Growth Communities

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All Growth Communities are in recess for the summer and will resume in September.

Growth Communities are groups that are larger in size and more formally established.  These are groups of 15-50 people who meet weekly for Bible study, discussion, fellowship, prayer, and service projects. Each group is a recurring adventure into community, faith, and life – thinking, loving, and serving like Jesus. Most groups meet regularly through the school year (September – April/May with a two-week break in December) and less regularly and more informally throughout the summer.  All groups are open to new people joining in.

For more information on any of our Growth Communities, contact Lori or 796-3361.

​Sunday Morning Growth Communities

Friends in Christ
Weekly, Sunday mornings – This group is in recess until September.
Contact:  Judie Zylman

Friends in Christ is not age-specific and is made up of both couples and singles. This group is highly devoted to studying God’s Word through weekly Bible study.

GAP (Gradually Aging People)
Weekly, Sunday mornings – This group is in recess until September.
Contact:  Laurie Boer

GAP includes couples and singles, ages mid-50s to 70-something. They meet following the Sunday morning worship service for fellowship and to discuss the sermon.

This is Us ~ Adventures In Family
Weekly, Sunday mornings – This group is in recess until September.
​​Contacts:  Doug and Jane Finn, Ron and Sue Hemmeke, Jeanne Lindell, Paul and Conni VandeBunte

This group thinks, loves, and serves together. Thinking – learning to apply God’s Word, His love, His grace in our families. Loving – each other, our families, our neighbors; fun, social events, and caring for one another through the joys and challenges of life. Serving – together in our community and our church. Occasionally, this group attends the Contemporary Christian Life Issues class (CCLI), instead of meeting as a group.

​Sunday Night Growth Communities

Faith In Action
​Twice monthly, select Sunday nights – This group is in recess until September.
Contacts:  Rich Herbig and Sherrie Wolthuis

This group’s focus is on studying and working to put their faith into action in our church, our community, our nation, and the world, seeking peace and biblical as well as social justice for all.  This faith is based on the study of Jesus’ life and teachings as revealed in Scripture. The group is a mix of singles and couples who also enjoy times of fellowship. Faith in Action is always open and welcoming to new people joining them.

Loving God, Loving People
​Twice monthly, select Sunday nights – This group is in recess until September.
Contacts:  Mel and Bev Assink, Mary Lou Bogema, Bob and Marcia Gustavson, Dave and Sally Hoekstra, David and Mary Wierenga

Loving God, Loving People is a lively group of singles and couples who seek community and service. At the center of the group is spiritual growth, spending time getting to know each other, and walking the journey of life together. Their Sunday gatherings often include time spent viewing and discussing a video-based study. New people are always welcome!

​Prime Time
Weekly, Sunday nights – This group is in recess until September.
Contacts:  Vern and Eunie Jurgens, Leon and Louise Koops, Kathy Lubbers, Tom and Donna Tuls

Prime Time is a group of Christ-followers who enjoy sharing time together as they study The Word, pray, and serve one another as well as others. Their weekly meetings have varied programing: Bible study, game nights, special guests, potlucks, and preparation of service projects. This shared fellowship creates a loving, supportive group concerned about each other as they grow together in Christ’s love. Whether single or married, you are welcome to join this group where you can also expect good food and fun times together.

Mid-Week Growth Community

Diners Club
Weekly, Wednesday nights – This group is in recess until September.
Contact:  Doris VanKooten

Diners Club participants represent various ages and  backgrounds. Diners Club meets until 6:45 to honor their members who have choir rehearsal.

Parenting as Discipleship

Parenting as Discipleship

Sunday mornings - This group is in recess until September. Facilitator: Brianne Roux Join this drop-in group of parents to...
Wednesday Morning WOW

Wednesday Morning WOW

Women are invited to be part of our Wednesday Morning WOW (Women Of the Word) study. Each time we offer...
Agape Circle

Agape Circle

A Story Behind Every Hymn: 52 Weeks of Inspiration, Courage and Strength Monthly, second Tuesday nights, 7-9pm Meeting September -...
Library

Library

Open for browsing, self check-out and returns whenever the church building is open. Please call 796-3370 or email librarian@christmemorial.org if...
Growth Communities

Growth Communities

  All Growth Communities are in recess for the summer and will resume in September. Growth Communities are groups that...