Small Group    

Small groups are a great way to learn the Bible, grow in faith, and develop a wonderful support system with friends who are experiencing life together and seeking to focus on Jesus. Groups are led by many different members of the congregation at different times and locations.

See list below of small groups with descriptions.

Click the following link to sign-up for small groups!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf489SeWyYpHn8_-gvYMm4m_6zuzZrgwIGzZIxXjU_j_px8pg/viewform

Context: A Discussion of the Application of the Bible and Christian Theology to Contemporary Social/Cultural/Religious Issues

Leader: Rev. Howard Daughenbaugh  hdaughenb@aol.com
The fourth Wednesday of each month  ~ 1:00 pm ~  Church Lounge.
This group tackles thoughtful topics from both a contemporary and a historical perspective.  Using select readings, we offer an opportunity to explore issues confronting us in our church and our society. 

Diner’s Club

Coordinators:  Pam Bloom, Sue Hospelhorn, Mary Foster mjfoster416@gmail.com    452-2479
Small groups of 8 people will be put together for a monthly meal this fall.  Each group decides on the details of their gatherings – dates, time, locations, etc.  Sign up by Sept 16.

FIT

Leader:  Kathy Gossard    309-662-5745  skgossard@aol.com
Wednesdays  ~  9:15 AM   ~   Room 53
FIT invites you to build strength, increase flexibility, and make some new friends. 
Please join the fun once each week for exercise, fellowship and a light breakfast. 

Heart to Heart

Leader:  Thom Dunavin  309-530-8747,  lducko7734@gmail.com
2nd and 4th Tuesday ~ 10am
Fellowship for retirees with various programs and a chance to visit. Always refreshments!   “Enjoy the fellowship; fun to take time off to be with other people.”

Journaling & Doodling Bible Study for Preteen Girls (4th & 5th grades)

Jill McNiff    jmcniff@normalfirst.org

Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM~ Coffee House ~ (Uptown Normal) ~Begins Sept 11

Each Tuesday afternoon, we will use washi tape, colorful pens and markers to journal and doodle what we are learning from scripture.

Men’s Small Group

Leader(s)):  Brent Anderson   PapaBrentA@gmail.com  309-808-0914
 All Sept. – much of May, two opportunities on Wednesdays, one from 5:45pm-6:45pm and the second from 7:00pm-8:00pm ~ Room 303
A supportive, respectful gathering that is good way for men to grow in faith, service, & in relationships with other men.  Our members come from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, family situations, & time in the group.

Movie Meet & Eat

Leader(s)/Facilitator(s):   Denny & Cindy Mohrman Cynthia.mohrman@gmail.com 309-824-5802
Monthly,  Days & times vary
Join us for our Movie Meet & Eat small group!  We get together once a month during the week to see a movie and then eat a meal together at a nearby restaurant.  Information is sent out by email during the month with the date and approximate time and then another email with the specific date, place and time.

Second Sunday Out Group

Jane Whitman  (309) 825-3356 whitman1707@gmail.com
Panera’s on Greenbriar ~ 5:30 PM
We enjoy fellowship, support, and a meal together.

Slow and Steady Bible Study

Leader: PASTOR KENT  pastorkent@normalfirst.org
THURSDAYS FROM 12:00-1:00 ~ ROOM 53 ~ CHURCH
Would you like to know more about who Jesus was in the context of the culture and customs of first Century Palestine?  Would you be interested in learning more about the Bible and how it might be relevant and helpful in the ups and downs of your everyday life?  Could you use the support of a caring community?    If you answered yes to any of these questions, come and join in.   There is no homework.  No previous Bible study is necessary.  Come as you are and share what you want.   Ask any question.  You are welcome.

Shoptalk

Leader: Sondra Wisdom          Sondra.wisdom@yahoo.com
Thursday evenings/ twice a month
At Daffodil Lane in Lexington, gather with others for discussion, fellowship and support.

Tech Group

Leader: Cindy Mohrman  Cynthia.mohrman@gmail.com 309-824-5802
Monthly, Week varies,  Monday 3-5 ~ Church Library
Monthly emails are sent to interested participants with proposed date & time
Bring your technology (smartphone, tablet, camera, computer) and questions to the church library once a month on Monday anytime between 3-5 to learn and share tips to use and be more productive with your devices.  There is always something new to learn and different ways to use technology to make your life easier and more efficient! 

TGIF (Today God is First)

Jan Mowery 309 827 6506  Women’s Study
Fri. 9:30 am ~ Various Homes
Bible Study or other studies on current issues of concern, sharing of joys and concerns. “I’ve developed a caring group of friends over the years.”

Women’s Small Group

Leader:  Theresa Garrett  452-2096 or tgarrett@normalfirst.org
Weds 5:45-6:45 (school year) ~  Room 214
Fellowship, Bible Study, and growing in faith.

 

Sunday School

Yokefellows 

Leader: Thom Dunavin ~ 5308747 ~ lducko7734@gmail.com
Sundays ~ 11am ~ Choir Room
Do you like the old hymns? Studying different perspectives of Christianity? Do you want Fellowship?
Come give Yokefellows a try. The class has been active for 71 years!

Bible Moths 

Leader: Bob and Barb Hathway ~ hath@ilstu.edu
Sundays ~ 11am ~ Room 53
We study theological books and books of social justice interest. This class has a strong sense of support and a willingness to listen and share our thoughts on a variety of social issues. We explore theological understandings about what it means to be Christian.