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CONTACT Amy Howard

We believe in the importance of a continually growing and wholistic faith from our first breath all the way through our very last as we continue to discover anew God’s love for us. Small groups are provided as opportunities to build life-giving relationships with others and dive deeper into topics of life and faith, the Bible, to pray together, or in general to simply support one another. Large group studies are available to weekly and throughout the year for instruction and learning about the Bible, faith, and life. 




SMALL GROUPS on Sunday mornings meet in rooms off of the gym:

9:30am Room 1

Led by Bobby Johnson and Leon Smith (256) 286-3614

A discussion based group using various curriculum based on the group’s preference. The group organizes outings once a month to fun locations throughout the TN Valley for day trips. 

9:30am Room 3

Led by Kevin and Angela Patterson (256) 274-7467

A very diverse group that seeks to create a safe space for all to feel welcome and belong usually using a DVD study to launch lively discussions. 

9:30am Room 6

Led by Robert Humphreys (256) 686-1209

A large group composed primarily of older adults using the Cokesbury Quarterly Curriculum to guide discussions led by various leaders.

10:45am Room 1

Led by Alain Alonzo (256) 289-4392

A Young Adult Bible and book study group focusing on discussion about scripture and chosen curriculum. Quarterly, the group goes out to lunch or enjoys some form of group outing together.

10:45am Room 3

Led by Lynn Williams (256) 318-1926

A group with a mixture of lecture and discussion made up of a diverse mix of participants. The series topics are chosen from the group based on their interests.

10:45am Room 6

Led by Mike Hjelm (256) 974-7812

A small group that focuses on discussion centered around Scripture to guide their time together.

10:45am  Student Room 

Led by Josh Howard 

A discussion-based small group for all ages of adults that will look at the different ways we portray Jesus, and the ways in which it affects how we live. 



IMMERSE on Wednesdays at 6pm

Immerse is our new to Stone River group providing opportunities for you to discover more about what it is that makes us unique, what we believe, and how to get involved in life at Stone River. This group meets seasonally at various times and dates. It is a great starting place to launch into life in our community. 


KIDS (K-5th grade) Spark Rotation is taught on Wednesdays 6-7pm in Room 7


STUDENTS (6th-12th grade)  small groups are taught on Wednesdays 6-7pm in gym 


ADULTS A chapter by chapter Bible Study on Wednesdays 6-7pm in the Sanctuary




Why Easter Matters by Andy Stanley

(February 4-26)

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Led by Peggy Matthews  (256) 350-4706

Have you ever been at odds with God?

Have you resisted, defied, or tried to bargain your way out of what you thought God wanted? You aren’t alone.  Scripture documents similar stories.  In this Easter

study, Andy Stanley looks at some of the people whose lives intersected with Jesus in the weeks leading to his crucifixion.  Each of them had an agenda that put them at odds with God and Jesus.  As you’ll see, there’s a little bit of them in all of us.


Value Driven Purpose Workshop - the Golden Box Journey

(January 13 - February 3)

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Led by Charles Farrior

A three-week introspective look to give each participant a foundation to live with a defined purpose and with tailored and specific goals, objectives, and priorities.


Love Heals by Becca Stevens

  (January 12-February 29)

- Sundays at Upsurge Decatur

   Led by: Wes and Katie Black (256) 214-2450 (will start Jan 26)

- Tuesdays 10-11am at Lamb’s Home

   Led by: Christy Lamb (256) 654-8007

- Wednesdays 6-7pm at Conference Room with childcare provided

   Led by: Amy Howard, (256) 822-8004

- Fridays 11am-12pm at Amey’s Home

   Led by: Ted and Jill Amey (256) 684-4942

A book that can inspire all of us to think of ways we can come together and be a powerful witness in this world for how love heals. We all have a story. Whether written from the hardships of deep wounds, grief, or longing for justice, your life can overflow with hope. In Love Heals, you'll find principles that have transformed lives. Each chapter brings encouragement and practical steps for anyone going through a difficult season or searching for a deeper faith. 



Sundays 5-6pm 

Hill home in SE Decatur, AL

Led by Tom and Joy Hill (256) 355-5535

A large dinner group made up primarily of adults around retirement age that uses the Upper Room’s “Disciplines” to guide prayer, Scripture reading, and discussion. 


Sundays 6-7pm

Thompson home in Trinity, AL

Led by Coleman Thompson (931) 321-8534

A group geared toward young adult men looking for a place to get to know others, discuss Scripture, and pray together weekly.


Sundays 6-7pm 

The Columns in SE Decatur, AL

Led by Viljar Weimann (256) 303-2116

A discussion group applying theological concepts to life.


Mondays 10am-12pm

Fellowship Hall

Led by Lana Avera (256) 476-4291

A chance to gather around a table with the common focus of creating prayer shawls to share with those in our community who are struggling or celebrating.


1st Mondays 6:00-7:30pm

Fellowship Hall (256) 571-5382

Led by Judith Hines, Kathy Wright, and Sylvia Betts 

A group working towards changing the lives of women and children in developing countries through a shared dinner and program increasing awareness and support through voluntary donations.


4th Mondays 6-7pm

Conference Room 

Led by Joy Hill (256) 355-5535

A group for women focusing on prayer and meditation in support of our church, the missions we take on, our leaders, our members, and each other. 


2nd and 4th Tuesdays 4-5pm

Conference Room 

Led by Kristy Wharton (256) 919-1194

A group for women focusing on education for change and spiritual growth. They select and read a book together and discuss the ways they are challenged and shaped through the material. 


Wednesdays 10-11am

Room 1

Led by Barbara Rawls (256) 603-3472

A group focusing on packing bags of food for students to take home on the weekends in cooperation with Chestnut Grove Elementary School and Austinville Elementary School to help reduce food insecurity in Decatur.


2nd Wednesdays 10-11am

Conference Room

Led by Harriet Holland (256) 353-1028

A group for women focusing on local mission projects with a focus on service and advocacy in our community and around the world.


3rd Wednesdays 1-2pm

Conference Room

Led by Barbara Rawls (256) 603-3472

A group for women focusing on support and advocacy of women and children including education for girls to recognize their potential, aid young single mothers through Young Lives, and more.


Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Conference Room

Led by Kevin Patterson (256) 274-7460

A group for guys to gather around the table, get to know each other, discuss Scripture, and pray together weekly. 


Last Saturdays (time depends on location)

Lunch outing for ladies to enjoy each other’s company and grow from devotion and scripture. Transportation provided. Location will be advertised per month. RSVP monthly to Jill Amey (256) 684-4880



YOGA Regular yoga classes and chair yoga classes

January 13 - March 19 

Led by Lana Avera (256) 476-4291

Chair Yoga: Room 7

Tuesdays and Fridays 2-3:30pm

Regular Yoga: Room 7

Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm

A chance to catch our breath and share in yoga, either chair or regular, with prayer, scripture, and sharing together.


Mondays 10am

Our goal is to use our God-given talents to make prayer shawls offering comfort and encouragement to anyone who needs to feel the love that has gone into making each one and the blessing that our pastor has added.  We also make shawls to celebrate weddings, baptisms, and births.  We welcome everyone who wants to join in a very rewarding ministry.