life groups

Yorba Linda

If you’re new to Life Groups and would like to join one we recommend trying Rooted. If you’ve already completed Rooted browse available group options to find the right group for you.

Women's life groups are a great place to connect with other women and grow in your faith. Listed below are the groups and the topic or book of the bible that they are studying. For more guidance or information about the groups, please register your interest at the link below or call the Women's Life Group Office at (714) 777-7301.

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In-Person Groups

Women’s Prayer Meeting
Day: 1st Monday of the Month
Time:
 830A
Location: In Front of the Pavilion
Leader: Patty Lang

Join us as we take “everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving” to the Lord. To join our email list please contact Patty Lang at pattylang11@gmail.com

Professional Business Women
Meets in various homes
Leader: Sharon Kay Alexander

This study is specifically designed for the unique needs of business and professional women. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for business women to experience biblical life change and personal development. For more info, please contact sharonkay@sharonkay.net

Elijah
Start Date: Thursday, March 4
Meets: Thursdays, 930-1130A
Location: Meets in Various Homes
Leaders: Janet Chandler & Martha Dennick

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

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Precept Upon Precept: Genesis
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 930-1130A
Location: Orange
Leader: Lisa Gauen

For more info, please contact mgauen@socal.rr.com

Precept Upon Precept: Ezekiel
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7-9P
Location: Placentia
Leader: Rena Lolley

To join, contact Rena Lolley, renal@friends.church

Tapestry: 1 Samuel
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 930A – 1130A
Location: Host Homes
Leaders: Carolyn Vittori
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Tracy Prentice
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 630–830P
Location: Anaheim Hills
Leader: Tracy Prentice

Contact Tracy Prentice at tprentice@friendschristian.org for more information.

Tara Luke
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9A - 12P
Location: Various Host Homes
Leader: Tara Luke

Contact Tara Luke at tara@mattluke.com for more information.

Jeana Simonen
Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Location: Various Host Homes
Leader: Jeana Simonen

Contact Jeana Simonen at Jeana_Simonen@hotmail.com for more information.

Single Again Sisters
Day: Sundays
Time: 11A
Location: Friends Church Yorba Linda
Leader: Esther Kim

Single Again Sisters is a group for single women who have been divorced, separated, or widowed.The group motto and abiding hope is "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)They gather together to study God's word; to pray for grace, guidance and strength and tosupport one another as they turn to Jesus for healing and abundant life amidst the circumstances.

Contact Esther Kim at heranimus@gmail.com for information.

Jesus and Women
Start Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time:
9:30-11:30am
Location:
Various Host Homes
Leader:
Kathy Verhoeven

Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.”

Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you.

Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 16 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.

The book can be purchased on Amazon or Lifeway.

If you would like more information please contact Kathy Verhoeven at kathyverhoeven@aol.com.

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Mom Connection

UPDATE: Unfortunately, The Mom Connection is currently unable to meet. Please check back in March 2021 to learn about our plans for April and May.

The Mom Connection is a place for moms of infants through high school students. It is a time to connect and encourage one another. TMC is a great opportunity for you to invite moms from your child’s school or those in your neighborhood. KidsCare is available.

Online Groups

Galatians, The Wondrous Grace of God
Start Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
Time: 130-330P
Co-Leaders: Bali David and Rose Larson

In an earnest attempt to salvage the truth and integrity of the gospel, Paul penned Galatians—a book that would encourage hundreds of generations of Christians to remain steadfast in their faith. While contrasting grace and law, faith and works, Paul defends the theological and practical implications of Christianity and encourages believers—then and now—to live a holy life that bears much fruit. Bible study by John MacArthur. Book can be purchased through Amazon.

For more information or to register, please contact Rose Larson at gratefulrose828@gmail.com.

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Jesus & Women: In the First Century and Now
Start Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 7-9P
Leader: Val Selvig

Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.

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Jesus the One and Only
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 630A – 8A
Leaders: Evelyn Okamoto & Terry Alvarado

This group is discussion-oriented and has working women as well as older and retired women. You can purchase the book from Lifeway.com. Please email Evelyn for more details on how to join or if you have any questions about the group at evelyn.okamoto@gmail.com

A Study of Acts
Start Date: Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020
Time: 930A – 1130A
Leader: Sue Parkison and Joyce Emery

Please contact Sue Parkison for more information on any study materials at sueparki@aol.com

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Better: A Study of Hebrews
Start Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11:30A
Leaders: Diane Wright

Hebrews calls us to fix our gaze on the resurrected Christ as we run the race set before us. In Him alone we have hope and salvation. He alone is the radiance of the glory of God. In Him alone we have access to God the Father. He alone is better. In this study you will:
- Explore how the entirety of scripture points to Jesus Christ.
- Discover the hope of the new covenant of Christ
- Learn how to study the bible verse by verse, growing in your understanding of who Christ is.

For more info, please contact dwright4321@aol.com

Care Groups

Transforming Difficult Relationships
When: Monday, January 4, 2021 for 10 weeks
Where: Zoom
Time: 6-8P
Leader: Karla Downing
Cost: $30 plus cost of book purchased online ($15)

Do you have a difficult relationship with your spouse, ex-spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, stepchild, in laws, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, friend, coworker, or anyone else? If you find yourself wanting to change, fix, control, appease, or rescue, this group is for you.

This ten-week group offers practical tools based on scriptural truths that will enable you to respond differently and effectively to the complex situations that you face. It is taught by Karla Downing and based on her book “When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships.” The class includes teaching, testimonies, and small group discussion and is open to men and women. There will also be a group for teens and college-age participants.

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MOMs of Military

We are a growing group of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard MOMS. As Moms of Military we share the same heart and concerns for our son and daughters who are actively serving in the military.

Contact Jeanette Hicks at jeanety5@gmail.com for information.

No Regrets

If you are ready for a challenge and if you are looking for a deeper journey, No Regrets may be just what you are looking for.

The No Regrets study series empowers men to change their lives, their families, their communities, and their world. It is a disciple-making training designed to model, teach and encourage practical application of biblical principles that build a solid foundation for becoming an authentic Christ-follower.

Registration will be available Fall 2021

On-Campus Groups

Tuesdays | 6:30A | Weekly | Brian Ignatowski | Contact: briani@pilotpainting.com

Tuesdays | 7A | Weekly | Jim Rippy | Contact: rippyjd1@gmail.com

Wednesdays | 6A | Weekly | Darren Smith | Contact: hvacman456@gmail.com

Thursdays | 7A | Weekly | Paul Kraemer | Contact: paul@pkmgmt.com

Thursdays | 7:30P | Weekly | Rob Meza | Contact: mezar92870@yahoo.com

Saturdays | 7A | Weekly | Ted Kohlenberger | Contact: tkbergeryl@gmail.com

Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast | 6A | Weekly | Jim Sando | Contact: jimsando@strategicresultsgroup.comNo Regrets*

All on-campus groups are currently meeting off-campus or online. Contact the group leader for more information.

Off-Campus Groups

Mondays, 7P | Weekly | Yorba Linda | Terry Peiffer | Contact: TerryPeiffer@me.com

Mondays, 7P | Weekly | Brea | Gary Kleinsmith | Contact: gary.kleinsmith@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 7P | Weekly | Various | Roger Johnson | Contact: roger.kim.johnson@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 6A | Weekly | Yorba Linda | Jim Murray | Contact: jimmurraysr@icloud.com

Tuesdays | 6A
For more information contact Jim Sando:

Wednesdays, 7A | Weekly | Anaheim | Glenn Matt | Contact: gr8minds4god@gmail.com

Wednesdays | 7P | Weekly | Rob DePrat | Contact: rdeprat@pacbell.net

Thursdays, 6:30P | Weekly | Anaheim | Joe Truckey | Contact: joe@cfi1.com

Events

Financial Peace University
When: Mondays, Jan 4- Mar 1, 2021
Where: Zoom
Time: 7P
Leader: Michele Jones
Cost: $129.99, partial scholarships available where needed

Financial Peace University (FPU) is the nine-lesson class that will teach you how to pay off debt, save and invest for your future. You’ll also connect with others, just like you who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress!

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Foster Family Volunteer Orientation
When: Sunday, Jan 17
Where: Yorba Linda Campus, Room 317
‍‍Time: 11A-1230P

Friends Church has a vision to become one of the most educated churches about foster care and the challenging issues that families in our community are facing. Everyone can do something. What’s your "something?" We invite you to join us for a Foster Family Volunteer Orientation, to explore options for serving in our Foster Youth and Families Ministry.Lunch and Childcare Provided.

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Monday Night Care Groups

Transforming Difficult Relationships
When: Mondays, starting Jan. 4, 2021
Where: Zoom
Time: 6-8P
Leader: Karla Downing
Cost: $30 plus cost of book purchased online ($15)

Do you have a difficult relationship with your spouse, ex-spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, stepchild, in laws, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, friend, coworker, or anyone else? If you find yourself wanting to change, fix, control, appease, or rescue, this group is for you.

This ten-week group offers practical tools based on scriptural truths that will enable you to respond differently and effectively to the complex situations that you face. It is taught by Karla Downing and based on her book “When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships.” The class includes teaching, testimonies, and small group discussion and is open to men and women. There will also be a group for teens and college-age participants.

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Grief Share
When: Mondays, Feb 1 - Apr 26
Time: 630-830P
Where: Online

This 13-week class is designed to assist those dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Cost: The cost of the book plus shipping; during Covid the book will be mailed directly to you from GriefShare.

Contact James Farrah at jamesf@friends.church

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DivorceCare
When: Mondays, Feb 1 - Apr 26
Time: 7-9P
Where: Online

Don’t go through the pain of separation or divorce alone. Gather with others who understand and will walk alongside you with encouragement as you heal and grow.

Cost: The cost of the book plus shipping; during Covid the book will be mailed directly to you from DivorceCare.

For more information contact Kim and Roger Johnson at kimj@friends.church.

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Cancer Companions
When: 2nd & 4th Mondays
Time: 630-830P
Where: Online

Are you a cancer survivor, diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or family member of someone in this battle? The “Seeing God in Your Cancer Journey” support group offers a time to share, ask questions, pray, and explore related medical/financial/emotional issues and more.

Contact James Farrah.

Men of Integrity
Currently meeting online

If you are a man struggling with issues of purity and want to meet with other like-minded men in a safe environment, we encourage you to get connected with this group.

For more information email menofintegrity25@gmail.com

Blended Families

For more information contact Kim and Roger Johnson at kimj@friends.church.

A blended family presents a unique set of challenging dynamics. “The Smart Stepfamily” curriculum is designed to help you on your journey, providing usable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for step-family parenting, and ways to strengthen your marriage.

Pray for the Nations
Day: Thursdays
Time:
 12-1P
Location: Zoom: Meeting ID: 846 1950 0572; Passcode: 7777
Leader: Bali and JP David

Seniors | Higher Ground

Thursdays I 10-11:30A I Currently Meeting Online

Our intergenerational midweek morning gathering is a an online gathering for traditional worship, a time of prayer and Bible teaching by Pastor Kent Kraning.

If interested, contact Peggy for the Zoom link and to receive weekly email updates on meetings. Email Peggy Kasper at peggyk@friends.church.

Young Adults Life Groups

We gather weekly on Sunday nights to be in community and share the journey of life together in life groups. This is an opportunity to grow in your faith, make friends, and adventure together. Our life groups are ongoing and always open for newcomers.

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