Life Groups – Life is better Together

 

Connect with a Life Group!

Coronavirus, floods, snow, or just life. We need each other.

Our goal is for each person at Generations Community Church to be involved in a life group. What is a life group? It’s a group of people who connect on a regular basis for a common purpose.

So why should you be part of one? God designed us for relationship with others and to encourage, challenge, and care for one another – and to invite new people into our groups to learn about and truly come to know Him. We also need each other to grow in Christ, build fellowship in the Spirit, and be God’s church to those around us.

Our life group offerings currently are taking on a different form as we navigate through the coronavirus pandemic that is lingering. Here are some some ways you can connect:

In-Person Groups

  • NextGen Youth, 11 a.m. on Sundays (start in the worship center!).  For youth in grades 6-12. Led by Pastor Nichole Rech.
  • NextGen Kids, 11 a.m. on Sundays, youth room (west wing). NextGen kids is using the curriculum Orange, which focuses on teaching kids scripture and themes in scripture in ways that appropriately meet each phase of life they are in! Join Children’s Director Maelen Pawlak for an awesome time!
  • Men’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study, 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the multipurpose room.  This weekly fellowship gathering includes study of the Bible and prayer. Led by Glen Beers. For info, contact Richard Paine.
  • Kicks for Christ, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  Join this family karate class – open to all ages! This program helps participants become the best they can be, and directs, guides, and builds skills to prepare each individual for the path God has chosen for them. It also helps to train up martial artists who can defend themselves efficiently and effectively, without causing unnecessary harm to themselves or others. Kids who are not potty trained or cannot read must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Cost for uniforms $25 and optional safety equipment may be additional cost.  See https://www.facebook.com/BushiMartialArts for more information. Led by Dave Card.

 

Online Groups

  • Daily Devotional and Discussion, daily. Read the devotion written by Pastor Ian at https://www.facebook.com/784Devo/. Join the weekly discussion on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Ian. Sign up: http://devotion.al/subscribe.
  • Ladies Sunday School, Sundays at 9 a.m. Class takes place by Zoom video and phone conferencing. Any woman is welcome to join us. Contact Janice Craig for conference information.
  • Prayer Group on Facebook. Join our closed Facebook group to share prayer requests and praises, and to pray for each other. All requests to join are reviewed, so our requests remain within our church “framily” (friends and family).
  • Women’s Monday Night Bible Study. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Join life group leader Cathy Russell and other women for this in-depth women’s Bible study of Genesis 12-50. Discover God’s pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Full of twists and turns, ruin and redemption, revelation and mystery, this Bible study keeps participants captivated by the God who stars in it! Explore concepts such as blessing, covenant, and promise, and the bearing each has on a New Testament believer’s life today. Group members will also study the Hebrew names of God introduced on the early pages of Scripture. Questions? Contact Cathy Russell.
  • Summer Online Bible Study – Joshua, Judges & Ruth. Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom, led by Pastor Joni. After years of slavery followed by 40 years of wandering in the desert, the Israelites finally enter the Promised Land. It sounds so glorious, but it is full of mishaps as the Israelites learn what it means to be true followers of God. We will continue to learn more about who God is and his love for his people while learning how he uses even the most unlikely heroes to bring people closer to him. >>Sign up to join this study (registration is needed to obtain Zoom info)

 

Support Groups (In Person at the Facility)

  • Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the youth room (west wing). This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Learn more at www.gamblersanonymous.org.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. NA provides support for those attempting to recover from drugs other than just alcohol. Questions? Contact Kady Woodward. Learn more at www.addictioncenter.com/treatment/12-step-programs/narcotics-anonymous/.
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Library. Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in this support program. PAL is a Christian run non-profit. PAL’s primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. Have questions? Visit www.palgroup.org or call Deana at 425-221-3523.

 

Service Opportunities

  • Compassionate Ministry Opportunity. Partnering with Eagle’s Wings for food distribution on Mondays (we support the volunteers), the Salvation Army for providing a hot meal for 30-60 guests on the 2nd Sunday of each month, and other outreach efforts. Contact Cristina Badger for details and to volunteer at 425-232-7823.

 

Want to Start a Life Group?

We are looking for opportunities that provide connection via social media (Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Using Zoom for video and telephone conferencing also is an option. If interested, please contact Pastor Joni.