Small Groups – Spring 2022

Take a look below at the Small Groups for January. If you are interested in joining any of them, please sign up for the groups from Sunday 9th January 2022 by…

• using the online form for each small group on this website
• sending an email to the church office at office@bbchurch.org.uk
• phoning the church office 01767 312667 leaving your contact details on the answer machine

Our Small Group Term officially begins the week beginning 24th January 2022 although some groups may start before that. When you sign up for a group, your name will be passed on to the group leaders who will be in contact with you about specific start dates. Many groups are planning to meet in person again this term but, depending on the Covid-19 situation, this may need to change to online Zoom meetings for some. Group leaders will keep you informed. For details about our Youth groups, please see the website.

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

DG100: Social Justice Group

Hosted by Hannah + Emily

Monday Evenings

 A group to learn about and discuss the injustices people face around the world. Each session would look at what the Bible says about these injustices, discuss ways we can inform and educate others, and help those facing these challenges as individuals and as a church.

There will be cake!

Click here for more details

DG101: Ladies’ Group (Evening)

Hosted by Yvonne

Monday Evenings (Zoom)

We are a group of ladies who enjoy fellowship, prayer, support of one another and bible study. 

Click here for more details

DG102: PALS

Hosted by Ellen + Esther

Tuesday Lunchtime

A group for Parents And Little-oneS (pre-school children); a Bible study group to share faith and support each other.

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DG103: Furnell Group

Hosted by Chris + Bob

Tuesday Evenings

Our aim is to offer a place to build friendships and support one another whilst learning about and from God. We will study the Bible, pray, sing, share, reflect, receive from one another, relax and enjoy social times together.

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DG104: Share, Pray, Worship + Bible Group

Hosted by Mike, Heather, Kevin + Veneice

Wednesday Evenings

There will be a mix of sung worship, prayer, study and cake with tea/coffee. All ages are welcome.
WhatsApp support group between meetings.

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DG105: Ladies’ Group (Morning)

Hosted by Yvonne

Thursday Mornings

We are a group of ladies that enjoy fellowship, prayer, support of one another, and studying the bible together.

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DG106: 12 Encounters with God

Hosted by Gareth + Helen

Thursday Evenings

Based on the book ‘God is Stranger’, by Krish Kandiah, we will be working through 12 different biblical encounters where people met with God. In the process they found out that God was not who they thought He was.

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DG107: Men’s Bible Reading Group

Hosted by Steve

Daily

We are a small group of men that want to make time each day to focus on the Lord’s word together and learn more about him.

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COURSES

CO100: Alpha Course

Coming soon….

Starts February 2022

The Alpha course is a course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organisers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please speak to Steve Down.

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CO101: CAP Money Course

CAP Money Logo

Hosted by Alison + Peter, Gareth and Yvonne

Dates to be arranged

The CAP Money Course is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works.

In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent/tackle your debt.

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INTEREST GROUPS

IG100: Ladies’ Craft Group

Hosted by Katherine + Linda

Monday Afternoons

A space to gather with friends to craft. Bring your knitting, sewing, calligraphy or paper crafting, whatever you are making.

It will be a relaxed, childfree space to work on your own project whilst chatting and getting to know others.

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IG101: Ukulele Group

Hosted by Esther + Simon

Monday Evenings

Suitable for both beginners and more experienced ukulele players. A mix of songs and styles of music. Bring your own ukulele if you have one, but spares are available if you don’t. A very relaxed and fun time to get to know each other. Refreshments available.

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IG102: R.E.A.D Book Club

Hosted by Heather + Veneice

Tuesday Evenings

Good books, good conversation, good food. Christian reading group meeting fortnightly to R.E.A.D. (read, eat, argue, discuss) from a contemporary Christian perspective, a selected instalment of a book, whilst relaxing over a one pot supper.

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IG103: Families’ Group

Hosted by Paul + Michelle

Tuesday Evenings + Weekend

Our group is a place for families with young children to support and build relationships with others at a similar stage in life.

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IG104: Worshipping Together

Hosted by Steve, Helen, Simon + Martin

Wednesday Evenings

This group is intended for members of the worship group and others who have a passion to worship together, growing closer to God and each other.

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IG105: Gutbusters

Hosted by Bob

Thursday Evenings

Gentlemen’s Circuit Training…

  • Subliminal exercise!
  • If you enjoy a bit of banter with the boys while you exercise, this could be for you.
  • No subject off limits, including Church
  • Focus on fun and not too serious exercise
  • Guaranteed weight loss if combined with dietary control!
  • All ages welcome

“You get out of it what you put into it!”

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IG106: Men’s Shed

Hosted by Bill

Friday Mornings

The focus is for men who want to spend time learning how to use tools and to make items from wood.  Opportunities for guys to share life’s experiences & challenges in a Christian setting.  Ideal for single guys who have never worked with wood.

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IG107: Board Games Group

Hosted by Gareth

Friday Evenings

Come and bring your board games and challenge others to beat you. For all ages and abilities, this is a great time to try out new and exciting games, while getting to know people in a friendly relaxed setting. 

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IG108: Golf Society

Hosted by Steve

Various Times

A group of caring individuals who share a passion for golf (with a wide range of mixed abilities) and use the opportunity to have fellowship and share our faith and friendship with guests, neighbours and members of other church families.

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IG109: The Afternoon Fellowship

Hosted by Bill

Wednesday Afternoons

The Monthly meeting will take the form of scripture readings, poems, craft activities etc followed by tea/coffee and cakes.

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Why join a Small Group?
We think Small Groups are a really great way of connecting with lots of different people in both our church and local community. By being part of a small group you can:

  • Meet new people
  • Feel part of a great community
  • Learn from the Bible
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of God’s love for you
  • Enjoy a range of groups, including interest groups

Questions:

  • What if I don’t know what group to join? Feel free to chat to leaders to find out more about them and their small group. Alternatively, speak to either Mike Sladen or Jo Sharman, our Small Group Overseers, or one of the Small Group Development Team (Bob Furnell, Chris Furnell or Yvonne Tobin), who’d be really pleased to help you.
  • Will I get my choice? We will make every effort to accommodate everyone. We’ll let you know if your choice of group(s) is full and help place you elsewhere.
  • How long have I got to book? Groups begin the week beginning the 24th January 2022. We encourage you to book early, as some groups may be popular and we don’t want you to miss out, and to give leaders time to confirm details such as venue, start date and time.