Andrew, Rosie & Paul's Group
Andrew, Rosie and Paul’s group will be meeting every other Thursday evening in Paul and Rosie’s home in Forest Hill. Andrew, Paul and Rosie say “At the group we expect to spend time sharing what is going on in our lives, praying for one another, reading the Bible together, as well as enjoying regular social gatherings where food may well be involved. We look forward to meeting you."
Naomi’s group will be meeting once a month in the evening on the first Friday of the month at Naomi’s house in Forest Hill. The group currently has 10 members. Naomi says “We welcome any new members who can only manage a once a month group but still want to be part of a group and all the fellowship, friendship and encouragement this provides to walk the walk as a disciple of Jesus. The question we like to ask ourselves each time we meet is, 'what is and what has God been saying?'. Sometimes we discuss the preach, a podcast or bible passage, always we pray. We also share desserts!
Nigel Desborough's Group
Meets twice a month on Thursday evenings in Forest Hill, usually for in-depth Bible study and prayer. They also have occasional Sunday meals together. Hosted by Sheela and Vinu (pictured).
Jen and Tom's group
Jen and Tom’s group (formerly named the ‘Young Adults’ housegroup but renamed due to some of the members no longer being ‘young adults’!!). They meet every other Tuesday evening in someone’s home in Sydenham or Forest Hill. The group currently has 8 to 10 regular members. Jen and Tom say ” Our evenings generally consist of time to chat and catch up, a bible based discussion, time to pray for each other and Communion at the end. A couple of times a term we aim to have lunch together on a Sunday afternoon and there are often other informal social events too. We place a strong emphasis on creating a sense of community within the group. We aim to create an inclusive environment in which everyone is welcome and has something to contribute. We hope that it is a safe space where members are able to come and be vulnerable, be honest about difficulties with faith/ wider life circumstances and feel supported by one another”.
Paulette and Patience’s group
Paulette and Patience will be leading a women’s only group called the Sticky Toffee Pudding group. It will meet every two weeks on a Tuesday evening at Paulette’s home in Sydenham. Patience and Paulette say “the group will be a safe space to connect with God and with each other through personal stories, testimonies of what God has been doing in our lives, prayer and of course lots and lots of pudding”.
Yvonne and Kenwyn’s group
Yvonne and Kenwyn’s group will be meeting every two weeks on a Tuesday evening at Here for Good. Yvonne and Kenwyn say: “We aim as a group to be invested in discipling each other and growing in our faith in Jesus together. After a couple of unstructured meetings when we will just get to know each other a bit better, and share a bit about how we each came to faith, we plan to use some ‘Bible Project’ videos to base discussions around. We will start by going back to our roots and looking at the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. On some occasions we hope to arrange a ‘bring and share’ meal when we can also have Communion together”.