Study and Support Groups

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Small groups meet during the week and also on Sundays. Some also meet at other times. You can check the schedule for a specific group by viewing the Calendar, by using the name and contact information included in their listings below, or by calling the office at (941) 955-0935. 

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Women's Spiritual Growth Group

During the year the group meets in person and via Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Family Life Center.

For more information, contact Susan Quigley ([email protected]; 401-935-0260).  Enjoy study, fellowship, and friendship.

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Pastor's Bible Study

During the year Dr. Sam leads a Bible study on one of the books of the Bible. He is a Biblical scholar, and his sessions are always informative and entertaining. All studies are done both in-person and via Zoom, one at noon and one at 6 p.m.

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Sunday Study Groups

Sunday morning groups are one of the opportunities for adult education and fellowship. Classes frequently have service projects which share their love with others. The intergenerational classes extend an open invitation to everyone and invite you to attend regularly or occasionally.

Christian Fellowship  9:30 a.m. | Room 105/Zoom in the Family Life Center 

Faith Café   9:40 a.m. | Room 104/Zoom in the Family Life Center
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First's Book Club

The Book Club – open to everyone – meets on the fourth Monday of the month January – June and September – December at 10 a.m. in Room 104/Zoom in the Family Life Center. Newcomers are always welcome.

For more information, contact Leah Pittard ([email protected]).

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United Women in Faith (UWF)

Be a Blessing Ministry

This ministry provides loving outreach in a myriad of ways, including a baby shower for Mothers Helping Mothers and Christmas gift bags for homebound church members.

Contact Joy Broaddrick ([email protected])

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Word Weavers of Sarasota

Are you a writer who longs for a group to connect with? Word Weavers International has a Sarasota group that meets on the fourth Sunday at 2 p.m. While Word Weavers is a Christian-based group, all writers are welcome. Word Weavers has a tried-and-true formula for sharpening the skills of its members, turning out published authors who go on to win acclaim and awards. If you are a writer who is not afraid to critique and be critiqued in an encouraging and non-threatening environment, consider Word Weavers.

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