LIFE GROUPS — Winter & Spring 2019
A key priority for us at Celebration Church is our mid-week Life Groups. Sunday morning is a time for worship and fellowship but it is in the mid-week groups where lasting friendships are made and spiritual growth takes place. It is our goal that every member of Celebration Church would be part of a Life Group. This is where we: make friends, learn with friends, and pray with friends. For more info or to register please contact the group leader, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call the Church office at 705-999-2911.
** PRAYER GROUP **
Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall at Inniswood. If you have never prayed before this is a good place to learn. We include worship and times of silence. We pray through all the requests that are written by the congregation in the Friendship Registers.
** WOMAN’S AFTERNOON LIFE GROUP **
Pastor Kathleen Greidanus and Gay Welsman will be leading the Woman’s Life Group on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 3:00 pm. at Inniswood. The regular weekly meetings will begin again on Tuesday January 15th with a study called “Bible Highlights”. It will take you thru the whole of the Bible focusing on the key events. Please speak to Pastor Kathleen or Gay Welsman for more information or to register. No cost.
** PRAYER SHAWLS **
On alternate Tuesday evenings this group meets at Marion O’Brien’s home to prayerfully knit Prayer Shawls which will be given out to those who are sick or in crisis. As the sick are wrapped in the warmth of the shawls we pray that they will feel the love of the Lord Jesus. For more information speak to Marion or Peggy Toynton.
** MEN IN FOCUS **
Every Wednesday morning the men of the congregation gather for breakfast at “Andy’s Place Restaurant” (located on Hart Drive) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. We are led in a short devotion by Walter Marshall. No cost (except for your breakfast).
** Men’s Event on Saturday February 9th at the Bay Club. Register with Rick Johnson. Cost $10.
** CELEBRATE RECOVERY – 12 STEP PROGRAM **
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program to help us overcome life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Celebration Church and Inniswood are partnering to give Celebrate Recovery a new home in Barrie. Watch for the full launch of the program in April. For more information please text or email Jim Beatty.
** THURSDAY EVENING LIFE GROUP **
A weekly Life Group at the home of Paul & Judy Thompson. At the beginning of March this group will begin a study of Romans. We will be using a DVD series by Charles Price. Watch for more details regarding registration.
Do you prefer to study and learn at your own pace on line? There are two online forums led by Dr. Onayemi:
** Read the Bible in One Year
Have you ever thought of reading thru the whole Bible in one year? Have you wished that you could do so as part of group so that there could be some encouragement? It is not too late to join Pastor Onayemi in our 2019 Read the Bible in a Year. Speak to him about beginning today. He will link you to the online group which includes some commentary to assist you with each passage.
** The Catechism in One Year
The new Anglican Catechism was published about 5 years ago. It is a great summary of the faith based on the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles Creed. It is designed to teach us systematically: 1) How to live; 2) How to pray and 3) What to believe. It is designed in a question and answer format which is quite engaging. Pastor Buzz has taught the Catechism several times for our congregation. He has now designed “The Catechism in One Year”. There will be one short question each day. A good nugget to guide your thoughts. Those who are participating are linked together by a Google Group. Speak to Pastor Onayemi to get signed up today.