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2023 Winter Life Groups

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CO-ED | MEN | WOMEN | MARRIAGE & FAMILY | PRAYER | YOUTH

Some groups may require the purchasing of a book or materials to participate. If the cost of the materials may be a concern that prevents you from being able to join a group, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office or your life group leader and we will be happy to assist.


CO-ED


A Study of the Gospel of Mark

Led by: Chuck Bongiorno

Location: CCC

  • Meets 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS at 7PM


Have you ever wanted to do a deep dive on one of the Gospels of the Bible? Join us this semester as we take the time to navigate a biweekly study of the book of Mark, chapter by chapter. Simply bring your Bibles and your appetite for the Word of God!

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 80% | SERVE: 10%
American Heritage

Led by: Karen Vermeulen and Sharon Waronek

Location: CCC

  • Meets 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS at 7PM


American Heritage focuses on our country's Godly, moral, and constitutional founding and it’s application today for God’s people. The American Dream is God’s idea not only for our country but also for the world. Join us as we look to Scripture and view our country through a Biblical lens.

LOVE: 35% | LEARN: 60% | SERVE: 5%
Disc Golf

Led by: Brian Swain

Location: Sterling Heights / Macomb

  • Meets MONDAYS at 6PM


**Beginning in April** This group will be open to anyone who wants to play disc golf! Whether you are a casual player, a professional, or just plain curious, feel free to participate weekly or just drop in on the weeks that work best. Owning a set of discs is not required and they can be provided as needed (depending on the size of the group), however it would be recommended to own a set of discs if you are planning to attend regularly. Expect to walk-courses ranging from well maintained to mild hiking conditions (Cost will be minimal as the group will try to play on local free courses).

LOVE: 100%
Life With a Purpose [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Tom & Elaine Faraday and Dale & Debby Haynes

Location: Sterling Heights

  • Meets every 2nd & 4th FRIDAY at 7PM


Join us for a group study that is relevant to our lives. Our goal for this group is to refocus our attention on God as we grow, strengthen and encourage one another through study, discussion and fellowship.


Cost: $15 per couple


LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%
Life Skills Not Taught In School

Led by: Tim LeClaire

Location: Online / CCC

  • Meets once a month on THURSDAYS at 6:45PM


Why are we not taught so many important life skills in school? Rather than learning things the hard way by wasting time and money, we can learn from those who have already been there and done it. The majority of this life group will be conducted via weekly emails, where video teaching and further review will be supplied. In-person meetings will be planned, but they will be optional and will provide a deeper dive into the weekly topics. Some of the areas that will be covered will include finance (investing 101, retirement planning, smart spending during inflation, and what the Bible says about money).  career planning (building resumes and interviewing, understanding and increasing your value in the job market, and growth occupations) and rmergency preparation (planning for an emergency, first aid, residential solar energy, and dealing with food and other goods shortages).

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 90%
Outreach

Led by: Leasa Sylver

Location: Various

  • Meets once a month on TUESDAYS


Here in our CCC Outreach group, we will gather once a month to serve "the least of these" as Jesus instructed. Through partnerships with local non-profit organizations, we will share God's love and joyfully serve our community through opportunities such as packing/delivering meals, rehabbing properties, and blessing local foster children.

LOVE: 40% | SERVE: 60%
Overcomers

Led by: Lolly Wolfrom

Location: Clinton Township

  • Meets MONDAYS at 1PM


A group for widows, widowers, or those who are overcoming a challenging season of their life. A group for all ages, we will meet together for support, for fellowship, and building up our faith. This semester, we will use the book and DVD from Tony Evans book “Hope for the Hurting.” Join us for this great study to help heal your hurting heart.


Cost: $11

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 20%
Poma Bible Study [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Frank & Angie Poma

Location: Macomb

• Meets every 2nd SATURDAY at 7PM


This group meets together to foster strong relationships and have a time of study, prayer and fellowship.


Psalms Bible Study [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Doug & Ute Klaus

Location: Sterling Heights

• Meets every 2nd & 3rd WEDNESDAY at 7PM


This Bible study is designed for men and women of all ages who desire to do an in depth study of Scripture. The book of Psalms gives us a comprehensive study of the character of God. The psalms reveal to us who God is, what He has done, and how we are to respond to this knowledge.

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 10%
Relationships with God: The Good News Gospel in the Past, Present, & Future

Led by: Marilyn Blum and Ian Leath

Location: Sterling Heights

• Meets every 3rd FRIDAY at 6:30PM


Join us as we meet to study the Bible together, pray over each other, and enjoy quality fellowship with one another. Our aim is to reach a mix of all people and all ages as we learn who God is, who we are in Him, and how we commune with Him.

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 20%
Sermon Discussion

Join us as we meet weekly to explore Sunday's sermon further. Together we will unpack the referenced Scriptures while discussing deeper topics that we face in today’s culture. Our sermon discussion groups offer warm fellowship and heartfelt conversation for all who attend!

Mondays

Led by: Jim & Karen Gustafson

Location: CCC

• Meets 2nd & 4th MONDAYS at 7PM

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 20% Thursdays (Online)

Led by: Hannah Blakley

Location: Online (ZOOM)

• Meets THURSDAYS at 7PM

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 80%
Volleyball All Ages

Led by: Jeff Madak

Location: CCC Gymnasium

• Meets every other MONDAY at 7PM


Join us for a great evening of fellowship and friendly competition for all ages, middle school and up. Bring a friend and serve up some fun!

LOVE: 90% | LEARN: 5% | SERVE: 5%
Volleyball Young Adult CO-ED

Led by: Emily Riffel

Location: CCC Gymnasium

• Meets FRIDAYS at 6:30PM


A Co-Ed 18-30s group that meets weekly in the CCC gymnasium. Expect a night full of fun, fellowship, Jesus, and friendly competition!

LOVE: 90% | LEARN: 10%

MEN


A Man's Journey: Loving God - Loving Others

Led by: Mike Blicher

Location: CCC

  • Meets 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS at 7PM


Join me on this journey to explore and find hope in God’s word. Let us, as a community of men, learn to read these ancient writings from a different culture with the attitude that God can lead us to find practical wisdom to be applied in our life, our family, our children, our job and in our community. We will explore short videos, have group discussions and teachings about the Bible. Doors open at 6:30 PM, group begins at 7 PM.

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 20%
Bible Study & Breakfast

Led by: Doug Klaus

Location: Sterling Heights

  • Meets 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS at 9AM


This group will meet together to discuss topics relevant to the Christians man's life in light of the teaching of Scripture. We will also enjoy breakfast together at JayJay's Bistro.


Cost: Breakfast only

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 10%
CCC Guy's Meetup

Led by: Tim LeClaire

Location: Sterling Heights

  • Meets once a month on THURSDAYS at 6:30PM


CCC Men! Build some friendships and connections within the church through activities. Go-karts, paintball, or just getting some pizza and hanging out watching a movie. No commitments, no pressure. We'll plan events through email and grow together. Life is better if done together!


Cost: Per activity

LOVE: 90% | LEARN: 5% | SERVE: 5%
Men's Pickup Basketball

Led by: Tyler Green

Location: CCC Gymnasium

  • Meets MONDAYS at 7PM


Welcome to men of all ages who are interested in playing competitive pickup basketball. New teams will be composed each week from those who attend. There are no egos in this group. It's all for fun, competition, and community! Be sure to invite friends, co-workers, or neighbors!

LOVE: 100%
Pickleball Men's Group [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Bill Franzen

Location: CCC Gymnasium

  • Meets TUESDAYS at 6PM


Join us for a great way to get some exercise and meet new guys! If you are interested in learning how to play or just to have fun and have great fellowship together, this group is for you! 


Young Fathers

Led by: Dave Bongiorno and Andrew Gipe

Location: Sterling Heights

  • Meets 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS at 7PM


This group is for dads with younger kids to connect for fun, fellowship, and prayer. Half of the time will be for fun activities, while the other half will be focused on learning how to be a godly dad and husband.


Cost: Per activity

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 10%

WOMEN


Finding Your People

Led by: Hannah Blakley

Location: CCC

  • Meets on the 3rd WEDNESDAY at 10AM


What happens when you combine food and fellowship? You ‘Find your People”! The Word of God guides us in the important elements of building community, and this semester we will focus on connecting with people and fostering friendships. Each meeting, we will watch a short video (based on a Bible study by Jennie Allen) and then have a time of discussion, sharing and fellowship. Join us as we discover exactly how to experience the fullness of community while fostering friendships that will continue to flourish and grow organically.


Cost: $5

LOVE: 80% | LEARN: 20%
GEMS - Growing Every Mother Stronger

Led by: Christel Waltman

Location: CCC

  • Meets TUESDAYS at 9:30AM


This group is for moms with small (or not so small) children, designed to promote relationships among each other. We strive to encourage, inspire, and support each other as we hope to build long-lasting friendships. We pray for one another, fellowship, and provide an option to participate in an outreach opportunity. Invite your mom-friends to join us! This semester we will be studying "Mama Bear Apologetics" and we will learn how to raise children who think critically, who love biblically, and who stand firm against the cultural influences of the modern age. Free childcare is available for 5 years and under (childcare pre-registration required).


Cost: $20

LOVE: 25% | LEARN: 70% | SERVE: 5%
Good Boundaries and Goodbyes

Led by: Serena Kyle

Location: Armada

  • Meets 2nd & 4th THURSDAYS at 6PM


Relationships with friends and family don't have to be filled with anxiousness, chaos, bitterness or resentment. Oftentimes, those struggles are rooted in unestablished boundaries. Through this group, we will come to learn that establishing boundaries can be one of the best ways to follow the two greatest commands: to love God and to love His people. We will also learn how boundaries are in fact a part of God's design to help us respect ourselves and to love others as He intended, without losing the best of who we are.


Cost: Class Book

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 80%
Interlace Connections [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Kim La Gorio

Location: TBD based on activities!

  • Meets at varying times


This group helps women of all ages connect with one another through fun activities such as movie nights, game nights, craft projects, cooking classes, cultural events, and much more!


Cost: Based on activities

LOVE: 100%
Mindful Movements and Biblical Meditation [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Beth Burkel

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM


Our bodies were created to move, and Scripture gives further insight to see how the Lord has created us. Guided by a certified fitness professional, our group will learn mindful awareness of movement and muscle stretching followed by therapeutic breathing and Scriptural meditation. For this class, you must be able to get up and down off the floor without help.

LOVE: 75% | LEARN: 25%
Mondays With The Master [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Melinda Davis

Location: Clinton Township

• Meets MONDAYS at 6:30PM


A Bible Study group that will be utilizing "What Matters Most" by Karen Ehman. We are an encouraging and supportive group of ladies of any age or spiritual maturity level. We study the Bible and lean heavily on prayers for each other.


Cost: Book

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 10%
Nuggets Book Club [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Diana Klopocinski

Location: Sterling Heights

  • Meets once a month on THURSDAYS at 7PM


Fellowship of fun loving sisters coming together and sharing, praying, building relationships and discussing our monthly book!. We also meet and do small crafts, cook meals for those in need, and have times of prayer.


Cost: Per book

LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40%
Women's Pickleball - Wednesdays [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Diana Klopocinski

Location: CCC Gymnasium

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 10AM


Join us each week in the CCC gymnasium for a great way to get some exercise and meet new people! If you are interested in learning how to play or just to have fun and have great fellowship together, this group is for you!

LOVE: 80% | LEARN: 10% | SERVE: 10%
Scrapbooking Scripture

Led by: Meagan Bozinovski

Location: CCC

  • Meets once a month on FRIDAYS at 7PM


A monthly fellowship group with an emphasis on Scrapbooking scripture. While supplies will be provided, you are welcome to bring any additional scrapbooking materials you have on hand. Cost will cover a small scrapbook that we will be working on throughout the year. Anyone can join who would like to have fun scrapbooking or work on your next creative project!


Cost: $10 (Optional, only if a scrapbook is needed)

LOVE: 100%
Women's AM Bible Study

Led by: Terese Rea

Location: CCC

  • Meets TUESDAYS at 9:30AM


'In View of God’s Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans' by Courtney Doctor. This semester we will study a 9-session video-driven Bible study with small group participation. Courtney will walk us through Paul’s powerful letter to see the glorious grace and transforming work of the gospel. We will come to understand that this life-changing message from the book of Romans provides not only hope for eternity but purpose, joy, and peace for today. As the good news of the gospel of grace unfolds, It will compel us to proclaim God’s glorious salvation to all. Free childcare available for children 5 & under. Pre-registration for childcare is required.


Cost: $24

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 60% | SERVE: 10%
Women's PM Bible Study [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Madelene Sanders and Suzie McAleer

Location: CCC

  • Meets TUESDAYS at 6:30PM


What we think about Jesus matters because our perception of Him shapes us. In this eight-session video series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. Each week, we will watch the video with the large group and then break up into small groups to discuss. Join us and feel free to bring a friend. NO HOMEWORK…just a chance to study the Word of God and to make wonderful friends. Please bring your Bible.


Cost: $15

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 60%
Women's Pickleball - Thursdays [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Karen Schubring

Location: CCC Gymnasium

  • Meets 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS at 6:30PM


Join us each week in the CCC gymnasium for a great way to get some exercise and meet new people! If you are interested in learning how to play or just to have fun and have great fellowship together, this group is for you!

LOVE: 100%

MARRIAGE & FAMILY


Deeper Connections [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Tim & Suzie McAleer

Location: Utica

  • Meets the last SATURDAY of the month at 4PM


This group meets together once per month to share a meal, enjoy one another's fellowship and engage in sermon discussion.


Married Couples Social Group [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Lynn & Dave Cupp

Location: Varies

  • Meets every other SATURDAY 6PM


This group is designed to develop relationships with adult couples in the church through two meetings per month. One in a large group with all couples present, and one meeting a month on a "date" with another couple from the group.

LOVE: 74% | LEARN: 13% | SERVE: 13%
Parents Connecting & Growing Together [GROUP FULL]

Led by: Chris & Holly Gordon and Mark & Alicia Bernabei

Location: Troy

  • Meets every other SUNDAY at 1PM


A group of parents that focus on ministering to one another and encouraging one another through prayer and support. While walking through the video series "Getting to the Heart of Parenting" by Dr. Paul David Tripp, the group topic will focus on raising Godly children in today’s world and equipping ourselves as parents as we dig into God’s word together and share in life experiences and daily challenges. We will also commit to showing the love of Jesus through acts of service done as a family.

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 45% | SERVE: 10%

PRAYER


How to Minister Deliverance

Led by: Susan Terry

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM


Utilizing the resource "How to Minister Deliverance" by Jake Kail, this group will equip us to share spiritual freedom for the body of Christ. For any believer who desires to be used by the Lord to set captives free, our journey will explore Biblical keys we can use to minister deliverance, specific prayers to use in various situations, practical tips for ministering deliverance to children, and how we can walk in authority and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.


Cost: $20

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 10%
Intercessory Prayer

Led by: Terese Rea

Location: CCC

  • Meets THURSDAYS at 9:30AM


This is a group for those who feel they have the gift of intercession or are desiring to grow in the calling for intercessory prayer. We meet and have a time of study and then intercede over our church and nation's needs.

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 20% | SERVE: 60%
Monthly Prayer Groups

Led by: Mary Schoenfeldt

Location: CCC

  • Meets monthly


If you have a heart for prayer, a focus group is for you! We are a church that believes in the power of prayer, and we have different focus groups that meet monthly to pray for various ministries. We invite you to join us one day a month to be a part of the group that you feel called to! More information will be provided on specific dates/times for your chosen prayer group upon registering.


Monday (Daytime): Children's Ministry

Tuesday (Daytime): CCC Families and Military

• Tuesday (Daytime): Sunday Ministries

• Wednesday (Evening): Revival, Church, the U.S. & the Nations

• Wednesday (Evening): Youth & Young Adult Ministry

• TBD (Evening): Outreach, Missions, & Evangelism

LOVE: 70% | LEARN: 20% | SERVE: 10%
Sunday Morning Prayer

Led by: Terese Rea

Location: CCC

  • Meets SUNDAYS at 9AM


This is a group that meets to pray for our Sunday Morning services each week. We will have prayer before service for the worship, the message, and lives & hearts to be changed.

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 21% | SERVE: 80%

YOUTH


Guys Breakfast & Ball

Led by: Tyler Green

Location: CCC Gymnasium

  • Meets on the 2nd SATURDAY at 9AM


A group for 7th-12th grade guys who enjoy breakfast food and sports! It is our goal to cultivate a community of young guys who enjoy the comradery of enjoying a meal together and playing a sport. Every gathering will begin with a devotional on being a man of God.

LOVE: 100%
Forging Fires Youth Girls Bible Study

Led by: Emily Riffel and Melissa Chute

Location: CCC

  • Meets on the 4th SATURDAY at 6:30PM


Join us for a youth girls bible study to cultivate a stronger relationship with the Lord! This group is open to 7th-12th grade girls.

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%

Join our life group for young ladies in 7th grade who want to be a part of CCC's youth ministry community! This group of girls will be mentored by C3SM youth leader, Allie Parker. In this mentorship, these young girls will grow in their walk with the Lord and in their relationships with each other forming a strong sisterhood of believers.

7th Grade Girls Life Group

Led by: Allie Parker

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40% 8th & 9th Grade Girls Life Group

Led by: Emily Riffel

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 34% | LEARN: 33% | SERVE: 33% 10th Grade Girls Life Group

Led by: Alicia Bernabei

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 34% | LEARN: 33% | SERVE: 33% 11th & 12th Grade Girls Life Group

Led by: Melissa Chute

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 34% | LEARN: 33% | SERVE: 33% Jr. High Guys Life Group

Led by: Tyler Green, Jeff Amicucci, and Steve Parker

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40% High School Guys Life Group

Led by: Tyler Green and Mark Bernabei

Location: CCC

  • Meets WEDNESDAYS at 7PM
LOVE: 34% | LEARN: 33% | SERVE: 33%