Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups: these are groups of people who meet once or twice a month around a common interest. The goal of small groups is simply to build relationships among our church members and family and friends or visitors who want to be involved. As we garden together, read together, play board games together, etc., we hope to build deeper friendships and a stronger community. If you don’t see a group below that works for you, contact us about starting your own group!

“SoleMates” Running/Walking Group: Great opportunity for exercise and building friendships! Every pace welcomed – we walk out for 30 min. then turnaround and come back for 30 min. so everyone starts and ends together and most paces can find a traveling buddy (or 2-3) for the trip. Meets every Saturday morning at 8am at the Piper Glen Greenway (across from Starbucks). Contact us to get on the e-mail list for confirmation/cancellation notifications due to weather or scheduling. Coordinator, Mark Katibah.

Community Garden Group: Raised beds are available for annual rent in the community garden for $25. Organizations and individuals alike are welcome and church membership is not required. We are a community that comes together to garden! We will have Garden Work Days throughout the growing and harvesting seasons. Please contact the Garden Manager Rick Carrier at for more information and to get connected. You may reserve garden beds by making an online payment here: and emailing a completed Garden Rental Guidelines Form to Rick. Hard copies of this form can be brought to the church office.

Book Club: This dynamic group of avid readers reads a book every two weeks and meets in a group member’s home for discussion, great (and sometimes topical) food, and good conversation. Since there is a new book every two weeks, new participants are welcome any time! Contact the church for more information or to participate. Diana Horne, coordinator.

Board Games: This friendly group meets once a month (usually a Friday or Saturday that suits the most people). The games vary: often board games, cards, or a new game folks want to try out. There is great food and conversation as well. Held in group members’ homes. Contact us for more information or to try it out! Coordinators, Lisa and Eric VanderHeide; Mark and Melissa Katibah.

Family of Those Struggling with Mental Illnesses: Marty McKenzie, contact for details

Dinner Church (1st and 3rd Wednesday, 6-7pm), expansion area off sanctuary
This wonderful combination of potluck food, inter-generational tables of eight, some simple prayers and verses, and a conversation starter makes for a special hour together around the (church) family table. Bring a dish to share or just come and enjoy! All welcome! (returning October 2023!)

Weekly Prayer (Friday, 9-10am, sanctuary): Group prayer specifically for our staff, leadership, and each ministry of the church. Contact Clay or Candace Cupples ( for more info or to get on a general e-mail prayer distribution list to submit and respond to prayer requests. (Event LINK)