Small Groups for Adults

Updated 10/6/2017

GROUPS FOR ALL ADULTS

FLEMING BIBLE STUDY—meets every other Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Tom and Marilyn Fleming. They will be leading an in-depth Bible study on I and II Peter. Fellowship and prayer are also at the heart of this group, along with a few special social events.  Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Tom and Marilyn Fleming (206-276-9635)

WEST SIDE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB — this small group is a gathering of like-minded Christian who love books!  Join us on the first Sunday evening of each month from 7pm-8:30pm in the church library. Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite books (or choose one from the library) for discussion. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Mark Koelling (206-225-0332)

COLLEGE AGE & YOUNG ADULTS – meet for fellowship and Bible study Sunday nights at 7:30pm at Karol Aronson’s. Fall 2016 series begins October 2, as we explore History Channel’s miniseries, “The Bible”. See familiar stories in new light as we discuss how TV portrayed the stories and what the Bible says about them. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Erika Aronson (206-390-2210).

LAYMAN SMALL GROUP—meets one Tuesday a month from 6:30-8:30pm for a meal, study, discussion and prayer at a host home. This Bible study group is led by Linda Layman and Joanne LaBaw and will progress to the second half of Luke using a study guide from N.T. Wright. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Linda Layman (206-932-4680)

ARMSTRONG/EVERETT GROUP—meets every other week on Wednesdays (beginning 10/4/17) from 6:30-8:00pm in the home of Christine Armstrong with Freda Everett as discussion leader. Composed of married couples and singles we welcome newcomers. Beginning this fall with Fellowship Community’s One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One God and Father we expect to delve deeply into this study as well as spend time in prayer for one another and West Side. Contacts: Christine Armstrong (206-935-8366) or Freda Everett (206-935-3839)

MISSIONS PRAYER MEETING—meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm to pray for missionaries supported by West Side, as did the early Church which gathered for prayer to support those spreading the Gospel during incredibly difficult times. Meet in Boppell Parlor, where leader Don Wilson will give an update on the current status of each missionary group including their surrounds. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Don Wilson (206-923-0648)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY & PRAYERmeets every Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm to sing hymns, have a Bible study and discussion. Ron and Connie will be leading the study of Paul’s letters to the Philippians. This group prays for our missionaries, the needs of our church, people listed in the church bulletin and other concerns. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Ron and Connie Burke (206-935-7584)

 

GROUPS FOR WOMEN

MOUNT ST. VINCENT BIBLE STUDY—meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-4:00pm at Mt. St. Vincent. Janet Rice Schreiner will be leading this women’s group that is studying the book of Proverbs. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Janet Rice Schreiner (206-295-3238)

DAHL BIBLE STUDY—meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship in the home of Sandra Dahl. The Bible is our resource as we dig deeply to discover what the Word says, what it means, and how it can transform our lives through obedience and service. They will continue to explore the book of Romans. Newcomers welcome. Contact: Sandra Dahl (206-932-0350)

MONDAY NIGHT WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY—meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm in the home of Joanna Martin. Joanna will lead this group in the study of I and II Timothy.  Each gathering will end with a time of sharing and prayer.  Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Joanna Martin (206-769-6024)

MOMS OF GRACE – They say it takes a village to raise a child, and this is never truer than when the child is especially challenging. The isolation, the sense that you exist in an alternate universe than your friends, the exhaustion, and the overwhelming sense that your child’s future will always be in jeopardy, all contribute to stress. This small group setting offers peer support, prayer, and fellowship for mothers experiencing these issues. As with all small groups, strict confidentiality is required. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10am.  Closed group. Contacts: Claudia Weisz (938-0099) or Marilyn Fleming, RN at (206-276-9635)

CIRCLE LYDIA—meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30am in members’ homes or at church. Meetings may include a special guest speaker, time spent discussing topics of interest, or service projects. In December, the meeting is a very special and elegant Christmas brunch. Circle Lydia collects two monthly offerings, one of which is given to selected missionaries, causes, or projects.  The other is given to the “Catch the Rain” project in Kenya, through Women’s Enterprises International (WEI). Time together concludes with prayer for our loved ones and church family. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Ruth Leonard (206-935-5229)

CIRCLE MARY—meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the church from 10:00am-noon. Our meetings follow a reading from Our Daily Bread for conversation and discussion followed by prayer and brunch. We contribute and support the Women of Purpose micro-loan project and the Kenyan water program. Every year we travel to Maple Valley at Christmas and in May to the home of Helen Locatelli for a special gathering.  Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Helen Locatelli (425-432-1113)

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY—meets weekly from 9:30-11:00am in Lewis Hall. We are studying J.I.Packer’s “Meeting God” (from the Life Guide series), followed by prayer and fellowship.  Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Karen Schroedel (206-932-7878) or Lilliana Ryckman (206-932-9305)

THURSDAY NIGHT WOMEN’S GROUP—meets every other Thursday evening at 7:30pm at the home of Sonia Ghayhem, where the goal is to take a break from the busyness and focus on our faith. Through fellowship, sharing, and prayer, we support, encourage, and commit to pray for one another. At the first meeting we decide what that looks like. Newcomers are welcome.  Contact: Sonia Ghayhem (206-932-7448)

LIVING ROOM FOR WOMEN—meets twice a month on Fridays from 12:30-2:30pm in the home of Claudia Weisz. This is a small, confidential group of women who have wrestled with depression, anxiety or other issues and who find support, understanding, and healing through prayer and informal discussion. Contact: Dee Egerton (206-229-1756) Closed group.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) – Beginning Oct.7th, this group meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month October through May from 9:30am-11:00am at West Side. MOPS is for moms of young children to meet other moms while their kiddos are cared for by our loving volunteers called MOPPETS. Each meeting we listen to a speaker, followed by a time of discussion, enjoy refreshments and sometimes crafts.  Many topics that are addressed and discussed are of special interest to moms. MOPS is a time to develop friendships, grow as a mother and know that you are not alone on this path of motherhood. If you are interested in attending MOPS or if you are interested in volunteering as a MOPPETS helper see contacts below.  Newcomers are encouraged to join us! Contact: Alicia Downey (206-715-8375) or Sarah Nicolaisen (206-391-8781)

 

GROUPS FOR FAMILIES

FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY STUDY —meets Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm for dessert and Bible study at the home of Alan and Cathy Muller or Clint and Carla Gawthrop. All ages and stages of God’s family are welcome—newborns to seniors. After dessert, the kids retreat to the playroom while the adults have a time of discussion and prayer that explores God’s Word, how Jesus is transforming us in His grace, and how the Holy Spirit is at work in the world. Newcomers are welcome. Contacts:  Gawthrop (206-937-0618) Muller (206-935-0537)

 

GROUPS FOR MEN

KOINONIA MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFASTmeets every Tuesday at 6:30am (sharp) in Boppell Parlor to read a passage of scripture followed by intercessory prayer. All men are encouraged to join us and experience 30-45 minutes of prayer and fellowship. We go out for breakfast in the community following our time at the church. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Sid Hoagland (206-932-9411)

OASIS BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER GROUPmeets every Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30am in Boppell Parlor. Sharing time begins with coffee and cookies and followed by Bible study, or discussion on thought-provoking books by Christian authors. We conclude with prayer. Attendance averages 9-11 men. Newcomers are welcome. Contact: Don Wilson (206-923-0648)

NEW COMMANDMENT—meets on the 1st Saturday of each month. We meet for a brief devotional time at 7am at the Uptown Espresso and head out to the homes of our care receivers, 8am-10am. These care receivers are widows or single parents to whom we dedicate a team of men to do 2 hours of work. That team is committed to that household for as long as there is need. For many it could be years or decades. The teams do lawn work, household repair, paint, etc… whatever they can do to help. Contact: Joe Schafer (206-660-4643) or Steve Vander Hijde (206-933-6429)

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

ADULT FORUMS/CLASSES—focus on various spiritual and practical topics on Sundays – Sundays, 9:00am and 10:30am

GARAGE SALEMarch 9-10, 2018 (proceeds used to support youth outreach retreat)

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALLJune through August

WEST SIDE SENIORS FELLOWSHIP—Food and fellowship for senior adults – 3rd Saturday at 6:00pm

WEST SIDE CHURCH CHOIRThursdays at 7:00pm

 

 

 

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