Connecting Groups

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Join Us on the Trails
by Macey Hoffman (541.513.3338)
Looking for young adults who would like to build community in the Alaskan outdoors. If you are 18+ to 40ish and want to hike and build friendship,  join our group. Any level of fitness is welcome. Contact Macey Hoffman for more information.

Explore the Bible Adult Study—Entrusted with God's Good News
Sun, 9:15–10:30 AM, Room 219, Ongoing Class
by Troy & Kay Hill, Dave & Mona Hundrup
Join this easy-to-understand and practical study of God’s Word. Connect with one another, share life together while growing in your understanding of who Christ is and what you're called to do as a result of your relationship with Him. 

Hands of Faith Bible Study
Sun, 9–10 AM, Room 226, Ongoing Class
by Sam Gary
This foundational Bible study is for all ages involved in the deaf community. Communication is in ASL, but voice interpretation is available for those wishing to learn ASL. For more information, contact 
Hands of Faith. 

Hands of Faith
Wed, 7-8 PM, Room 219, Ongoing Class

by James Patton, No Cost
The deaf community from across Anchorage is invited to join as we dive into the pages of God's Word. Communication is in ASL, but voice interpretation is available for those wishing to learn ASL.

Celebrate Recovery
Fri, 6:30-8:30 PM, Rm 119, Ongoing Class
by Amy Gill

This is a Christ-based approach to recovery in response to other twelve-step programs. Celebrate Recovery is directed toward all hurts, hang-ups, and habits, including but not limited to drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, and people who have been sexually abused. There will be breakout sessions for different groups. 

NEW! GriefShareBegins Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8PM
by Nancy Struempler & Janet Lemmens

Walk with others through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare meets weekly to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Nancy Struempler and Janet Lemmons lead this group. Email us to learn more about our current session. Learn more about GriefShare. Sorry, no childcare available.

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Journey Through the Scripture
Tues, 6:30-8 AM, Room 219, Ongoing Class
Contact: Jim Kurka
Join other men in strengthening your walk with Christ in a casual atmosphere—it's a solid way to start the day. We have sustenance for the body and soul as we enjoy some morning eats and dig into the pages of Scripture.

Thurs, 6:30 PM, Rm 226
Join us as we begin a study within the Being God’s Man series, titled “Family.” This leadership study explores what it means to live out God’s purpose in front of your families. This resource is intended to help men accept their calling and experience God’s blessing as the spiritual leaders of their family. More than ever families are in desperate need of spiritual leadership, so we hope you’ll consider joining the conversation and look for the opportunities to encourage one another. Cost: $10

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Knit, Purl, and Pray
Meets Tues, 6:30-8PM, Sept-Apr
by Janet Hepplewhite
Knit and purl or loop and stitch as we crochet or knit shawls and chemo hats for those hospitalized, shut-in, or otherwise vulnerable. Every yard of yarn will bring encouragement and a lift to the heart as prayer is woven into each shawl. This small gift may refresh the weary, sustain the sick, and lift the lonesome, knowing they are remembered and have been carried to the throne of grace.

NEW! A Life Beyond Amazing*
Begins Tues, Sept 11, 9:30-11:30 AM
by Shirley Webb
This study by Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us again that Christians are to develop the character of Christ, not only for our benefit but for the benefit of those whose lives we touch. Paul in Galatians 5:19-21 draws a distinction between “normal” people and Spirit-filled people, and how Christians should reflect the presence of God. How do we know when Christ is living His life fully through us? When our lives show the fruit of the Holy Spirit: when our lives are loving, joyful, peaceful, enduring, compassionate, generous, faithful, humble and self-disciplined. When we live a life like that, we will be living a life that is beyond amazing. Dr. Jeremiah gives us nine decisions that will transform our lives today.

NEW! All Things New*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8 PM
By Cheryl Robinson and Janet Hepplewhite
Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

NEW! Church of the Small Things*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Ruth Bethka & Darcy Carney
It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take. Join us this fall for this six-session study with Melanie Shankle. We will celebrate the beauty of the many small things in life that add up to make a big difference, the things that make life “thick” and teach us all to savor what truly matters.

NEW! The Daniel Plan*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Cathy Shepherd & Janna Kampen
Jennie Craig, Nutrisystem, Keto, Atkins confused by all of these? Would you rather move towards living the lifestyle God intended for you? The Daniel Plan is a lifestyle change that will leave you feeling better and more energetic than you have in years. The Bible teaches us that the starting point for change is dedicating your body to God. Will you join us for this interactive study that focuses on five areas: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends.

NEW! Enneagram*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Tonia
Winkler & Dawn Wilcox
Join us as we learn more about the Enneagram, an ancient Christian tool for understanding yourself, other people, and our relationship with God. We will explore nine different ways of viewing the world to increase understanding as we mature as Christians. During this 12-week DVD study, we will improve our relationships, help each other grow, and become the woman God desires us to be.

NEW! Victory Over Depression*
Begins Thurs, Sept 6, 6:30-8PM
by Laurie Jackson
A new cover and study section invites readers to experience victory over anger, disappointment, and depression! Bob reveals how Christ can break the power of unmet needs, unhealed hurts, and hopelessness in our lives. Readers explore principles that help them: Recognize unrealistic expectations, deal with the causes of depression, and to put their hope and trust in God.

Not Married Now (Singles)
Sat, Meets every 3rd Saturday, 12-1: 30 PM, 12-100 Coffee Shop
The Last Wives’ Club has an exciting group for singles who are simply Not Married Now! If you are engaged, considering marriage, never-married, use to be married, or even if you think “Marriage?... No thank you!” the Not Married Now group is for you. Not married Now will dispel the crazy myths about marriage and explore the amazing truth. The NMN menu includes a study, fun movie dates and lots of discussion about what is and what isn’t God’s way in marriage. Class orientation is Sat, Sept 22, 1 PM at The Center (4855 Arctic Blvd.)

Last Wives Club
Sat, Meets every 3rd Saturday, 3-5PM, 12-100 Coffee Shop
The wives of LWC pursue God’s way in their marriage through the biblical study, "The Excellent Wife." Their mission is to come alongside and encourage women as they submit their lives and marriages to God and understand, respect, and support their husbands in ways modeling their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Class orientation is Sat, Sept 22, 1 PM at The Center (4855 Arctic Blvd.)

Last Wives Club
Wed, Meets every 1st Wednesday, 6-8PM, Rm 220
Same description above. Class orientation is Sat, Sept 22, 1 PM at The Center (4855 Arctic Blvd.)

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Menchinsky Home Group 
Mon, 7-8:30 PM (at 9311 Emerald Street—Dimond/Jewel Lake Area)
by Dave & Janet Dorland and Jeannette & Joseph Menchinsky
Join us as we dive into Revelations in a 12-week study by John MacArthur. Sorry, there is no childcare available.

Eric & Jill Follett Home Group
Meets Sept-May
by Eric & Jill Follett
Join us as discuss the truths of God with the book The Good and Beautiful Life.
This book is about the intentional living of putting on the character of Christ. We'll examine our character flaws and look to replace our false beliefs with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God. Sorry, there is no childcare available.

Lynch Community Group
Sun, 4:30 PM (Meets twice monthly)
Lake Otis & 68th Area
by Greg and Lora Lynch
Join us as we come together around the discussion of God’s Word. Sorry, this group is full.



Youth Group  (7-8 grade) (9-12 grade)
Wed, 7-9 PM, Room 201
We’ll look at how the Bible and our faith is lived out day today. Between short lessons and small groups, we’ll work out just what it looks like to live out our faith. We know God is the creator of ALL things, so this means that he created “fun.” We are a biblical youth group, and so we partake in this part of creation as well. Games get us up and moving, shaking off the school day. So come and be ready for a great night that is worth the two hours of your life.

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Faith Kids (Birth to 6th Grade)
Sat and Sun during regular services

Birth to 5 years
Little ones enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games, and worship in a safe environment, staffed with loving adults.

1-6th Grade
Foundational biblical truths are presented in a fun and relevant way through skits, worship, and teaching.

AWANA—Begins Wed, Sept 5, 6:30-8 PM
Awana is a ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. Cost: $35/annually. Register here.

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