would love to invite you to join a Bible journaling class. 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

Rec/Serve Group #32 Moms In Prayer

Group Leader:Christin Harrison

When:One Saturday a Month

Where:ALIVE

Description:As the school year gets under way, 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.

FLE Groups

FLE Group #35

Group Leader:Chas Culberson, Lauren Culberson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:00 pm

Where:Piedmont/Easley

Description:Everyone wants their dreams to come true but they are often blocked by financial challenges. This study will help you truly win with money and experience a fully funded life. Using a step-by-step plan we’ll gain control of our finances. Join other young adults as we dig into this study. Max: 14

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