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The following is the list of Summer Life Groups for 2017.

You can sign-up for a Life Group by clicking here, and download a printable version of the list of Life Groups by clicking here.


Inductive Bible Study

Fridays @ 8:30 -10:00 pm // June 2 through August 25

Come join us for an inductive Bible study. We will study one chapter of a book of the New Testament each Friday. We will study each verse to understand the meaning and how to apply it to your life. We would like to gather people from all backgrounds and ages in order to have an impactful discussion where people are free to share their

perspectives. We look forward to insightful discussions about God’s Word and seeing our minds transformed by God!

Contact: Mario Bendezu @ 952-738 2733 / or via email

Location: Bendezu’s home {6820 Auto Club Road Apt 115, Bloomington, MN 55438}

Prayer Walk

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 - 8:00 pm // June 7 through August 16 {no meeting July 5}

We will meet at different walking trails in the Eden Prairie area and do a prayer walk. Join us as we enjoy a summer night, walking and praying over various areas of our church. Each week we will provide a list of topics we will pray over. Childcare is not provided but parents are welcome to bring kids along for the walk.

Contact: Renee Mark 612-710-6598 / or via email

Location: Trail location will be communicated before each meeting.

Renewed Hope

1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm // June 5 through August 28

Everyone has struggles. It may be worry, stress, anxiety, a major life transition, or a mental

health diagnosis. You may be in therapy, a support group, or talking to family and friends. We believe that God is a God of healing and He has a plan for us to live in joy. This group offers an approach based on what God has to say about our struggles. There are two parts to each group meeting: 1) Education about what God has to say concerning our specific problems. 2) Prayer and support as each member talks about what they are going through.

Contact: Jan Aquilina @ 612-205-1644 / or via email

Location: City Hill Church

What is a Christian Like?

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm // June 8 through August 24

What is a Christian like in the church, home, and world? Let us learn together how to live the Christian life day-to-day through teaching what we believe, supporting each

other, and praying together. Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Laurel & Linda Lange

Laurel: 952.693.3967 / or via email

Linda: 952-240-4727 / or via email

Location: Laurel & Linda's home {5917 Whited Ave, Minnetonka}


Beginner Ballet Lessons

Saturdays @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm // June 3 through August 19

In this life group, kids (ages Kindergarten - 3rd grade) will learn some basic ballet skills in a contemporary worship style. We will also have a weekly Bible Memory Verse to help the kids to grow in their knowledge of the scripture and their walk with God. Parent volunteers are needed to help supervise. At the end of the summer we will have a small recital for parents and family members to attend.

Contact: Amanda Johnson, teen daughter of Jonathan & Laurie via email

Location: City Hill Church

Family Fellowship [a.k.a. play-day!}

2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm // June 3 through August 26

Are you a family with little kids? This group is for you! This is a family-friendly group, but all people are welcome to join for fellowship. We’ll gather in a park where children can play. While the kiddos are running around, the adults will be able to have fellowship and oversee the children.

Contact: Mario & Jeanine Bendezu

Mario: 952-738-2733 / or via email

Jeanine: via email

Location: Various Hennepin County Parks

Fire, Food & Fellowship

1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 6:00 - 8:30 pm // June 3 through August 26

God created us for fellowship with one another. Come join us this summer for some

fun fellowship in our outside living space. We’ll start the evening with a potluck dinner and some good conversation prompted by IF:Table conversation cards. After dinner we’ll crank up the fire pit and let the evening happen - conversation, marshmallows, music - whatever the mood strikes. To end the evening, we’ll invite everyone to share any individual prayer requests and then close in a group prayer. We will meet indoors

if it rains. Children are welcome.

Contact: Judye & Kevin Fawver @ 612-963-5688 / or via email

Location: Fawver’s home {9760 Squire Lane, Eden Prairie}

Friday Frisbee

Fridays @ 6:30-8:30 pm // June 2 through September 1

If you are a teen or adult who loves Ultimate Frisbee then this Life Group is for you!

We will be meeting every Friday evening for two hours of frisbee, fellowship, and fun!

It will be a pick-up game which means you can come at any time during the meeting and join in the game. We encourage you to invite friends and family.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Christopher Johnson @ 952-649-9310 / or via email

Location: Eden Prairie parks

SOS {Summer of Salsa}

Wednesdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm // June 7 through August 2

Come and dance with us! No experience needed. We will be teaching an interactive, partner-changing dance called Salsa Rueda and enjoying each other’s company.

Sign up with a spouse or a friend if possible, although not necessary. Everyone is welcome, including returning dancers from last summer! Group members will take

turns bringing treats. Childcare is not provided.

Contact: Dave & Kim Nelson

Kim: 952-451-9901 / or via email

Dave: via email

Location: City Hill Church - Foyer Lounge


Mamas, Mochas & Munchkins

2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 10:00-11:30 am // June 13 through August 22

Hey Mamas! Looking to enjoy the beautiful summer weather while your kiddos play and burn off some energy? Join us as we meet up at local parks for fellowship & play, all while enjoying your caffeinated drink of choice.

Contact: Joanna Tholl @ 320-224-4184 / or via email

Location: Parks in the Eden Prairie area


Accountability Groups

Many days available throughout the week // Mornings or Evenings

Get to know some guys in the church and deepen your relationships with an opportunity to pray and support one another. Join us as we learn to share our lives in a deeper walk with Jesus.

Contact: Rick Bailey @ 952-297-5598 / or via email

Location: Various locations

Duffers Group

Thursday mornings @ 9:30 - 11:30 am // June 1 through August 31

Older Gentlemen sitting around drinking coffee solving the world’s problems! Join us for fellowship, support, and great conversation.

Contact: Tom Gilbertson @ 612-232-5609 / or via email

Location: Various locations in Eden Prairie & Minnetonka

Pornography & Sexual Addiction Recovery

Thursdays evenings / June 1 and ongoing as needed

Break free from a life of secrecy and denial. This is a confidential group focused on recovery and freedom from pornography and sexual addiction. Learn to understand how to use many different tools to walk in a path towards personal freedom. Share your struggles with other men as we pray for one another. Join us as we take a stand to break the ties that bind us and sidetrack us from all that God has called us to be. We’ll use the book “Facing the Shadow” by Patrick Carnes. Pay Rick Bailey $30 to cover the book cost. This is a confidential group and anything shared within the group stays within the group. If you prefer complete confidentiality when signing up, contact Rick Bailey or a pastor at City Hill {952-941-7290}.

Contact: Rick Bailey @ 952-297-5598 / or via email

Location: Meet at a confidential location


It’s All About Relationships

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm // June 2 through August 18

We meet together to grow our individual relationships with God, with our families, and with each other. We want to study God’s Word together, pray together and

encourage one another through life’s valleys and mountaintops. Our study topics will be tailored to meet the needs and desires of the group. Treats are pretty much a

requirement at each meeting and occasionally we share a full meal together. Everyone is welcome, including children of any age.

Contact: Brian & Kristen Dueber

Brian: 612-735-5847 / or via email

Kirsten: 612-237-6607 / or via email

Location: Brian & Kristen Dueber’s home {1225 River Terrace Drive, Bloomington}

T.G.I.S! {Thank God it’s Summer!}

1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 8:45 pm // June 6 through August 15

Summer is a great time to join the Young Marrieds Life Group. We plan to take advantage of the warmer weather and extended sun-lit evenings with summertime

adventures, fellowship, and prayer. For married couples in their 20s and 30s as well as engaged couples. Infants are welcome.

Contact: Jim & Suzy Miller

Jim: 612-581-8785 / or via email

Suzy: 952-237-8588 / or via email

Location: Jim and Suzy’s home {8676 Lake Riley Dr., Chanhassen}


The Edge of Summer

2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 // June 6 through August 22

Nature. New Friends. Escapades. Sports. God. Not necessarily in that order, but all vital components of this young adult group. Each meeting will consist of a different “adventure”. Maybe it will be playing a sport at a nearby park, sharing a meal, ministering together, or having a game or movie night. No matter what it is, it will be a great time of being together. Children do not attend.

Contact: Parker Bailey, Aaron Sivertson & Ben Logan

Parker: 952-297-5594 / or via email

Aaron: 612-998-4550 / or via email

Ben Logan: 952-941-7290 / or via email

Location: TBD {depending on the adventure}

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