Winter 2018 Groups

Here at FBC, Orillia we want you to grow and serve together as the body of Christ.  Details of all of our growth groups are listed here; you can sign up by using the form below.  For more details, contact Pastor Evan Webster; email or call 705.326.3800 x229.


 

  • Fellowship Groups - These groups are ideal for people new to the church or who are inquiring about spiritual things. 
  • Christian Basics Groups - These groups are best for people wrestling with how to become a Christian as well as how to live as a new Christian.
  • Discipleship Groups - These groups are designed for believers and are intended to provide places for mutual care, on-going accountability and collective spiritual growth.

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2018 Winter Growth Groups Sign-Up

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

Book Club
Leader: Betty Carter - 705.327.2785
Register Online for this Group by Completing the Form at the Top of This Page

When: 1st Monday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location:  FBC KidzStreet Room
Duration: Ongoing

Books open our eyes to people, cultures, places, and emotions that we may not encounter on a regular basis. Reading these in community allow us to engage with each other about what we’re reading and how we can learn or grow from the truths we find.  Share what you have been reading and find out a treasure that you may have never considered! If you love everything about books then this is the group for you. 

Exercise Class 
Leader: Jen Tersigni - 705.238.6063  
Register Online for this Group by Completing the Form at the Top of This Page

When: Thursdays from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Location:  FBC Fellowship Hall
Duration: Ongoing
Cost: $5

Exercise benefits your physical, emotional and mental health! Most of us know we need to get moving, but perhaps don’t know what to do, how to get started or how to stay motivated! God has given us phenomenal bodies and we ought to treat them as the blessing that they are! This class can help you physically to gain increased flexibility & strength, better posture, lower blood pressure and heart benefits. This class is open to participants of all abilities from beginner to advanced and is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors and friends. Give it a try, this will refresh your life like nothing else!  

Peas in a Pod Orillia Mom’s Group 
Leader: Alannah Oliver - 705.305.3047
Register Online for this Group by Completing the Form at the Top of This Page

When: Scheduled Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:00am 
Location:  FBC DiscoveryKids Room and Nursery - Enter through the lower level back entrance
Duration: October 4, November 1, November 15 2017
Details: Find us on Facebook for up-to-date news on our events 

This is a moms' group committed to support, encourage, and LOVE the fellow moms in the city of Orillia and the surrounding area. Ideal for those with children 0-6 of age. We have both play-dates for moms to have some fellowship time as well as a book club where the kids can play and we can discuss a good book over refreshments.

Pick-up Basketball 
Leader: Pastor Levi denBok - 705.326.3800  
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When: Thursdays from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:  Redeemer City Campus at 505 Gill St. (Orillia Christian School) 
Duration: Ongoing

Come on out and let off some steam in a pick-up game of basketball!  This is free and open to all in the community, for ages high school and up.  

CHRISTIAN BASICS GROUPS

ReCover
Leader: Dr. Craig Brannan
Drop-ins Welcome!  
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When: Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm 
Location:  FBC Stage Room 
Duration: Ongoing

ReCover is a course designed to address the reality and challenges of addiction, offering solutions that will bring freedom. ReCover classes are held by Dr. Craig Brannan, M.A., Phd, Counsellor. He has expertise in this field along with an unwavering conviction that God’s Word is the answer for battling addiction. This is not just a study or class, this is an opportunity that transforms lives! If you struggle with addictions, have a family or loved one who does, or desire to minister to those who do then join this class. You will receive the tools to break the chains of sin and experience the freedom that is only found in Christ! 

ReTurn 
Leader: Rene Brannan 
Drop-ins Welcome!
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When: Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm 
Location:  FBC Stage Room
Duration: Ongoing

Dark pasts plague many women even after God miraculously saves them. You have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; now what is the next step? What does it look like to be a woman of God, renouncing your victim status, and finding your identity in Christ. In this study you’ll learn the next steps toward maturity in Christ. Just like the Israelites who were free from the bondage of the Egyptians, it was not over—they still needed to learn how to be children of God. In the same way, after salvation we must learn what it means and how to live in light of our salvation. 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

Babies and Bibles
Led by Paul and Shauna-Lee Carter
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When: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7:30-9:00pm
Location: 50 Carter Crescent, Orillia
Duration: Starting February 8, 2018

This group will read and stud the bible with particular attention paid to the concerns, questions, and challenges of parents with young children in the home, with a focus on parenting children ages 12 and under.   

"A Time for Confidence" Book Study
Led by Evan Webster
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When: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Leadership Centre
Duration: February 7 - March 14, 2018

Many Christians feel shaken when they consider the post-Christian society we live in.  People are abandoning God, leaders are failing, and hope can seem hard to find.  Yet this is not the time for cowardice; no, this is a time when Christians need to be rooted in God and find their confidence in Him. In this book, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols points to our great God and His unshakable kingdom as the hope we can be anchored in.

Men's Winter Study - Matt Chandler: Psalm 119
Led by Jim Billett
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When: Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Location: FBC Stage Room
Duration: January 11 - March 29, 2018

Every Christian has a dynamic relationship with God, and experiences periods of joy, sorrow, confusion, and suffering.  Matt Chandler jumps into Psalm 119 to look at the life of the Psalmist and examine how God's Word gave him life during those seasons of life.  You will be encouraged to see how God is good and faithful through the toughest trials.  

Women's Study: Sexual Sanity - 2 Different Classes AND Times Now Available
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Sexual Sanity for Women: Healing from Sexual and Relational Brokenness 

 

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Choose either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings to attend. This study will explore 'Sexual Sanity for Women: Healing from Sexual and Relational Brokenness' by Ellen Dykas of Harvest USA.  We will examine the process of understanding why women struggle with destructive relational and sexual patterns, and how the gospel brings change and a new way of living through the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. Childcare is available Tuesday mornings only; please indicate if you need some.  This study is open to the community; all women are welcome! 


Limited Space for both courses due to sensitive/confidential nature (10 participants)

Date: Tuesdays, September 26 2017 - April 10, 2018 (with seasonal breaks)
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Where: FBC Fellowship Hall
Childcare available for this course; indicate needs when signing up.

Date: Wednesdays, September 27 2017 - April 11 2018 
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: FBC Leadership Center
Childcare NOT available for this course.

Women's Study: "Seamless" Book Study
Led by Alexandra Cross and Liz Shaughnessy
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When: Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall
Duration: February 4 - March 23, 2018

The bible is a large book, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed by its content and confused about its overall message.  This study will give you a bigger picture of the grand story of the bible by tying together themes of people, places, and promises in the bible, and will give greater clarity as you handle God's Word.  

Women's Study: "Women of the Word" Book Study
Led by Faye Robertson and Jen Tersigni
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When: Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Location: KidzStreet Room
Duration: February 1 - March 8, 2018

God's Word is the truth we base our lives on, and yet, if we're honest, it can be hard to know how to study it on our own.  In this study, author and teacher Jen Wilkin guides the readers to take seriously the study of the bible, and teaches them ways to study that will train the intellect and transform the heart.

Going Deeper Growth Groups 
Various times and home locations; limited space
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Leader: Harry Sawatsky
When: Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:  the home of Richard & Donna Irving, 448 Forest Ave. S. Orillia
Duration: Ongoing

Leader: Michael & Liz Shaughnessy
When: Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 
Location:  51 Ward Avenue, Oro-Medonte
Duration: Ongoing

Leader: Andrew Robertson
When: Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Location:  8 Olive Drive, Oro-Medonte
Duration: Ongoing

Leader: Christopher Peters - (705) 252-1957 
When: Sundays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (bi-weekly)
Location:  83 Lions Gate Blvd, Barrie
Duration: Ongoing

Description:  When God’s Word is opened during Sunday morning, we try to absorb as much as we can. However, sometimes we need to go deeper to mine all the gold out of the text. Often we need to ask questions or discuss something that we learned. This group offers that opportunity. This group is also great to join anytime because you won’t be jumping in half-way through a study. You’ve already heard the sermon on Sunday so you’ll be prepared to engage and go deeper into what God has to reveal to you.