Communities of Belonging

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Our church is committed to building an even better community within our church family through our Communities of Belonging

A Community of Belonging can come in all shapes and sizes. It is a group that:

  1. Meets at least once a quarter together.
  2. Has a faith component during their gathering.
  3. Engages in sharing life with each other.
  4. Pray together.

Finding community is an integral part of growing in faith, and the Communities of Belonging initiative hopes to provide opportunities for us to build new relationships. Life has a way of pulling us in many directions, and we recognize the desire to connect beyond just Sunday mornings.  We are excited about this season in our church as we explore together how every member can be the connected body of Christ.

 Spring 2020 Communities of Belonging

“The Seven Signs of John’s Gospel”
February 26 through the week of April 5

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.”  ~ John 20:30-31

Join us this spring for a 7-week Community of Belonging program for the season of Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 26, and continuing through the week of April 5. In the Gospel of John, the word “sign” is also used to mean “miracle.” Unlike the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, John does not record a lot of Jesus’ miracles. He only mentions seven, but each of the signs tells us something very important about who Jesus is and the new Kingdom he was inaugurating. In this study, we will take a closer look at the 7 signs of Jesus found in the book of John by gathering together in Communities of Belonging and reflecting on these scriptures in a sermon series during Sunday worship (Sanctuary and the Table).

We will kickoff the season with dinner on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Rev. Sarah Bird will speak at 5:00 p.m. during dinner as we orient ourselves to this new series. Rev. Ryan Moore will preach on the first of the signs during the Ash Wednesday worship service in the sanctuary at 6:00 p.m.

  • Register for dinner on Ash Wednesday, February 26
  • Register for one of the below Communities of Belonging groups
Group Day Time Location Demographic Leader
1 Sunday 5:00 p.m. Brentwood All ages Sally Einstman/Mickey and Karen Fitts
2 Sunday 7:00 p.m. Brentwood All ages Suzan and Mike Hindman/Jack and Anne Stringham
3 Monday 12:00 p.m. West Meade Women Beth Singer and Katie Pickel
4 Tuesday 6:15 p.m. Sylvan Park Young Adults Mary Daniel and Drew Danieley
5 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Green Hills All ages Overton Thompson, Hugh and Ellen Tanner
6 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Courtenay Hall All ages Josh Rodriguez and Elise LaGrone
7 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Courtenay Hall Parents of young children Ryan Moore and Jake and Ashley Higgins
8 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Courtenay Hall All ages Sarah Bird and Nahed Zehr
9 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Courtenay Hall All ages Sandra Randleman and David Wood
10 Thursday 11:00 a.m. FPC All ages Stuart Gordon/Hal Sauer/Brenda Geise
11 Thursday 6:45 p.m. Franklin All ages Colyer and Drew Robison/Kevin and Jody Garvey


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