Summer Small Groups

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Men's Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays, 6:45 - 7:45 am
Mesa Cafe, 1972 Cliff Drive
Contact: Mark Bates (

Our Men's Morning Study is open to join at any time. There is no "homework" so it is easy to come and go as you are able. This group meets at Mesa Cafe in the Mesa Shopping Center for breakfast with the Bible! We are currently going through the Gospel of John.


Women's Afternoon Prayer

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
June 6 - August 22
CDCC Counseling Center
Contact: Alison Dillemuth ( and Carol Schlerf (

Women of all ages, let's gather to fellowship and seek God's direction for our lives while reflecting on Psalm 23. We will praise God for who He is, thank Him for what He has done, silently confess our shortcomings, and support one another as we lay our personal petitions at His feet. Join in as your summer schedule allows. 


Women's C.H.A.T.

2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Pastor Colleen's Office
Contact: Jen Gamez-Sparrow (616-540-6687)

A time of prayer for women with younger children. We think about how God’s Word can Challenge us, Help us, be Applied to our lives, and how it can Teach us about God. Free childcare is provided.



Opening the Word

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm
CDCC Counseling Center
Contact: Denny Wayman (

All are invited to come, open the Bible, and discuss the many truths God has for us in His Word. This is an ongoing, open study and anyone may join at any time.


Enacting the Text

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm
June 14 - August 2
Sanctuary, FMCSB
Contact: Pastor T.J. ( and Courtney Schwass (

This group will be gathering to read texts from the bible and acting them out. The text can come alive when we start to use our voices, our emotions, our
movements, and the space around us to understand the stories and characters. No acting experience is required, just a willingness to listen to the Holy Spirit.


HaYesod (The Foundations)

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm
2322 Vista Madera (Simandle Home)
Contact: Warren and Leanne Simandle (805-682-6809)

This video series is a compelling presentation about the Jewish foundations of our faith. Dr. Warren Simandle will lead related discussions of the material. There is an optional workbook for $17.00. Homework is also optional. Each lesson stands on its own, so come check it out.



Senior Study

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
May 11 - August 24
Upper Fellowship Room, FMCSB
Contact: Pastor Colleen (

We open God’s Word for prayer and discussion. If you feel like a senior, you can come! This summer we will be reading through 1 Peter together.


Summer on the Mount

Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 pm
June 1 - August 31
Lower Fellowship Room, FMCSB
Contact: Jenny ( or 805-962-6123) and Mary Woodyard ( or 805-729-3572)

An in-depth study of Jesus’ most definitive statement of the principles of Kingdom living. In this study we’ll seek to understand Jesus’ radical teaching within its
context of first century Judaism – then translate the principles into our own lives today. If we can understand what Jesus meant and absorb that into our spirit, we can grow to become the kind of disciples that make Him proud. 
This 14 week study is open to all and childcare will be provided. Dinner will be provided the first night then signup potluck after that. We will going through the Jesus Walk Bible Study series so there will be weekly homework, but it is well worth your time. Due to the commitment of this study, please do not plan on missing more than 5 sessions.
Please sign up prior to first meeting by contacting Mary Woodyard.


Young Adult Small Group

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
June 8 - August 24
1413 Cliff Dr. (Breshears Home)
Contact: Pastor Danielle ( and Stacey Breshears (

This summer we will be spending some time reading and discussing C.S. Lewis in the comforts of a home (with a puppy)! It will be a time full of good discussions and great people. Drop in as you are able this summer.