Summer Community Groups


This summer, rather than gather at the church for midweek service or class, we are encouraging each family or individual to host community groups in their home, front porch, driveway or backyard once a week during these summer months.

No need to sign up. Simply be the church! You are already equipped to do this. 

We are called to show we are Christians by our love, and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and this is exactly what we intend to do by breaking bread with those God has placed around us. This the best way we can serve and love our neighbors.

It’s easy!

  1. Pick a weekly day and time to gather.
  2. Make an invitation (or choose some of the standard ones below)
  3. Text, email or hand the invitation to your neighbors, family and friends with your specific details.
  4. Create an atmosphere of welcome, encouragement, hope and prayer as you eat together. (Fire up the grill and get some good music playing and they will come!)
  5. Be real, not religious! This isn’t a Bible Study, this is a time to get to know your neighbors and be interested in their world.

 

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Why should you join a group?

In times of need and times of fun, Grace small groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.
Small groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Groups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, or at the church. The groups change and begin again three times a year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones. You'll never fully experience all that Grace has to offer until you connect in a small group! Join a group anytime!

Interested in Leading a Group?

Have you ever considered leading a small group? Click the link below to find out all about becoming a small group leader at Grace.

CO-ED HOME GROUPS

70's + FELLOWSHIP GROUP | CARLSBAD - POSTPONED
HOSTS: Tom & Carolyn Wachter, Phyllis Hurt, Joyce Duren

When: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday • 11am-1pm • 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22
Where: 2288 Morgan Rd, Carlsbad (please call ahead of time for gate code)
Childcare: No children please

Description: Looking for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and snacks with those who are in their 70's and beyond? Look no further! We are meeting bi-monthly and would love for you to join us for informal conversations, games, puzzles, cards, prayer and more.

Questions: Call any one of us!

Tom & Carolyn Wachter / (760) 434-0103
Phyllis Hurt / (951) 415-0434
Joyce Duren / (909) 882-9152

FAMILY HOME GROUP | OCEANSIDE - POSTPONED
HOSTS: Aaron & Mollie Ellis

When: Every Thursday • 5:45-7:30pm • 1/30-3/19
Where: Ellis Home - 781 Gregory Lane, Oceanside
Childcare: Children are welcome, however there is no childcare

Description: Bring yourself and your family to a midweek home group to go deeper in discussion over Sunday's sermon, eat together, and build relationship. It's a potluck, so be sure to bring a main dish to share.

Questions: Aaron & Mollie Ellis
ellisas98@gmail.com / (760) 277-4273

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY | OCEANSIDE - POSTPONED
HOSTS: John Sapone & Nathan Anderson

When: Every Monday • 7-8:30pm • 1/27-3/30
Where: John's Home - 3902 Americe Court, Oceanside
Childcare: Children are welcome, however there is no childcare

Description: Together, we will dive deeper into the Bible, using the study called, Faith by Mark Hanks.

Questions: John Sapone / (760) 758-1920
Nathan Anderson / pastornatea@gmail.com / (760) 310-8010

DINNER @ 5 | OCEANSIDE - POSTPONED
HOSTS: ROGER & MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Saturday* • 5pm • 2/1-3/21 & 4/4
Where: Goetz Home - 1536 Ranchero Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057
Childcare: No childcare available

Description: Come on out and bring a dish to share for a potluck and Bible Study. This semester, we will be going through a video study by Anne Graham Lotz called, Expecting to See Jesus. This group is open to every age group!

POTLUCK THEMES FOR THE NIGHT:
February 1: Mexican
February 8: Chinese
February 15: Soup & Salad
February 22: Italian
February 29: Toasted Cheese & Soup
March 7: Mexican
March 14: Chinese
March 21: Italian
March 28: NO GROUP MEETING
April 4: Soup & Salad

 

Questions: Marie Goetz
marie@gracesd.tv / (760) 672-9520

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY | OCEANSIDE - POSTPONED
HOSTS: CARLOS & PINK MERCADO

When: Every 1st & 3rd Thursday • 7pm-9pm • 1/2-7/2
Where: Mercado Home - 5174 El. Secrito, Oceanside, CA 92056
Childcare: No childcare available

Description: Join in on a verse by verse study on the book of Romans and how we can apply it to our lives!

Questions: Carlos Mercado
wecare@gracesd.tv / (951) 551-1122

WOMEN ONLY GROUPS

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - POSTPONED
HOSTS: Nancy Nunez & Jennifer Spidel

SAME GROUP WITH TWO DIFFERENT TIME OPTIONS
When:  Every Wednesday • 7-8:30pm • 3/11-3/25, 4/8-4/29
Where: Grace Church - This is an upcoming Equip Class being offered at Grace durning March and April
Childcare: Full childcare and youth ministry is available during this time

When: Every Thursday • 9:30-11:30am • 3/5-4/9
Where: Grace Church - Conference Room (next to the cafe)
Childcare: No childcare available

Description: Ladies, join us as we dive into Lysa TerKeurst's seven-week Bible Study titled, Finding I Am: How Jesus fully satisfies the cry of your heart.

  • Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.
  • Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life giving freedom God wants for you .
  • Gain a better understanding of how Jesus words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.

Questions: Contact Nancy Nunez
nancy@gracesd.tv / (951) 255-4002

MOM'S GROUP - POSTPONED
HOST: REBEKAH BRADBURY 

When:  1st & 3rd Monday • 11am-1pm • 3/17-7/6
Where: Rebekah's home - 2370 Kenwyn st, Oceanside CA, 92054. Street parking available
Childcare: No childcare, but children are welcome!

 

Description: This small group would be a support system for mothers of young children at Grace Church. The goal would be to create a community of mothers who pray for each other and share in each other’s joy and hardships. Each first and third Monday we will meet at my house in Oceanside. There will be food provided. The structure of the meetings will consist of fellowship and food in the beginning, a few songs of worship, prayer, a study on subjects like discipline, self care, confidence, handling anger towards children, joys of motherhood, teaching children about Jesus, and patience (one subject per meeting), and a time to share how our weeks have been going in-between meetings. Children are welcome and I have a lot of toys and spaces for them to play at my house. This is a place for mothers to get to know each other, lean on each other, build each other up, and see Christ move as we pray for each other and see the love of Jesus in each other. Hopefully life long bonds will be formed and our children will grow up in the Lord together and have a foundation of Christian friends as well!

Questions: Contact Rebekah Bradbury
reb.bradbury@gmail.com / (805) 450-9075

OUTREACH GROUPS

SENIOR CARE OUTREACH - POSTPONED
HOST: CARLOS & PINK MERCADO

When: Every 2nd Saturday • 10am-12pm
Where: Life Care Center - 304 N Melrose Dr, Vista
Childcare: Family friendly outreach

Description: Join us for our monthly outreach to Life Care Center in Vista (a senior care facility) for a time of music, prayer, conversation, and sitting with those who could use a caring touch and a friendly smile. We meet every month from 10am-12pm at the center on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Email Carlos & Pink Mercado below for more information and to let us know if you will be joining our senior care outreach.

Questions: Carlos Mercado
wecare@gracesd.tv / (619) 884-9697

PIER & BEACH OUTREACH - POSTPONED
HOST: MARK & REBECCA RODRIGUEZ

When: Every 3rd Saturday • 7:30-10:30am

Where: Meet at Grace Church in the Cafe
Childcare: Family friendly outreach

Description: Meet at the church to make lunches and then caravan down toward the Oceanside Pier to deliver food and minister to those who are in need.

Questions: Contact Mark & Rebecca Rodguez
rebecca_lynee@yahoo.com / (817) 723-9913

YOUNG ADULTS GROUPS

YOUNG ADULTS GET TOGETHER
HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: First Fridays • 7-9pm • 2/7-5/1
Where: 139 Edgewood Drive, Oceanside
Childcare: This is a child-free group

Description: Calling all college age and young adults (18-25)! Join us for a time of food, fellowship, and brief devotional. This is also a potluck, so bring something tasty to share.

Questions: Contact Brett Smith & Taylor Smith
brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354
taylor@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-6183

STUDENT GROUPS

ANTHEM CONNECT
HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: Every Sunday • 9-10:30am • Ongoing
Where: Grace Church (Crown Room)

Description: Jr. High & Sr. High students, join Pastor Brett & Taylor and other Anthem leaders for a Sunday morning Bible Study and a time to connect. Everyone worships in the main auditorium together and heads to the Crown Room during meet & greet.

Questions: Contact Brett Smith
brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354

ANTHEM DISCIPLESHIP
HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 5-6pm • 9/4-12/18
Where: Grace Church (Rooms 1 & 2)

Description: Jr. High & Sr. High students, join Pastor Brett & Taylor and other Anthem leaders to go deeper in the Word and leadership.

Questions: Contact
Brett Smith / brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354
Taylor Smith / taylor@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-6183

XLR8 STUDENT LEADERSHIP
HOSTS: MARCI POOLE, ERICA TIGGS, MATTIE SCHLESINGER

When: One Sunday a month • 12:30-3pm • Ongoing
Where: Grace Church (Room 2)

Description: Leadership and training for students grades 4 - 10. Learn how to run media, lead worship, become a greeter, and more for Grace Kids.

Questions: Contact
Marci Poole / marci@gracersd.tv / (951) 202-4202
Erica Tiggs / erica@gracesd.tv/ (205) 541-3913
Mattie Schlesinger / mattieschlesinger@gmail.com/ (760) 807-3451

PRAYER GROUPS

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER GROUP
HOST: MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Sunday • Ongoing
7:40am-8:25am (Crown Room)
10:30am-10:45am (Back section of Auditorium)

Description: Every Sunday, meet others in the Crown Room and pray together about the Sunday services, Grace Church, and other needs.

Questions: Contact Marie Goetz
marie@gracesd.tv / (760) 672-9520