DISCIPLESHIP AT STONE RIVER

TO GET CONNECTED

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. 

SUNDAY MORNING 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

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 Gym 

Group Leadership 

A discussion based group focusing on fellowship and building relationships, and prayer together for young couples seeking to connect with one another.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

OPPORTUNITIES

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

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SHORT TERM GROUP

OPPORTUNITIES

Me & My Big Mouth by Andy Stanley

September 10 - October 8

Open mouth… insert foot. Don’t we all wish we could avoid that scenario? Our words can get us into all kinds of trouble, but we can learn to keep our mouths in check. 

Tue 6:30-7:30pm Fellowship Hall

Led by Peggy Matthews (256) 350-4706

 

Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown

September 10 - October 23

Wren Crawford is a social worker who is overwhelmed with the troubles of the world. Her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression are starting to overcome her. She finds solace in art, spiritual formation, pastoral care and traditional therapeutic interventions. But a relationship from her past threatens to undo her progress.

Tue 10-11am Conference Room

Tue 6-7pm Conference Room

Wed 6-7pm Conference Room *Childcare 

Organized by Amy Howard (256) 822-8004

 

The Making of an Ordinary Saint by Nathan Foster

September 3 - November 22

Through his successes, struggles, and failures, Foster invites readers on a journey of freedom, pain, frustration, and ultimately joy as we learn to rise above selfish desires, laugh at our own failures, and fall in love with God. 

Tue 10-11am at Tom & Christy Lamb’s Home

Led by Christy Lamb and Suzanne Pruitt 

(256) 654-8007 or (205) 230-3362

Wed 6:30-7:30am in Conference Room

Led by Ted Amey and Sean Moore (256) 684-4942

Fri 9-10am in Conference Room *Childcare

Led by Rachel Pace (256) 606-2550

Fri 11am-12pm at Whisk’D

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

ON-GOING GROUP

OPPORTUNITIES

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

ADDITIONAL

OPPORTUNITIES

YOGA Regular yoga classes and chair yoga classes

September 23 - November 22 

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.

Mini Session:

December 2-13  for both chair and regular yoga

 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY 

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.