Everyone needs meaningful relationships in order to be healthy and grow. Life Groups meet regularly throughout the community in homes, coffee shops, parks, sports fields, the workplace, or elsewhere to encourage and support one another in their spiritual journey.
 
If you are interested in leading or starting a Life Group please see Pastor Shawn McCracken or email him: Shawn
 
 
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See where you may fit here in our current Life Group directory:


FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH
TARGET: New attenders and/or new believers
DESCRIPTION: A 5 week study that is designed to help new attenders of the Church at Whistling Pines and new believers learn “what we believe.”  In this class we cover such core doctrinal beliefs of CWP such as the Trinity, the working of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, the gospel, baptism, and the church.
LEADER: Pastor Shawn McCracken (email: Shawn)
WHEN: New rotation will be announced. If you desire to be apart of the next one, Let Shawn know
WHERE: The Church at Whistling Pines


THE GATHERING PLACE

TARGET: Everyone
DESCRIPTION: A Life Group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays for a shared covered-dish meal followed by a time of fellowship and Bible Study. We invite all current members and new attenders to join us.
LEADERS
: Dana and Kathie Lowe (email: Kathie)

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Sundays @ 12:30 pm
WHERE: Dana and Kathie Lowe’s home: 745 Althea Ave, Umatilla


KATHY’S ADVENTURES

TARGET: Physically fit individuals
DESCRIPTION: A Life Group that enjoys the great outdoors God has provided for us here in Central Florida through recreational bicycle riding, kayaking, or canoeing. It has been proven that exercise and nature release endorphins which help many people with depression. We also go to lunch and talk about what is going on in our lives and encourage one another. Members of the Life Group can bring up whatever is on their heart and walk away encouraged and loved on.
LEADER
:
Kathy Stadler (email: Kathy)
WHEN: Email Kathy for dates and times
WHERE: Anywhere there is water or bike trails

 LADIES’ LIFE GROUP
TARGET: Women of all ages
DESCRIPTION: This is a ladies only Life Group that meets once per month for a covered dish lunch. We come together to share food and fellowship. We enjoy spending time with friends and making new friends. We pray together and encourage each other.
LEADER: Brenda Williams (email: Brenda)
WHEN: For special events
WHERE: Location varies
 

THE MAMA’S & THE PAPA’S LIFE GROUP
TARGET: Families of all ages
DESCRIPTION: This is a family oriented Life Group. They meet together for a shared Pot Luck Dinner. The men and women rotate spending time in Bible Study and childcare.
LEADERS: Obed and Emily Acevedo (email: Emily)
WHEN: Every 3rd Sunday at 5 pm
WHERE: Obed and Emily Acevedo’s home, 27750 SE Hwy 42, Umatilla


PRECEPTS BIBLE STUDY LIFE GROUP
TARGET: Everyone
DESCRIPTION: This Life Group is made up of individuals from various churches who wish to do an in-depth study of the Bible, book by book. The study is done with a workbook and watching DVDs  taught by Kay Arthur. Classes normally run 6 weeks. This group meets both in-person and by Zoom.
LEADER: Kathy Bronson (email: Kathy)
WHEN: Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: Kathy Bronson’s home, 41415 Silver Drive, Umatilla


TDA LIFE GROUP
TARGET: Everyone (whether you are young in the Lord or mature and every level in between)
DESCRIPTION: Want to know more about the Bible? What we believe? We’ll dive into questions and Scripture with lots of Teaching, Discussion, and Absorption: all while being disciples who enter into each other’s lives!
LEADER: Pastor Shawn McCracken (email: Shawn)
WHEN: Every other Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Church at Whistling Pines, 16311 Whistling Pines Rd., Umatilla


WORSHIP LIFE GROUP
TARGET: Those who serve on the Worship Team, those who have indicated a desire to be on the Worship Team, or those who just really love to worship.
DESCRIPTION: This Life Group offers an opportunity for ALL of us to get together and share life with prayer, vision, study, fellowship, and of course, worship.
LEADER: Lyn Smith (email: Lyn)
WHEN: Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Church at Whistling Pines, 16311 Whistling Pines Rd., Umatilla
 

TARGET: Middle and High School Students
DESCRIPTION: OUR YOUTH LIFE GROUP IS DORMANT
LEADER: NEEDS LEADERSHIP
WHEN: CONTACT PASTOR SHAWN IF YOU HAVE DESIRE TO LEAD TEENS IN DISCIPLESHIP
WHERE: MEET AT CHURCH, IN HOMES, OR OTHER VENUES