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Jeffries Life Group

Weekly on Thursdays 6:30 PM

Feel free to bring your own dinner. It will be a great time of fellowship at Lauren Jeffries' home.

Leader: Lauren Jeffries


Justice Life Group

Weekly on Thursdays 7 PM

The purposes of this Justice Life Group are to effect racial reconciliation in and out of the group and to pursue active solidarity with the marginalized and oppressed in our communities. We do this by learning and engaging in discussion about issues related to the racialization of the U.S. church and society. This quarter, we will read, watch, and discuss material that illuminates the historic and current struggles of non-white people to achieve parity in the systems and institutions of the dominant white culture, and we will do so through the lens of our commitments to live as followers of Jesus in our church, our work-spaces, and our non-work spheres of influence. We will also identify at least one concrete missional/service “project” that we will carry out as a group during the quarter. The group will happily welcome new members for its first two meetings but will be “closed” thereafter, so that trust and candid discussion can begin and build as the quarter progresses. We will meet on Thursdays from 7-9 in the East Hyde Park area.

For more information, contact Robin Swieringa at 312-288-5397.

Leader: Robin Swieringa


Downtown Life Group

Weekly on Friday 12 - 1 PM

We are a group dedicated to being an Acts 2 community that connects to eat, read the Bible, apply God's word to our busy lives, listen to the Holy Spirit, and pray for one another. This is a co-ed adult group.

Leader: Stephanie Pursley and Derek Watts


Velaga/Fioritto Life Group

Weekly on Fridays 7:30pm

This group will be focused on doing life together as we try to follow Jesus with all our hearts. We will discuss practical application, pray, and worship together. Our focus is to create meaningful, authentic relationships with each other and God. We will meet in the home of Raghu and Padma Velaga.

Leaders: Raghu and Padma Velaga and Mike and Lisa Fioritto


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