Discover church groups

Summer Groups – June & July

Summer season is upon us, and what a great time to enjoy Jesus together!  Kayaking, Gardening, Fishing – Topical Studies, Books of the Bible, and more – there are so many ways to grow together in our faith and fellowship.  

It can be easy to get lost in the crowd on Sundays. This small group season we want to intentionally help make more connections. Have dinner together and get to know people in your church.

Dinner for 6 is a very informal but highly relational way to participate in groups this season. We will organize groups based on who signs up and you’ll get to meet new people each month (June, July, August). The concept is simple, the impact will be profound.

Why Groups?

We see throughout the book of Acts in the Bible that the Church met both in large groups weekly for worship and the reading of Scripture, but also from house to house throughout the week.  We were created for relationship, and so we believe a fulfilling life happens best in the context of meaningful relationships.  This is why group life is at the heart of what makes Discover Church home for so many. Our groups meet weekly in many locations and provide a place for you to connect, grow in faith, and share life with others.

It is through life together that our problems become smaller and God uses people to bring support and encouragement to our lives.  Even when you might not realize you need it, your small group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

How Groups Work

Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters, with breaks between each semester.  New groups start each semester, making it easy for you to get involved at any time. Some groups meet on an ongoing basis, so be sure to check the groups listing below to find out which groups are meeting and when.

Groups meet weekly in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, and office buildings throughout the Hampden/Bangor region.

Typically a semester will land in these three seasons:

  • Winter Semester (February-April)
  • Spring Semester (May-June)
  • Fall Semester (September-November)
What is a group?

A Discover Church group is made up of people who share similar interests, are in the same stage of life, or want to learn from each other. People gather for all sorts of reasons whether it is playing a sport, having lunch during the work day, and studying the Bible together. The point is not what you meet about, it’s that you are regularly meeting with people and living in community as God designed you to do.

Find your group

We have this easy-to-use online directory where you can search groups by topic, day, time, or location. Click on a few groups that interest you, and then contact the group leader through the “CONTACT GROUP LEADER” link to make plans to check it out in person. 

You can also make connections in person at church on Sundays – just ask a Serve Team member about small groups.

Current Groups:

Group Day Time Ages Locations Location Topic Childcare? Status
Great Men and Women of the Faith (hosted by Carl and Jackie Murch) Sunday 5:00-7:00pm 16+ Discover Church (Offsite) Murch Home General Study No Open
Student Groups (Grades 6-12) Sunday 5:00-7:00pm 11-18 Discover Church Discover Church - Worship Center Junior High, Senior High, Student No Open
Discovering God's Grace After Salvation (hosted by Josh Ouellette) Sunday 6:00-7:30pm 13+ Discover Church, Offsite (Offsite) Ouellette Home Bible Study, Men's No Open
Prayer Group (hosted by Lee Caron) Monday 10:00-11:00am 18+ Discover Church Discover Church - Kids Wing Prayer No Open
Food Pantry Morning Crew (Hosted by Denise Lilly) Monday 11:30am-12:30pm 0+ Discover Church Discover Church - Downstairs Service No Open
Food Pantry Evening Crew (Hosted by Denise Lilly) Monday 4:30-6:00pm 8+ Discover Church Discover Church - Downstairs Service No Open
Men's Group (Hosted by Bill Reitsma) Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm 18+ Discover Church Discover Church - Fellowship Hall Bible Study, General Study, Men's No Open
Women's Bible Study (Hosted by Farrah Perry) Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm 18+ Discover Church (Offsite) Perry Home General Study, Moms, Women's No Open
Men's Breakfast Saturday 8:30-9:30am 1+ Discover Church Discover Church - Fellowship Hall Men's Yes Open
Gardening Small Group (hosted by Holly Littlefield) Various 9:00-10:00am 12+ Discover Church, Virtual (Offsite) Littlefield Home Gardening No Open
Kayaking Women of Discover Church (hosted by Nancy Desmarais) Various 9:00-11:00am 16+ Discover Church Discover Church - Various Waterways Women's, Workout No Open
Women's Brunch / Dessert Night Various 10:00-11:30am 16+ Discover Church Discover Church - Community Room Women's No Open
Dinner for 6 Various 6:00-8:00pm 18+ Discover Church, Offsite Discover Church - Various Homes Family, Marriage, Men's, Singles, Women's, Young Adult Yes Open

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