Life Groups

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R. O. M. E. O.
Romeo is a Life Group made up of Retired–Old-Men-Eating-Out

As humorous as this Life Group may sound there is nothing more powerful about Christian men coming together for the Glory of God. Yes this is for a group of retired men meeting with Pastor Rakoczy for breakfast or lunch every month for great fellowship.
The purpose is to grow in the Lord.
I believe we will discover multitude of subjects to talk to each other about.
(Family, Retirement, Our Giftedness, and the Wonderful Things of God)

Facilitator: Pastor Tom Rakoczy

THREAD THAT BINDS
Here is a little synopsis of how this came about.
My Mom taught me (Mary Ann Blumetti) this (crocheting) a long time ago and I found it to be very relaxing. About 15 years ago I heard about an organization called PROJECT LINUS . It started 25 years ago collecting blankets from volunteers who knit, crochet, or quilt. They are given for neonatal care children in Phoenix hospital as well as Chandler hospital and Mercy Gilbert, first responders, domestic violence and natural disasters such as Katrina and Sandy.
It has been suggested that we could crochet small blankets for babies that are dedicated in the church. I also feel that it could help with the craft fair down the line. It is a great way for fellowship with the women of the church and to have the girls in the group home involved. This is another way for the girls to see Jesus by giving of themselves.

Facilitator: Mary Ann Blumetti

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Women who love the Word of God come together every Tuesday for Prayer and Bible Study.

9:30 A.m. In rooms A-1 & A-2 at Chandler First Assembly of God.

Facilitator: Connie Young

KINGDOM RUNNERS
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8

Who? Young Adults

What: A Meet up group to learn about spiritual fitness and physical fitness. Thirty minutes of teaching and thirty minutes of walking/light jogging. Teaching people to be equipped and kingdom minded.

When: Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Parks (to be announced).

Facilitator: Sarah Neal
STUDENT LIFE
The student Life Group is a life group dedicated to connecting students to each other, while also discussing hot topics of today’s society and using Biblical principles to navigate through tough decisions.

Facilitator: Pastor Steve Salvidge

W. I. N.
Women in Need…
Fellowship, Encouragement and Friendship.
Our goal is to share, serve, and ignite each other as we serve God together.

Facilitator: Charisse Neal

Meet: 1st Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:  TBA

GROUP HIKE
Group Hike is a small group here at CFA (Chandler First Assembly). This will be led by our fearless leaders Tom and Donna Nichols (970-260-0380). Our goal is to meet at least once a month to take a hike. Along with taking a walk we will study devotions from “My Utmost for His Highest.”

The journeys we will take will not only be physical but spiritual. Come expecting to hear from God as well as feel it in your feet! We will meet on Saturday mornings and an occasional Sunday evening as it warms up outside. RSVP’s will be a must in order to anticipate hiking together. This is also necessary in order not to leave anyone behind.

Facilitator:  Pastor Donna Nichols

Locations:  TBA

JAM
JAM (Just Among Moms) is open to all moms and we will meet once a month at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday nights for some mom time with other moms at Arlene Rakoczy’s home.

Fellowship, meal ideas, discipline, your child’s and your love language, their gifts and talents and a time with other moms of all ages.

Facilitator: Rev Arlene Rakoczy.

There is simply no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals. This is a group to discover some new ideas to make your life have less stress as we break the perfect mold. So what age does being a mom stop?

SIGNS OF LOVE CRAFTS & HOBBIES DAY
Last Friday of each month at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Open to anyone: Deaf and hearing persons – women and men welcome.
Bring your crafts & hobbies that you plan to make:
Knitting, Stamping, Card making
Car/plane models, Geo stuff to make things
Painting, sketching, art, Quilting and more.

Share to show how to do or make.
Bring your own tools, scissors, tapes and stuff for your crafts/hobbies.
Bring your own drinks, lunch, and share snacks

Facilitator: Jill Valentine

COFFEE, BOOKS AND MORE
Coffee, Books and More is a Life Group that will be held at Sasha Salvidge’s home every other Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In this particular group, we will read books, chat about them, share ideas, and of course have some coffee.

The first book we will be reading is “Nurture” by Lisa Bevere. This book is for women and is quite remarkable when it comes to lifting our fellow girlfriends up.

Please see Sasha if you have questions on where you can purchase the book.

CRAFTERS BY DESIGN
Have you ever crafted a great meal that had people begging for more?
Have you ever crafted a great letter/e-mail to someone that made you want to write more?
Have you ever crafted an afghan or blanket that made you think, “Well that wasn’t so bad!”
Have you ever crafted a Bible Journal that left you wanting to do more?
Have you ever crafted a card, a painting, a watercolor, a scrapbook, jewelry, anything, everything?

No? Yes? Maybe? Want to try and give God the glory for what He has crafted into you?
If you’re interested in trying us out whether it’s by bringing your own craft to occupy your hands or try something new or even if you’d like to share something that truly stirs your heart, come and join us.

Facilitator: Joyce Kimble

GOSPEL JAM (Music)
If you like to sing and/or play an instrument for the Glory of God here is a life group you want to be a part of.

Once a month a group of musicians and singers get together to play their instruments and sing for the Glory of God.

Facilitator: David Kelley

  What is a Life Group?

  • A Life Group is a small group! Between 3-12 adults who meet regularly together for the purpose of mutual encouragement, study, prayer, practical support and fun (!) as fellow members of the family of God.
  • Life Groups meet in circles where the focus is on everyone is able to participate. Large groups are more organized for presentations where the focus is one primary speaker and/or event.
  • A Life Group is an extended spiritual family! “God sets the lonely in families.” (Psalm 68:6)
  • Life Groups are vital ways in which discipleship or “friendship ministry” can be practiced on a daily basis among fellow members of the Church. (Eph. 4:15-16)
  • Life Groups are vital ways in which discipleship or “friendship ministry” can be practiced on a daily basis among fellow members of the Church. (Eph. 4:15-16)
  • Life Groups are the way in which we provide pastoral care for the Lord’s flock at CFA. (1 Peter 5:2-4; Matthew 9:36-38)