Grace Small Group Opportunities

(Winter/Spring 2017)

All small group facilitators will contact you before your first meeting.

SENIORS
 

Seniors’ Small Group – 8 weeks – for all seniors age 60 and over – video & discussion group on the best selling video by Phillip Yancey “What’s so amazing about Grace?”

Pastor Dan Miller

Hosted by Rick & Bernadette Keesler
Meets: 7 PM @ the Keesler’s house in Lakewood Ranch on Thursday Night                              
Starts: February 9 @ 7 PM

MARRIED COUPLES – 3 different curriculums and opportunities
 

Marrieds Group Friday Night – 8 weeks – for all married couples – video & discussion group that meets weekly to review and discuss the popular series “Love & Respect”

Barry & Lisa Martin
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Friday Night                                                                                                     
Starts: February 3 @ 7 PM

Marrieds Group Thursday Night – 6 weeks – for all married couples – video & discussion group that meets weekly to review and discuss the popular series “The Art of Marriage”

Bill & Kathy Medred
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Thursday Night - Workbook $12 (1 per couple)                                 
Starts: February 2 @ 7 PM

Young Marrieds Group Wednesday Night – 8 weeks – for young married couples age 20’s & 30’s – video & discussion that meets weekly to review and discuss the popular and funny series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage”  Childcare Available.

Andrew & Esty Downes  
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Wednesday Night                                                                        
Starts: February 1 @ 7 PM

WOMEN
 

Women’s Bible Study Group Tuesday Night – 7 week video & discussion group – popular speaker & theologian Lisa Harper’s exciting new small group series – “The Book of Hebrews – The Nearness of King Jesus”

Nanette Jones & Michelle Bennett
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Tuesday Night – Workbook $15                                                               
Starts: February 7 @ 7 PM


Women’s Bible Study Group Wednesday Morning – 7 week video & discussion group – popular speaker & theologian Lisa Harper’s exciting new small group series – “The Book of Hebrews – The Nearness of King Jesus”  Nursery Available.

Mindy Bennett & Nanette Jones
Meets: 9:30 – 11:15 AM @ church on Wednesday Morning – Workbook $15                          
Starts: February 8 @ 9:30 AM


Mommy & Me – fellowship group for moms with preschoolers. Moms connect while preschoolers play together

Shannan Panganiban          
Meets: 9:30 AM @ church on 2nd Thursday Morning of each month                                              
Starts: February 9 @ 9:30 AM                            


Women On The Go! – an ongoing ministry/action group - going out into the community to show God’s love in a practical way by doing random acts of kindness. A couple of outreaches per month.

Deborah Marquis


Women’s Prayer Group – Sister’s in Prayer meets once a month to meet, greet, eat light snacks and spend some time in prayer.

Ellie Casebolt (Sister’s in Prayer)
Meets: 7:30 PM @ the Casebolt’s house the 1st Monday of February, March & April                
Starts: February 6 @ 7:30 PM


MEN


Men's Small Group – 7 week video & discussion group around the popular material “33 The Series from Men’s Fraternity”

Bruce Ludke
Meets: 7 PM @ the Ludke’s house in North Sarasota on Thursday Nights                               
Starts: February 2 @ 7 PM     

Men’s Small Group – 8 week video & discussion group around John Ortberg’s popular mens’ material “The Man I Want To Be”

Mike McElvogue
Meets: 7 PM @ the McElvogue’s house in North Sarasota on Wednesday Nights
Starts: February 1 @ 7 PM       

Men's Small Group – 8 week video & discussion group – around the popular new mens’ series “Renovate!”

Miguel Caraballo
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Tuesday Night – Workbook $15                                                               
Starts: February 7 @ 7 PM         

Men's Breakfast Group – for the next 8 weeks all men are invited to this “drop in” group that takes place every Wednesday morning 7:30-8:45 AM at a local eatery for breakfast, connection and fun!

Dave Ranck
Meets: 7:30 – 8:45 AM @ a local eatery on Wednesday Morning                                                  
Starts: February 1 @ 7:30 AM

CARE GROUPS


Divorce Care – A 12 week program that brings God’s hope and restoration into your life - as you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Workbook $15 at first meeting  

Juergen & Linda Lafrenz
Meets: 6:45 PM @ church on Tuesday Night – Workbook $15                                      
Starts: February 7 @ 6:45 PM

ACTIVITY GROUPS


Suncoast Cruisers of Grace Community Church – This group meets once a month to go on a motorcycle ride after hearing a short devotional from a different guest speaker each month!   

Pastor Dan Miller
Meets: 10 AM @ church on the 2nd Saturday Morning of each month                                           
Starts: February 11 @ 10 AM


Fitness & Faith Group – 8 weeks - for everyone - Enjoy the outside, get a little exercise, then have a short discussion over coffee about what God is doing in our lives!  

Steven Smith
Meets: 10 AM @ a different park each week on Saturday Morning                                              
Starts: February 4 @ 10 AM


Kayak Group – 1-2 outings per month – for everyone – Come out and enjoy a fun kayak adventure each month and then grab a bite to eat after!  

Steve Kriegshaber & Annette Aldridge
Meets: 9 AM @ different locations on Saturday Morning                                                
Starts: February 11 @ 9 AM


GRACE “NEXT STEP OPPORTUNITY” GROUPS


Starting Point – 4 weeks – for those new to the Christian faith or someone wanting to brush up on the core essentials, this class covers the very important core beliefs and “have to’s” that will help you live a more consistent/abundant Christian life.

Childcare Available.

Pastor Dan Miller
Meets: 10:15 AM @ church on Sunday Morning                                                                                   
Starts: February 5 @ 10:15 AM


Grace Discover Your Gifts – Wednesday Night in February – 4 weeks – for everyone – this seminar helps you unpack your unique, God-given passions, gifts and calling, so you can find your place and be your best in the body of Christ!

Pastor Tom Jones
Meets: 7 PM @ church on Wednesday Night                                                                        
Starts: February 1 @ 7 PM


Grace Discover Your Gifts – Sunday Morning in March – 4 weeks – for everyone – this seminar helps you unpack your unique, God-given passions, gifts and calling, so you can find your place and be your best in the body of Christ! Childcare Available.

Pastor Tom Jones
Meets: 10:15 AM @ church on Sunday Morning                                                                                   
Starts: March 5 @ 10:15 AM

YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS


Young Adult Group (YAs) – for all 20’s and early 30’s - discussion/fellowship group that meets at the church twice a month with additional social activities and outreach events!

John Di Giovanni & Heath Panganiban
Meets: 7 PM @ church on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night of each month                                            
Starts: February 7 @ 7 PM


all4One – weekly student group that includes discussion, activities, meeting new friends and having fun! For all middle and high school youth - meets every Sunday @ Grace from 5-6:30pm.

Pastor Heath & Shannan Panganiban
Meets: 5 – 6:30 PM @ church every Sunday Night                                                                               

FATHER/SON – MOTHER/DAUGHTER


Father/Son Small Group – Fathers with sons Kindergarten thru 5th grade. For the next 3 months we will have 2 planned activities per month like campfires, putt putt golf, arcade games, and more. This will be a great time for Fathers & Sons to connect with others and have some fun!

Jim Donato
Meets: Various dates/times/locations twice a month


Mother/Daughter Activity – Not a small group but a fun ladies social event that will take place in February. The Ladies of Grace will be having a tea party with a catered brunch! Feel free to invite your friends, your daughters, granddaughters and nieces – young & old alike! Proceeds support youth mission trip.

February 25th from 10:30 AM – 12 PM @ church ($15 per person, $25 for two, $30 max per mother)