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Summer Huddles

Summer Huddles are small, member led groups that meet for various amounts of time throughout the summer that revolve around a specific topic, book, activity, hobby, or service project.

See below for our current list of huddles! Click to email the group leader for more specifics like the location. For book study groups, participants are responsible for purchasing the book.



1 p.m. Ephesians Bible Study; college / post-grad women
[7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, & 8/18]
Joy Toth & Kara Ferrell
'Our vision for this small group is to encourage young women to pour into each other, our church, and this city. Summer can often feel like a complex time for college students who feel a lull in community. We want to use this opportunity to build church community with these women. We'll study through the book of Ephesians, every other Sunday through the summer. Light snacks provided.'


10 a.m. Moms at the Park; all ladies welcome
[begins 6/11]
Monica Moore, Caitlin Testa, Rebecca Pflugradt
'We will meet at a park each week with the hope to provide moms and kids a chance to connect. All ladies are welcome to join (not exclusive to those with kids).'

7-8 p.m. Writer's Circle
Abby Huffman
'We will get together to work on writing projects. We will have iced coffee and meet at a comfortable location and bring writing projects with us. We can bounce ideas off of one another if desired. Any type of writing project is ok! Poetry, journalling, novel, etc. We'll plan to meet three times over the summer. Dates TBD based on the group.'

7-9 p.m. When Strivings Cease Book Study; women only
Brooke Dillard
'A discussion on the book “When Strivings Cease” by Ruth Chou Simons. “When Strivings Cease is an invitation to re-think our preoccupation with approval and the striving that comes because we feel like we’re forever missing the mark. It offers a deeper, abiding understanding of what God’s generous, unmerited favor really accomplishes in and through us when we receive the gift of grace. This is an invitation to find freedom from anxious striving and fuel for living loved and transformed.”'


7-8:30 a.m. Black Sheep & Boethius; men only, reading plan HERE.
[6/26, 7/3, 7/10/ 7/17, 7/24]
Ace Cosner
'This will be a book discussion of Boethius' "The Consolation of Philosophy". Boethius was a Roman Christian imprisoned and executed for treason at the end of the empire. This book narrates his wrestling with topics like the problem of evil, the foreknowledge of God, the joy of living a simple life pleasing before God. The question of whether it is a Christian book is debated, but it would be a great experience for anyone interested in engaging with the historical connections between Greek/Roman philosophy and early church theology.

9-11 a.m. Bread & Coffee - Weekday Baking; women only, youth encouraged to join!
[6/12, 7/3, 7/17]
Angie Strite
'Learning and trying baking recipes - muffins, cookies, bread, powerballs, etc. & eating together. Ladies any age and tweens/teens who want to learn. Samples, coffee, & hot drinks always provided!'

6-8 p.m. Rhthyms of Grace Book Study
[7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24]
Emily Paradiso
'We will read Rhythms of Grace by Tony Horsfall (178 pages), and if we have a voracious group we'll also read The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan (223 pages). Each week we'll discuss and process together our thoughts, struggles, challenges, and the ways God is speaking to us through the subject matter. Both books focus on the need for rest and being in order to deepen our relationship with God and then serve God out of that rest.'

7-8:15 p.m. Romans Bible Study; women only
[6/5 - 8/7]
April Cosner
'A women's Bible study on the book of Romans. We are continuing our study into the summer and wanted to just open the door to anyone interested in learning about the Book of Romans. Prior study of Romans 1-7 isn't necessary, but being familiar with the chapters would be helpful.'

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Word; men only, 8 participants max
Raymond Brown
'Explore Philippians and Build Lasting Brotherhood. Join us for a transformative 5-week journey through the book of Philippians! This interactive study will equip you with a deeper understanding of the Word while forging strong bonds with fellow brothers in Christ. Weekly Schedule: • Engaging Discussions: Each Wednesday, we'll delve into a chapter of Philippians, fostering insightful discussions and personal reflection. • Scripture Exploration: Complementing our study, we'll utilize "Basics for Believers" by D.A. Carson to enrich our understanding of key concepts. • Meaningful Meditation: Time will be dedicated to scripture meditation, allowing God's word to take root in your heart. • Brotherhood and Support: This time together is more than just study; it's about building a supportive community. We'll check in, share prayer requests, and pray for one another. Benefits: • Gain a deeper understanding of Philippians • Grow in your faith and walk with Christ • Build lasting friendships with other believers Ready to grow in your faith and forge strong connections? Register today!'


10-11:30 a.m. Brunch & Board Games; women only, youth encouraged to join!
Jazmin Mack & Cassidy Brunk
'By making brunch and playing games together, our goal is that we would be able to enjoy fellowship and build deeper relationships with other women and teenage girls who we might not cross paths with during the school year. Our group would provide a space for moms, high school / college students, teachers, or any other woman who takes a break from work for the summer to have an event they can look forward to every week filled with fun and fellowship! Our time will also include an intentional time of prayer for each other and for our church.'

5:30-7:30 p.m. Bible Study of Biblical Paradigms
[6/13, 6/20, 7/18]
Gonzo & Sarah Laguarda
'Ever wonder why David says he delights to meditate on God’s law? We will find out why as we study a few of the paradigms laid out in the Torah and what they mean for us today. We will learn about the pattern of New Creation from Genesis 1, our 2 choices given in Genesis 3, and the life of the believer from salvation to glorification from the Exodus.'

6:30-9 p.m. Disc Golf & Discussion
[begins 6/6]
Dan Castle
'Come play a chill, beginner friendly round of disc golf at a course in the City. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a lively discussion of an apologetics topic of our choosing over good food and drink. Open to all disc golf skill levels and spiritual backgrounds.'


9-11 a.m. Bread & Coffee - Weekday Baking; women only, youth encouraged to join!
[6/21, 6/28, 7/12]
Angie Strite
'Learning and trying baking recipes - muffins, cookies, bread, powerballs, etc. & eating together. Ladies any age and tweens/teens who want to learn. Samples, coffee, & hot drinks always provided!'


6-8:30 p.m. Neighborhood Park Picnics
[6/22, 7/20, 8/17]
Kelly McMichael, Chiedo John, Deb Sweigart
'In an effort to reach out to our neighbors, we will go to Ralph Sampson Park for a picnic/BBQ type gathering with the purpose of intentionally reaching out to others at the park by engaging in conversation, playing sports or outdoor games, and building relationships.'