Small Groups

Groups Fall 2017

There’s a lot going on at Northshore, and you’ve got a lot going on in your life. Between family, work, school, and church every week… it’s easy to get lost in the mix.  Groups help us prioritize one of the best parts of church: relationships.

Like to pray? There’s a group for that. Like to study God’s word? One for that, too.

The point is this: there’s at least one group for everyone. Whether you’ve grown up in church or are new to church, it doesn’t matter; groups offer a place where we can all get together, do something we like to do, and do it with really great people.

Interested in joining a group? Want to start or host a group? Have an idea for a new group? Get on board by emailing For more information about what we hope to accomplish in our groups, check out our objectives.

Here is a listing our current groups:


Twenties-no-kids is for singles and marrieds in their twenties. This monthly gathering is meant to be fun and foster friendships.

Host: Allison and Shayn Fite
Time: First Saturdays
Starting: October 7
Place: Northshore Fellowship Hall

Parental Guidance

Join us on the journey of raising the next generation. We can all use a little encouragement along the way, and lots of prayer. Parents of teens and older are welcome (no childcare provided).

Host: tbd
Time: Mondays at 7:00 pm
Starting: tbd
Place: tbd

Senior Lunch Bunch

Join us for good food, and great friends! Watch the bulletin for details.

Host:  Rachel Olson & Sharon Duford
Time:  1st Thursdays at 11:30 am
Starting: Ongoing

Purls of Wisdom

Led by accomplished needleworker Roxane Rager, this group is meant to develop skills (at all levels) and foster friendship. The first meetings will be about yarns and crocheting.

Host: Roxane Rager
Time: Tuesdays at 10:00
Starting: September 19
Place: Fellowship Hall

Women’s Connect

Our aim is to connect with other women in the church… sharing testimonies, praying for needs, and visiting in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Host: Margo Ritchie
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Ritchies’ Home

Wednesday Night Men

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). This group meets together to encourage, pray, and build each other up in the Word.

Host: Chris Riser
Time: Wednesdays 6:30
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Risers’ Home

Single Senior Saints

Join a group designed to bring friends and make friends for fellowship, prayer, and devotions.

Hosts: Kathleen Cooper, Judy Schermerhorn, Jane Birne
Time: Second Saturdays, 1:00-5:00
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Northshore Fellowship Hall


Men’s Breakfast

Amazing breakfast, devotions and prayer with men. Be there and bring a friend!

Host: Jon Brengan
Time: First Saturdays at 8:00 am
Starting: October 7
Place: Fellowship Hall

Prayer Meetings

Friday Night Prayer

A house of prayer is a healthy house! Join us most Fridays anytime from 7:00-9:00. Come pray individually, or ask one of us to agree with you for a pressing need.

Host: Chris Riser
Time: Fridays at 7:00-9:00 pm
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Sanctuary

Tuesday Morning Prayer

The Sanctuary is open for an informal time of prayer for an hour each week on Tuesdays.

Host: Dan Neary
Time: Tuesdays at 9:00 am
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Sanctuary

Thursday Morning Prayer

The Sanctuary is open for an informal time of prayer for an hour each week early Thursday mornings.

Host: Chris Riser
Time:Thursdays at 6:30 am
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Sanctuary


Women’s Bible Study

The Power of God’s Names by Tony Evans: Because of God’s depth of character, He has a variety of names to reflect His different capacities of relating to humanity.  God has a name for any and every situation that you can find yourself in. Get to know the names of God through this six-session study because it is in knowing His character and His capacity that you will rest and discover both peace and power in His covenant care.

Cost: $20

Host: Jody Brengan
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 pm
Starting: September 20
Place: Conference Room


Host: Jenni Jensen
Time: Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00 am
Starting: September 20
Place: Conference Room

Adult Sunday School

This is an in-depth study of the scriptures taught by Wayne Ritchie. Come and be challenged and encouraged!

Host: Wayne Ritchie
Time: Sundays at 9:00 am
Starting: Ongoing
Place: Fellowship Hall

Theologically Speaking

Class content will generally come from a variety of lectures or presentations on DVD.  Initially, each class will begin with a 23 minute lecture on the Attributes of God followed by 30 minute DVD on The Gospels: the Extraordinary Life of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Attributes of God by Steven Lawson: This series consists of sixteen 23-minute lectures.  It addresses the question, who is God? A true intimate relationship with God is not based on our own ideas about what God is like.  If we really desire to know God, we must approach Him based on the knowledge of who He reveals Himself to be in His Word.  We will join Dr. Steven J. Lawson in this in-depth study as he articulates a biblical understanding of fifteen divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.

The Gospels: The Extraordinary Life of Jesus of Nazareth with David Stotts: This series contains eighteen 30-minute episodes.  It tells the story of Jesus from the locations recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  Dave travels to over 50 ancient sites in Israel to deliver the Gospels in a fresh way, show the evidence for the truth of scripture, and encourage families to get excited about reading the Bible again.

These 18 episodes dive into the history, archaeology, geography, and art surrounding the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in the first four books of the New Testament.  Dave does his best to harmonize the Gospel accounts and present them in chronological order.

Host: Dan Jacobsen
Time: Sunday mornings at 8:30 am
Starting: September 17
Place: Conference Room

Sunday Seminar

We’ll be working through Tim and Kathy Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage in seven sessions. We’ll watch a short video and have open and small-group discussion. We’ll also have opportunity for some fun, and prayer together. (Childcare is available.)

To find out more, and register, go to

Host: Dan Neary
Time: Sundays at 6:00 pm
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5
Place: Sanctuary

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