New Term New Small Groups

Welcome to our Small Groups  for the Summer 2018 term

Our Small Groups last term have been fantastic with more people joining them and then getting involved with Church life. 

If you have never tried a Small Group before maybe this term is the term to try, take a look on the next page to see what is on offer this term and see where you think you might best fit.

Small Groups at St John’s are groups of around 12 to 15 people who meet together each week. They are places where we can meet new people, enjoy some time together and many of the groups are places where you can explore issues of life together and how faith can have an impact for each of us.

Our Summer 2018 groups start the week beginning 30th April and will run for 8 weeks, so it is just enough time to learn something new and make new friends without feeling like you are signing your life away! There are a number of groups to choose from. We are sure there is one right for you.

Gary Weston
Vicar

Finding the group that is right for you

Take a few minutes browsing below and find the group that is right for you. Groups are listed by day of the week with the time, topic, and leader included for each individual group. You can then use the form below to sign up online. The group leader will get in touch once you have signed up to confirm the venue for the first meeting.

Group: Prayer Walking 

Tuesday @ 7:30pm from Church

Lead by Dmitry

This group will give us a weekly opportunity to pray for our parish. We will gather at St John’s as our base, then, depending on numbers, we will divide into smaller teams and decide on the route each team will cover. We will then go out to pray for our streets, play parks, shops, schools, and businesses and homes we pass. After an hour of prayer walking, we will gather back at St. John’s to share each group’s experience and have a cuppa!

Group: Catch up and prayer

Thursdays @ 10 am at Elaine’s

Led by Elaine

This group will give an opportunity for those that join it to catch up over a coffee. Then each week we will look at a model of praying then put that model into practice by praying for each other, St John’s and the wider world.

Group: Ephesians Bible Study

Wednesday @ 8pm at the Weston’s

Led by Gary & Clare

Over the 8 weeks, we will be studying the book of Ephesians and drawing out of it lessons for our lives today, particularly looking at what it has to say about the areas of identity, belonging and purpose.

Group: Walking & Photography

Thursdays @ 10am

Led by Jo 

Now the days are warming up, join us for an easy walk in and around the Hinckley and Bosworth area. Open to all ages, this is a great opportunity to meet new friends, enjoy some gentle exercise and maybe stop for a coffee. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors.

We will meet from 10-12ish in various locations. Lifts can be arranged.

Group: Garden SOS

Wednesday @ various locations. Time tbc

Lead by David & Sue Prior

Led by David & Sue Prior

If you would like to do something practical and outside over this summer term then join this group.

We will start by tidying up the Church grounds and then hopefully branch out to those in both our Church and community who need some support with their gardens. 

Group: Tastelife

Thursdays @ 7:30pm @ St Johns

Led by Tastelife Leaders Shirley and Sally assisted by Cara 

This course is for anyone who believes they have an eating disorder because issues around eating have taken over their life. You don’t have to have an ‘official’ diagnosis to come. It doesn’t matter what sort of eating disorder you have either – this course is for you.

It is also open to parents, siblings, friends and carers of sufferers.

This is eight-session community course run by Tastelife (www.tastelifeuk.org) trained leaders.

NB This group starts on Thursday 26th April and will not break for 1/2 term.

Sign up form

 

Your questions answered

 

Q: What happens when I sign up for a group?

A: Once you have signed up to a group the leader of the group will get in touch with you to let you know when and where the group will be meeting and any other information you may need.

Q: How often will the group meet?

A: The groups are designed so that they do not take over life. They will typically meet for about one and a half hours once a week for up to 8 weeks.

Q: How do I know which group is for me?

A: Each term we try to put together a variety of groups. Some are more about connecting with each other and making new friends. Others are more focused on helping us to connect with God and build our faith. Take a look at the groups on offer and decide which suits you best at the time.

Q: What if I have other questions?

A: Come and find James & Liz Piggott or Paul & Jo Bamberger on a Sunday morning and ask them. Or during the week have a chat to Gary, Dmitry, Amy or Jon or send an email to gary@stjohnshinckley.org