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!
Cindy Parks and Kristi Fletcher
Weekly on Mondays from 7pm to 8:30pm
Our group is uniquely designed for non-nuclear families (unmarried, with kids, without kids, with grown kids) interested in coming together to encourage one another in this season of life. We’ll be doing a study titled “Eternal Perspective: Living life in light of eternity”, diving into how we can best use our circumstances as opportunities to show the world who Christ is. Bring your best pinterest fails, financial oops, questions about God, and insta-pot recipes to share! Childcare TBD.
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.
Lawrence & Bonnie Yoder
Bi-weekly on Sundays at 12:45pm
We meet immediately following the worship service twice a month. Normally, we share a potluck lunch at our home in Lacey Spring. During this time of isolation, we have been meeting via Zoom with occasional in person meetings in an outdoor setting. Our meetings consist of a short Bible study or discussion of the morning sermon followed by a time of sharing and prayer. At this time, childcare is not provided.
Lehman & Yoder
Bi-weekly on Sundays at 4:30pm
Welby & Lisa and Sherwin & Rachel co-lead an inter-generational group with empty-nesters and families with kids. When the weather is nice we are meeting outdoors. We have also met via Zoom. We share a snack together and then kids entertain themselves while we have a study, sharing, and prayer. We are currently discussing Eastside sermons.
Norm & Kathy Gerber
Bi-weekly on Sundays at 5:30pm
We are waiting for YOU to join us! We enjoy a light dinner together, good conversation and Bible study and prayer. We are currently doing a Bible study by Ann Spangler “The Names of God” which explores 52 individual names and titles for God used throughout the Bible. The premise is we can experience God in fresh ways by encountering his names and titles in Scriptures with Biblical and cultural context in which these were revealed. Our group is inter-generational with young marrieds and singles.
Michael & Lindsay Horst
Weekly on Sundays, time varies
We have been changing how and when we meet to fit our comfort level during the pandemic. Through the warm months we have met outside for picnics, creek adventures and hikes. We have also met via Zoom when unable to meet in person. We look forward to finding creative ways to continue to meet in the winter, most likely using Zoom again. We typically discuss the sermons, but are flexible in changing our plans this winter to fit our group needs.
Mondays at 7pm
This is a women's Bible's study that meets weekly. We will be doing a Beth Moore study this fall. Our first meeting will be October 5. We will meet outside as weather permits, and move indoors as necessary. Masks required.
Mondays from 8pm to 10pm
Men's group for those who want to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ. Attendance and preparation are expected.
Steve & Olivia Burkholder
Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm
We are mostly young adult group but are open to all ages. We have a mixture of singles and married, kids and no kids. We will be meeting outside every Tuesday from 5:30-7 over dinner (either BYO or pizza) weather permitting and will reevaluate that plan in few months. We will have a discussion on the recent sermon and spend time in fellowship realizing that people may be in and out of the discussion when watching the children.
Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
This is a casual, conversation-led group. We typically study a book of the Bible in a guided discussion format with the first Tuesday of each month devoted to fellowship and sharing. This year, we’ll meet in person as often as possible (outdoors, weather permitting), otherwise we’ll meet on Zoom.
Nevin & Sarah Yoder
Wednesdays at 6pm
Nevin and Sarah lead a group in Augusta County and welcome people from all over. We eat dinner together followed by a short study and prayer time. We have many children who play together while the adults study.
Ben & Alicia Beitzel
Wednesdays at 8:30pm
Since COVID. we meet on Zoom every Wednesday to check in, encourage, and pray for each other. We have an outside get together once a month (for those who are comfortable) and enjoy a time of fellowship and swimming!
Matt & Debbie Swartley
Bi-weekly on Thursdays from 7pm to 8:30pm
We have changed how we do our small group during the pandemic. We are currently meeting from 7-8:30pm outside during the warmer months. We will switch back to Zoom meetings during the winter months. We are currently discussing the sermons. We are open to finding fun ways to meet together and share in each other's lives!
Trissel & Guinn
Thursdays at 6:00pm
We are a group comprised mostly of couples in their 20s and 30s, with several single people participating as well. We currently meet weekly, either in a Zoom meeting, or outside where we can gather physically distanced. During Zoom meetings we share pertinent updates with each other and discuss podcast episodes recommended by group members.
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If you would like more information or interested in joining a Small Group, click the button below, fill out your information, and one of our small group organizers will be glad to help you out.Contact Us
Cindy ParksSmall Group Organizer
Lindsay HorstElder & Small Group Organizer