There are many smaller groups within the church to help you get acquainted with people and become connected within the church. Besides Adult Bible Study, we have two Affinity Groups, the Fix-it Crew, Swift Ladies Lunch group, and Men’s Lunch Bunch. New people are always welcome. Try one, or several, to see which ones work for you. Check our Church Calendar for meeting times and locations.
What is Affinity Group? It is a small group within our church that meets regularly to read and discuss together, dialogue and debate, share and encourage one another in our journeys of faith. Affinity Groups are a yearlong venture, however joining an Affinity Group is not a binding decision. We expect people to come and go as their calendars require. The group members choose which books to study.
The Prayer Circle is a small-group ministry of our congregation. We meet monthly to nurture our connections with one another, to enjoy silence and to offer prayers for church members and friends. If you have a prayer request to share or would like to learn more about The Prayer Circle, please let the church staff know or email Paige Russell. All prayer requests will be held in confidence.
This women’s group meets the third Thursday of every month at noon-1:30PM at the Swift House Inn. The cost for the luncheon is $12 per person; all are welcome. Contact Pat Chase (382-9325) to make a reservation.
This men’s group meets the third Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM at Rosie’s Restaurant. New “members” are always welcome. Cost of the luncheon depends on what you order. Anyone interested in joining us, please just show up at Rosie’s. If you have questions, or if you need a ride, please call Mal Chase at 989–0037.
The Fix-it Crew is a volunteer group of men and women that meets with our Church Sexton, typically on one Thursday per month. The group meets to go over what needs to be done, and then divides into groups to accomplish the tasks at hand.
For many years our church has encouraged members and friends to gather in small groups for a meal and fellowship. These gatherings are designed to help people get to know each other better. These supper groups are organized by the Board of Membership and Communications and are designed as potlucks to meet either three or four times during the year. In general, the host is responsible for the main course, while the other guests bring a salad/vegetable dish, an appetizer, or a dessert to round out the meal. Options include the size of the group as well as its make-up (with/without children.) Single church members are encouraged to participate.