While Sunday School and HomeGroups make up a large portion of the small groups at Christ Church, there are many other small groups and bible studies you may want to join. The following groups are open to both members and visitors.
Neighborhood Small Groups
This Spring at Christ Church there are several opportunities for you to gather in community with others in spiritual conversations about the sermon and scripture for the week!
• Parents of Children & Youth Small Group- Sundays at 5 pm in the Chapel during the children & youth programs, re-starts January 15, contact Addie at 832.259.2557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• First Colony East/Open Small Group at Church- Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Bride’s Room, contact Mary Kay at 281.798.8792 or email@example.com
• First Colony West Group (areas near Clements H.S.)- Sundays at 6:30 pm, contact Steve at 281.728.0057
• First Colony South Group (Neighborhoods along University/Commonwealth/Palm Royale)- Mondays at 7 pm, contact Dean at 713.315.0955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Riverstone Daytime Group- Wednesdays at 2 pm, contact Sonia at 713.444.0484 or email@example.com
Sermon Discussion Guides
|February 5||Have Mercy, Pastor Temple & Pastor Whang||Download|
|January 22||Inheriting the Land, Pastor Temple & Pastor Whang||Download|
|January 15||Turning Mourning into Morning, Pastor Hall & Pastor Temple||Download|
|January 8||Blessed or a Blessing?, Pastor Temple & Pastor Hall||Download|
Men's Bible Studies
Tuesday Night Men's Study
Tuesdays • 7:30-8:30 pm • Library
Contact: Jim Havas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Night Men's will begin review of Adam Hamilton’s "Confronting the Controversies", a biblical perspective on tough issues, starting Tuesday, January 3. Group meets in the Library from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and is open to men who wish to participate in this study.
Friday Morning Holey Men
Fridays • 6-7 am • FLC Gym
Contact: Jim Andrews at email@example.com
The Friday Morning Men’s Group is beginning a new study in which we will take on the book of Luke with the assistance of the gifted theologian N.T. "Tom" Wright. Reading through his commentary "Luke for Everyone" (available through your favorite bookstore) we will seek to grow in our knowledge of the gospel. If you are looking for a way to recharge your spiritual life, come and join us—you will find a welcoming, witty, and incredibly supportive group of men who, each week, gather to fellowship and pray for each other.
Women's Bible Studies
Isaiah by Sandra Richter
Sunday Evening Bible Study – begins January 8 • 6-8 pm • Library
Contact: Mary Ann Dolezal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.468.7477.
The Armor of God by Pricilla Shirer
Monday Morning Bible Study – begins January 23 • 9:30 am • Room 11/12
Contact: Evelyn Smith at email@example.com or 713.851.7061.
Precepts Bible Study Revelation Part 2, Chapters 4-22.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study – begins January 17 • 9:30 am – 12 pm • Faith Corner
Cost: $27 plus shipping. Register online by Dec 31 and order your book (NASB Version) from Precepts.org by January 2.
Contact: Debbie Read at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Corinthians by Melissa Spoelstra
Thursday Morning Bible Study – Begins January 26 • 9:30 am • FAITH Corner
Contact: Debe Fannin at email@example.com or 281.265.4082.
Christ Church’s HomeGroups were modeled after the house groups that represented the early church. Paul referenced these groups numerous times in his writings, speaking of their importance in offering believers a safe place where faith and Christian relationships might be nurtured to grow.
Like the house groups of old, today’s HomeGroups provide participants with a wonderful means of enjoying God’s presence in the company of friends; a way to grow in their faith so that they may become mature followers of Christ. During meeting time, members:
+ Enjoy fellowship
+ Study and discuss Biblical topics
+ Pray together
+ Extend care to one another
At present, there are 12 vital and active Christ Church HomeGroups, boasting approximately 130 members, meeting in the Sugar Land area! Most groups gather for 1.5 hours each week and utilize curricula found in the church's resource library.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected to a HomeGroup.
Additional Small Groups
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers
Twice Monthly on Fridays (September - May) • 9:30 am - 12 pm • Rooms 11/12
MOPS is designed to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. Meetings include topics such as child-rearing, womanhood, the home and marriage - all of which are based on biblical principles. Creative activities add fun and develop new skills. MOPS strives to fulfill the needs for friendship, creativity and for spiritual growth. While moms are meeting, children from birth through kindergarten are cared for in the loving environment of MOPPETS, a children's program.
Interested in being a part of MOPS at Christ Church in the fall? Contact Heather Lovell via email or at 281.545.2564.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
2nd Tuesday of each month • 7 pm
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild is designed to promote the art of quilting through classes and workshops. Community and church service projects are also an important part of this ministry.
Contact Elaine Huffer for more information.
Walk to Emmaus
Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour Christian spiritual retreat designed to build leadership in the local church as well as provide spiritual renewal to both those attending a retreat and the volunteers who serve on a retreat.
To participate in the Walk to Emmaus, one must have a sponsor who has already attended an Emmaus weekend. These individuals are easily identifiable, as they often wear their Emmaus cross on a colorful chord on the first Sunday of each month. Any of these individuals can answer your questions about the Emmaus experience, and more information is available on the Houston West Emmaus Community website where one can find the dates of the weekends as well as application and sponsor forms.
Contact Annette or Bob Smith at 281.980.9277 for more information.
Meeting times vary
This group gathers monthly (meeting dates vary) to prepare and assemble casseroles which can be distributed to any members of our church family facing illness, celebrating the birth of a new child or otherwise in need of a home-cooked meal.
For more information, please contact Kim Daniels.
Godly Active Ladies Serving (G.A.L.S.)
Last Tuesday of each month • 6 pm
This group's focus is to be a multi-generational group of women with a heart for nurturing and supporting women in need in various seasons and circumstances of life. Providing an opportunity to build friendships and socialize together is a key goal.
For more information, please contact Norma Pharr.
First Monday of each month (meets October through May) • 7 pm • Rooms 11/12
This group is open to all woman interested in incorporating healthy habits to maintain or improve health and vitality for themselves and their family. For more information: Kim Ripley at email@example.com or 281.690.4765.
For more information about our Adult Ministries, please contact: