"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

HEBREWS 10:24-25

One night each week during the school year, small groups meet in homes for the purpose of moving people toward a closer walk with Christ in a small group environment.

We are committed to helping people become followers of Jesus Christ. It is the mission that drives everything we do as a church. The small group is an ideal place for this mission to be accomplished. In a small group, people study God's Word together and are in a small enough environment to discuss the issues and challenges of life. It's also where they pray, care for one another, and are missed if they don't show up.

You will build spiritually enriching relationships.
You will be in an ideal environment for spiritual growth.
You will be challenged to put God’s truth into practice.
You will be regularly prayed for and cared for.
You will enjoy regular fellowship with other believers.

What is a Small Group?
Groups consist of 5 to 17 people that meet for 9 months for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.

What kinds of groups are there?
We have groups comprised of all ages and stages of life. We will work to find a group that is a good fit for you.

Where do the groups meet?
Groups usually meet in group members’ homes.

What about childcare?
Childcare is managed by each individual group. Some groups rotate childcare responsibility among group members, some hire a sitter, and some work out childcare needs according to individual family needs.

When do the groups meet?
Groups meet one night each week during the school year. Groups decide which night of the week is best for them.

How long do groups stay together?
Groups will meet for a 9-month term throughout the school year.

How long does each meeting last?
Each group decides the length of time they will meet. Groups normally meet for about one and ½ hours.

What happens in group meetings?
Though each group differs in how they do things, group meetings include a social time, group discussion, food, and prayer.

What do groups study?
Groups discuss how to apply the prior week's sermon to their daily lives.

Can I visit a group before "joining"?
Absolutely. We encourage everyone to check out a group before making a commitment. We hope visiting a group will relieve your natural hesitations and answer your questions.


Life Groups have taken a break for the summer. Please check back in the fall!

2023-2024 LIFE GROUPS

2023-2024 Life Groups began meeting September 24, 2023. You can sign up using the form at the bottom of this page!
LEADER: Ron Pettis
HOSTS: Ron & Betty Pettis
LOCATION: Erin, NY 14838
MEETING DAY: Sunday 5:00 pm

Ron Pettis
Betty Pettis
Dan Saunders
Beth Saunders
Larry Westbrook
Chad Rexford
Suzie Rexford
Lisa Mallecoccio
Matt Mallecoccio
Pete Saukas
Linda Saukas
Jeff Kohan
Paul Ostrander

LEADER: Scot Butler
HOSTS: Scot & Shannon Butler
LOCATION: Cayuta, NY 14824
MEETING DAY: Sunday 6:30pm

Scot Butler
Shannon Butler
Neil Zimmermann
Jenn Zimmermann
John Elder
Barb Elder

LEADER:  Cody Switzer
HOSTS: Cody & Jen Switzer
LOCATION: at the church
MEETING DAY: Sunday 9:30 am
Intergenerational, Childcare available in the ARK for children and students

Cody Switzer
Jen Switzer
Sean Foote
Melissa Foote
John Richards
Michelle Richards
Josh Williams
Cindy Williams
Bob Burdick
Darla Burdick
Drew Cole
Brandee Cole
Sam Vroman
Heather Vroman
Tom Jewell
Dena Jewell
Cher Horton
Becca Rohr
Daniel Walther
Sarah Walther
Chad Hohmann
Jen Hohmann
Kim Nicolae
Dani Nicolae
Matt Everhart
Brenda Everhart
Zella Redeye
Jennifer Redeye-Winchell

LEADER:  Sam Thomas
HOSTS:  Sam and Marcy Thomas
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall (at the church)
MEETING DAY: Sunday 12:30 pm
Intergenerational, Children welcome

Sam Thomas
Marcy Thomas
Jim Heraghty
Shawn Heraghty
Kaylea Heraghty
Scott Sousa
Lori Sousa
Stacy Brown
Janyce Moorehouse
Val Kay

LEADER:  Cary Shaw
HOSTS: Cary & Kathy Shaw
LOCATION: Horseheads, NY 14845
Married Couples ages 18-29

Cary Shaw
Kathy Shaw
Corey Forman
Marissa Forman
Alex Clark
Abby Clark
Justin Barber
Gabrielle Barber
Cameron McDonald
Sabrina McDonald
LEADER:  Doug Forman
HOSTS: Doug and Michelle Forman
LOCATION: Breesport, NY 14816
Singles ages 18-29

Doug Forman
Michelle Forman
Emily Charles
Allie Clark
Nate Kastenhuber
Haley Miner
Kaitlyn Jewell
Collin Jewell
Amelia Sousa
Madison Sousa
Allyson VanGalder
David Penn
Ben VanGalder
LEADER:  Andy Shanks (FULL)
HOSTS: Andy and Kirsten Shanks
LOCATION: Horseheads, NY 14845
Intergenerational, Children welcome

Andy Shanks
Kirsten Shanks
Dan Tobbe
Val Tobbe
Jim Woodman
Christina Woodman
Casey Golden
Candi Golden
Tim Kramer
Sue Kraner
Keith Branscome
Melissa Branscome
Dan Williams
Gina Williams

LEADER:  Jim Kellogg
HOSTS: Jim and Gina Kellogg
LOCATION: Pine City, NY 14871
MEETING DAY: Sunday 5:00 pm
Intergenerational, Children welcome

Jim Kellogg
Gina Kellogg
Daniel Cooper
Abby Cooper
Kim Brooks

Sign up for a Life Group

(Life Group member lists last updated 10/2/2023)