Our SPRING LIFEgroups   

Here's a list of our spring groups kicking off in February, and the days and times they meet. We have a wide range of groups meeting on almost every day of the week, so check them all out. Then click the button right below this paragraph to sign up online. For more information about groups in general, or some personal assistance in finding the right group for you, email Lyle Castellaw.

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SUNDAY:

GROUP# SP930
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: John Parrott and Mike Shellman
Time: Sunday, 9:30-10:45am (during the weekends of February and March)
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Starting Point. Starting Point is a group where you can explore faith within a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Bible and Christianity. It’s designed for anyone who is curious about Jesus, God and the Bible or those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus or those who have some church experience but have been away for a while. You’ll enjoy the journey with us!
Details: "Homework" for the study is approximately 1 hour per week
Cost: $10

GROUP# SP1100
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Dana and Lyle Castellaw
Time: Sunday, 11:00am-12:15pm (during the weekends of February and March)
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Starting Point. Starting Point is a group where you can explore faith within a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Bible and Christianity. It’s designed for anyone who is curious about Jesus, God and the Bible or those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus or those who have some church experience but have been away for a while. You’ll enjoy the journey with us!
Details: "Homework" for the study is approximately 1 hour per week
Cost: $10

GROUP# SU1
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Gary and Pat Streed, Rob and Tracy Van Horn
Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Marguerite Pkwy and Trabuco)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

GROUP# SU2 *THIS GROUP IS FULL*
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Allen and Karen Covey, David and Noreen Taylor
Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Toledo and Ridge Route)
Topic: Unanswered. Have you ever wanted to ask God some tough questions? Questions about God’s apparent silence, about the miraculous, about the reliability of the Bible, or about why so much suffering in the world.  Come ready to ask your questions and grow as a result! 

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MONDAY:

GROUP# MO1
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Steve and Diane Powers, Jackie Jordan (host) 
Time: Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mission Viejo (La Paz and Muirlands)
Topic: James: Faith Works. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of belief. Our group will explore its practical wisdom while together we’ll seek to live out genuine faith that expresses itself through good works.

GROUP# MO2
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Brian and Nancy David
Time: Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield) 
Topic: It's in the Text. Rich images and stories fill the pages of our bibles, but they come from a time and culture very different from our own. Touring through our Bibles with an ancient “Hebraic” lens can help the text come alive, and perhaps help us discover more about who God is, who we are, and what’s our calling. “Hagah” is the Hebrew word for “meditate” and can mean “moan, tear,  growl or even wrestle”, like a lion with its prey. Come “hagah” the text with us!

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TUESDAY:

GROUP# INSPIRE AM
Type: Women's Bible Study
Leaders: Noreen Taylor and Bethany Haines
Time: Tuesday, 9:00-11:15am Study begins 1/29
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. This Beth Moore study of the fruit of the Holy Spirit is based on the book of Galatians and will show you the freedom of a Spirit filled life. You will look at the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you cannot grow, learn or produce the fruit on our own. A Spirit-filled life truly results in living beyond yourself!  Approximately 20min of homework 4-5X week
Cost: $30. Childcare also available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of children on registration form.  

GROUP# INSPIRE PM
Type: Women's Bible Study
Leaders: Deanne McCarty, Carol Foote 
Time: Every other Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Trabuco and El Toro)
Topic: The Quest by Beth Moore. The Quest is a challenge to use questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. You’ll be glad you joined us on The Quest!
Details: Study begins 2/5
Cost: $20 for study, which includes homework

GROUP# TU1 *THIS GROUP IS FULL*
Type: Open to Everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: John Reed, Steve and Lisa Castle (hosts)
Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: TBA
Topic: A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible. The bible can feel like a complex and daunting book to tackle. This Spring, discover the overall story and flow of the Bible as never before, while tackling honest and difficult questions that are raised by these stories. A group that will be great for believers, skeptics, skeptical believers, and everyone in between!

GROUP# TU2
Type: Book Club
Leaders: Jackie Jordan
Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake Pkwy and Rockfield)
Topic: Craving Connection.  Come join us as we 1) Embrace the desire God has given each of us for Connection,  2) Invest in meaningful relationships right where God has you and 3) Become the friend you wish you had by accepting 30 simple challenges for real-life engagement.
Details: Optional Dinner from 6:00 - 6:30. Childcare available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of children on registration.

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WEDNESDAY:

GROUP# WE1
Type: Men
Leaders: Monte Krol, Bret Griffin, Zack Neelands
Time: Wednesday, 6:00-7:00am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Daybreak.  Yeah, it’s early but we’ll all be awake and alert as we take this action-packed hour getting deep with a new topic every week. A sampling: Inclusion, fear, anger, comfort,   loss, adventure, worry, sex,  and bouncing back when things go wrong. You’ll be glad you set your alarm!

GROUP# PER-SPIRE
Type: Women’s Fitness Group
Leaders: Carrie Henahan, Tricia Fitzgerald
Time: Wednesday, 9:00-11:15am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Becoming a Woman of Strength: Is your Christian life weighing you down? Bible teacher Cynthia Heald helps you get your second wind to identify and lay aside those burdens that make you feel stuck in busyness. Come ready to focus on physical, spiritual, and emotional growth! During each 2-hour session we begin with a 50-minute workout together.
Details: $20. Childcare also available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of children on registration form. Begins 2/6.

GROUP# MOLO2.0
Type: Mothers and their children for an after school meet-up
Leaders: Holly Lee, Michele Barto
Time: Wednesday, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Various parks in Lake Forest, Irvine, and Mission Viejo.
Topic: Making connections, friendships and building a community with other moms and their children. Devotional: The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts As We Shape Our Homes by Ruth Schwenk
Details: Begins 2/6

GROUP# WE2 *THIS GROUP IS FULL*
Type: Open to Everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: James and Kaylene Shamas, John and Judy Parrott (hosts)
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: North Irvine  (Portola Pkwy and Jeffrey)
Topic: Majoring in the Minor Prophets. Encounter a deeper reality through the prophets Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. These Old Testament books will show you how every event is stamped with God’s presence. All this…and a potluck dinner every week!

GROUP# WE4
Type: Yoga
Leaders: Carie Glasscock
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  (February 6 through May 29)
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake Pkwy and Rockfield)
Topic: Holy Yoga is back! Come roll out your mats as we learn to quiet our minds, focus on the truths of Jesus, and strengthen our physical bodies. No experience necessary. This is a co-ed class. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block, and water. 
Details: $5.00 donation per class

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THURSDAY:

GROUP# MOLOAM
Type: Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leaders: Joann Frederick
Time: Thursday, 10-11:45am
Where: Parks located in Irvine or Lake Forest areas
Topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on the book A Little God Time for Mothers: A 365 Daily Devotionals.
Details: Begins 2/7
About MOLO: MOLO is a diverse group of caring moms of little ones (kinder and under) who support, laugh and learn with one another through the joys and challenges of living with little ones. Come join us this fall to build relationships with other OC moms of little ones as we discuss topics totally relevant to this unique stage of life. You don't have to do this alone!

GROUP# MOLOPM
Type: Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leaders: Simone Iantorno, Bonnie Nourse
Time: Every Other Thursday, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake Pkwy and Rockfield)
Topic: This session we will be praying for each other, studying the scriptures together and learning from the “Don’t Mom Alone” podcast.
Details: Childcare available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of children on registration.
About MOLO: MOLO is a diverse group of caring moms of little ones (kinder and under) who support, laugh and learn with one another through the joys and challenges of living with little ones. Come join us this fall to build relationships with other OC moms of little ones as we discuss topics totally relevant to this unique stage of life. You don't have to do this alone!

GROUP# YF
Type: Young families (singles, couples, and children)
Leaders: Henning and Dede Visser, Tab & Sarah Johnson
Time: Every other Thursday, 6:30-8:15pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Experiencing God at Home. "The  Art of Parenting: Aiming your child's heart toward God.” Experience God's truth in this 8-week video study and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives: Identity, Character, Relationships, and Mission.
Details: Childcare available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of children on registration.

GROUP# TH1
Type: Young Adults
Leaders: Oksana Orlik and Scott and Lindsay Simons
Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic: Ever found yourself stuck in a season or situation you couldn't get out of? As we unpack the book of Philippians, we'll explore what God wants us to know and do when we can't "fix" our circumstances. Additionally, we'll be developing friendships, encouraging one another, and expanding our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus.  

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SATURDAY:

GROUP# SA1
Type: Men
Leaders: Kevin Kasper
Time: Saturday, 7:30-8:30am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Hit the Hub every Saturday morning to connect with guys and explore how the scriptures apply to our lives.