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SUNDAY GROUPS

The Righteous Will Live By Faith. A Study of Romans.

When: Sundays, 9:15-10:15 AM, starts September 18, ongoing.
Where: Avenue Church Office.

"Many of these Roman Christians eventually died for their belief, they were thrown to the lions in the arena, their houses were burnt, they were subjected to the most cruel injustices, yet they stood like men. Why? They knew not only in whom they believed but what they believed. They were so grounded in the faith that they stood like rocks." ML Jones

Paul writes to the Romans and to modern Christians today to establish us in our faith. It is encouraging to know that we need not be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine.

Contact: Frank/Jody Guerrieri (frankg@preferhome.com; jodyg@preferhome.com).

Seekers.

When: Sundays at 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 (201 543 1858, cmpasquale@me.com).

 

MONDAY GROUPS

Mom’s Monthly Monday Morning Meet Ups.

When: 10:00 AM, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21.

Where: Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th St. Delray Beach.

Moms & kids (birth-5 years old) are invited to come hang out!

Contact: Lauren Witt (224 668 1692). Clara Powers (321 806 9172).

Prayer Group.

When: Mondays at 7:15 PM. Ongoing.
Where: Virtual via Zoom.

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

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

 

TUESDAY GROUPS

Ladies Walk by Faith at Lake Ida Park.

When: Tuesdays, 8:45 AM. Ongoing.

Where: Lake Ida Park, 1455 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach.

Take a walk around Lake Ida Park and discuss the Sunday morning sermon series. Strollers are welcomed!

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

 

Home Group: Jeff and Diane Rose.

When: Tuesdays, 7:15-9:00 PM. Ongoing.

Where: Rose’s Home, 4 Beachway N. Ocean Ridge

Hosted by Jeff & Diane Rose, this group includes fellowship, prayer, and Bible study on Romans 8. Join as we take a deeper dive into the life-changing truths of God’s Word. All are welcome.

Contact: Jeff Rose (jeffrose7777@gmail.com).

 

WEDNESDAY GROUPS

Women’s Group: Women of the Word.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. Starts Aug 17, 12 weeks.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall.

“Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin. We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. Come join us as we learn and grow together in how to study the Bible together.

Cost: $8.00. Scholarship available upon request.

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

*Childcare available with advance registration.

Middle School Kingdom Students.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. Ongoing.

Where: Trinity School Gym.

Beginning Aug 17th, Middle School & High School will meet separately on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. MS will meet in the gym, and HS will meet in the Youth Room. 

Our theme this year is "Gather & Go!" We will emphasize the importance of gathering together for community and worship, and going out on mission to those around us with the good news of the Gospel! 

Contact Sam Powers (sam@kingdomstudents.com).

*Other groups are offered concurrently for adults & children.

 

High School Kingdom Students.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. Ongoing.

Where: Trinity Campus Youth Room.

Beginning August 17th, Middle School & High School will meet separately on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. MS will meet in the gym, and HS will meet in the Youth Room. 

Our theme this year is "Gather & Go!" We will emphasize the importance of gathering together for community and worship, and going out on mission to those around us with the good news of the Gospel! 

Contact Sam Powers (sam@kingdomstudents.com).

*Other groups are offered concurrently for adults & children.

 

Men’s Group

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. Ongoing.

Where: Avenue Church Office.

Join us as we gather for fellowship, Bible Study, and prayer. Currently, we are following along with the Sunday morning sermon series.

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

*Childcare available with advance registration.

 

THURSDAY GROUPS

Women’s Group: 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ.

When: Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 AM. Starts September 1, 10 wks.

Where: Avenue Church Office.

“1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ” by Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week. Teaching videos and group discussions are key to the understanding of this study.

Cost: $16.00. Scholarship available upon request.

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

*Childcare is not available.

 

FRIDAY GROUPS

Men’s Running Group: Keep Going!

When: Fridays, Ongoing always @ 6-7:30 AM.

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

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).

 

Resilient Discipleship, Friday. 

When: Fridays, 6:30 PM. Ongoing.

Where: Home of John and Laura Murray, 651 E. Woolbright Rd Apt. E103, Boynton Beach.

Want to have a faith that lasts? Want to pass on to your family a faith that lasts? This group will follow the sermon series and explore those spiritual essentials that, when present in one’s life, will nurture a faith that stands firm in adversity, trials, and over time.

Contact: John Murray (561 676 9533, Jm01716@gmail.com). Laura Murray (561 437 7299, Lpetrie1@gmail.com).

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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