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Small Group Hour

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Second @ First

Small Group Hour

Life is better when we don’t have to live it alone.

 God designed us to be in relationship with one another. We know this, but COVID-19 and social distancing has made that challenging.

 Many of us long for connection more than ever right now. In a time of isolation and even loneliness, we need Church community. A place to be known, to share life, to be encouraged, to grow spiritually, to pray for each other, to discover how God is at work in our lives.

 That is why we’re trying something new for the month of May: Life Groups.

 Rather than offer topical classes, our next 2nd @ First session will provide the opportunity for adults of all ages to join a Life Group. Life Groups are focused on relationship building and growing spiritually together. Using ZOOM or another video-conferencing platform, groups will gather digitally on a weekly basis for a total of 5 meetings in May. Groups will be kept to a size of 6-10 people and determine together a weekly time that works for everyone. Although the purpose of Life Groups is relational rather than educational, there will be “content” guiding group discussion and sharing. We’ll be using a video series from North Point Ministries called “Circle Up.” Life Group leaders will facilitate each meeting and be the point-person for communication.

Click HERE for the online sign-up sheet for 2nd @ First Life Groups. Deadline to sign up is April 26. You will be contacted by your Life Group leader in early May for arranging the weekly meeting time. Contact with questions.

Joining a Life Group can be intimidating in-person, maybe even more so over video-conferencing. In the words of Mordecai from the book of Esther, maybe it is for “such a time as this” to take a step of faith. To make a new friend in our church. To grow deeper with someone you already know. To figure out together what it looks like to love your neighbor in a pandemic.

Note that the Fellowship Class will continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 9am for Bible Study. Contact Craig Fasnacht at   for the ZOOM information.