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.

In-Person Groups

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

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

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

Esther
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Meets: Offered Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: Meets in Various Homes

The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman. Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously “for such a time as this.”

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Precept Upon Precept: Genesis
Meets in homes
Day: 
Wednesdays
Time: 930-1130A
Location: Orange

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

Precept Upon Precept: Ezekiel
Meets in homes
Day: 
Tuesdays
Time: 7-9P
Location: Placentia

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

Tracy Prentice Off-Campus Group
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 630–830P
Location: Anaheim Hills
Leader: Tracy Prentice

Contact Tracy Prentice for more information.

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

Contact Tara Luke for more information.

Jeana Simonen Off-Campus Group
Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Location: Various Host Homes
Leader: Jeana Simonen

Contact Jeana Simonen for more information.

Single Again Sisters
Day: Sundays
Time: 11A
Where: 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 for information.

Online Groups

Advent: The Weary World Rejoices
Start Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:30P
Location: Online Zoom
Leader: Bali David, Rose Larson

Advent: The Weary World rejoices Is a thoughtful look at Christmas season, focusing on what advent is and ... our worship of Christ this time of year. Diving into topics like hope, peace, joy, and love, this 5- session study will help you:
- Grasp God's character and His work on behalf of His people, in the past and present, as a catalyst to a more intimate relationship with Him.
- Learn how to practically extend God’s joy, hope, peace, and love to others at Christmas.
Understand the anticipation and waiting that the Old Testament world endured, the joy and new life signaled by the coming of Christ, and the way Advent points to the glory of God that is still to come.

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Jesus & Women: In the First Century and Now
Start Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 7-9P
Location: Starting Online
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: 6:30A – 8:00A
Location: Starting Online
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: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Starting Online
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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Tapestry: Galatians
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Host Homes
Leaders: Carolyn Vittori
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Divorce Care
Mondays | 6:30-8:30P | Jan 27 – April 27, 2020 | Multi-Purpose Room, Friends Christian School

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

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Better: A Study of Hebrews
Start Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11:30A
Location: Starting Online
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.

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 Jeannette Hicks for information.

Mom Connection

UPDATE: Unfortunately, The Mom Connection will not be meeting this Fall. Please check back at the start of December to learn about our plans for the Spring.

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.

No Regrets

Starting Thursdays | October 1st, 2020 | 7-9P

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.

This is a weekly commitment. You will meet each Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm starting online.

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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

Monday Night 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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Grief Share
Mondays | Sep 14 – Dec 7, 2020 | 6:30-8:30P | Currently 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.

For more information contact James Farrah.

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DivorceCare

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
Meets Online 2nd & 4th Mondays | 6:30-8:30P

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.

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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