In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus says that the two greatest commands are to love God and love people. The simplicity of this formulation disguises a more complex reality: we’re not born knowing how to love well. Sometimes our best efforts result in relational brokenness. In this edition of (re)Group, “Relationship Matters,” we’ll learn and practice skills such as listening well, clarifying expectations, and resolving conflict, so that we can learn to know ourselves and to love others well.

Beginning Wednesday, January 25, existing small groups and newly formed small groups will gather for a 4-week experience that will focus on “Relationship Matters.”  Groups will meet on Wednesday nights at 6 pm in the MAC and Greenwood Sanctuary.  A meal will be served starting at 5:15.  Childcare will be available.

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(re)Group Details

Greenwood Location: Park and enter through the Welcome Area

Melrose Location: Park and enter at the MAC entrance

Week 1 Handout

Meal: 5:15-5:45 pm 

Drop off to childcare: 5:45-6pm

Programming: 6-7:30pm

  • Small Group warm-up questions
  • Large Group Teaching/Presentation
  • Small Group Discussion

Childcare ends: 7:35pm

Melrose Menu (suggested donation for adults is $5, $2 for kids)

Week 1: The menu will be pork barbecue, coleslaw, and beans. We will have chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for the kids, and red velvet cake for dessert.

Week 2: Nacho Bar

Week 3:

Week 4:

Greenwood Menu 

Week 1: Spaghetti

Week 2: Cracker Barrel Chicken Fingers

Week 3:

Week 4:


We invite families to eat together in the MAC at 5:15, and then to drop kids off at our childcare rooms a few minutes before 6 pm when our programming starts. Our elementary-aged kids will be in Room 124  and our preschool and nursery will be in the barnyard/nursery room. Ms. Terri and Ms. Pam will provide childcare downstairs at our Greenwood campus. We ask that you pick up the kids at 7:30!

(re)Group Overview

Week 1, Jan 25: Taking the Temperature

Week 2, Feb 1: Stop Mind Reading, Clarify Expectations

Week 3,Feb 8: Listen With Curiosity

Week 4, Feb 15: Fight Clean