Life Groups – Life is better Together

 

Sign Up Now for Fall 2019 Life Groups!

Our goal is for each person at Generations Community Church to be involved in a life group.

We are already doing life with other people. We have game nights, dinners out, meet folks for coffee, have play dates at parks, go hiking and so on.

Life groups are not meant to be stiff, forced gatherings. Rather, we want you to find a place to connect with others that works for you.

Real relationships are built out of shared experiences: meals together, conversations, adventures, serving others together, being there for each other when a need arises and creating memories together. As we follow Christ together, friendships emerge. And as we invite people from outside of our church to join us, they can see the love of Christ at work in us.

At our church, we have different kinds of life groups:

  • Study: The emphasis of these groups is on studying the Bible and prayer
  • Fellowship: The emphasis of these groups is  to have people connect around life, such as a dinner gathering, planned outings, or family days.
  • Activity: Such groups connect through activity, such as outdoor excursions, prayer groups or being on a worship team, and may be larger than other life groups.
  • Service: These groups are built around volunteerism in the community.

Life groups will run through December on the designated day of the week unless otherwise indicated by your group leader. For additional information, contact Pastor Joni.

Please check the start dates of our fall life groups carefully. If no date is provided, that life group is an ongoing gathering throughout the year and you are welcome to join it at any time.

*If you cannot afford a required book for a class, please talk to Pastor Joni. It is important to us that nothing should stop you from participating in a life group.

 

SUNDAYS

  • Adult Sunday School, Sundays at 9:00 a.m., West Wing Room 203. Led by Dennis Trautman, this fall the class will focus on “Experiencing Power: Stories from the Early Church” based on the book of Acts.
  • Chronic Pain Support Group, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:15 a.m., Pastor Craig’s Office.
  • Ladies Sunday School, Sundays starting Sept. 22 at 9 a.m., Library. Led by Janice Craig, the class is studying The Power of a Woman’s Words by Sharon Jaynes; book is required.
  • NextGen/Kids Sunday School, Sundays at 10:00 a.m., Children’s Wing.
  • NextGen/Youth Sunday School, Connect by Facebook to get more timely schedule/event updates.
  • Welcome Class, last Sunday of the month at 11:15 a.m., Multipurpose Room. Please sign up for this class.
  • Seahawk Watching Group, once per month on Sunday.  Join this fellowship group to enjoy Seahawks football. BYOB and a snack to share. Limit 8 people. Contact Todd with questions and for the address: 425-346-6919.  Games include: Sept. 22 at 1:25 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 1:25 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 1:05 p.m.; and Dec. 29 at 1:25 p.m.
  • Compassionate Ministry Opportunity, Sunday afternoons at the Salvation Army. Contact Cristina Badger for details at 425-232-7823.

 

MONDAYS

  • Kicks for Christ (Karate), Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m., Church multipurpose room. Led by Dave Card.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. Note that this class is twice a week. Kids who are not potty trained or cannot read must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Cost for uniforms is $30 and optional safety equipment is at additional cost. Fees: Generations Framily: $0 a month; Community: $25 individual/$50 Family a-month.
  • Community Bible Experience, Mondays starting Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Youth Room. Led by Cathy Russell, this weekly class is about changing the way we encounter God’s Word together. Together we will experience God igniting a passion in us for Him and for one another. Book is required and will be provided at a cost of $9.

 

TUESDAYS

  • Service Opportunity: Feeding at the Salvation Army, Last Tuesdays of the month at 8:30-10 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 1108 State Street, Marysville. An opportunity to feed people and their souls at The Salvation Army. Contact Cristina Badger for details at 425-232-7823.
  • MOPS, Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month from 9:45 a.m. to noon (Kiddo check-in at 9:30 a.m.) in our facility.  MOPS is an international faith-based group. We meet together to love and encourage one another through all the ups and downs of motherhood. MOPS is for mothers during pregnancy through kindergarten and beyond. Program runs Sept. 10 through June 9. Contact Tia Dawson with questions at 425-583-3082 or mops@generationscommunity.org.
  • Gamblers Anonymous Support Group, Tuesdays at 6 p.m., West Wing Room 203.
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), Thursdays beginning Oct. 8 at 6-7:30 p.m., church 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. Details? Visit www.palgroup.org or call Deana at 425-221-3523.

 

WEDNESDAYS

  • Men’s Breakfast, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Church Multipurpose Room.
  • Study: “Safe People” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Wednesdays at 9:00-10:30 a.m. This study offers solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from family to friendship, romance and work. It will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people and discover what makes some people relationally safe, as well as how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You’ll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security, and you’ll find out how to develop a balanced approach to relationships. Deborah holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed mental health care associate in Washington State. Her studies include pastoral care and counseling. Book required and costs ~$10 on Amazon.com.
  • Salvation Army Feeding the Homeless, 3rd Wednesday of  the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m., 1108 State Street in Marysville. Contact Cristina Badger for details at 425-232-7823.
  • Adult Bible Study, Wednesdays starting Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The group starts with prayer. This fall, they are studying the “Parables of Jesus.”
  • Children’s Quizzing (Grades 1-5), Wednesdays at 6:30-8 p.m., Children’s Wing. Be part of our great Children’s Quizzing program this school year and go in-depth on the book of Genesis. Come explore what life was like for Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and many others as they learned who God is and about his great plan for us. The program runs through March, and will include five Saturday quiz meets and fun activities with other churches (Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 22 and March 21).
  • NextGen/Youth (Grades 6-12), Wednesdays at 6:30-8 p.m., Youth Room. (Connect by Facebook to get more timely schedule/event updates.)
  • Worship Team Life Group, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary Stage and Back Stage. Led by Music Director Carl Martin. One of our core values at Generations Community Church is encounter God. We desire to equip our people to live a life ofworship, wherever they live, work, study, and play. Our worship ministry seeks to enhance that relationship by giving our people an opportunity to praise God together in a weekend worship environment. Another core value is connecting with others. Members of our worship ministry rehearse regularly. Team members serve on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. If you are interested, email Carl at carl@generationscommunity.org.
  • Membership Class, last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Church Library. Join Pastor Ian for this in depth class to find out more about Generations Community Church, our beliefs, and church membership.

 

THURSDAYS

  • Prayer Group, Thursdays at 9 a.m., Church Sanctuary. Led by Sam Misquez. Join other believers in praying for the infirmed, our teams, our children, our church staff and other needs.
  • Joyful Saints, second Thursdays of the month at noon, multipurpose room. Join other senior adults this fall! The group meets on the second Thursday of each month for a meal/fellowship. Current details will be in the bulletin.
  • Kicks for Christ (Karate), Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m., Church multipurpose room. Led by Dave Card.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. Note that this class is twice a week. Kids who are not potty trained or cannot read must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Cost for uniforms is $30 and optional safety equipment is at additional cost. Fees: Generations Framily: $0 a month; Community: $25 individual/$50 Family a-month.

 

FRIDAYS

  • Sermon Note Study, Fridays at 10 a.m., home of Bonnie and Charlie Cox in Snohomish; contact Bonnie Cox for details at 425-786-3080; space is limited.
  • Cooking for Christ, second Fridays of the month starting Oct. 11 at 6-7:30 p.m., Church Kitchen. Led by Anne Perkins.This group meets once per month on Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. It will help people of all ages build their cooking skills. Working together, we will cover cooking basics, as well as food preparation for groups of all sizes. Fees may be required to help with supplies; details will be forthcoming. Contact Anne Perkins for details at 360-651-0812 or anneperkins7211@gmail.com.
  • Music and Songwriting Potpourri, Fridays starting Oct. 4 at 7-10 p.m., at the home of Doug Kohl. Do you love music? Join with other music lovers to bring praise and thanksgiving to God with music and song. This is a songwriting, potluck eating, and music playing group! Bring a potluck dish to share. This group is open to all ages 16 and up (minors need to be with an adult). Doug has 10 or more instruments, but group participants are invited to bring other instruments. Join together to bring glory to God with songwriting, jamming, and sharing testimonies. Questions or need address? Call 425-737-1911.

 

SATURDAYS

  • Saturday Morning Prayer, Saturdays at 8:30-9 a.m., Sanctuary. Join us each Saturday morning for a prayer gathering at church. We incorporate prayer, music and singing into our time as the Spirit moves.
  • Study: “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life”, Saturdays starting Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., church.  Today people are fascinated by spirituality, and they have lots of questions. Trouble is, many of us Christians don’t know how to talk about our faith or are uneasy about religious salesmanship and canned evangelistic formulas. We are afraid and simply don’t know how to express our faith naturally – in everyday language. Through this study of the book Holy Conversation by Richard Peace, facilitated by Pastor Isaac, we will learn how to engage in easy and comfortable conversation about the good news of Jesus. No book required.

VARIES

  • Dinner for 8. This an opportunity for couples to connect and be inviting to others. Three couples are assigned to have dinner monthly. The location will rotate through their homes during the life group period. The goal is to have the hosting couple invite another couple to join the group during that month and to facilitate connections to people within the church. Each of the three visiting couples bring part of the meal; the host provides the main dish. Please sign up by Sept. 18 with Janice Craig at janice.psalm23@gmail.com or 425-335-4853. Group assignments will be provided prior to Oct 1.
  • Handiwork Life Group. Are you handy with tools, paint brushes, or other trade-related techniques? Interested in helping with church garden beds and other beautification projects? This life group works together on projects around the church. Stay tuned for project announcements or call Robert Miner for details at (425) 315-6497.
  • Jetsetters Trips (Adults). These adventures are open to adults of all ages. Details will be in the bulletin.
  • Joyful Saints  Trips (Senior Adults). Join other senior adults (65+) for regular outings. Details will be in the bulletin.
  • Women’s Ministry. Led by the Women’s Ministry Team. Join the women of the church in a quarterly activity. Details to be shared in the bulletin.

Want to Start a Life Group?

Contact Pastor Joni