Faith Church

Groups

At Faith Church, we want everyone to grow deeper in faith and closer to one another.  Groups are a great place to grow.  Below is a list of different small groups, Bible studies, and interest groups that are available.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the group leader or contact Pastor David at david.carter@bellefontefaith.com or 814.355.3358.

Small Group and Bible Studies:

Monday Groups

Grove’s Small Group (6:30 PM) Location: Faith Church, library

Studying: the weekly sermon

Leader: Nanette Grove – pokatonustar1@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday Groups

Caldwell’s Small Group (6:30 PM) – childcare provided

Location: Caldwell home, Bellefonte

Leaders:  Scott and Cassie Caldwell - cgmst3@gmail.com

 

Moms’ Small Group (6:30 PM)

Location: Carter home, Bellefonte

Studying: “Summer of Mentorship” from the Don’t Mom Alone podcast

Leader: Bethany Carter – thebethanycarter@gmail.com

 

Men’s Small Group (8:30pm)

Location: Tomlinson home, Bellefonte

Leader: David Carter – david.carter@bellefontefaith.com

 

Encouraging Women (6:00 PM)

Location: Faith Church, library

Studying: the weekly sermon

Leader: Susan Kline – sabkline@gmail.com

 

Men’s Bible Study (7:00 PM)

Location: Faith Church, room 25

Leader: Andy Morgan – andy.morgan@bellefontefaith.com

 

Harry’s Bible Study (7:00 PM)

Location: Faith Church, room 41

Leader: Harry Shope

 

Thursday Groups

Martin’s Small Group (7:00 PM), first and third  Thursdays

Location: Martin home, Bellefonte

Studying: 1 Corinthians

Leaders: Jeff and Ruthi Martin   jeff@dgjc.org

 

Mattern’s Small Group (7:00 PM)

Location: Faith Church, room 40

Studying: the weekly sermon

Leader: Rex Mattern, arm52054@aol.com

Sunday School Classes:

Seasonal Classes

“Be You” (Room 25, led by Linda Heverly Ferenchick) Through August, we’ll work through the book Be You by Heather Bixler. Think: What would it look like for you to be bold, transparent, free, and truly the person God created you to be? What would it look like for you to be you, the real you? Come find out and have some fun along the way with other women asking the same questions. Books will be available at class; cost is $9 per book. For more information, contact Linda at 814.777.9031 or hev3851@gmail.com.

 

Ongoing Classes

NEW! Women’s Class (room 25, led by Tina McKinley)–starts September 1
For women of all ages dealing with real problems and real life, this class will study the triumphs and failures of Mary Magdalene, Hannah, Rebekah and nine other women using the book Twelve Women of the Bible. You will learn how to apply biblical lessons to your own modern everyday struggles, find lasting contentment in every situation, overcome rejection and insecurity, and much more.

Sign-up sheets are available at the Connection Table if you are interested in purchasing a book to go with the small group class; information available shortly about where to purchase the book online. For more information, contact Tina McKinley at 814.852.8586 or tmckinley4311@hotmail.com.

Foundations class (room 47, led by Dick Snyder)
Studying the book of James using the study guide Life Lessons from James by Max Lucado. Study guides are provided; no previous knowledge of the Bible is necessary. All are welcome!

Fellowship class (room 40, led by Ryan Anderson)
Studying the book Be Patient as we explore the age-old question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” posed and pondered in the famous book of Job. We’ll talk together to better understand the will of God and provide guidance to enduring trials we are facing today. If you are waiting on God in a difficult time, come connect with others who are traveling the same or a similar journey to expand God’s answer. The group is open to all ages and facilitated by Anne Benner and Ryan Anderson. Books are provided.

Coffee and Conversations (Faith library, led by Kerry Benninghoff)
Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a relaxed discussion on the day’s sermon topic. This is a great way to hear from others, ask questions and share.

Defenders of Faith class (room 45, led by Harry Shope)
Currently studying International Bible Lessons

Dependable class (room 41, led by Dave Caster)
Currently discussing the weekly sermon

 

Interest-based Groups:

Prayer Quilt and Prayer Shawl Group – A few Mondays a month from 10am-3pm at Faith Church in room 40 – This group of women makes quilts and prayer shawls to celebrate new babies and offer support to men, women and children during a time of need.  This caring ministry offers a wonderful avenue to connect with others as they share ideas and enjoy Christian fellowship.  This has become a vital ministry to Faith Church and they can use all the hands we can get.  If you can sew a straight line, they can teach you to quilt.  They welcome any quilters.  All are welcome to come. Contact Janice McDowell at janiceamcdowell@gmail.com for more information.

Body N’ Soul Aerobics – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at Faith Church in room 49 – A group of inter-generational women who do low impact aerobics and free weights.  In addition there is prayer at the end of each class and they send out a monthly schedule for spiritual encouragement. (Contact Ruthi Martin: ruthi@signedon.net)

United Methodist Women - The United Methodist Women serve as a community of women whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leadership, and advocate for justice. (Contact Anne Benner: 814.355.8356)

Information on Sunday School can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are small groups? God doesn’t want us to “do life” alone – it is much better together! Small groups study the Bible, but also provide opportunities to connect and build relationships with others as we explore faith and life’s ups and downs together in a meaningful way.  Take an inside look at what small groups at Faith Church are all about! 

What do small groups look like? Throughout the year Faith Church hosts a variety of small groups designed for all ages and walks of life. These groups meet in the church or in homes throughout the week. Our groups are come-as-you are, casual settings. The material used is prepared by each group leader and is typically based off of a book and/or video series. Each study offers time for friendship, prayer and encouragement.

Is a small group right for me? Yes! At Faith Church we encourage everyone to get connected in this way. Small Groups are vital to our vision to connect you to God and others, to prepare you to serve Christ and our community and to encourage you to grow deeper in your faith.  There is no need for previous small group experience or extensive knowledge of the Bible.

How can I get connected? To get connected to a Small Group or Bible Study, visit the Connection Table Sunday mornings, contact the group leader of a group you’re interested in, or contact Pastor David at david.carter@bellefontefaith.com or 814.355.3358.

Sunday Morning

8:15 am: Traditional Worship Service with Nursery
10:45 am: Contemporary Worship Service with Nursery and Children’s Church

512 Hughes Street Bellefonte, PA 16823

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