Small Groups

Our Small Groups are designed to intentionally gather people together around a variety of different topics, common interests and activities, all aimed toward practicing faithful presence to God, self and others. 

Aiming to be present to God, our groups are focused on reminding members of our identity in Him and the practical application of the Gospel in our lives. When meeting, we’re committed to being known in the group — sharing our true selves, and so our groups are marked by honesty, authenticity and vulnerability. Lastly, we love our city just as Jesus loves our city! God’s people were always intended to bless those around them — the nations, the cities, and our neighbors. Co-laboring together is also a way to be known. Serving others as a small group gives us the opportunity to love our city in practical, meaningful ways and to do so with those in which we find ourselves in community.

We break our year into three “windows” that are designed to give our groups time to lean into the natural rhythms of growth and rest, service and play. We currently have those set up as a spring window (13 weeks), a summer window (6 weeks), and a fall window (13 weeks).

Spring Sessions 2022

 

Study & Work Group Hang

Greenwood, Seattle: Monday at 6:30 PM
Facilitator: Vernon Yutuc & Kirsten Linn 


In person Study Group! Bring schoolwork, work work, or personal projects. We will reserve a few minutes to catch up and pray with each other and have a variety of space for people to settle in and work. Open to meeting out at coffee shops or other homes as we figure out how the group operates!

Walk Around Green Lake

Green Lake, Seattle: Tuesday at 5/5:30 PM
Facilitators: Chelsea Graham

Hoping to meet new friends and enjoy walking around Green Lake, rain or shine!

Climbing Group

Climbing gym(s) TBD in Seattle: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Facilitator: Greg Bekken

Climbing group!  Once we have a group signed up, we can determine what climbing gym would work best for everyone. All ages are welcome, but minors would need their parents there also. We'd meet at the climbing gym, hang out, chat, and climb together. I'm also open to other days and times that work better for people (not Thursday or Saturday).  Most climbing will be at the climbing gym, but if the weather gets nice on a weekend day maybe we’ll see if a group wants to climb outside.

Artists & Creatives

Seattle (Location TBD): Wednesday at 8:00 PM

Facilitator: Daniel Folgado

I'm hoping to provide a group where artists and creatives can come together and have a space to know each other and we'll be going through Makoto Fujimura's Art and Faith book. 

 

Game Nights

Maple Leaf, Seattle/Zoom: Thursday at 7:00 PM

Facilitators: Kyle and Caroline Kanaga

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) game nights!

Game night and deep conversations are key to beating the “freeze”. We will have some games, but feel free to bring any of your favorites. Some weeks may be over Zoom, but hoping most will be at our house in Maple Leaf.

Book Study

Zoom/Seattle (Various Locations): Thursday at 8:00 PM

Facilitators: Bryon & Sam Scharenberg

Hello! We're "hosting" a group to go through the book Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller and to have some get-to-know-you fellowship time. The typical rhythm will be all together on zoom, men meet up somewhere safe for a drink to hang and women hang on zoom, all together on zoom, women together serving with redemption on the 3rd Thursday, and then all together on zoom talking about the book. The last week will be all together on zoom.

Youth Group, Grades 6-12!

Green Lake, Seattle (SDA Church Building): Sundays, 8:30-9:50 AM

Facilitator: Maria Stark

Maria Stark has generously offered to spearhead a 13-week group starting Sunday, February 6th. We’ll start by including 6th-12th grade students together with the hope that we could break that down further with the help of additional volunteers.

—    8:30 – 9:00 – Connect/Drop-in

—    9:00 – 9:10 – Devotion/Prompt for discussion (from leader or pastor)

—    9:10 – 9:50 – Discussion & Prayer (breakouts determined week to week) 

We want to create space where students will be able to ask questions and propose future topics, but more than anything, our hope is that this is a safe, intentional space to meet other kids their age while engaging their faith and the experience of walking with God.

Bonfire Group

North Seattle: Evening

Facilitator: Kat & Dave Wainwright 

Bonfire club. A time to gather and pray with and for one another, and then socialize!