Life Groups

LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. We believe circles are better than rows.

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LEADING A SMALL GROUP

Leading a Small Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. HOSTing a group is simple, just ask yourself if you can do the following:

  • Heart for People
  • Open your Home
  • Serve a Snack
  • Turn on a Video

Seriously, it is that simple. We give you essential tools to make your Life Group successful through Leader Training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. Simply click the link below, select a time and location to meet with others and we will help you from there. We believe people’s lives are changed one season at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a Life Group leader, you get to play an important role in that process.

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Ronda Johnson
LG : Moms Support Group : Mon 7PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Bible Study/Prayer LOCATION: Palo MEETING TIME: 7PM weekly LEADER: Ronda Johnson [email protected], 319-654-5976 This support group is for moms that have children with mental health issues. Moms that have children with difficult behavior. Moms that have children that make constant bad decisions—it’s really hard being their mom. We need a group of people we can process with in a Godly way.
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Tony Pearson
LG : 20ish : Sunday 6PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults 18-23ish GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NW Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 6PM Sunday, every other week LEADERS: Pastor Tony & Kelllie Pearson [email protected], 262-627-0129 20ish is a young adult community that meets together to hangout, eat some delicious food, and grow deeper together and in our relationships with Jesus . Adulting can be hard, so let’s help each other out and be there!
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Danielle Steen
Life Group : Freedom-Steen/Wood : Sun 3PM
During a 10-week Small Group setting, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom. At the end of the material there is a Freedom Conference that every Freedom Group member is encouraged to attend. The Freedom Conference focuses on solidifying what you learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom. LOCATION: Radiant Church Room 110 MEETING TIME: Sundays at 3PM LEADERS: Danielle Steen & Jeanie Wood [email protected] This group is for young ladies ages 15-22.
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Mark Conzett
LG : Parenting Young Kids : Sun 5:30PM
YOUNG KIDS DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 5:30PM, 1st & 3rd Sundays LEADERS: Mark & Linda Conzett, Brad & Amanda Thatcher [email protected], [email protected] Space is limited to the first 10 families. Sign up here—https://tinyurl.com/parentinglifegroup. Childcare will be provided.
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Jan Kopf
Life Group : Freedom-Kopf/Cassell : Mon 6:30PM
During a 10-week Small Group setting, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom. At the end of the material there is a Freedom Conference that every Freedom Group member is encouraged to attend. The Freedom Conference focuses on solidifying what you learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom. LOCATION: Radiant Church Room 110 MEETING TIME: Mondays at 6:30PM LEADERS: Pastor Jan Kopf & Ryan Cassell [email protected]
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Mary Teegarden
LG : Morning Glory Sisters : Wed 9:30AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Varies MEETING TIME: 9:30AM, 1st Wed each month LEADERS: Mary Teegarden [email protected], 319-249-4977 We gather together for breakfast, fellowship, and prayer requests. Join us for engaging conversation!
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Peter Rood
LG : Messy Church : Fri 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Lisbon MEETING TIME: 6:30PM every other week LEADER: Peter & Heidi Rood [email protected], 763-242-2333 “We don’t go to church, we are the church.” And church is a family: a big, messy family made up of messy humans. Join us as we learn to see our church as our family through the book “Messy Church” by Ross Parsley. The book is available in all formats. Food will be provided by all – potluck style. Childcare will also be provided by all – this is about family, so the kids are welcome to be part of the group.
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Rodnie Elusme
LG : Created for Purpose : Sat 1PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Married Women GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 1PM, 1st & 3rd Saturdays LEADER: Rodnie Elusme [email protected] , 561-385-2243 Creating space to build authentic relationships using biblical truth while thriving in the chaos of the mundane. No childcare is provided but infants are welcome.
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Doug Rans
Manch LG : Walking with the Word : Sun 6PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Bible Study LOCATION: North of Manchester MEETING TIME: 6PM weekly LEADERS: Doug & Mona Rans [email protected], 563-340-4835 Our goal is to get personal with Jesus by knowing His Word. We desire to grow in our knowledge and walk closer with Him.
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DeWayne Sturtz
Manch LG : Singles : Sunday Lunch
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Bible Study LOCATION: Manchester MEETING TIME: Lunch after church LEADERS: DeWayne Sturtz [email protected], 319-929-2080 Let’s have lunch and chat about that week’s sermon so we can go deeper and apply the message to our lives.
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Mark Klingner
Manch LG : Tuesdays Together : Tues 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Lamont MEETING TIME: 6:30PM weekly LEADERS: Mark & Laura Klingner [email protected], 563-924-2160 Fellowship & fun in a relaxed, informal environment as we learn together, encourage each other, pray for each other, and together grow to be more like Jesus.
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Sandy Payne
Manch LG : 1 Thess. 5:23 : Tues 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Manchester MEETING TIME: 6:30PM weekly LEADER: Sandy Payne [email protected], 3196-929-1879 We will go through the book Spirit, Soul, & Body by Andrew Wommack. Study guide will be provided. Book optional to purchase for $8.
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Jason Chapman
Manch LG : Financial Peace : Wed 6PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Manchester MEETING TIME: 6PM weekly LEADERS: Jason & Patty Chapman [email protected], 319-269-8849 Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! Together we will learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future. Join us on this journey!
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Dale Adams
Manch LG : The Chosen : Wed 6PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Dyersville MEETING TIME: 6PM weekly LEADERS: Dale & Vicky Adams [email protected], 319-721-2649 We will focus on learning about Jesus and His chosen disciples. He used everyday people to help Him further the Kingdom.
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Kara Roeder
LG : Women in the Workplace : Wed Noon
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Zoom MEETING TIME: Noon, every other week LEADERS: Kara Roeder, Katie Stevens, Jeannine Roberts [email protected], 319-310-1002 We will meet via zoom, so you can just join us from your desk if you want.  We will watch a short video and have discussion and fellowship, all over your lunch hour.  Feel free to eat lunch while we chat.
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Rick Rustad
Life Group : Flew the Coop : Sunday 5:30 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 5:30 PM, 2nd 4th Sundays LEADERS: Rick & Shelly Rustad [email protected], 319-493-8922 Our kids are grown and gone and we need each other. We will be going through the book The Other Half of the Church.
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Tarra Stangl
LG : Emotionally Healthy Spirituality : Sun 4PM
Peter Scazzero will teach us how “It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature.” DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 4PM Sundays LEADERS: Mark & Tarra Stangl [email protected], 319-310-9682
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Dale Matheny
Life Group : Couples 867 : Sun 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Marriage/Family GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: SE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 6:30PM, every other Sunday LEADER: Dale & Raven Matheny [email protected], 319-329-1690 This group is for couples who want to reignite the flame in their marriage and relationship with the Lord.
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Tony Pearson
Youth LG : Catalyst : Tuesday 6 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: High School, 9-12th Grade, Co-ed GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NW Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 6-8PM, every other Tuesday LEADERS: Pastor Tony & Kellie Pearson, Ellie & Will Byers [email protected], 262-627-0129 This group offers students an opportunity to hangout with other students their age while eating some good food and growing closer to God through fellowship.
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Nate Roeder
Life Group : Holy Hunters : Saturday 8AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Men GROUP FOCUS: Discipleship LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 8AM every other Saturday LEADER: Pastor Nate Roeder & Steve Jellison [email protected], 715-220-7382 If you like hunting and growing closer to God, you should join Holy Hunters Life Group. Come connect with guys as we discuss hunting, Jesus, and leadership.
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Tony Pearson
Youth LG : Elevate : Thursday 6 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: High School, 9-12th Grade, Co-ed GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 6-8PM every other Thursday LEADERS: Joseph Bwalya, Doug Robinson, Cortney Meyer [email protected], 319-899-9543 This group offers students an opportunity to hangout with other students their age while eating some good food and growing closer to God through fellowship.
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Steve Jellison
Youth LG : Transit : Sunday 1PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Middle School, 6-8th Grade, Co-ed GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 1-2:30PM every other Sunday LEADERS: Steve Jellison, Elijah Slaymaker, RaeAnna Jackson, Kathy Poppe [email protected] This group offers students an opportunity to hangout with other students their age while eating some good food and growing closer to God through fellowship.
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Eric Palmer
Life Group : Come to the Table : Sunday 5PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Married Couples GROUP FOCUS: Marriage/Family LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 5:00 PM Sunday LEADER: Eric & Andrea Palmer [email protected], 319-329-4559 615-981-9823 Our group is about fellowship, discipleship, and creating space for Jesus to move and work in our lives while eating good food together. No childcare is provided.
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Bobbi Jo Smiley
Life Group : The Chosen Sisters : Tuesday 1PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Marion MEETING TIME: 1PM every Tuesday LEADER: Bobbi Jo Smiley [email protected], 319-249-8461
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Raechelle Krawza
Life Group : Chi Alpha Co-Ed Group : Thurs 7PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Marion MEETING TIME: 7pm LEADERS: Raechelle & Keith Krawza [email protected], 701-212-7126 Chi Alpha is a Christian community in the Cedar Rapids area that is committed to seeing college students encounter God and grow with others. Connect with us on social media too! Facebook & Instagram – @chialphacedarrapids
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Kevin Beltramea
Life Group : Fellowship by the Fireplace : Sat 7PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adult GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 7PM weekly LEADER: Kevin & Wanda Beltramea [email protected], 224-828-0460 Let’s create a space to talk about life’s issues and grow in the Lord.
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Vi Ahomana
LG : To Be Who I Was Made To Be : Thurs 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Men GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 6:30PM every week LEADER: Vi Ahomana [email protected], 319-213-2700
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Kellie Walker
LG : P.U.R.E Families With Disabilities : Sun 6PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 6PM, 2nd & 4th Sundays LEADERS: Kellie Walker [email protected], 563-422-8637 P Perfectly created by a loving sovereign God, designed for His Purposes U Unique I his or her own gifts, blessings, talents, desires and contributions R Receptive and responsive to our communication, touch, and acts of love E Eternal: there are no disabled souls This small group is designed for those whose families are impacted by disabilities. We will gather to share experiences and share inspiration as Radiant Church begins to minster to those with disabilities. Let’s get together and develop the relationships P.U.R.E families need for support! Your expertise, experience and heart will be a great help as Radiant Church begins this journey.
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Wahyu Boentoro
Life Group : Tennis Group : Saturday 7AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Anyone GROUP FOCUS: Activity LOCATION: Noelridge Park MEETING TIME: 7-9AM LEADER: Wahyu Boentoro [email protected], 319-531-6744
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Brenda May
Life Group : Freedom-May/West : Tue 6:30PM
During a 10-week Small Group setting, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom. At the end of the material there is a Freedom Conference that every Freedom Group member is encouraged to attend. The Freedom Conference focuses on solidifying what you learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom. LOCATION: Radiant Church Room 110 MEETING TIME: Mondays at 6:30PM LEADERS: Brenda May, Stacy West, Kathy Price [email protected] 319-361-9215
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Andy Smith
Life Group : Financial Peace : Tues 7PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 7PM LEADER: Andy Smith [email protected], 319-431-8899 This 9 week group is to tune up our spending plans and habits, and for those who want to eliminate debt. Financial Peace alumni audit the class at no cost 3 month subscription for access to online tools—$59 6 month subscription—$99 1 year subscription—$129
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DeWayne Sturtz
Life Group : Singles 35+ : Sunday 5PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Singles 35+ LOCATION: Marion MEETING TIME: 5PM weekly LEADER: DeWayne Sturtz [email protected], 319-929-2080
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Kevin Ridley
Life Group : African Fellowship : Sunday 11:30AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults LOCATION: Radiant Church Green Room MEETING TIME: 11:30AM, weekly LEADER: Kevin Ridley [email protected] 319-453-7188
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Linda Smith
Life Group : Growing Together : Sunday 8:30AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Senior Adult/Adults LOCATION: Radiant Church-Rm 110 MEETING TIME: Sundays, 8:30am LEADER: Linda Smith [email protected], 319-540-4424 Fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study for all ages.
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Rick Gail
Life Group : Biblical Answers : Sunday 8:45AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Senior Adults LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop LEADER: Pastor Rick Gail [email protected], 319-393-6353 Mostly senior adults attend this group, but all are welcome! This is a chance to get to know people. It is an opportunity to discuss issues and topics that come up in our every day lives and how the Word of God guides us through it all.
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Red Jandik
Adults : Alcoholics Victorious : Monday 7 PM
We offer fellowship to alcohol addicted persons and/or their families. This is done in our weekly meetings where we share problems and victories with each other and by personal contact and/or phone calls throughout the week. Meetings are informative, uplifting and show ways Jesus can deliver you from your common, every day problems. This group meets at Radiant Church on Mondays at 7 PM in Room 121. LEADER: Red Jandik, [email protected]
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Paul Huber
LG : Bagels & Bible Study : Friday 6:30AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Men GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Panera, Collins Rd MEETING TIME: 6:30 AM weekly LEADER: Paul Huber [email protected], 319-431-7285 This men’s group focuses on topics important to guys. Jump in any time as the topics change often, and every week is relevant even if we are in the middle of a series. From finding our calling, to the challenges of work, women, and life in general, this group is for any man willing to invest an hour on a Friday morning. Bagels optional.
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Tom Popelka
LG : Men’s Friday Night Connection : 9PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Men GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 9:00 PM LEADER: Tom Popelka [email protected], 319-431-4143 Men, if you want to connect with other guys, be encouraged and challenged, the Friday night men’s group is for you. We learn to leverage life’s circumstances with the Word of God to win life’s battles together. Don’t do life alone.
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Maureen Smalley
Life Group : Seasoned Friends : Saturday 6:30 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Married Couples GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 6:30PM, 2nd & 4th Saturdays LEADER: Gary & Maureen Smalley [email protected], 319-505-7669 We are a married life/empty nesters group. We do short video studies, prayer times, games, snacks, etc.
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Dawn Stiefel
Life Group : Sewing Group : Saturday10 AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Sewing LOCATION: Shellsburg MEETING TIME: 2nd & 4th Saturday 10am – 2pm LEADER: Dawn Stiefel [email protected], 319-436-2202 Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and something to share for lunch.
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Debbie Jackson
Life Group : Sisterhood Going Deeper : Wed 6:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: Radiant Church Coffee Shop MEETING TIME: 6:30 PM LEADERS: Debbie Jackson & Shannon McManus [email protected], 319-238-1834
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Daniel Batige
Life Group : Int’l French Ministry : Sunday 1:30PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Bible Study/Prayer LOCATION: Radiant Church Gym MEETING TIME: 1:30 PM LEADER: Pastor Daniel Batige, [email protected], 319-693-0814 Join us for this International French speaking service. Connect with people from other countries. We worship and learn from the Word of God together.
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Linda Howes
LG : Zumba : Saturday 9:45 AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Activity LOCATION: on Zoom MEETING TIME: 9:45 AM LEADERS: Linda Howes & Linda Sturm-Flores [email protected], 319-389-6945 Let’s get moving! Our instructors are fun and engaging. They offer sign language interpreting and some people do chair Zumba. Anyone can do this! Contact Linda for the Zoom info.
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Kristi Pingel
LG : Sisterhood Create : Friday 6 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Women GROUP FOCUS: Activity/Crafting LOCATION: Radiant Church Room 110 MEETING TIME: 1st Friday of every month @ 6 PM LEADERS: Kristi Pingel [email protected], 319-393-6353 Bring whatever you want to work on, or just come to socialize! We have a great time seeing how we’re all gifted in different areas. And talking – we do lots of talking. Bring a snack to share and join us!
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Jeff Rambo
Life Group : Random Rambo’s : Sunday 6 PM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Spiritual Growth LOCATION: NE Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 6:00PM, 2nd & 4th Sunday LEADER: Jeff and Leslee Rambo [email protected], 319-651-0546
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Jeanne Jellison
LG : Coffee, Quiche & Friends : Thur 9:00AM
DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults GROUP FOCUS: Bible Study/Prayer LOCATION: SW Cedar Rapids MEETING TIME: 9AM, various dates LEADER: Jeanne Jellison [email protected], 319-365-5856 Join us as we pray for our kids of all ages.
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Jo Dunmire
Life Group : Overcomers : Sunday 8:45AM
LEADER: Jo Dunmire [email protected] 319-363-9816 Meets at church on Sundays at 8:45AM in Room 121 We learn from various video Bible studies. We would love to have you join us.
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