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Getting connected to God and others starts here.  

We are better together.

Questions?  Contact Sheryl Palmer at 217-359-3631 or sheryl@champaignfaith.org.

Life Groups

Connect with one another and with God so that we all might become transformed followers of Christ.

Groups meet regularly, pray together, and discuss Scripture and/or faith issues together. 

          

Young Adults

Sundays @ 11:30am

In person at the church - Room 12

This group​ is led by Pastor Sheryl and creates a place for folks who are post-high school, college-aged.  They meet to support one another and grow together.  This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story. 

Pastor Sheryl

 

Disciple Bible Study

Sundays @ 4pm

In person at the church - Rooms 9/10

A Bible study group that is doing a deep dive into the four Gospels using the book Jesus and the Gospels.  A fun a group of theologically-diverse people engaging in respectful discussion and disagreement.

Steve Briggs

Monday Night Life

Mondays @ 5:30-6:30pm

In person - Room 1

The Monday Night Life group is a women’s group that meets on Mondays at the church from 5:30 to 6:30.  This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story.  All ages of women are welcome!  Please contact Johnette with any questions at 217-621-4436/rsparks801@comcast.net

Johnette Sparks

Courtney Life Group   

Tuesdays @ 7pm

In person at the church

A mixed-generational group and a place to talk about life and grow in faith.  They use a mix of videos and readings to guide discussion.  Ideal for busy families.  This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story.              

Tod & Belinda Courtney

Reaching Out

1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays @ 10am

In-person at the Church - The Gathering

This group is dedicated to service within the church and community.  By engaging in book discussions, they seek to more fully understand what they believe and how those beliefs impact their actions in the world as they respond to the needs around them. In preparation for Advent and Christmas, they are reading and discussing Stephen Mitchell's book, The First Christmas. All are welcome.          

Pam Socie

Discovery Groups

Discovery Groups

Groups that often gather for a specific study, and anyone can join at any time.

 

Discovery Sunday School

Sundays @ 9am

In person, Room 11 at the church

This caring, sharing adult class typically involves 20–30 participants with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. Each session includes prayer concerns and discussion-based topics.  Join them for fun, fellowship, much laughter and enjoyment.  This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story. 

Roscoe Pershing & Rotated leaders     

Lectio Divina for Beginners

Sundays @ 4pm

In person in North Sanctuary of the church

Each Sunday, a couple of our lay people leads a prayer and Scripture reading group from 4-5pm.  They use a centuries-old practice called Lectio Divina that helps us think on and pray through a passage of the Bible.  Then, they'll follow with discussion and prayer.  Our hopes are that this will be part group experience and part reflective worship experience. 

Todd Salen - toddsalen@gmail.com - and Mike Jahn - mike_jahn@hotmail.com 

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesdays @ 10am

In person at the church - Room 1

This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story.  Their purpose is to be prayer warriors for each other, their families, friends, church, and the nation.  They aim to support one another through whatever life throws their way.  

Ellen Mennenga, mennenga4@comcast.net

Wednesday Night Pastors' Group

Wednesdays @ 6pm

On Zoom

This is an ongoing group that gathers each week to unpack the previous weekend's worship themes.  This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story.  Connect with our Lead Pastor and discover how we can best live our your faith and call.   

Pastor Sheryl Palmer, 217-359-3631 or sheryl@champaignfaith.org          

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursdays @ 9am

In person at the church

This Advent, they will participate in the all-church, video-based study, An Unlikely Advent by Rachel Billups, where we will explore the extraordinary people of the Christmas story.   They meet in Room 1 and welcome new folks to join them.

Russ Hannegan (217) 649-9175

Connect Groups

Connect Groups

These are groups that meet periodically or regularly.  Their goal is relational connection—often in the context of accomplishing a task or gathering for a specific focus.

Hand Crafters/Shawl We Pray

2nd & 4th Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm

In person at the church

This is a craft group that meets in Room 1 for Christian fellowship as they work on individual projects or create prayer shawls for those in need of a prayer shawl and pocket prayer swatches to be distributed to those going on mission trips.  If you work with fiber arts such as quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, or have some mending to do, please join us!  If you paint, sketch, draw, or scrapbook, this group will give you inspiration!  You are always welcome to join us to chat if you don't have a project to work on, and we welcome new members at any time. 

Led by Cathy Jackson - cathyjajackson@gmail.com and Cheryl Van Ness—cvn902@aol.com

Sports Ministries

An adult group that meets for organized sports th other churches as part of the Champaign County Church Sports League.   A great way to connect with others quickly and involves spring and fall softball and/or volleyball.

This recreational ministry includes spring and fall softball and volleyball.  Schedule varies, but most games are on Mondays or Thursdays

For more info, contact: Sue Stundahl at (217) 390-2248.

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