You were designed by God to live in community. We believe we grow the most when we are in relationship to one another. Sunday worship gatherings are great, but it is difficult get to know one another on a deeper level in rows. Sitting in someone’s living room is a much better environment to grow and share. We begin new community groups three times a year.
Spring Groups: January-May
Summer Groups: June-August
Fall Groups: September-December
Spring Semester 2023 Groups
Beginning the various dates in January and February 2023
Resilient (50’s & Up)
Weekly gathering, start date Wednesday February 1 at 6:00pm
The human soul has a built-in yearning for joy and beauty and all good things. But that craving for life has taken a real beating in the last few years. This study will examine the tools you need to follow Jesus’ path of supernatural resilience so you can reclaim your joy, strengthen your heart, and thrive through the storm. Facilitated and hosted by David & Jan Vaughn.
Good Boundaries and Goodbyes (Ladies)
Weekly gathering, start date Wednesday January 25 at 6:30pm
Is it unloving or selfish to set a boundary? Are Christians ever called to walk away from a relationship that’s no longer safe or sustainable? You can love people well without losing the best of who you are. This group will discuss the five factors to remember when implementing healthy boundaries, determine the appropriate amount of personal and emotional access someone has to you, stop being misled and emotionally paralyzed by wrongly interpreted or weaponized scriptures that perpetuate unhealthy dynamics in difficult relationships, overcome the frustrating cycle of ineffective boundary-setting with realistic scripts and practical strategies to help you communicate, keep, and implement healthier patterns, be equipped to say goodbye without guilt when a relationship has shifted from difficult to destructive and is no longer sustainable. Meets at RHC. Facilitated by Michele Willis.
Jonah, Micah, Nahum: The God Who Forgives
Jonah, Micah, and Nahum were imperfect messengers of God’s compassion, grace, and forgiveness. God used them, despite their weaknesses, to call a broken world to himself. He continues to pursue the world with his love and mercy by using his children, just like you. We’ll make the connection how these 3 Old Testament books point us to the ultimate savior in Jesus. Facilitated by Zane & Jordan Kelly and Matthew & Brooke Delk. This group is child friendly and perfect for young families.
Encountering God (Ladies)
Thursdays 9am at the home of Faith Ann Gunn
Spiritual disciplines are essential to a more vibrant spiritual life and knowing God more intimately. In this study we’ll unpack the biblical foundation for these sacred habits along with approachable ways to practice disciplines like prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity, celebration, and many more. Instead of being just one more thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that these habits of faith can actually create more margin in your life—providing peace and rest as you walk closer with Jesus. Facilitated by Kathy Blowers.
James: Faith That Works
Wednesdays 6pm at the home of Bret & Sonia Devine (Emerald Mountain)
The book of James is one of the most practical books in the New Testament. It teaches on how to handle hardships, hold our tongue, patience, prayer and more. We’ll begin with finger foods at 6pm and begin our study at 6:30pm. This is a great group for any one of any age looking to grow as a follower of Jesus. Facilitated by Bret & Sonia Devine. Group begins Feb 1.
Ladies: Testimony Meeting
Every 2nd Saturday of the month (Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 13)
Ladies you are invited to come be apart of our Testimony group. We fellowship over a brunch potluck then listen to a speaker. These meetings are designed to have a designated speaker who shares her testimony, miracle, lesson learned or lesson learning. She shares her God story or one of her God stories with the rest of us. This is a wonderful way to hear the fruits of our sisters as we glorify and exalt the Lord together. Come be encouraged with us. Hosted at the home of Ann Vogel.
General Grief (Sundays, 3-4:30p in-person and online. Begins Jan 29)
Bereaved Parents (Thursdays, 6-7:30p online. Begins Jan 26)
Parents Who’ve Lost A Child to Suicide (Mondays, 6:30-8pm online Begins Feb 6)
GriefShare’s 13 week video seminar and support group is a safe place to find practical advice and encouragement after the death of a friend or loved one. Videos feature respected experts, pastors, counselors and regular people who share their struggles and what has helped them. You’ll discover:
• How to handle overwhelming emotions of grief
• Where to find the strength to go on
• What to expect in the days to come
• How to grieve in a way that’s healthy and suited to you
• What the Bible says about death, grief, and Heaven
You will discuss how to apply insights to your own experience with a compassionate group or choose to sit quietly and process what you’re learning. Most attendees are glad that they came and sorry to see the semester come to an end. They walk away with a new group of friends and hope for the future.
The Primal Path (For Dad’s With Sons)
Monthly gathering, start date Wednesday August 24 August-July 2023 (12 gatherings)
Every son aches for their father to guide them through the challenging teen years into manhood. The Primal Path is a group designed to help overwhelmed but determined fathers create an intentional process for walking their sons from adolescence into manhood. You will begin by confronting your own wounds, then discovering the wisdom and values from your own life, then move through a strategic framework to impart these into your son’s life. Drawing from timeless wisdom, biblical truth and personal story you will create the thing you wish you had during your formative years. This group is designed for fathers of sons of any age, but all dads are welcome. Location will vary. Facilitated by John Bradley.
Ladies Book Club
Meeting every 6 weeks (4 gatherings)
This group of ladies will gather every 6 weeks for fellowship and conversation around a Christian book. We’ll process the book and encourage each other in our Christian walk. Books are: Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar; A Praying Life by Paul Miller; Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews; Faithfully Different by Natasha Crain. Members are responsible for buying their own books. Discussions will be low key and you can come even if you haven’t finished the book. Location is the Explorer Room at RHC. Facilitated by Elisabeth Owen.
Fridays at 6 PM at Mulder Methodist Church
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM
1st-4th Grade Explorer Room led by Collin Ingmire
5th-6th Grade Navigate Room led by Jason LaVigne
We gather to sing, laugh, and jump into God’s word. Community is our focus on Wednesdays, so we’re a lively bunch. We invite your child to jump in with us and grow in their faith!
RHYTHM Student Ministry (7th-12th)
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm Worship Center
Students from 7th -12th grade gather each Wednesday to grow and be encouraged. The evening includes ice breaker games, teaching, and small groups for processing (led by an adult leader). We look forward to meeting your student! Facilitated by Taylor & Catherine Housel, Blake & Ally Ottinger, Rachel Haire, and April Vaughn.