SPC COMMUNITY GROUPS: WHERE THE LOVE IS

Community Groups at SPC are where we are growing to be more like Jesus by committing ourselves to love one another and, from time to time, to share that love with neighbors. This love for one another and for neighbors is expressed in all sorts of creative and sacrificial ways in Community Groups. As we spend time together, care for, encourage, help, draw close to one another, share gifts and resources with each other, and pray for and serve our neighbors, we are living out the faith in Jesus that we profess together in worship on Sunday mornings.

SPC Community Groups meet at various times in homes and other venues all over town. Their meeting schedules and agendas are determined by the Community Groups themselves. Most groups meet a couple times a month. Others meet weekly or just once a month. Most groups are co-ed, but some are men-only or women-only. Although most are inter-generational, several groups for young adults have recently been established. All are led by SPC members and supported by SPC’s elders, pastors, and staff. From the perspective of these church leaders, participation in a Community Group is a top priority for everyone who worships at SPC.

A PRAYER FOR OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Loving God, we thank You for who You are … that in Your unity as One there are three persons of one substance, eternity and power.  You are, beyond all else, a self-sufficing community: unspeakably magnificent; boundless in love, knowledge and power.

You have created us in Your image.  We are made for and thrive in community with You and with each other.  But our sin and rebellion against You broke that communion with You and others.  Cut off from You, we are desolate, lost, and dead.

But Father, You have now restored us through Jesus’ incarnation, death and resurrection!  You give us life, the fellowship of Your Holy Spirit, so that we may live our repentance and be transformed into Your likeness, in community.  And eternally, we, through Jesus, will live in an all-inclusive community of loving persons with You Yourself as its Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.  Our community draws its meaning from Yours.

Lord, we need constantly to remind ourselves of our great destiny in Your great love, yet … here we are in this broken world, members of Your body at Stony Point Church.  You have led us to form Community Groups where we can love each other because You first loved us.

Would You please grant that each member of our Community Groups may be able to say from their heart “We loved You so much that we were delighted to share with You not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well, because You had become so dear to us.”?  We thank You for what You have already done to this end.  We pray for each group, that they would persevere in meeting regularly, learn to live Your love in this world, and do all such good works as You have prepared for them to walk in.

Give wisdom and good counsel, dear Spirit, to the leaders of our groups that they may seek the good and growth of their members.  Would You please, Lord, make each group’s love increase and overflow for each other and everyone else?

We pray also for those at Stony Point Church who have not yet found a Community Croup. We ask You, Spirit, as only You can, invite and move these, so that they seek and join a Community Group, even form one if necessary.

We pray for Michael Bryant in his leadership of our Community Groups.  Inspire him, strengthen him, give him good ideas, and joy to see you at work in Your people as he leads by Your grace.

So, gracious Three in One, One in Three:  YOU ARE LOVE.

Father, it is not that we loved You, but You loved us and sent Jesus to reconcile us to You.

Jesus, You gave us access by faith into the grace in which we now stand, and hope that does not disappoint.

Dear Spirit, gift of the Father in Jesus, You pour the Father’s love into our hearts.  May that love overflow to people, families and our city.

Holy God, make our gathered body and our Community Groups so full of Your love that all who see it will know we follow Jesus and learn love from Him.

We commend ourselves and our Community Groups to Your care.  You are able to do immeasurably more that we ask or imagine, according to the power at work within us.  Glory to You! … in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

Amen

This prayer was offered by Elder Hank Greaser in worship on December 18, 2016

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34,35

CURRENT GROUPS

BRANDERMILL COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Steve & Keallie Wozny / Butch & Judy Joyce
  • Agenda: Sermon text discussion
  • Schedule  One or two Sundays a month from 4:00 to 5:30 PM
  • Location: Various homes within the group
  • Supporting Elder: Hank Graeser
  • Established: Summer 2014
  • Updated: 10/30/17

BRANDERMILL COMMUNITY GROUP FOR WOMEN

  • Leaders: Keallie Wozny  & Judy Joyce
  • Agenda: Watch a movie, do a craft, play a game, just talk and pray together, etc
  • Schedule  The fourth Sunday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Various homes within the group
  • Supporting Elder: Hank Graeser
  • Established: Summer 2014
  • Updated: 10/30/17

CREEKWOOD COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Dan & Karen Holland
  • Agenda: Sermon Text Discussion and Prayer. We are a kid-friendly group.
  • Schedule:  Second & fourth Sundays of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Dan & Karen’s home
  • Supporting Elder: Tom Harkins
  • Established: Summer 2013
  • Updated: 1/25/19

MISSION COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Michael Bryant
  • Agenda: Loving & laughing
  • Schedule: First Sundays for lunch
  • Location: Mission BBQ
  • Supporting Elder: Hank Graeser
  • Established: Winter 2016
  • Updated: 1/25/19

SALISBURY COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Dave & Ann Budinger / Mike & Linda Pagel
  • Agenda: Sermon Text Discussion
  • Schedule:  The second & fourth Sunday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM
  • Location: Alternating between the Budingers’ home (Salisbury) and the Pagels’ home (Charter Colony)
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: September 2016
  • Updated; 10/30/17

STONEHENGE COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Larry & AC Lake
  • Agenda: Reading & discussing Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
  • Schedule:  The first & third Sunday afternoons
  • Location: Larry & AC’s home
  • Supporting Elder: Larry Lake
  • Established: Summer 2016
  • Updated: 1/25/19

CAFFETTES COMMUNITY GROUP FOR YOUNG WOMEN

  • Leader: Jacqueline Carrell
  • Agenda: Hang out, study the Bible, & pray
  • Schedule: Every other Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Kathrin Hollifield’s house
  • Supporting Elder: Larry Lake
  • Established: Fall 2013
  • Updated: 1/25/19

CHEROKEE COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader: John Morgan
  • Agenda: Watch & discuss movie clips
  • Schedule: Mondays at 7:30 PM
  • Location: Steve Frazer’s home
  • Supporting Elder:
  • Established: Fall 2015
  • Updated: 10/30/17

HUNTERSDELL COMMUNITY GROUP FOR YOUNG WOMEN

  • Leader: Katheryn Fohl
  • Agenda: Fellowship, Bible study , &  prayer
  • Schedule: Every other Monday from 7:15 to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Katheryn’s home
  • Supporting Elder: Joe Seawell
  • Established: Winter 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

STRATFORD HILLS COMMUNITY GROUP FOR WOMEN

  • Leader: Betty Morgan
  • Agenda: Fellowship, Reading and discussion When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story, & Prayer
  • Schedule: The second & fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM
  • Location: Betty’s home
  • Supporting Elder: John Morgan
  • Established: Winter 2000
  • Updated: 10/30/17

VIROS DEI COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader: Keith Boswell
  • Agenda: Bible study & prayer
  • Schedule: Every Monday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Keith’s home
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: 2012
  • Updated: 1/25/19

MANERA COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader: Jack Wheeler
  • Agenda: Strengthening faith, relationships, accountability by discussing various sermons, bible studies, & Christian books
  • Schedule: Every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 AM
  • Location: Panera on Midlothian, near Courthouse Road
  • Supporting Elder: Butch Joyce
  • Established:  January 2013
  • Updated: 10/30/17

HUNTERSDELL COMMUNITY GROUP FOR YOUNG MEN

  • Leader: George Fohl
  • Agenda: Chat and catch up, study Scripture, share, and pray.
  • Schedule: Every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 AM
  • Location: the Denny’s on Midlothian Turnpike behind the Wawa
  • Supporting Elder: Joe Seawell
  • Established: September 2014
  • Updated: 10/30/17

POCOSHOCK COMMUNITY GROUP FOR WOMEN

  • Leader: Linda Pagel
  • Agenda: We take prayer requests, have a short devotion (presently from the book “Valley of Vision), and we pray.
  • Schedule: Every other Wednesday at 2:00 PM
  • Location: SPC
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: September 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

ROXSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader: Jeff Blair
  • Agenda: Gospel-centered study & discussion based on a book in the Bible or a book about the Bible. We have breakfast together every 6 weeks or so and do two or three fun events a year (i.e. a Squirrels game, movie, cook-out, Christmas Party, paddle boarding). Also support one other in prayer and with physical help (i.e. moving, lawn care), especially when a physical/health crisis occurs.
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday at 7:00 AM
  • Location: Various homes within the group
  • Supporting Elder: Randy Holmes
  • Established: 2003
  • Updated: 1/22/19

BON AIR COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader: David Enghauser
  • Agenda: Read & discuss a Christian book & pray
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:45 AM
  • Location: SPC Library
  • Supporting Elder: Bob Milby
  • Established: Fall 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S COMMUNITY GROUPS

  • Leader: Krystal Maroon
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 206
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Fall 2015
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING MEN’S COMMUNITY GROUP (#1)

  • Leader: George Deebo
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: SPC Library
  • Supporting Elder: Dave Gray
  • Established: Fall 2015
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING MEN’S COMMUNITY GROUP  (#2)

  • Leader: Rob Garnett
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: SPC Counseling Room
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Fall 2017
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CO-ED COMMUNITY GROUP  (#1)

  • Leader: Ford & Nekole Brandis
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 203
  • Supporting Elder: Bill Daly
  • Established: Fall 2016
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CO-ED COMMUNITY GROUP (#2)

  • Leader: Hank & Peggy Graeser
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 204
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Fall 2017
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CO-ED COMMUNITY GROUP (#3)

  • Leader: Fred Hopkins, Chip & Joy Broadway
  • Agenda: Bible Study & Prayer
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 104
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Fall 2019
  • Updated: 1/22/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CO-ED COMMUNITY GROUP (#4)

  • Leaders: Mike & Lisa White
  • Agenda: Reading and discussing Parents with Broken Hearts by Bill Coleman
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 205
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Fall 2017
  • Updated: 1/30/19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CO-ED COMMUNITY GROUP (#5)

  • Leaders: Ben & Sarah Blackmer
  • Agenda: Parenting
  • Schedule: Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stony Point Church ~ Room 102
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Winter 2019
  • Updated: 1/30/19

BON AIR YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Kirk & Andrea Moss
  • Agenda: TBD
  • Schedule: Every other Thursday
  • Location: Hugh & Christine Arthur’s home
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: Winter 2019
  • Updated: 1/25/19

POWHATAN COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leader: Stan Francis
  • Agenda: Dessert & talk
  • Schedule: Every other Thursday from 7:15 to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Various homes in Powhatan County
  • Supporting Elder: Stan Francis
  • Established: September 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

No SPC Community Groups are meeting on Fridays at this time.

BRANDERMILL COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leaders: Steve Wozny & Butch Joyce
  • Agenda: Drink coffee and talk about God.
  • Schedule:  Every other Saturday from 7:45 to 9:45 AM
  • Location: Alternates between Butch’s & Steve’s homes
  • Supporting Elder: Hank Graeser
  • Established: Summer 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

ROBIOUS EAST COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leaders: Chad & Alyssa White
  • Agenda: Dinner & conversation
  • Schedule: One Saturday each month
  • Location: Chad & Alyssa’s home
  • Supporting Elder: Keith Boswell
  • Established: June 2014
  • Updated: 1/25/19

SUMMIT ACRES COMMUNITY GROUP

  • Leader: Dave Gray & Bill Daly
  • Agenda: Reading and discussing Love Does by Bob Goff
  • Schedule:  Every second Saturday (6:00 to 9:00 PM) & fourth Saturday (700 to 9:00 PM)
  • Location: Alternates between members’ homes
  • Supporting Elder: ?
  • Established: October 2015
  • Updated: 1/25/19

WALTON PARK COMMUNITY GROUP FOR MEN

  • Leader:  Joe Maroon
  • Agenda: Reading and discussing Men of Courage by Larry Crabb
  • Schedule:  Every other Saturday at 7:30 AM
  • Location: Joe Maroon’s home
  • Supporting Elders: Mike White & Joe Seawall
  • Established: Summer 2005
  • Updated: 1/25/19

WOOL & FLAX COMMUNITY GROUP FOR WOMEN

  • Leader: Christine Arthur & Debby Ranson
  • Agenda: We are women with yarn and needles, women who knit together because it calms and connects us, like prayer for the hands. Knitters –   experienced, novice, & those that want to learn – are welcome to join us whenever they can.
  • Schedule: Once a month
  • Location: In Debby’s home
  • Supporting Elders: ?
  • Established: Spring 2016
  • Updated: 1/25/19
FIND A GROUP
For help finding a Community Group that’s right for you,  contact Michael Bryant at 539-6453.