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.

Off-Campus Groups

Women's Off-Campus Group (General)

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Professional Business Women

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

Tracy Prentice Off-Campus Group
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7–9P
Location: Off-Campus
Leader: Tracy Prentice

Contact Tracy Prentice for more information.

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

Contact Tara Luke for more information.

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

Contact Jeana Simonen for more information.

Tuesday On- Campus

Psalms: The Prayers of God's People
Start Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 7–9P
Location: Starting Online
Leader: Dawn Zapata

The Psalms include some of the most well-loved and well-worn passages in our Bibles. More than just devotional reading, they instruct us through every season of life how to speak to—and speak of—God. Explore how the songs of Scripture give us language both to approach and to adore the Lord.

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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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Wednesday On- Campus

Esther
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Host Homes
Leader: Kathy Verhoeven and Laura Tucker
Serve Mission: Once a month serve opportunity, on campus together, in addition to life groups

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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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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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

Precept Upon Precept: Genesis
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Starting Online
Leaders: Julie Smith & Lisa Gauen
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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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Ruth: A Journey of Redemption with Points of Hope
Start Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:30P
Location: Online
Leader: Bali David

Ruth A Journey of Redemption With Points of Hope. Available on Amazon for $10.00. This is a six-weeks study with about 12 questions for each week. The study also has a 20-minute video that accompanies each chapter.“This study can challenge you to exercise courageous faith. . . . in the direction of the only source of hope, the Lord God Almighty. . . . from the depths of loss and grief to the heights of being surprised by joy at the provision from the Most High God through this poignant story of a young woman named Ruth” Kathy Verhoeven, Former Women’s Life Group Director, FCYL.

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Thursday On- Campus

Esther
Start Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11:30A
Location: Starting Online
Leaders: Martha Dennick & Janet Chandler

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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Trustworthy: Overcoming our Greatest Struggles to Trust God
Start Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Starting Online
Leader: Diane Wright

Are you exhausted trying to keep everything under control because you fear God won’t come through? When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our own ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.

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Care Groups

Women’s Prayer Meeting
1st Monday of the Month | 8:30A | Room 323

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

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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Women Thriving in a Difficult Marriage
When: Mondays, 6-8 pm PST
Date: Sept 14 – Nov 16 (10 weeks)
Where: Zoom
Cost: $30 plus purchase of the book for first time attendees(Free to those who have already taken the class.)

In a difficult marriage, women often wonder what they can do to make things better. Without effective tools, they may react in ways that actually can make the situation worse. You may try to force change through anger, threats, and control, or attempt to deny, pretend, fix, cover up, enable, tolerate, even appease.
This ten-week group offers practical tools based on scriptural truths that will enable you to respond differently and more effectively to the complex situations that you face.

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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

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
Mondays | Sep 14 – Dec 7, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:30P

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.

Women Thriving in a Difficult Marriage
When: Mondays, 6-8 pm PST
Date: Sep 14 – Nov 16 (10 weeks)
Where: Zoom
Cost: $30 plus purchase of the book for first time attendees (Free to those who have already taken the class.)

In a difficult marriage, women often wonder what they can do to make things better. Without effective tools, they may react in ways that actually can make the situation worse. You may try to force change through anger, threats, and control, or attempt to deny, pretend, fix, cover up, enable, tolerate, even appease.
This ten-week group offers practical tools based on scriptural truths that will enable you to respond differently and more effectively to the complex situations that you face.

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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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