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ADULTS


GROUP NAME:   Checking In

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will provide members the opportunity to discuss, pray, testify, and fellowship about what God is doing. It’s all about doing life TOGETHER.
GROUP LEADER: Jeremie & Sunny Higginbotham
GROUP LEADER CONTACT:  jhigg1973@gmail.com or shigg1971@gmail.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Higginbotham home in Killen, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Every other Friday at 6:30pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   Spiritual Gifts

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will focus on fellowship and going deeper in the Word, specifically working to learn about each members God given spiritual gifts.
GROUP LEADER: Mike & Jen Swank
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: jenniferswank4@gmail.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Swank home in Muscle Shoals, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Saturdays at 11:00am
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  TBD (Contact group leader for details)



GROUP NAME:   The Seventy

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Just as Jesus sent out the seventy, we want to go out into our community and share the love of Jesus Christ.
GROUP LEADER: Allen Leblanc & Patsy Cooke
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: aleblanc2015@gmail.com or pcooke@raisethegrade.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Leblanc home in Killen, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Sundays at 5:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   “CIA” - Christ In Action

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: If you love to serve others this is your group. All you need is a heart to serve and a big smile. This group will go out into our local communities to do things such as leaf raking, picking up trash, visiting nursing homes, cooking for the needy, etc.
GROUP LEADER: Keith & Lynne Kelley
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: lynneszt81@gmail.com
GROUP LOCATION: Initial meeting at the Kelley home in Leoma, TN then at different locations throughout the Shoals area.
MEETING DAY/TIME: Sundays at 4:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   Fun N Games

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: The need to have fun doesn’t go away just because you’re getting older. Come join us as we meet and play games with some amazing men and women at an assisted living facility - from board games to corn hole, it’s going to be a blast!
GROUP LEADER: Rhonda Adair
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: rhonda@igotofaith.com
GROUP LOCATION: Cedar View Assisted Living in Killen, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 3:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No




MEN



GROUP NAME: 33 The Series

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Men 28-40

GROUP DESCRIPTION: In the pursuit of authentic manhood, every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique "story."  In 33 The Series, men explore their stories through a biblical perspective. With help from experts and regular guys, they will be equipped to learn from their past, come alive in their present, and enjoy God's best in the future.

GROUP LEADER: Dustin Davis

GROUP LEADER CONTACT: ddavis@arcusrestoration.com

GROUP LOCATION: Florence

MEETING DAY/TIME: Thursdays at 5:30pm





WOMEN


GROUP NAME:   Senior Sisters

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies - 70 years old and up
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will keep it simple with prayer, Bible study, and relationship building. The goal is to move from being “good friends” to being “God friends”.
GROUP LEADER: Deanna Hester
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: deannalongmire@att.net
GROUP LOCATION: Different restaurants in Florence.
MEETING DAY/TIME: Thursdays at 11:00am
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No


GROUP NAME:   “Discerning the Voice of God”

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will focus on relationships and discussing the book “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer.
GROUP LEADER: Kim Tipper
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: kimberlytipper@yahoo.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Tipper home in Killen, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Sundays at 3:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   “Crazy Love” Book Study

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Moms with young kids
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will focus on fellowship and discussion based around Francis Chan’s book “Crazy Love”.GROUP LEADER: Candace Fuller
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: sippycuptrails@gmail.com
GROUP LOCATION: Chic Fil A in Muscle Shoals, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Tuesdays at 9:00am
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  Yes



GROUP NAME:   Ladies Prayer Group

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will be based on Jim Cymbala’s study on prayer. We will take time to pray for one another and any prayer requests that are shared.
GROUP LEADER: Velma Dickey
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: velma657@yahoo.com
GROUP LOCATION: At the Dickey home in Tuscumbia, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Sundays at 6:30pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No


GROUP NAME:   Play Date

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Moms and young children
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group is designed for moms with young kids to get together at different locations to hangout and let the moms get to know one another while the kids play and have a blast.
GROUP LEADER: Joanna Wilkinson & Foryshia Seat
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: joannagwilkinson@aim.com
GROUP LOCATION: Different locations around the Shoals
MEETING DAY/TIME: Every other Sunday at 5:30pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  Yes




YOUNG ADULT/COLLEGE


GROUP NAME:   Young Adult Men

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Adult Men
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group is all about a crew of young men coming together to grow closer to God and closer to one another. We’ll study the Word, pray, and hangout.
GROUP LEADER: Jeff Pennell
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: jeffpennell@msn.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Pennell home in Florence, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Thursdays at 6:30pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   FYA Supper Club

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Adult Men
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Young dudes hanging out, eating great food, and getting to know each other. Are you looking for some new relationships with some great guys? Then come hang out with us!
GROUP LEADER:  Blake Sheppard
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: blaker383@yahoo.com
GROUP LOCATION: Different restaurants around the Shoals area
MEETING DAY/TIME: Thursdays at 7:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No





THE FOLLOWING GROUPS ARE FULL


GROUP NAME:   “It’s Not What You Think”

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Adults

GROUP DESCRIPTION: The message of the Gospel is far more than merely getting to go to Heaven when you die. So often, the gospel is seen as a "one time" thing one says yes to and then tries to be a good person by going to church and not cussing. Using Jefferson Bethke's latest book, "It's Not What You Think it is", we will focus on seeing the true beauty of what the Gospel means this side of eternity for the believer and the Church.GROUP LEADER:  Rick Laine
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: rlainejr@liberty.edu
GROUP LOCATION: Starbucks in Florence, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Mondays at 6:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   Sinking Deep

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will follow a Bible study format exploring life applicable truths to grow our faith and challenge us to apply principles in our daily lives to impact the Kingdom through the power of our witness and love for others.
GROUP LEADER: Chuck & Loresa Stansell
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: lstansell@comcast.net
GROUP LOCATION: At the Stansell home in Florence, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Sundays at 6:00pm
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No



GROUP NAME:   Mom’s Connect


TARGET AUDIENCE:  Moms of school aged kids
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Fellowship and relationship building for moms of school aged children. This will be time to just get to know one another and have some “mom time”. 
GROUP LEADER: Jen Swank
GROUP LEADER CONTACT: jenniferswank4@gmail.com
GROUP LOCATION: The Swank home in Muscle Shoals, AL
MEETING DAY/TIME: Fridays at 11:00am
CHILDCARE PROVIDED:  No


GROUP NAME:   Women’s “Souper” Bible Study
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Women
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will focus on encouraging women to grow in the knowledge and love of the Word of God while teaching them to love their husbands and children.



GROUP NAME:   Discovering Truth In Parables
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will come together in fellowship (bowling, parks, restaurants, etc) while also looking at the different parables of Jesus Christ. If you’re looking to grow in your faith and discover more about the teachings of Jesus, this is the group for you!



GROUP NAME:   C.S. Lewis Book Study
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will focus on the study and discussion of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Screwtape Letters” and the insights it gives into our life and society.



GROUP NAME:  First Five
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Married Couples
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group is for young married couples in their first 5 years of marriage. We’ll talk about common obstacles that come with joining with another person in marriage and practical, biblical solutions for learning how to navigate life together.



GROUP NAME:   Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University teaches God’s plan for handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, this group will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, plus spend and save wisely!  Course materials cost $93, however it's an investment in your future.



GROUP NAME:   Food & Fellowship for Families

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults with kids
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Our goal is to bring adults with children together to eat some great food and get to know each other at a deeper level.


GROUP NAME:   Music Pros

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Anyone with a passion for music
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Music Pros is open to all adults who work or play in music related disciplines, including singers, songwriters and players. This semester will focus on the craft of songwriting.  Come meet other songwriters and encourage others through the sharing of original songs and life experiences.


GROUP NAME:   Faith, Food & Fun
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: If you’re an adult looking to make new friendships and grow in friendships you may already have (plus you love to have FUN) then this is your group. We’ll eat, play board games, and get to know each other better.


GROUP NAME:   Crazy Grace
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION:  With the pace of our lives and the ever-changing values of culture, it can feel like a miracle just to get through another day. This study looks at how to apply biblical principles (especially grace) to the overwhelming demands of our daily lives and challenges we face as believers in a world that tells us to reject Christ.



GROUP NAME:   Pizza & Proverbs

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group is all about getting together to hangout and grow together in relationship with one another and in relationship with God.


GROUP NAME:   “You and Me Forever”

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s “until death do us part”. Then come eternal rewards or regrets. Join us as we dive into discussion of Francis & Lisa Chan’s book “You and Me Forever”. Whether you’re single, dating, or married, this study will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.



GROUP NAME:   Just Hanging Out
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Adults
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Our group will get together for devotions, food and games at various members homes or campfires at the park. Outside of our regular scheduled gatherings we also get together to do things like hiking, kayaking, dinner out, zip lining and other fun activities where we build relationships and really get to know each other.


GROUP NAME:   No Ma’am!
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Men - Must be at least 16 years old to attend
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Are ladies invited? NO MA’AM. This is a dude’s only group. Group will meet every other week at local restaurants in the Shoals to partake in the 3 F’s: Football, Food, & Fellowship.


GROUP NAME:   Mom’s Night Out
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Moms of young kids
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Every now and then moms need to take a “time out” rather than put your kids in one! If you’re a mom that’s looking to meet some new friends and have a great time (and let your husband take care of the kiddos) then this group is for you!



GROUP NAME:   Mom’s of Pre-Teens/Teens Unite
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Moms of pre-teens and teenagers
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group will keep it simple with prayer, Bible study, and relationship building. The goal is to move from being “good friends” to being “God friends” as we dive into a study of the book of Galatians.


GROUP NAME:   Soul Sisters
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group is all about hanging out, laughing, and having a good time. Activities will vary from potluck dinners at different homes to game nights, painting nights. We just want to build great relationships together.


GROUP NAME:   Trim Healthy Mama
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: This group focuses on the Trim Healthy Mama plan which is a healing way of eating that promotes good weight loss. The group not only focuses on physical healing, but spiritual healing as well.


GROUP NAME:   Ladies Bunco Night
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: If you’ve never played the fast paced dice game Bunco, you’ll love it. If you have played before then you know how much fun it is! Come join us as we play Bunco and get to know each other better.


GROUP NAME:   Ladies Pilates

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: Join us as we work to strengthen our core flexibility and strength while also strengthening our relationships with one another.


GROUP NAME:   The Hangout

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young adults/college
GROUP DESCRIPTION: From game nights to movie nights to just hanging out at different restaurants, this group is all about relationships and it’s all about growing in our walk with God and each other.


GROUP NAME:   Journaling with Jesus

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Adult Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: We will be Bible journaling and sharing verses with each other and how God spoke to us through His word.  Items needed: Journal Bible, Color pencils, Pens


GROUP NAME:   “Uninvited”
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Young Adult Ladies
GROUP DESCRIPTION: In this Bible study, the author digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite.

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