Are you a young couple who is looking to spend time with other young couples?
WHO WE ARE
We desire to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our marriages, and build friendships with others. We have a weekly class for Bible study, discussion and prayer. We also meet regularly in homes or a public place for a social events. No matter what issues or phase you are encountering in your marriage, you are welcome in our group.
Each Sunday morning we meet on the church campus to study the Bible and pray together. Our classes regularly focuses on marriage relationships. We know life is busy and full of demands and distractions, so healthy dialogue among couples and learning what God says about relationships is important.
NEW TO THE AREA?
If you are a young married (or an engaged couple), please email us. We would love to meet you and introduce you to other couples.
We would love for you to join us at any of our events. We often post event information below.
Alpha Gather is a community group meeting on Wednesday Nights that prioritizes friendship, prayer, and bible-based discussions.
Every healthy family or friendship prioritizes time, in-person to be together. At Alpha Gather we see each person as a part of a faith family, so we seek to create that atmosphere together. We eat together, pray for each other, and discuss around a large table what God’s Word has to say about our lives.
As an open group, we want to welcome you too. One might say, “Well that sounds great if your a people person, but what about a smaller group of people.? This is why we meet every other week, filling the off weeks with break-out smaller groups. All of our break-out groups meet on the church campus as well and are specifically timed to provide childcare through the church’s Awana program.
Group updates are shared by text or through our Alpha Gather Facebook Page.
For questions related to Alpha Gather read our Frequently Asked Questions below or email Pastor Nate – firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR US >>
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED
Financial Peace U (Coffeehouse)
We start with food, coffee, and hanging out. Hospitality sign-up/reminder
Sun Sep 24, 9:45am: Come to find out about FPU, even if you are not sure if you are going to commit to the course.
- Planning to do FPU? Sign up: bloomingdalechurch.org/fpu. If you need scholarship help, please talk directly to class facilitators Ken & Valerie Kelley
- Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class
- Course materials have a one-time membership fee – gives you access to the FPU online resources and you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like
Other Sunday AM Class Options
If FPU is not for you, we hope you will try another Adult Ed offering or volunteer with kids:
- Let the Nations be Glad! w/ Stuart & Rebecca (Brown house – upper level)
- God’s Mercy in God’s Word (Common Grounds – East)
- Core Doctrines of the C&MA (Common Grounds – West)
- Jesus was a Jew (Sanctuary)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT “GATHER” GROUP
Gather Group – 2nd/4th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Coffeehouse)
Small Group – 1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm
A group community including friendship and growth through teaching, song, and prayer. Contact email@example.com
WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
“Self-help” courses include Alpha, Financial Peace U, DivorceCare, and Pre/Marriage Course
MONDAY NIGHT MEN
Mondays, 7:30pm (Youth Quad)
Prayer & Bible Study (or Basketball)
Tuesdays, 9:15am or 6:45pm
Groups, Prayer, Bible Study
FOR THE KIDDOS>>
Sunday School: Sundays 9:45-10:45am – Age 3 – 4th grade
Sunday Morning PAK: Sundays, 9:45-10:45am – 5/6th grade
Awana Club: Sundays 6:45-8pm. Register>>
Children’s Church & Nursery
- Saturdays 5:30pm: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church – Age 4 – 4th grade
- Sundays 8:30, 9:45m 11am: Nursery – Age 0-3
- Sundays 8:30,11am: Children’s Church – Age 3 – 4th grade
Nursery Bible story App Curriculum
In the Nursery, we use a simple curriculum from the Bible App for Kids. The September story is “A Voice In the Night” – Samuel. Check out these resource links for your toddler (or elementary-age kid too):
Alpha Gather is a group of about 30 people who gather once every other week for food, friendship, and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.
Alpha Gather is a group of people who gather, grow in their faith and friendships, and then go into service to the church and community.
Is Alpha Gather for me?
- Yes! All are welcome.
- Newcomers who are looking to meet people.
- People who have been around for a while but want to build deeper connections.
- Alpha or Alpha 2.0 graduates who are looking for their next step.
- Anyone looking to take the next step in exploring their faith.
- Awana-clubber’s parents who are looking for something to do while their kids are having fun at Awana.
What is Alpha Gather like?
It’s laid-back like Alpha, but it’s also intentional about enabling you to continue in your faith journey.
What happens on a typical night at Alpha Gather?
- Share food.
- Sing a song or do creative activity to worship Jesus.
- Read portions of the Bible, hear a short talk about following Jesus, or hear a faith story from a group member.
- Pray and be prayed for.
What happens on the Wednesdays when Alpha Gather is off?
We’re glad you asked! If you’d like, you’ll have the opportunity to join a Community Group that meets on the off weeks. Whereas Alpha Gather is an opportunity to connect with a room full of people, the community group will give you a chance to go deeper with a tight-knit group.
When does Alpha Gather meet?
Alpha Gather meets twice monthly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm.
It meets for 3 terms a year. Each term consists of 2 meetings per month for 3 months and during the 4th month of the term, the group will “go” and participate in hands-on service.
1st term: September, October, and November meetings; December Service.
2nd term: January, February, and March meetings; April Service.
3rd term: Monthly Summer Cookouts.
How do I sign-up?
Sign-up for Alpha Gather using this form.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.” (Acts 2:42-43 ESV)
Adult Ed Fall 2017 Offerings
Let the Nations be Glad! – Brown Parsonage Upper Level; light breakfast provided
Understanding God’s heartbeat to rescue the nations, and the role our church and Christian & Missionary Alliance play in God’s mission.
Stuart G leads the discussion.
God’s Mercy in God’s Word – Common Grounds, East Room
We’ll discover what the Bible says about God’s mercy from Genesis to Revelation, with an emphasis on God’s Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is mercy personified.
Dave M leads the discussion.
Core Doctrines of the C&MA – Common Grounds, West Room
Jesus Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, Coming King, the church, and missions.
Vinod M leads the discussion.
Jesus was a Jew – Sanctuary
A discussion of Jesus’ rich Jewish heritage and how the feasts of Israel point to Him as the Messiah.
Vince D leads the discussion.
Financial Peace University – Coffeehouse
Receive teaching and coaching from Ken & Valerie K in class. Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class. Course materials have a one-time membership fee; it gives you access to FPU online resources and you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like.
Sign up here.