Connections Group List – Fall 2019

Sunday

Christian Messengers

A great group of servant hearts that support each other through prayer, calls, visits, dinners and serving together. Group time is focused on a Bible study with an informal lecture and open discussion.
Leader: Carol Wolfe (239) 560-7967
Who: Primarily 55+ | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 102 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

J.O.Y. Class (Jesus, Others & Yourself)

A fellowship-oriented group that combines video lessons, lectures and scripture readings which frequently focuses on the Bible and prophecy. Group time promotes open discussion on various topics.
Leaders: Jenny Mitchell jdmitchell1@aol.com, Ollie Niccolls oliver.niccolls@gmail.com
Who: All Ages | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room WC-1 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Legacy (Rooted Group)

A post-high school, young adult ministry designed to actively share in God’s word, build relationships, cultivate growth and develop leaders.
Leaders: Tyler & Kari Mitchell kari.lee@live.com
Who: ages 18-29 | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 101 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Odyssey (Rooted Group)

A study through the Bible where we can get to know Christ in a deeper way, together.
Leaders: Jack Ragan plumbjack57@hotmail.com, John Molle royalservices@aol.com
Who: All Ages | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 104 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Parent Connection

A study through the Bible where we can get to know Christ in a deeper way, together.
Leaders: Jack Ragan plumbjack57@hotmail.com, John Molle royalservices@aol.com
Who: All Ages | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 104 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Virtue & Value (Rooted Group)

A group and book study for young women seeking deeper connections with one another through Christ. Colossians 3:12
Leaders: Lindsay Cox lindsay_cox@ymail.com, Erin Bowman erinbowman12@gmail.com, Andrea Danowit
Who: Women | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 103 | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: Occasional study materials | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Walking in the Word

A topical study that uses the Bible, class discussion and christian standards to facilitate growth, fellowship and ministry opportunities in the community.
Leaders: Ross Martin (239) 281-1141, Mike Westhafer (239) 450-2885
Who: All Ages | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Family Center | When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 
 
Cancer Support Group
 
A group for those in the fight, as well as survivors and caregivers. Support through scripture, Christian music and the fellowship of others in our same situations. There will also be medical support from FCC’s own nurse, Cindy Romeis.
Leader: Joy Apple, (239) 410-9917, joy1256@comcast.net
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room WC-1  |  When: Sunday, 10:30 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 
 
Be A Light Singles Group
 
The “Be A Light” Singles Group helps single men and women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s: Honor God, grow in faith, serve others, build relationships and have FUN!
Leaders: Karen Weber karen.weber0815@gmail.com, Amy Laird
Who: Singles, age 40-69 | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: Sunday, after the 10:30 am service
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Monday

Monday Rooted Group

This group will participate in the Rooted small group experience that connects people to God, the church and their purpose.
Leader: Jimmy Akers jakers@fccfm.org
Who: All ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-1  |  When: Monday, 10:00 am
Cost: Rooted Book  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, 10 weeks starting January 27
 
 
Prayer Connection Group

Meets to pray over all the prayer requests which have come in as well as staff, first responders, military & government, missionaries etc. Partners with the Prayer Shawl Connection Group.
Leader: Rich Burik rcburi4@aol.com, (312) 401-0521
Who: All ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: Monday, 5:00 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Men‘s Bible Study

An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leader: Gordon Romeis (239) 940-5060
Who: Men | Childcare: No
Where: FCC – Room 104 | When: Monday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Tuesday

Men‘s Bible Study

An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and study God’s word together.
Leader: Ross Martin (239) 281-1141
Who: Men | Childcare: No
Where: Mel’s Diner on US-41, Fort Myers | When: Tuesday, 7:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Men’s Connection

An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and grow in faith together.
Leader: Gary Cox gcox@fccfm.org
Who: Men | Childcare: No
Where: River District Cafe, Fort Myers | When: Tuesday, 7:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Fellowship Group

An opportunity for people to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leader: Becky Wilcoxson bwilcoxson@fccfm.org
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Worship Center Lobby | When: 4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None, Purchase dinner occasionally | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing

 

Legacy Fellowship

An opportunity for post-high school, young adults to come together, build relationships and fellowship.
Leaders: Tyler & Kari Mitchell kari.lee@live.com
Who: ages 18-29 | Childcare: No
Where: Meredith’s House, Fort Myers | When: Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 
Seasonal Bible Study
An opportunity for Florida “snowbirds” to come together, fellowship, and study God’s word together.
Leaders: Debbi Stocco (651) 206-8926, Bill Rosborough (618) 553-3585
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: Tuesday, 6:30 pm 
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, December-April 

 

Taco ‘Bout It Tuesday

An opportunity to come together, fellowship, talk about faith and life and enjoy Tacos.
Leaders: Jimmy & Dee Palmer-Akers (717) 654-8365
Who: All Ages | Childcare: Yes
Where: Palmer-Akers House, North Fort Myers | When: Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Wednesday

Comfort Bears
 
We make bears to bless and comfort adults and children.
Leaders: Connie Hamilton (239) 694-7002, Beverly Tuller (239) 369-1980
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, September-May
 
 
Pathway Bible Study
 
An opportunity to come together, fellowship, and study God’s word together.
Leader: Cheryl Harris (239) 225-7390
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Worship Center Lobby | When: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 
 
Marriage Matters
 
An opportunity for married couples or potential married couples to come together, fellowship, and work on building better marriages.
Leaders: John & Janine Burrows 239-940-2636, Ron Sheridan & Alla Wilson 920-374-1045
Who: Married/Potential married couples | Childcare: No
Where: Various Locations, Fort Myers | When: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None, Purchase of book is optional | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Thursday

Men’s Connection
 
An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and grow in faith together.
Leader: Gary Cox gcox@fccfm.org
Who: Men | Childcare: No
Where: Perkins, North Fort Myers | When: Thursday, 6am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 
 
Jacobs “Salt and Light” Group
 
An opportunity to dig deeper into the study of the Bible reading plan from Sunday sermons, and how to apply them to living a life pleasing to God. Example Topics: Sharing challenges and successes to living a Christian life while raising children in a non-Christian world.
Leaders: Rich Jacobs (239) 322-8095, Lisa Jacobs (512) 589-3109
Who: Married couples or Adult Singles | Childcare: Yes
Where: Jacobs Home, North Ft. Myers | When: Thursday, 6:00 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Every other week, Ongoing
 
 
Thursday (Rooted Group)
 
This group will participate in the Rooted small group experience that connects people to God, the church and their purpose.
Leader: Gary Cox gcox@fccfm.org
Who: All ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Family Center  |  When: Thursday, 6:30 pm
Cost: Rooted Book  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, 10 weeks starting January 30
 
 
Woman’s Bible Study
 
An opportunity for women to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leaders: Denise Holbrook deniseholbrook@embarqmail.com, Kim Conrad kmzwrld57@aol.com
Who: Women | Childcare: No
Where: Kim’s House, Lehigh | When: Thursday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

Friday

Emmaus Circle
 
A community of young mothers and young women pursuing Christ and community.
Leaders: Melissa Hemmer, Lacey Davis, Kari Mitchell kari.lee@live.com
Who: Women | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 100 | When: 2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Bi-weekly, Ongoing
 
 
Marriage in a Changing World
 
Come join us as we view and discuss varying Bible study videos on RightNow Media.  Our studies will focus on the changing culture and how it impacts our Christian marriages.  We offer insight and encouragement to each other as we navigate an ever-changing world.  
Leaders: Tim and Shanda Maricle (217) 220-4503
Who: Married/Engaged couples | Childcare: Children are welcome 
Where: Maricle House, North Fort Myers | When: Friday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Every other week, Ongoing
 

Saturday

Prayer Shawl Ministry
 
Make shawls for members of our congregation. Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others . . . there are endless possibilities!
Leaders: Becky Wilcoxson & Debi Butzbach bwilcoxson@fccfm.org
Who: Knitters, crocheters, quilters, and those who love sewing or organizing. We will teach you how if you want to learn one of these skills. | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am-Noon
Cost: Supplies | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing