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:

Great Men and Women of the Faith (hosted by Carl and Jackie Murch)

Any and all ages, new believers thru seasoned Christians. Married or single We will provide light to substantial snacks and beverages while we watch and discuss different men and women of the faith who have impacted church history and growth through the church age. There is no book or homework so being able to make each session or not will not impact continuity. we are asking that each participant choose a subject and head up the presentation of that week's offering. We will also start and end with prayer, and prayer requests will be taken( which always stay within the group itself for trust and anonymity to be maintained) . We will also include a mid summer BBQ and Fire Pit evening or two if there is interest. There are 18 different DVDs available for showing, from well known missionaries such as Hudson Taylor, pastors such as C.H. Spurgeon, former atheistic literary giants like C.S. Lewis, to famous hymn writers such as Fanny Crosby. Come and join us for any or all weeks!

Led by: Carl & Jackie Murch For Ages: 16+ Meets: Every Sunday from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Childcare Available? No Topic: General Study Group Type: Small Group
Location: Murch Home Status: Open

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