It’s really hard to connect with people you only see in passing once-a-week on Sundays. At Arlington Woods, we think it’s really important to get together in small groups during the week to foster friendships, encourage, and pray for each other, and to dig a little deeper into the Bible and discover how it can relate to our lives. Each group also serves together by adopting mission projects in our community and around the world.
Our small groups meet in both homes and at the church, so there are plenty of options available to suit your schedule. You can view a list of our groups below or in our weekly bulletin, but the best first step is to message Paul Bloomfield, our Small Groups coordinator, with any of your questions and to find out which small group would be a great fit for you. (Please also note that during the summer, some of these groups take a break, so contacting Paul is the best way to stay informed which are currently running.) If you would be interested in a Bible study or class being offered or would like to join a group specifically geared towards prayer, please view our list of Bible Studies & Classes and Prayer Groups.
We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:9b-10
Small Groups Listing:
WOMEN'S SMALL GROUP: Alderbrook Drive, Nepean
Day: Wednesday Time of day: Evening Frequency: Every second Wednesday night, 7-8:30pm
Description: This group is for women of all ages who have questions about the Christian faith or are new Christians (not for long-time Christians). It meets to study and discuss the Book of John every second Wednesday night.
WOMEN'S SMALL GROUP: Hobart Crescent, Nepean
Day: Tuesday Time of day: Evening Frequency: Tuesday nights, 7:30-9pm
Description: This group is for women of all ages to come together, grow deeper in our faith and friendships, pray together and for each other, and to support each other in our walks with God. There will be worship, tea, treats, laughter & tears! Our first study will follow the book, "Captivating", by Stasi Eldridge where we'll watch a short video each week and then discuss it.
Day: Tuesdays Time of day: 6:45-8:30pm Frequency: Weekly Location: Arlington Woods Church
Description: ALPHA returns to Arlington Woods on Tuesday, March 20, 2018! ALPHA is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each week features a free supper, a modern video segment that tackles questions about the Christian faith, and a chance to have open discussion on the topic. If you're interested in taking part in our next ALPHA course or would like more information, please visit our ALPHA page.
CONNECT: Young Adults
Day: Sunday Time of day: Lunch Frequency: Monthly Location: Seymour Ave, Nepean
Description: CONNECT: Young Adults is a great community made up of college and university students as well as working young adults! Visit our CONNECT Young Adults page and contact Pastor Ben if you have any questions or would like more information.
CONNECT: Family & Friends
Day: Sunday Time of day: Lunch Frequency: Last Sunday of the month Location: Mulvagh Ave and Hobart Cres.
Description: This monthly group meets in several locations and is geared towards families with children as well as for those who feel they've out-grown the Young Adults group (singles or couples). We get together for lunch following the morning service, and all who join us are encouraged to bring a main dish to share. The purpose of this group is to build community and get to know each other better over food, conversation, and games. While it has a social emphasis, we'll also have a short family-friendly devotional and opportunity to pray for each other. Contact Pastor Ben if you have any questions or would like more info.
DEEPER ROOTS (For Students Grades 7-9)
Day: Sunday Time of day: 10am Frequency: Monthly Location: Church Youth Area
Description: Deeper Roots is a monthly small group for students in Grades 7-9 that heads downstairs to the youth area when the kids go to KIDZONE during the morning service. Please visit our TEENS page for all of the details on Deeper Roots.
TUESDAY WOMEN'S SMALL GROUP: At Church
Day: Tuesday Time of day: 9:30-11:15am Frequency: Bi-Weekly (1st and 3rd Tuesday of month)
Description: This group is for women dealing with depression or living with people dealing with depression. We meet for Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and occasional service projects.
RETIRED MEN'S GROUP: Meets in Downstairs Classroom
Day: Tuesday Time of day: 930am Frequency: Weekly
Description: This is a small group for men who are retired.
SENIOR LADIES SMALL GROUP: Meeting Area in Church Lobby
Day: Wednesday Time of day: Morning Frequency: Weekly
Description: Ladies 55+ meet together for conversation, encouragement, prayer and a devotional.
THURSDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP: Meeting Area in Church Lobby
Day: Thursdays Time of day: 7pm Frequency: Weekly
Description: This small group studying the Book of James is meeting weekly on Thursday nights. All are welcome to join us as we learn and grow together.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP: Meeting Area in Church Lobby
Day: Wednesday Time of day: 7pm Frequency: Weekly
Description: This small group for all adults is currently studying a book called 'I Am' which focuses on the Gospel of John.
SMALL GROUP: Starwood Road, Nepean
Day: Thursday Time of day: Evening Frequency: Weekly
Description: This is a small group open to all adults.
THE ROC MEN'S GROUP: Youth Centre at the church
Day: Wednesday Time of day: 9:30am Frequency: Weekly
Description: This men's group meets for great conversation, games, a devotional, prayer, and service opportunities. We also enjoy visiting men from our church community who might be 'shut-in' for health reasons.
KNITTING GROUP FOR MISSIONS: Bells Corners
Day: Mondays Time of day: 1pm Frequency: Weekly
Description: This knitting group meets weekly to make items for Ottawa Innercity Ministries (OIM) to distribute to the poor and homeless in our city.