Mayberry:  Doing Life Together

The Mayberry Community is open to anyone. A place where everyone is welcome!  We are a fun group that loves to tackle the big questions in life – or once in a while to share our personal struggles. We pray for one another, care for each other and watch out for each other. Come join us this fall as we discover the story of God’s Kingdom!

This group is currently using the Gospel Project for Adults.  The Gospel Project for Adults is a Christ-centered Bible study series that examines how the entire Bible points to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each session immerses men and women in the in-depth study of theology and the grand narrative of Scripture, ultimately moving participants to mission for the gospel.  Starting this fall we will be studying “The Story of God’s Kingdom:  Bible Overview through the Lens of Kingdom.”

Mission Project:  Our ministry is serving at St. Paul’s kitchen.  We donate to our mission all year long and then at our designated time(s) we go to St. Paul’s prepare and serve a good warm meal to those who are in need.

Contact Tori Smith-Powers –
Contact Karen Ward –

Sundays at 10:00am ~ Room 216

Progressive Community Group

Our group ranges from middle age to over 90, but everyone is welcome.  This class, for decades, has been warm and supportive and very caring of each other.

Mission Project:  Monthly donation to Hope’s Helping Hands account.

Contact Bonnie Bailey –

Sundays at 10:00am ~ Hope Church Parlor


Women of faith

Women of Faith

A Sunday School class for women of all ages who want to grow and mature in their faith in God, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.

As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature.

Contact Kara –

Sunday at 10:00am ~ Room 205

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University. Developed by Dave Ramsey, author, talk show host and personal finance expert, Financial Peace University concepts helps people change their financial lives. No matter where you are in your financial situation, there is help to take that next step. The class is offered once a year, call the church office for more information.

Church Office – 937-434-7055


Financial Peace Circle

Through The Week


Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Fast Track, a streamlined version of the original Disciple Bible study, is a 24-week study that provides a thorough introduction of the Bible to participants. Classes are held on Thursdays 7 to 8: 30 p.m. 

Whether you are new to the Bible or have studied it for some time, if you seek to go deeper into God’s word we encourage you to become a part of Disciple Bible Study.

Contact Tori Smith Powers –
Contact Kathy Hill –

Thursday nights at 7pm ~Room 205

Kindling Spirits

Facilitator:  Al Kessler (; 937.430.9567)

When:  Mondays at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 8

Location:  Hope Church Parlor

The Kindling Spirits community group includes a time of sharing joys and concerns, a prayer, and a group study, and usually lasts approximately one hour. In the past our group has studied many books of the Bible and a variety of Christian topics. We welcome all adults, both singles and couples, but do not provide childcare.

Mission Project:  For our service project this fall we will again be serving a meal at Target Dayton.

Contact Al Kessler –

Monday Nights at 7:00pm ~ Hope Church Parlor


Merkers Group

Merker’s Community Group

To study God’s Word, pray & support each other & fellowship together.   Many in our group are involved in touching lives through Stephen Ministry, Quilt Ministry, Funeral Dinner Ministry, & volunteering in various areas within the church.  We love to eat out, go to movies, picnic, & enjoy each other’s company. We invite anyone to check us out.

Mission Project:  Sack lunches that we make monthly to St. Vincent’s at “Feed The Hungry”

Contact John or Judy –

2nd & 4th Thursday Nights at 5:30pm ~ Chapel

Joyful Seekers Community Group

Our mission statement is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Joyful Seekers weekly gatherings consist of fellowship, sharing praises and answered prayers, prayer requests, monthly birthday celebrations with cake and ice cream, singing hymns, and studying subjects related to and from the Bible for spiritual growth.  A wide variety of materials and media (study aids, DVDs, CDs, maps, etc.) are used to study the Bible, learn about Bible characters, and topics related to the Bible.  We celebrate special occasions in one another’s lives and pray for one another.  Usually between study topics we take a break and eat out for dinner and fellowship. Topics are chosen by the group. This is an excellent Community Group where you have the opportunity to help and serve many, many people.  This is a friendly invitation to see for yourself; you will be glad you did.

Mission Projects: For years, the Joyful Seekers provide prayer support and financial support for families in Berlin, Germany and in southeast Asia;  this Community Group were founders for Hope Church supporting Love Packages mission, and Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County, that provides temporary housing and meals for homeless families in the area.

The second Thursday of each month, we set aside our study by preparing sack lunches and delivering them to St. Vincent de Paul’s Gateway House for Women and Families.

Contact Leo ( or Wilma (

Thursday Afternoons at 4:00pm ~ Room 216


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