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SUNDAY GROUPS

Sunday Morning Bible Study.

When: Sundays, 10:30-11:40 AM.

Where: Location TBD.

Join us for in depth Bible study, warm fellowship, and prayer. Open to all, this group meets during the 10:30 AM service. We study the passages from Luke that will be used in each week’s sermon. The format allows you to explore Scripture deeply, hear others’ views, ask questions, and find meaningful applications. Since we are following along with the sermons, participants are encouraged to attend the 9:00 AM service.

Contact: Jerry Hablitzel (hablitzel@aol.com) or Liz Hablitzel (LKH1178@aol.com, 561 632 0996).

Sunday Morning Student Group. *ON BREAK*

When: Sundays, 10:50-11:40 AM.

Where: Gymnasium and Youth Room.

Students in grades 6-12 will gather for worship at 10:30 with The Ave and then go to the youth room where they will build community and go deeper in their faith. During this time they will share life through weekly check-ins, discuss and apply God's Word, and pray together. Through it all, they will be given handles to walk out their faith in everyday life.

Contact: Ann Monthei (annmonthei@comcast.net, 561 702 2050).

Seekers.

When: Sundays, 5:30 PM, ongoing.
Where: Cason United Methodist Church, Swinton & Lake Ida.

The mission of seekers is to feed body and soul with great food, relaxed community, & relevant Bible teaching. All are welcome.

Contact: Chris Pasquale (cmpasquale@me.com201 543 1858).

Home Group: Corwins and Sweetens.

When: Sundays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Where: Home of Pete and Laura Corwin (Glades and I95).

Have you tried reading through the Bible but quit when it felt confusing or impersonal? The Bible Recap is a short podcast/video (8 minutes/day) that highlights and summarizes the day’s Bible reading in a casual understandable way that helps you love reading Scripture! Each day you’ll read or listen to around 3 chapters from the Bible, and then listen to The Bible Recap after you've finished. We meet every Sunday evening, share a simple meal, discuss the week’s reading, and encourage & pray for one another.

Contact: Pete Corwin (561 368 1782), Rob Sweeten (561 707 7774).

MONDAY GROUP

Prayer Group.

When: Mondays at 8:00 PM, ongoing.
Where: Virtual via Zoom, once a month in person.

This group prays for the needs of the church and one another, including those submitted via Connection Cards on Sunday mornings and sent to the church during the week.

Contact: Pete/Laura Corwin (corwins24@gmail.com).

WEDNESDAY GROUPS

Women’s Group: JUDE by Jackie Hill Perry.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, starts August 21, 13 wks.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall.

While often overlooked, the book of Jude remains as relevant today as when written. God has commanded HIs beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief. As we do, He keeps us from falling into the same deception. In this 7-session study, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.

Cost $20 (includes video access). Scholarships available.

Contact: Allison Hix (allison@theavechurch.com, 561 901 1302).

*Childcare available with advance registration.

Men’s Group: Gospel of Luke.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, starts August 21.

Where: Trinity School Library.

Join us for relevant Bible Study, rich friendship, and life- changing prayer. For the summer we are following along with the sermon series.

Contact: Jon Hix (jonhix@theavechurch.com).

*Childcare available with advance registration.

THURSDAY GROUP

Women’s Group: REVELATION by Jen Wilkin.

When: Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 AM, starts August 22.

Where: Chong Residence in Delray Beach. Address provided upon registration.

Through the imagery and concepts of Revelation confound our modern ears, it shouldn't leave us fearful or confused. All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable, and we can rightly assume Revelation is as accessible and helpful as any other book of the Bible. In this 10-session study, you will cover Revelation verse-by-verse to discover how the last book of the Bible speaks a steadying word of assurance and endurance to the church in every age.

Cost $25 (includes video access). Scholarships available.

Contact: Allison Hix (allison@theavechurch.com, 561 901 1302).

*Childcare is NOT available.

FRIDAY GROUPS

Men’s Running Group: Keep Going!

When: Fridays, 6:00-7:30 AM, ongoing always.

Where: Across from downtown Starbucks (205 E. Atlantic, DelrayBeach).

Led by Casey Cleveland, Kyle Mains, and Charlie Lalane, this group helps guys live with great endurance!  We meet across from Starbucks on Fridays at 6 am and go for a 30-minute run followed by coffee, fellowship, and encouraging discussion. All levels of runners welcome!

Contact: Casey Cleveland (casey@theavechurch.com).

Cost: Sleep and Sweat.

New Believers Bible Study: Book of Romans.
When: Friday Nights, 5:30-7:00 PM, ongoing.
Where: Razorback Electric, 910 SW 15th Ave, Delray Beach.

Join us for this ongoing new believers Bible study with teaching, questions, community, and food. We are currently studying Romans.
Contact: Matthew Spradley (918 564 1149), Christopher Pasquale (201 543 1858).

Home Group: Allison and Jon Hix. *ON BREAK*

When: Fridays, 6-7:30 PM.

Where: 690 Heron Drive, Delray Beach.

A group for those not in another group😊

Join us for fellowship, Bible Study, and prayer. Whether single, married, or dating, we invite you to attend. We will be following along with the sermon series, and you can jump in at any time. Bring your own dinners; we will provide light refreshments and desserts. Kid friendly.

Contact: Allison Hix (allison@theavechurch.com, 561 901 1302).

Friday Night Bereans (Acts 17:11).

When: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:00-8:00 PM.
Where: Text for Address.

Each session a different person will be assigned to choose the book (or chapters from longer books) of the Bible that we will be reading. We read as a group, one at a time out loud, stopping at the end of each chapter, and then discuss the things that stood out and what the Lord might be ministering to us through these portions of His Word. We begin and end in prayer.
Contact: Nano Curtin, Eric Gumin (njcurtin@gmail.com, 917 696 0805).

SATURDAY GROUP

Women’s Dance Fitness Group.

When: Saturdays, 9:15-10:30 AM, starts September 14.

Where: Jaycee Park, 2882 SE 2nd St., Boynton Beach.

Led by Martha-Paula McAliley, this fun dance group includes 5 minutes of pre-fellowship, 60 minutes of dance fitness (warm up and cool down included), and 10 minutes of post-fellowship, 75 minutes total. Varied Christian music is used. Bring water and a sweat rag, and wear comfortable workout attire.

Contact: Martha-Paula McAliley (marthapaula@protonmail.com, 561 222 7990).

WHY SMALL

GROUPS EXIST 
Small Groups have one, simple purpose—to bring people together.

We believe God created us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us. We believe life change happens in the context of Relationships.
 
Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and Small Groups exist to make life-changing

relationships  relevant and accessible to you.
 
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12
 


We believe our church must grow larger and smaller at the same time.
 

We grow larger to reach as many people as possible with the life-giving message of Jesus.

We gather in Small Groups to build community and care for people.


"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching

and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah."
ACTS 5:42


Small Groups offer people:


1. A Place to connect
"Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so

that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him."
1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 TLB

 
We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups

provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.


2. A Place to protect
"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So

we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."
1 JOHN 3:16 NLT

 
It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

 

2. A Place to GROW
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
PROVERBS 27:17

 
We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

 

 

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