Community and connection may look different in a Covid-world, but it IS possible! Click the link to check out some awesome small group options. God created us to live in community, to be in relationship with Him, as we seek to know Him, live out our faith, and support one another in prayer and encouragement!
Small Group Options: https://forms.gle/3R1da76zzzVtcsgo6
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From infants to seniors, there are many opportunities to meet new people and make new friendships at this church. Some options are temporarily unavailable or are offered with changes to the program due to Covid-19 guidelines. If you would like to learn more about any of the ministries we offer, please call or email the office for more information.
GEMS | Girls Grades 4 - 8 is a girls' club that meets Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:45 pm (Sept – April). Evenings include Bible study, singing, badge work, crafts, games, and special fun nights and events. It is an opportunity for the girls to meet in a fun environment and grow together, both socially and spiritually, with loving mentors who help them to understand their value in Christ and what it means to follow Him.
GEMS will kick-off their season in January of 2021. To register, please submit this form to or contact Head Counselor Helena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadets | Boys Grades 4 - 8 is a boys’ club that meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 pm (Sept-April). Activities include Bible study, woodworking, kub-kar building and racing, gym nights, and an annual winter and summer campout. Boys are challenged to grow in character and skills, and in what it means to live for Jesus by passionate leaders who seek to model Christ.
Grade 9 - 12 It is important for our youth to be mentored by a group of leaders who are passionate about building relationships and modelling Christ as they engage. Teens are challenged at Youth to know God’s Word, to put their faith into action, and to discover their God-given gifts and purpose. Activities, games, worship, small group Bible studies and service outings are enjoyed Wednesday nights at the church from 7 - 9 pm. Extra events and social nights are planned throughout the year. Short-term mission opportunities are also offered. Youth can join anytime!
Grow Groups | All Ages Everyone who attends our church is encouraged to be part of a Grow Group. Grow Groups meet the Fourth Sunday of the month. This casual setting provides great opportunity to meet others from our church community. We enjoy refreshments and/or lunch, and spend time in sermon-based discussion and prayer. Grow Groups are meant to be a safe place where we can be ourselves, learn together, share together, and even serve together. (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar)
Quest for Faith is a class offered to anyone interested in learning more about the Christian Reformed faith, or in becoming a professing member of this church. If you are interested in taking this class please connect with us and our Pastor will gladly set up a time to meet with you.
Coffee Break Ladies Group is a casual setting where women can make new friends, share a cup of coffee, and discover new insights from the Bible. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. Coffee Break meets Tuesdays, beginning the 3rd week in September, from 9:30 - 11 am. Childcare is provided for the children of ladies attending the Coffee Break program.
Men’s Life is a place where men casually meet to share their faith and concerns. It begins with an informal breakfast, followed by Bible study and prayer. Men’s’ Life meets bi-weekly on Saturday mornings from 8 – 9:30 am, from October-April. An empty chair is waiting for you! Would you like more information? Call our office.
Seniors Group is a great place for seniors to enjoy fellowship, Bible study and games. We meet Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Special outings and activities are planned throughout the year. Newcomers are always welcome!
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. No two alpha's look the same - they run in coffee shops, churches, prisons, bars, universities, schools and homes. There is no pressure - no follow up - and no charge. It is an open and informal honest space to explore and discuss life's big questions together.
Niagara Online ALPHA: Are you looking for a place to find answers to life's big questions? Do you have friends, co-workers who are wondering about the meaning and purpose of life? During the pandemic many people are searching for answers and they find themselves with more time. Alpha has gone online and many people are meeting Jesus over Zoom from the comfort of their own homes. Come and/or invite friends, neighbours, co-workers. Alpha will run on Wednesday evenings, from 8-9:30 pm, starting on March 10. Like to find out more? Check out this video https://player.vimeo.com/video/184067598 Email Angela at email@example.com for more info and for a Zoom link, or register at tryalpha.ca.
Sew & Share is a ministry opportunity for those with a passion for sewing. Sewers are invited to use their skills in this creative group that meets monthly with the purpose of making specific projects for charity, blessing others with the love of Christ both locally and globally. Contact us to find out more.
WAYS TO LEARN MORE...
Connect. Attend Sunday morning services and get involved in small group opportunities. Engage with others regularly to find encouragement, love and support.
Invest your time, talents and resources. Plug into a ministry that compliments your giftedness.
Meet with the Pastor. Learn more about the Christian faith and ask any questions.
Accept Christ into your heart. Make a personal decision to follow Him and grow in your faith.
Publicly commit your life to God through Jesus Christ. Become part of the Smithville CRC family through baptism, and/or by public profession of faith.