Small Groups – Summer 2021

Small Groups are where people get together to make new friends, share a passion, or to ‘explore faith together.’ 

Due to Covid 19 and it’s restrictions, it has been decided that the majority of the Small Groups will roll over into next term. If you are already in groups, you will have talked about this within your groups over the last few weeks. If you are staying put you DO NOT need to sign up again this time. If you haven’t joined a group before, or are looking to change groups, or sign up for extra groups, please take a look at the choices here.

Sign ups are open from Sunday 11th April 2021, on here, or by email or telephone via the Church office, but before then please feel free to browse through the forthcoming groups.

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

DG70: Ladies’ Group (Evening)

Hosted by Yvonne

Monday Evenings

We are friends who pray together, support and encourage each other and welcome new members to our group with a heart of inclusivity.

This term we are going to study and apply what we learn of The Fruit of the Spirit.

Click here for more details

DG71: The Furnell Group

Hosted by Bob + Chris

Tuesday Evenings

We aim to offer a place to share, receive and give, pray, Bible Study, build community, relax and enjoy social times on Zoom, and hopefully in person later in the term.

Click here for more details, but please note this group is currently full

DG72: Drawing from the Psalms

Hosted by Ellen and Hannah

Tuesday Evenings

We will be reading and taking inspiration from the book of Psalms, sharing some different bible journaling and doodling ideas.

This group is an opportunity to get together, focus on scripture that encourages and inspires us and be creative, as we allow time for God to speak to us through His word. 

Click here for more details

DG73: The GPB Group

Hosted by Mike, Heather, Kev + Veneice

Wednesday Evenings

As Sunday sermons are so good, we will usually do a brief follow up study, prayer and also will share screen for some sung worship. We offer daily support through a VERY active WhatsApp group.

Click here for more details

DG74: Ladies’ Group (Morning)

Hosted by Yvonne

Thursday Mornings

This term we are going to study and apply what we learn of The Fruit of the Spirit.

There will be a time for prayer. We will also have a time to catch up and chat, and support one another.

Click here for more details

DG75:
PALS

Hosted by Ellen + Esther

Friday Afternoons

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

Click here for more details

DG76:
Mens’ Bible Reading Group

Hosted by Steve

Daily online

Are you new to the Christian faith? Do you find it difficult making time to read the Bible every day? Would you benefit from some collective encouragement? Our aim…to read every day, in the hope that it will keep us focused on the Lord’s word and together learn more about Him.

Click here for more details

DG77:
Kings Reach Cornerstone

Hosted by Jo + John

Monthly on Sunday

Want to be part of missionally engaging with the community of Kings Reach, Biggleswade?

Want to bless unconditionally?  Live and serve authentically?

Let’s meet at Kings Corner on a Sunday with open, expectant hearts, listen to the Spirit, follow His lead and engage with the community.

Click here for more details

COURSES

CO70: Sanctuary Course

Hosted by Gareth + Helen

Thursday Evenings

The purpose of The Sanctuary Course is to raise awareness and start conversations in local churches regarding mental health.  

We are running this course for those who are interested in supporting people with mental health issues or already helping others in this area.

Click here for more details

INTEREST GROUPS

IG70: 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.

Click here for more details

IG71: 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.

Click here for more details

IG72: 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.

Click here for more details, but please note this group is currently full

IG73: Scores on the Doors

Hosted by Gareth

Saturday Evenings

A fortnightly quiz for anyone who likes a challenge! Come on your own or be part of a team

Click here for more details

IG74: Sunday Strollers

Hosted by John

Sunday Afternoons

A group for ALL the family. Find out more about the town in which we live. Explore parts of Biggleswade that you may not know existed!

An informal stroll around Biggleswade and a practical way to get to know others.  We will be following the rules set out for the Walking4Health groups for Covid security! 

Click here for more details; Please note this group will not start before 17th May

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 11th April 2021. We encourage you to book early, as some groups may be popular and we don’t want you to miss out. Bookings for most groups will close on 25th April 2021 in order to give leaders time to confirm details such as venue, start date and time.