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LIFE Groups

LIFE Group #3 Until Unity 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 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 group participants need. This fall we will study Until Unity together. Participants split the costs of childcare.For now kids are gathering outdoors with the group during group meetings.

LIFE Group #5 Until Unity 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 join the Until Unity study this fall, using Until Unity by Francis Chan. This group will meet together to study, pray, and challenge one another to grow. 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 Thursday at 7:30 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.

LIFE Group #8 Until Unity Alive After Five

Group Leader:Kathy Beck, Tom Beck

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Keowee Key Area and Online

Description:We are a new LIFE group open to both singles and couples, meeting in each other’s homes. 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. This fall we are joining in the Until Unity study.

Study Groups

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Study Group #4 Until Unity Group Online

Group Leader:Scott Williams

When:Weekly TBA

Where:Online

Description:It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God. Join us as we dig into Francis Chan’s new book, Until Unity. We’ll explore what it could look like for us to pursue and pray for unity as a body, enjoy great conversations, and get to know each other! The group will meet online.

Study Group #37 Senior Experience Group

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs, Kathryn Rash, Linda Baker, Becky Davis, Willa Brockinton

When:Monthly TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Planning is underway to have a senior group meeting once a month for fellowship, prayer, inspiration, service, and fun! The first 3 months are planned, but later months will be announced. October 19th will be our first gathering at ALIVE. Sign up to be a part!

Sunday

Study Group #1 Until Unity Group

Group Leader:Bert Epting, Hannah Epting

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:00 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God. Join us as we dig into Francis Chan’s new book, Until Unity. We’ll explore what it could look like for us to pursue and pray for unity as a body, enjoy great conversations, and get to know each other! This group will work together to plan for childcare as needed. Max: 11

Study Group #8 Bible Study

Group Leader:Charlene McClellan, Mike McClellan, Renee Watson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am

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 for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions.Pam Schmutz serves as group coordinator. During the Until Unity study, our group will pray for unity in the body.

Study Group #12 Friendship Bible Study

Group Leader:Gloria Bell

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Room 206

Description:As a group, we learn from Scripture and from each other. We pray together, and we share our good news and our not-so-good news. Group is open to all adults with a sense of humor and an appetite for learning.

Study Group #31 Until Unity Group

Group Leader:Daniel Stanley, Deanna Stanley

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where:751 Shady Grove Road

Description:It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God. Join us as we dig into Francis Chan’s new book, Until Unity. We’ll explore what it could look like for us to pursue and pray for unity as a body, enjoy great conversations, and get to know each other! This group is opened for anyone to jump in! 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.

Study Group #30 Grace Based Parenting

Group Leader:Mystic Jordan

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:Everyone has an opinion on how to parent. And we navigate these opinions, we're often looking for a better option than fear-based styles we've seen in the past. Join us as we study Grace Based Parenting and work on a parenting style that mirrors God's love and removes fear as a motivator for behavior. The group will work together on a childcare plan and group members will contribute to cover the costs. Max: 10

Tuesday

Study Group #23 MORNING GRIEF SUPPORT

Group Leader:Joy Bryant

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 9:00 am

Where:ALIVE 202

Description:This revolving six-week series is for anyone that has experienced loss. Begins August 10th. Regardless of how much time has passed since your loss, this weekly gathering will offer experience, strength, and hope. The 6-week series will continually repeat and individuals may join in the morning or evening session at any time. When the series is complete group members can take a break or stay involved and continue to give and receive support through this journey of grief as long as you desire.

Study Group #24 EVENING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Group Leader:Joy Bryant

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Where:ALIVE 202

Description:This revolving six-week series is for anyone that has experienced loss. Begins August 10th. Regardless of how much time has passed since your loss, this weekly gathering will offer experience, strength, and hope. The 6-week series will continually repeat and individuals may join in the morning or evening session at any time. When the series is complete group members can take a break or stay involved and continue to give and receive support through this journey of grief as long as you desire.

Study Group #25 Until Unity Group

Group Leader:Andrew Fetterhoff, Victoria Fetterhoff

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Where:Central

Description:It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God. Join us as we dig into Francis Chan’s new book, Until Unity. We’ll explore what it could look like for us to pursue and pray for unity as a body, enjoy great conversations, and get to know each other! This group is opened for anyone to jump in! Max:10

Wednesday

Study Group #11 Veterans of ALIVE

Group Leader:Travis Jordan

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:Veterans of ALIVE welcomes all service members regardless of branch, job, or experience. This group is a place for veterans to come together to share their experiences, communicate openly without fear of judgement. We'll discuss each week's sermons, and talk about how these truths applied to us during and after service. We'll also engage in serving our community together.

Thursday

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.

Study Group #28 Until Unity Group

Group Leader:Brian Zangara, Jennifer Zangara

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Liberty

Description:It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God. Join us as we dig into Francis Chan’s new book, Until Unity. We’ll explore what it could look like for us to pursue and pray for unity as a body, enjoy great conversations, and get to know each other! This group is opened for anyone to jump in! Max:12

Study Group #29 Ladies Bible Study Psalms

Group Leader:Pam Fipps

When:Weekly on Thursday at 9:15 am

Where:ALIVE Chapel

Description:Sandra Richter brings our ancestors in the faith to the table where we learn from them in a cross-cultural experience bridging historical and modern day life. This eight-session study of the Book of Psalms masterfully mixes scholarly and practical teaching through the most-known wisdom Book of the Bible. Experience the Psalms with fresh connections to contemporary worship and devotional practices. Indulge in the biblical study of the Psalms from a scholar and former pastor.

Saturday

Study Group #33 Book Study

Group Leader:Monica Dong

When:Weekly on Saturday at 7:00 pm

Where:Online

Description:This group will get together to study Be the Bridge and talk about how to respond to racial injustice. The group will provide a safe space for others with a heart for reconciliation, and talk about how Christians can move toward relationship in the midst of a divided culture.

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:Jeanette Childs, Kathryn Rash

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 Traditional Choir

Group Leader:Amy Gregory

When:Sundays at 10am service, 5pm practices

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 #18 Until Unity 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 and in person on Sunday mornings. This group meets to pray for the services, the ministries of ALIVE, our church leaders, and the community. This fall, we'll include a weekly emphasis on prayers for Unity using excerpts from Until Unity. If you have a heart for prayer and a desire to see God move in our church and beyond, 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 #22 Scrapbooking/Crafts Group

Group Leader:Elian Tyson

When:Monthly on Saturdays TIME TBD

Where:ALIVE

Description:This group is for anyone wanting to work on a crafts in community. Come to fellowship, learn, share, and/or be inspired. We will meet in a room with tables. The group is open to non-ALIVE members. The goal is to meet every month year round.

Rec/Serve Group #32 Craft Group

Group Leader:Haley Kelley

When:First Saturday Each Month, 2-3:30PM

Where:Sunset

Description:Join other ladies as they get together to do crafts and get to know one another. If you love to craft and want to spend time with others who do, we'd love to have you! Max:6

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