Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is not individual or private. Christian faith was never intended to be practiced in isolation. We were made to live in fellowship with God and with each other. The local church is not merely a place that we attend, but a people to whom we belong. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people. Let's live this out by participating in a Group!

Groups are an essential part of our church family. They provide deeper fellowship and better support for one another. Download the PDF to view currently scheduled groups.New groups will start at different times throughout the year. Groups of all types, different locations, different times during the week are being scheduled. We need groups who connect for Bible studies, book studies, prayer, and even sports or hobbies. If you’re interested in teaching, leading, hosting a group, or have a great idea for a new group, submit your proposal today!


The following list features only our summer activities and interests Groups. For a list of Groups that meet all year long, please see the brochure in the lobby.

Song Writing

Gwen Shroyer

Wednesday - 7 PM


TEXT @writesong to 81010 to join.

Together we will study and create lyrics for new songs. We will not dive too deeply into music theory but will establish chords and meter for our song creations. As we develop our new songs into established arrangements, we will take them into a studio and press our creation into a viable tool to share. Join in on this unique class to highlight your creative songwriting and arranging ideas together with others.

A motorcycle or car ride on the weekend to a park for picnic and back. Dates and times will be determined after joining.

Holy Cruzin’ - TBD

Saturday Evenings

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Canoeing and Kayaking

Doug Baynes

Saturday - 12 PM


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This is for anyone who enjoys a day on the lazy river. We'll float from Webbs store on the Hiwassee to the pullout a mile past the 411 bridge at David Ashley’s father’s home. We will do flat water for the rookies at Parksville Lake and cookouts at every float ending. We can also teach those who would like to learn. This is NOT class 3 or up rivers runs, just lazy floats. Enjoy a time to appreciate this good earth our Lord has made.

A running group leading to a 5k run, meeting once a week. Times and days may vary, and will be determined after joining.

Couch to 5k

Ruthie Crowder

Day Based on Availability - 6 PM


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Ladies Book Club

Monica Luithle

Tuesday - 7 PM

Inman Street Coffee House

TEXT @LBC31 to 81010 to join.

This group will read and discuss Francine RIvers’ book - A Lineage of Grace.

Runs from May 28 - July 30, but you can feel free to jump in at any time!

The group will last for 8 weeks for those with a serious interest in writing--whether to look at getting published or for their own benefit. We would start each session with a devotion that has to do with writing or encouragement (writers need a lot!). We will discuss writing in today's world, the difference between traditional publishing and Indie (Independent) publishing, and the profound effect Amazon has had on the publishing world. We'll take time to listen to short pieces you have written and encourage the group to write as we meet. We will also discuss how to make our writing better and what would appeal to today's editors and publishers (especially having to do with Christian fiction and the numerous Christian publishers). And finally, we will critique a few papers to help us understand the need for rewriting and the benefit of "another pair of eyes." Times and days will be determined by group members.

Writing & Publishing in Today’s World

Linda Rodante

Day/Time Based on Availability

Rodante Home

TEXT @prcwrites to 81010 to join.

Just Move

Alicia Klepper

Day/Time Based on Availability


TEXT @justmove to 81010 to join.

This group is for ladies who want to get up and move a little, whether that be a brisk walk, a long hike, or a summer swim. We just want to move. Time and dates will be determined by group members.