Connections Group List – fall 2019

Sunday

Christian Messengers

A great group of servants’ hearts that support each other through prayer, calls, visits, dinners and serving together. A Bible study with an informal lecture and open discussion

every weekend.

Leader: Carol Wolfe (239) 560-7967

Who: Primarily 55 / Childcare: Yes

Where: FCC – Room 102 / When: Sunday, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

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

A fellowship-oriented group that combines video lessons, lectures and scripture reading that frequently focuses on the Bible and prophecy. Open questions and answers on varied 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, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

Legacy

A 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: Post High School – 29 Years Old / Childcare: Yes

Where: FCC – Room 101 / When: Sunday, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

Men’s Group

This men’s group gives FCC men an opportunity to develop relationships and study what it means to be a Godly man in today’s world, utilizing right now media studies and discussion.

Leaders: Jerry Hemmer jerry_hemmer@afgfl.com

Who: Men / Childcare: Yes

Where: FCC – Family Center / When: Sunday, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

Odyssey

A study through the book of James 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 WC-2 / When: Sunday, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

Virtue & Value

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, 9am

Cost: Free – Purchase the book / Duration: Weekly, Beginning Sept. 8th
 

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 – Room 104 / When: Sunday, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

 

Monday

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.

Leaders: Rich Burik rcburi4@aol.com (312) 401-0521

Who: All ages / Childcare: No

Where: FCC WC-2 / When: Monday, 5:00pm

Cost: None / 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, 6:30pm

Cost: Free / 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, 7am

Cost: Purchase Your Breakfast / 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, 7am

Cost: Purchase Your Breakfast / 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 in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s / Childcare: No

Where: Various, Sanibel / When: Tuesday, 6pm

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Beginning Sept. 10th
 

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 – Main Church Lobby / When: Tuesday, 6:30pm

Cost: Free, Purchase Dinner Occasionally / Duration: 4th Tuesday Monthly, Ongoing
 

Legacy Fellowship

An opportunity for young adults to come together, build relationships and fellowship.

Leaders: Tyler & Kari Mitchell kari.lee@live.com

Who: Post High School – 29 Years Old / Childcare: No

Where: Meredith’s House, Fort Myers / When: Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
 

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, 6:30pm

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly, 12 Weeks beginning Sept. 10th

 

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 of the month, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Monthly (Sept-May)
 

Pathway Bible Study

An opportunity to come together, fellowship, and study God’s word together.

Leaders: Cheryl Harris (239) 225-7390

Who: All Ages / Childcare: No

Where: FCC – Church Lobby / When: Wednesday, 10am

Cost: Free / 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 and Alla Wilson 920-374-1045

Who: Married couples or potential married couples / Childcare: No

Where: Various Locations, Fort Myers / When: Wednesday, 6:30pm

Cost: Free, Purchase of the book is optional

Duration: Weekly, 10 Weeks beginning Sept. 18th
 

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! Will partner with

Prayer Connection Group.

Leaders: Becky Wilcoxson with 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 – WC-1 (day, time & frequency TBD) When: Weekly, Beginning Sept. 11th,

6:30 PM

Cost: Participants will be responsible for own supplies. / Duration: TBD

 

Thursday

Mens 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 / 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 Topic: 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: Thursdays, 6pm-7pm

Cost: Free / Duration: Every Other Week, 12 Weeks beginning Sept. 19th
 

But First, Coffee

Come and join other young women for coffee and great conversation as we see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

Leaders: Grace Hucks (321) 948-5209

Kara Ragan (407) 232-1672

Who: Women / Childcare: No

Where: Hucks House, Cape Coral / When: Thursday, 6:30pm

Cost: Free Duration: Weekly, 12 Weeks beginning Sept. 12th
 

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, 6:30pm

Cost: Free / 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, 9am

Cost: Free / Duration: Bi-weekly, Ongoing
 

Junk~n~Journey

Laying down the junk life throws at us by searching scripture for guidance along the way. Remembering that the journey is all about walking through this life with Jesus in his redeeming salvation and love. There is Joy in the Journey! Let’s travel through life together.

Leaders: Tom and Darlene MacLeod 913-909-5572

Darlene tmacleod@kc.rr.com, Tom wildmanblu@hotmail.com

Who: All are welcome

Where: Macleod House, Sanibel / When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free / Duration: Weekly for 8 weeks beginning Sept. 13th
 

Marriage in a Changing World

Come join us as we view and discuss varying Bible study videos on Right Now 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 p.m.

Cost: Free / Duration: Every Other Week, Ongoing