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These groups begin August through November.

American Sign Language 101

Six weeks

Date:  Sundays, beginning August 14

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  Main Conference Room,

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:  Cindy Fallin 

 

This class is currently full! We hope to be able to offer this class again soon!

Be watching our Groups page for updates.

Julie & Steve's

Turkish Adventure

When:  Wednesdays thru Aug. 31

Time:  6:30-7:30PM

Location:  Main Conference Room

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:  Pastor Julie Close

                    Pastor Steve Close

 

Join Pastor Julie & Pastor Steve as they share pictures, history and stories about the New Testament sites they visited on their recent trip to Turkey and Greece.

 

No need to sign up, just show up!


 

Bread Making

One day, 4 hours

Date & Time:  Varied

Location: the Lyons’ home

Facilitator:  Vicky Lyons

 

Come and enjoy great fellowship as we make bread together. After you register for this group, you will be contacted to select a date and time that will work with your schedule. You will receive a list of some basic supplies you will need.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

The Chosen - Season 2

Eight sessions

Date: Tuesdays, beginning September 6

Time:  9:30-10:30 AM

Location: Main Conference Room

                 Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator: Pat Brown

 

Join us as we watch and discuss the 8 episodes of The Chosen, season two, by Angel Studios. No need to sign up, just show up!

Bible 101

Six weeks

Date:  Tuesdays, beginning September 6

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  the Hancocks’ home 

Facilitator:   Pastor Tim Hancock

 

Join us for a discussion of God’s Story.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

The Acts of Apostles

This is an email study.

Date:  Sundays, beginning September 4

Facilitator: Pat Brown

 

This self-study on the Book of Acts will be sent to your email every Sunday.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays

Abundantly Beyond What We Could Ask For

Five sessions

Date:  Mondays, September 12

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location: the Dunns’ home 

Facilitators:  Michael and Vickie Dunn

 

This is a Pricilla Shirer video and discussion on praying with believing faith.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Esther

Ten weeks

Date:  Wednesdays, beginning September 14

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  the Tolars’ home

Facilitator:  Barbara Tolar

 

This is Beth Moore video study, with weekly homework and discussion. Join us as we explore how God works behind the scenes to protect his people through the courage of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai.

The cost for the workbook is $14.99.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Good and Angry

By Scott Turansky & JoAnne Miller

Eight weeks

Date:  Wednesdays, beginning September 7

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  Lake Gibson Church

                  Small Conference Room

Facilitator:   Todd and Cathy Rockwell

 

This is a book study by Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller for parents and grandparents. Learn to exchange frustration for character in you and your kids.  The cost for the book is $15.99.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Basket Weaving 101

Two weeks

Date:  Saturday, September 10 & 17

Time:  9:00 AM-noon

Location:  Main Conference Room

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:  Dianne Brooks

 

This group is a repeat of a prior basket style. Come and enjoy fun and fellowship as you learn to craft a beautiful basket. Group size is limited to five. There is a $20 fee to cover your basket materials.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Basket Weaving

Two weeks

Date:  Saturdays, October 1 & 8

Time:  9:00 AM-noon

Location:  Main Conference Room

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:  Dianne Brooks

 

This class is currently full! We hope to be able to offer this class again soon!

Be watching our Groups page for updates.

REALationships

Six weeks

Date:  Thursdays, beginning September 15

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  the Tufts’ Home

Facilitator:   Dr. Tom & Sherry Tufts

 

This book study is a refreshingly honest look at marriage and its joys by Dr. Tom Tufts and Sherry Tufts. One book per couple is needed. The cost of the book is $2.50.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

We Don't Talk About Money...No! No! No! - Part 1

Seven weeks

Date:  Tuesdays, beginning November 1

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  Main Conference Room

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:   Mike Kozinski

 

This group will explore how we arrived at our ideas and mindset on money 

  - the impact it has on our relationships  and daily lives 

  - the benefits of budgeting 

  - managing spending and debt

  - effectively saving and generously  giving 

  - all while making sound financial decisions supported by what the Bible teaches.

 

After completing part one, participants should have a good understanding of the choices needed to be on solid financial ground.  Part two will be offered in January.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

FIVE WISHES

Three weeks

Date:  Sundays, beginning November 6, following morning worship

Time:  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location:  Main Conference Room

                  Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator: Violet Argo

 

This course discusses the topic of aging and dignity: letting those who love you know what your personal, emotional, and spiritual needs are, as well as your medical wishes, if a time comes when you cannot express them. You will have the opportunity to complete a document that substantially meets your state’s requirements under the law. 42 states accept this document, including Florida.

Register here or by calling the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Coming in January

Be watching for more details!

We Don't Talk About Money...No! No! No! - Part 2

Five weeks

Date:  Tuesdays, beginning January 3, 2023

Location:  Main Conference Room, Lake Gibson Church

Facilitator:  Mike Kozinski

 

We will dig a little deeper into some of the topics discussed in part one. We will explore the challenges and successes students experienced after implementing the changes discussed in part one. We will then examine the potential for investing, preparing for college tuition, and eventually retirement. 

Five Wishes

Three weeks

Date & time to be determined.

Facilitator:  Violet Argo

 

This will be a repeat of the course offered in November.

 

Blowing Up Your Theology: Genesis Edition

Date & time to be determined

Facilitator: Pastor Julie Close

 

Learning something new about God or his story shouldn't blow up our beliefs with an explosion, but should expand our understanding like blowing up a balloon.

 

Have we been thinking about Genesis and the creation narrative all wrong? In this study, we will use video and discussion to expand our thinking on the creation narrative. OT scholar John Walton will walk us through how to interpret what is taking place in Genesis in a way that will enlarge our understanding and broaden our view of the culture of the ancient Near East. 

Jesus's Farewell Message

Date & time to be determined.

Facilitator:  Monica Strahley

 

This is a Franchis Chan video study of John 14-17, where he challenges us to dive deep into Jesus' message to His disciples the night before He was crucified. 

American Sign Language 201

Date & time to be determined.

Facilitator:  Cindy Fallin

 

This group is open to children in grade 3 through adults who have completed American Sign Language 101 class.

Ongoing Groups

These groups continue throughout the year and can be joined at any time.

Heart and Hands

Thursdays at 9:30 am

Facilitator: Nancy Hodges

Lake Gibson Church

In the main conference room

 

Heart & Hands is a quilting and sewing group that crafts items to help bring comfort to those who are sick or hospitalized. This group is ongoing and you are welcome to join us at any time!

Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing

First Sunday of each month at 5:30 pm

Facilitator: Ron & Lillian Krause

Lake Gibson Church

in the main conference room

 

Join in for a time of fellowship and singing of hymns.

Men's Breakfast

Men's Breakfast

North Lakeland Group

Thursdays at 7 AM at the End Zone

6206 US Hwy 98


South Lakeland Group

Fridays at 7 AM at Fred’s Market Restaurant

2120 Harden Blvd.

 

Meet for food and fellowship!

Men's Ministry

Smokehouse BBQ & Cornhole Tournament

Facilitator: Steve Jones & Tom Vibbert

Date: Saturday, August 27th 

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Lake Gibson Church

 

Men! Come on out to Lake Gibson Church to enjoy some BBQ and good old fashioned cornhole competition! Men and students, age 13+, are invited to participate. The cost is $12 per person. Register here:

Prayer Groups

Prayer Groups

Sunday mornings

Time: 9:05 AM

Location: Lake Gibson Church, in the prayer room


Wednesday evenings

Time: 6:00 - 6:25 PM

Location: Lake Gibson Church lobby

Facilitator: Michael Dunn

Sunset Sailers

Sunset Sailers

When: 2nd Friday, every other month, beginning in September

Meeting in September, November, January, March & May

Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:  Lake Gibson Church, Fellowship Hall

Facilitators: Mike & Shirley Kozinski

 

This group is for adults 55 and older. Join us for food, fellowship and fun! This is a great way to make some new friends!

W.O.W. - Women of Worth

When:  3rd Saturday of the month, beginning in September

Time:  10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location:  Golden Corral on US 98 N. in Lakeland

Facilitator:  Jan Holbrook

 

This group is for mature women who are single, widowed or divorced. We meet monthly to enjoy breakfast, fellowship, prayer and an occasional field trip. Reservations for breakfast must be made in advance. Please contact the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays to RSVP.

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