Small Groups

Involvement in a small group can make the difference between "attending church" and becoming a part of the Church Community. Small Groups at Christ Church help connect people through encouragement, study, serving, and caring for one another in times of suffering and celebration. Small Groups are where meaningful friendships are formed; where we grow in love for God and others. We explore the Bible, ask tough questions, and gain insight from group members.  

Here at Christ Church we have set up groups according to our vision statement: Compassionate - Christian - Community

C1 are Compassionate Outreach groups. These include out local and global outreach ministries.

C2 are Christian Growth groups. These include Bible studies and Support Groups.

C3 are Community Connection Groups. These include community groups and affinity groups.

C4 are Prayer groups.

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C1 Groups - Compassionate Outreach

What Is Mission Anyway?

  • time: Sunday 8:45-10:15am or Wednesday 7-8:30pm
  • location: Sundays at the Office Condo, Wednesdys at the Ministry Center
  • what: be educated and challenged to live out God's call for mission.
  • contact: Pat Ritacco

Lunch on the Hill

  • time: 3rd Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm
  • location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, East Greenwich
  • what: serve lunch and encourage to those in need
  • contact: Pat Ritacco, patr@christchurchec.org

Tool Men Ministry

  • time: 1st & 3rd Saturday, 7am
  • location: Office Condo
  • what: meet for Bible study followed by service time helping widows or single parents with help around their house. Teams are linked permanently with one person.
  • contact: Don Yeoman, donaldryeoman@gmail.com

God Squad

  • time & location: varies
  • what: this group responds to needs as they come up
  • contact: Don Yeoman, donaldryeoman@gmail.com

Furniture Connection

  • time: one or two Saturdays a month,8am
  • location: meet in the church parking lot
  • what: this group collects furniture from those who do not need it any longer and distributes furniture to those in need
  • contact: Trudy Ringuette, trudyjohn42@verizon.net

Care Center

  • time: most Friday mornings, 9-11:30am
  • location: lower level of church
  • what: for those in Kent County or North Kingstown who are in need of assistance.
  • contact: 886-9251

Mentoring Program

  • time: 2-4 hours duing school time
  • location: Reservoir Ave. School, Providence
  • what: mentor one on one or help in the classroom
  • contact: Don Yeoman, donaldryeoman@gmail.com

C2 Groups - Christian Growth:

for anyone
Life Reframed - the Sermon on the Mount
Leader: Vann Trapp
Meeting day & time: Sundays 3-5pm, beginning Feb.2
Meeting Location: Connection Cafe
Description: We will dig deep into Matthew 5-7, its structure and its detail, to see just what Jesus was revealing to His disciples about the kingdom and the kingdom life that God calls all of us to.

Navigate
Leader: Cheryl Lavornia
Meeting day & time: Tuesdays, 630-8pm, January 22-March 19
Meeting Location: Office Condo
Description: A class that will teach you the tools you need to hear God more clearly, pray with boldness, understand who God created you to be, and to learn about how you can impact those around you

Saturday Morning Ezekiel Study
Leader: Mike DeFrancesco
Meeting day & time: Saturdays, 7am, year round
Meeting Location: Church Office Condo Conference Room
Description: This group is open to people of all ages and welcomes all questions. The purpose is to simply understand God’s Word as it is presented in the Holy Bible, and to make it understandable to others.
 

Thursday Evening Study
Leader: Don Yeoman
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, year round
Meeting Location: Christ Church Chapel
Description: We will be studying the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Our purpose is to help men and women learn about God's plan for their life as they study God's Word together each week.

Friday Morning Book Study
Leader: Lois Guertin (loisguertin@cox.net)
Meeting day & time: Fridays, 9:30am, year round
Meeting Location: Church Office Condo, Unit 6
Description: This group welcomes everyone. We have seekers as well as seasoned members. The gospel is presented during sessions. This session we are studying Letters to the Seven Churches.

for men
Wednesday Morning Men’s Study
Leader: Don Svendsen
Meeting day & time: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45am, year round
Meeting Location: church office condo
Description: We are studying 2 Kings.  We are very tolerant with new people jumping in with us wherever we are at the time.  We study to learn and find “life application” rather than a scheduled or rapid pace.

Friday Morning Men’s Study
Leader: Scott Thurber & Chris Mohn
Meeting day & time: Fridays, 6-7am, year round
Meeting Location: Church Connection Cafe
Description: This men’s group will be studying the minor prophets. The purpose is for learning and application of Bible principles and for mutual support and fellowship.

Men’s Cracker Barrel Book Study
Leader: Don Yeoman
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, 12-1pm, year round
Meeting Location: Cracker Barrel Restaurant, 825 Centre of New England Blvd, Coventry
Description: We will be studying Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life. This group enjoys lunch together each week and especially appreciates the support and good-natured conversation resulting from our book discussion.

for singles
Singles Bible Study
Leader: Ken Bell (kbell@abc6.com)
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, beginning Jan.24, 7-9pm
Meeting Location: Church Ministry Center, Unit 1
Description: All singles are invited to a time of sharing a walk through the book of Mark in an 8 week video study. You will find this informative and inspirational as we follow the steps Jesus took 2,000 years ago.
 

for women
Women’s Monday Morning Book Study
Leader: Sonia Ward
Meeting day & time: Mondays, 10am, year round
Meeting Location: Church Ministry Center, Unit 1
Description: This session we will be studying Matthew. We get to know one another through studying a book with Bible references, working through each other’s concerns of every day life, and by allowing Jesus to be the example for our group. We try to be examples of how to age gracefully and remain valuable to the community. This group consists of women who can use a Senior discount.

Wednesday Morning Women’s Study
Leader: Kristen Conforti
Meeting day & time: Wednesday, 9:30-11:30am, Jan. 23-April 10
Meeting Location: Church Ministry Center, Unit 1
Description:  Gospel of Mark with Francis Chan. This 11-week Bible study, filmed on location in Israel, is meant to be more than an intellectual analysis of Mark’s gospel. It’s a journey intended to lead you along in the footsteps of Jesus as he walks the road from Galilee to Jerusalem. Childcare is provided.

Support Groups
Grief Support
Leader: Judy Zeyl
Meeting day & time: Sundays, March 3-June 9, 2-4pm
Meeting Location: Church Chapel
Description: Grief Support uses GriefShare materials consisting of videos and workbooks. There is a time of sharing and a time of prayer for the concerns of those who attend. It is open to the public.

Divorce Care
Leader: Ken Bell
Meeting day & time: Tuesdays, 7pm, January 22-April 16
Meeting Location: Church Ministry Center, Unit 1
Description: If you or someone you know is suffering from the trauma of divorce or separation, please join us at Divorce Care. This is an effective 13-week video and discussion series that brings hope in the midst of struggle.

For Men Only
Leader: Dennis Geoffroy
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, 7pm, year round
Meeting Location: church office condo
Description: A sexual integrity group for men. Find victory through fellowship, accountability and transparency. For more information, please contact Dennis at dennis.geoffroy@oracle.com or 401-623-6438. This is a confidential program.

 

C3 Groups - Community Connection

foranyone
Lavornia Community Group
Leader: Cheryl & Dean Lavornia
Meeting day & time: Sunday, 12-2pm, January 27-March 24
Meeting Location: Lavornia’s home: 20 Woodsia Rd, Saunderstown (Pettaquamscutt Lake Shores, off Rte. 1A)
Description: A place for connection and community at Christ Church. Each week we will spend time sharing food and conversation, sharing lives and support for each other, sharing perspectives and questions about God and His Word, and sharing needs and prayer for one another. Open to all.

Bonham Community Group
Leader: Harry & Pru Bonham
Meeting day & time: Friday, 7-9pm, January25-March 29
Meeting Location: Bonham’s home: 150 Fletcher Rd, N. Kingstown
Description:  A place for connection and community at Christ Church. Each week we will spend time sharing food and conversation, sharing lives and support for each other, sharing perspectives and questions about God and His Word, and sharing needs and prayer for one another. There will be no child care and there is no handicap access. Open to all.

Trapp Community Group
Leader: Vann & Carrie Trapp
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, January 24-March 28
Meeting Location: Trapp home: 236 Ives Rd, Warwick
Description: A place for connection and community at Christ Church. Each week we will spend time sharing food and conversation, sharing lives and support for each other, sharing perspectives and questions about God and His Word, and sharing needs and prayer for one another. Childcare will be up to each group to figure out together. Open to all.

Sunday Evening Young Adults - Galations

Leader: Lauren McDonough (595-6747) and Meg Kurose
Meeting day & time: 7:00-9:00pm, beginning January 13.
Meeting Location: rotating locations
Description: This group is for 20-somethings at Christ Church looking to connect with one another and grow deeper in their faith. The group will be studying the book of Galations. Please join us for friends, dinner, and great conversations!

Sunday Evening Young Couples
Leader: Patty & Mike Diesing and Ashley & Paul Lenz
Meeting day & time: Sundays, 4-5:30pm, January 0-Mach 24
Meeting Location: Office Condo (unit 6); child care in the CCkids Ministry Center (#1)
Description:  This group is for young couples (supervised child care provided). A place for connection and community at Christ Church. Each week we will spend time sharing food and conversation, sharing lives and support for each other, sharing perspectives and questions about God and His Word, and sharing needs and prayer for one another.

Affinity Groups
Knitting Group
Leader: Judy Zeyl
Meeting day & time: Wednesdays, 7-9pm, year round
Meeting Location: Zeyl’s home: 50 Parkwood Dr., Kingston, RI.
Description: Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are invited to bring their craft with them and enjoy the company of other crafters.

Widow’s Group
Leader: Naomi Champagne
Meeting day & time: monthly, year round
Meeting Location: various restaurants
Description: Each month this group meets for dinner to enjoy fellowship and encouragement from one another. If you are a widow, whether it has been recent or happened years ago, you are welcome to join this group.

Men’s Breakfast Teams
Leader: Don Yeoman
Meeting day: Usually the 1st Saturday of the month during the school year
Meeting Location: Christ Church Connection Cafe
Description: Each month during the school year the men’s ministry hosts a breakfast to which all are invited. There are numerous teams that could use your help:  
   1. Food shopping team  (Shopping to be completed two days prior to the breakfast)
   2.  Food preparation, cooking, and serving team 
       (Team members for different kinds of food preparation begin arriving 6:15 a.m.)
   3. Room setup team (1:30 p.m. the day before the breakfast)
   4. Welcome table team (7:45 a.m. the day of the breakfast)
   5. Greeting team (7:45 a.m. the day of the breakfast)
   6. Cleanup team (10 a.m. immediately following the breakfast)

 

C4 Groups: Prayer

Prayer Chain: pray for others in need ... receive prayer requests via email. Contact prayer@christchurchec.org

Contemplative Prayer: join with others every other Monday evening to pray in the sanctuary. Begins at 7pm.