Small Groups

A great way to get plugged in at Eastside Church is through small groups. We offer a variety of small groups, including families, single gender, content specific, age specific and life-stage specific groups. In our Eastside family, we share our joys, griefs, successes, challenges, calm and crazy days. We know we are meant to live and do life together. It starts here!

Find Your Small Group

We have small groups happening at different times throughout the week. Find a small group that fits your schedule and use the link to email the leader(s) of that small group for more information.

  • Michael & Lindsay Horst

    Sundays at 12pm

    We are an intergenerational group that meets weekly after church on Sunday for lunch, fellowship, discussion, and prayer. Our children enjoy being part of our group, playing together throughout our meeting time. This academic year we will meet together as a big group some weeks, and separate men/women after lunch other weeks.

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    Michael & Lindsay Horst
  • Lawrence & Bonnie Yoder

    Bi-weekly on Sundays at 12:45pm

    We meet immediately following the worship service once or twice a month. Normally, we share a potluck lunch at our home in Lacey Spring. When the weather is nice, we enjoy meeting in an outdoor setting. Our meetings consist of a discussion of the morning sermon followed by a time of sharing and prayer. We are an intergenerational group with members ranging from preschool to retired. All are welcome! At this time, childcare is not provided so children play on their own while we meet.

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    Lawrence & Bonnie Yoder
  • Lehman & Yoder

    1st Sunday of the month at 6pm (during Eastside Youth); 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm

    Welby & Lisa and Sherwin & Rachel co-lead an inter-generational group with empty-nesters and families with kids. When the weather is nice we meet outdoors. We share a snack together and then kids entertain themselves while we have a study, sharing, and prayer. We are currently discussing Eastside sermons.

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    Lehman & Yoder
  • Morgan & Yoder

    2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6pm

    Our group has singles, marrieds with young kids, married with older kids, and would love to welcome anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God and other Eastsiders. We share dinner together, followed by sermon discussion and prayer.

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    Morgan & Yoder
  • Matt Schwartz

    1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm

    "Do you feel busy and hurried? Does your pace of life make it difficult to hear from God? Join Pastor Matt for a six week study with the book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer We will meet on the first and third Monday of the month at 7pm, starting on September 18.

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    Matt Schwartz
  • Peter Eberly

    1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 8pm

    We will be reading and discussing "The Intentional Father" by Jon Tyson together. Though the book is specifically geared toward the Father - Son relationship, this book is beneficial to Dads, potential Dads, Grandpas and other men interested in playing a Christ-like role in the lives of others. Location: Eastside lobby. Start date is Sept. 18.

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    Peter Eberly
  • Rhodes & Weaver

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6pm

    We meet at a home on the west side of Harrisonburg. We have a potluck style meal and then discuss the sermon questions. On months with 5 weeks we will have a social gathering or do a service project together.

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    Rhodes & Weaver
  • Nevin & Sarah Yoder

    Wednesdays at 6pm

    We live in Fort Defiance and host at our house, but meet at the church about once a month. Our time together includes dinner followed by a short study and prayer. Since we have both single and married folks, we separate into groups of men and women for our study and prayer time. Children range from newborns to age 16, and the older children help out with the younger ones. All are welcome, especially if you live in the Bridgewater, southern Harrisonburg or Augusta County areas.

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    Nevin & Sarah Yoder
  • Jason and Samantha Ritter

    Wednesdays at 6pm

    We are currently a group of families with young children but welcome all ages. We meet on Wednesdays at 6pm. Our time together includes dinner, fellowship, and prayer.

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    Jason and Samantha Ritter
  • Steve & Olivia Burkholder

    1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6pm

    We meet for dinner and discussion of the previous Sunday's sermon. We will meet at someone's home and take turns hosting.

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    Steve & Olivia Burkholder
  • Matt & Debbie Swartley

    Twice a month on Thursdays at 6pm

    Our group is an intergenerational group that includes a variety of ages of kids! The kids play and watch out for each other! Our group will meet on the east side of Harrisonburg in a home. We will share a meal together, enjoy fellowship, prayer and do a Bible study. We meet bi-weekly.

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    Matt & Debbie Swartley
  • Craig and Jill Snider

    2nd and 4th Friday evenings of each month

    Our intergenerational group meets in the Broadway area twice a month with one meeting for a meal and fellowship and the other for discussion, prayer, and accountability.

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    Craig and Jill Snider