Small Groups connect adults in meaningful relationships with one another at times other than Sunday mornings. These groups vary in composition and structure, but they are designed to help adults study God’s Word, care for one another, serve together in ministry, and grow together in fellowship.
Many of our small groups meet on Wednesday nights. Here’s what you can expect if you join us:
Wednesday meal at 5:00 p.m. in Morgan Hall
Our menu changes weekly (and you will find it posted below). We invite you to RSVP for the meal so we can be prepared. Meals cost $8 for adults, $4 for children, $4 for staff members, or $25 for a family. While you can pay at the door by cash or check, we also offer a convenient payment option online.
November 23, 2023
We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! The church will be closed for the holiday at noon on November 23, so we will not have a Wednesday meal together. We look forward to seeing you next week, November 30, when Chef Neel will be serving ham, lima beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, and dessert.
Our Adult small groups meet across campus on Wednesday nights. We also have instrumental ensembles and choral groups that practice on Wednesdays. We invite you to learn more about the particular groups meeting right now by following the Learn More link.
Fall 2022 Groups
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Our Student small groups meet in the Student Center on Wednesday nights. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with games, food, and fellowship, followed by a time of worship before breaking out into small groups, where students interact with the Bible through devotionals and studies. To learn more about student small groups, please contact Seth Brown.
Hey Students—Let's Meet!
Students or Parents who would like to know more about student small groups or activities are encouraged to email or call Seth Brown.
Our children’s small groups meet on Wednesday nights for a study of music and missions. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. Nursery care is available for babies through three-year olds. Children in K4 through K5 meet together for lessons tailored to their ages. First through fifth grade students meet together in a separate location for study, then finish their evening with games in the gym. To learn more about children’s small groups, please contact Lori Welborn.
Hey Kids— Let's Connect!
Parents who would like to know more about children’s small groups or activities are encouraged to email or call Lori Welborn.
We have a vibrant Music Ministry under the direction of the Director of Worship Arts, Ellee Hilley, and the Minister of Music, Erin Clarke. If you sing or play an instrument, we hope you will consider participating in our ensembles.
Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Handbell Room
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
About the Handbell Ensemble:
Handbells have been used for music throughout much of human history. They are essentially bells that can be held by a strap in one’s hand. When played in an ensemble, the bells range several octaves and can deliver an entire song without the need for additional instrumentation. These lovely instruments make a great entry point into instrumental music for those who do not yet read music very well.
The Handbell Ensemble performs primarily during the Celebration Service on Sunday mornings several times a year. The group will be practicing regularly under the direction of Ellee Hilley and may make more appearances as the group is prepared.
If you would like more information about the Handbell Ensemble, or if you would like to get involved in this group, please contact Ellee Hilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instrumental Ensemble (Orchestra)
Minister: Ellee Hilley
Time: 6:00 -6:45 p.m.
About the Instrumental Ensemble:
The FBC Orchestra is composed of volunteer musicians with a wide range of playing experience. Woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, and stringed instruments are all typically represented in this group. All ages and experience levels are welcome, although musicians who would like to play for the orchestra should already know how to read music. This is open to youth and adults, although instrumentalists should be in at least 8th grade to join, and should have at least two years of experience playing an instrument.
Performances typically feature hymns and prelude or offertory pieces played during the Celebration Service on Sunday mornings.
Practices for the Orchestra will take place weekly (with a few exceptions) and will end with a brief devotional.
Contact Ellee Hilley at email@example.com for more information on this group.
Minister: Erin Clarke
Location: Choir Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
About the choir:
The Sanctuary Choir is a group of volunteer singers who meet weekly to prepare hymns and special music for the 9AM Celebration Service on Sunday mornings.
Choir rehearsals are held in the second floor Music Suite on Wednesday nights, 7-8:15PM.
Contact Erin Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Instrumental Multipurpose Room
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
About the Ukulele Ensemble:
The ukulele resembles a small classical acoustic guitar. When you assemble a group of ukulele musicians, you have a recipe for entertainment, fellowship, and personal growth. The FBC Ukulele Ensemble is known around Griffin for its renditions of favorite tunes, both Christian and secular. They regularly play for local community groups and for our church.
If you are looking for a place to get plugged into music without a lot of added stress, then the Ukulele Ensemble might be perfect for you! The Ukulele Ensemble requires no music reading skills, just a desire to learn chords and have fun!
Contact Ellee Hilley at email@example.com for more information on this group and its performance schedule.
Note: If you are new to the ukulele, the instrument is not difficult to learn. Ask Ellee about the Beginner’s Ukulele lessons offered through FBC.
Worship Team: Praise Band & Vocalists
Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Morgan Hall
Times: Vocalists at 6:30 p.m.; Praise Band at 7:00 p.m.
About the Praise Band and Vocalists:
The FBC Praise Band is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists who lead in the contemporary worship service each week, engaging the congregation in song. The band resembles typical stage band instrumentation with guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums, though other instruments are welcomed additions. A small ensemble of vocalists lead the singing each week. Play or sing once in a while or often…the worship team works on a rotational format.
Practices are on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, and are always fun though we do work hard during rehearsal. Don’t read music? Rest easy….Band and vocalists do not need to know how to read music (in fact, we do not read music at all on the worship team), but should be proficient in their instrument or voice. Vocalists are trained by our vocal coach, Orietta Russom, and the band is led by Ellee Hilley. Contact Ellee at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about becoming part of our Worship Team rotation!
The Church Library has incredible resources to share with you! Not only do we have over 13,000 items in our collection with materials for every age and reading level, we also host a Coffee and Conversation series where we invite local authors to sit down and chat with attendees.
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We hope you will visit us soon! We are open on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.