In this unexpected season we call life right now, we want you to know we are here for you! Our FCC family is still here to serve you. If you need anything at all, PLEASE don’t hesitate to call or email us anytime! If you need prayer, call or text 805-260-8307 anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A ministry leader will be on the other end to pray with you!
 
 
 
S M A L L   G R O U P S
 
 
 
                                                              Herrera Small Group
             Sundays April 5 – June 28 | 9:00-10:15am | Rm A220
 An interactive eight-week study which will inject new life into your relationship. The study outlines the foundational pillars upon which God designed marriage. If your marriage is hurting, it can be healed. If your relationship is good, it can become great. Sign up for this couples ministry small group. The cost is $10 per couple, paid on the first day of class. 
                                             
 
                                                    
 Parenting from The Tree of Life
       Parenting from the Tree of Life is not an easy task. In this age of uncertainty where declining cultural values put enormous stress on families, especially on those parents who   believe there are standards of right and wrong and everyday courtesies worth instilling into   their children. Be encouraged: parenting from a life perspective, to say the least, is life   changing. Join Barton & Julie Clark February 16th, Rm B202 during 2nd service in this 17 week series. Preparation for Parenting Feb 16-Mar 22, The Babyhood Transitions Mar 29-Apr 22, Preparation for the Toddler Years May 3- May 24. 
                                                 
                                                    
 Grief Share Support Group
               Need Support with the loss of a loved one? In this 13 week series, we will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. After viewing the video, group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that weeks video and what is going on in our lives. During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. We will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook. This group meets on Sundays at 10:15am in Room B203.
                                                
                                                                       (NOT CURRENTLY MEETING)
The Heart of Addiction
Mondays, 6:30pm I Room B202
Finally Free. Hope and help for those struggling with all forms of sinful habits and addictions including, overeating, excessive shopping, pornography, gambling, drugs, sex, and alcohol. This in-depth study uses biblical principles to transform your life and free you from your addictions as we follow The Heart of Addiction by Mark Shaw. You can purchase the Heart of Addiction book and workbook at Amazon. If you would like to attend this class join us every Monday at the church in Room B202. Email bruceh@fccsantamaria.org if you have questions. 
                                                                            
                                                                                         MONDAY
 
M.O.M Small Group
 
Mother’s of children of all ages will meet for two hours on the first, third and Fifth Monday’s. We will enjoy speakers, crafts, devotional, and other fun activities while the kids have fun of their own in on site childcare that includes an age appropriate Bible story and craft. Childcare provided for children ages birth through 6th grade. Homeschool families welcome.
 
Who: Mothers of Miracles
When: Monday, Bi-monthly | 9:30-11:30 AM
Where: FCC | Room A220
Childcare: Yes
  
 
 
 
Bruce & Pat Johnson Small Group
 
We are a fellowship of “young at heart” men and women who meet in homes in Nipomo/Santa Maria area to share and give care for each other as we journey through life producing fruit in God’s field of grace.
 
Who: Men and Women
              Topic: Sermon based study
When: Monday Evenings | 6PM
Where: Nipomo
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
           
 
 
Singles Group 40 and Over
 
Are you doing life as a single? Widowed? Divorced? Never-Married? Do you often feel like you’re all alone in a sea of couples?  
Come join our group! We’re learning how to connect with God and each other through Bible study and fellowship.
 
Who: Men & Women
 Topic: Sermon based study
When: Monday Evenings | 6:30pm
Where: FCC | Coffee Shop
Childcare: No
 
 
 
  
   
 
The Heart of Addiction
Not Currently Meeting
   Finally Free. Hope and help for those struggling with all forms of sinful habits and addictions including, overeating, excessive shopping, pornography, gambling, drugs, sex, and alcohol. This in-depth study uses biblical principles to transform your life and free you from your addictions as we follow The Heart of Addiction by Mark Shaw. You can purchase the Heart of Addiction book and workbook at Amazon. If you would like to attend join us every Monday at the church in Room B202 at 6:30pm. Email bruceh@fccsantamaria.org if you have questions. 
 
Who: Men & Women
 Topic: The Heart of Addiction
When: Monday Evenings | 6:30pm
Where: FCC | Room B202
Childcare:No 
 
 
 
 
Men’s Bible Study Fellowship
 
On Monday nights starting Sept 9th hosts separate Men and Women Bible Study Fellowship classes. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth bible study that produces a passionate commitment to Christ, His Word, and His Church. The vision of BSF is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him. If you would like more information or would like to attend please sign up.  
 
Who: Men 
When: Monday Evenings | 6:40pm
Where: FCC 
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
 
Women’s Bible Study Fellowship
 
On Monday nights starting Sept 9th hosts separate Men and Women Bible Study Fellowship classes. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth bible study that produces a passionate commitment to Christ, His Word, and His Church. The vision of BSF is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him. If you would like more information or would like to attend please sign up.  
 
Who: Women
When: Monday Evenings | 6:40pm
Where: FCC 
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                      TUESDAY
 
Financial Planning University
 
See how you can take control of your finances instead of your finances controlling you. Beginning Tuesday morning’s in February, a small group will begin meeting to watch to watch and discuss Dave Ramsey’s nine week video series, Financial Peace University. The cost per household for membership is $129. Scholarships and assistance to attend the small group are available through the church. Register online or contact Pastor Don at the church office for more info.
 
Who: Men & Women
               Topic: Financial Peace University
When: Tuesday Evenings | 6:00-7:30pm
Where: At the Church
Childcare: No 
 
          
 
Cote Small Group
 Currently Full   
Our weekly hope is to learn to love the Lord with all that is in us, and to love each other and those around us with Christ’s love. Mark 12:30,31.
 
 Who: Men & Women
                  Topic: Gospel of John
When: Tuesday Evenings | 7-9pm
Where: Santa Maria (Battles & Blosser)
Childcare: No
 
        
 
         
 
Small Business Mastermind
 
This is a group for business owners and executives to come together and share ideas, strategies and challenges with each other. One person is often too close to a challenge to see the best solution, when we come together and help each other we will be able to find the best outcome. Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm starting in February.   
 
Who: Men & Women
 Topic: Small Business
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month |6pm
Where: FCC 
  
  
 
 
Women’s Ministry Lab
 
The Women’s Ministry Lab IS different. Binsey Cote & Kathy Buckey will take you on a hands-on exploration to discover the sacred and unique call you have for the health of His Body(1 Corinthians 12). We even do experiments! Come join us to discover, experience and apply ministry within the group, and on our own! We need the Christ in you!
 
Who: Women
Topic: Ministry Lab
When: Tuesday Mornings | 9:30-11:30am
Where: At the Church | Rm A222
Childcare: yes
 
 
          
 
Women’s 1 Peter Small Group
 
Ladies, join us for our new video-driven Bible Study on 1Peter, taught by Jen Wilkin. Peter was an eyewitness to the life of Christ, and we will be challenged to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. Childcare provided. The book is $13. Come for fellowship with other women and an opportunity to grow in your walk with Christ. 
 
 Who: Women
                       Topic: 1 Peter
When: Tuesday Morning’s | 9:30-11:30am
Where: At the church | Rm A220
Childcare: yes
 
        
 
         
 
 
The Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ
 
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ? After completing the study, you will have a working knowledge of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as well as a life that has been changed to look more like Him. We urge men to join us and investigate what Jesus Christ did and taught.   
 
Who: Men 
 Topic: The Life & Ministry of Christ
When: Tuesday mornings |6:30-7:30am
Where: At the church | Southwest Room 
Childcare: no
  
 
           
 
 
                                                                             WEDNESDAY
 
Christensen Small Group
 
We are a group of women that meet the second Wednesday of every month. Women are invited who enjoy reading and pursuing personal and spiritual growth. A meet and greet will take place September 11th over a salad luncheon. The first book will be “The Next Right Thing” by Emily P. Freeman. 
 
Who: Women
         Topic: “The Next Right Thing” 
When: Second Wednesday of the month  11:00-1:30pm
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
Holst/ Men’s Small Group
 
 We are a group of men who meet for breakfast, fellowship and reading of God’s word.  Breakfast is cheap, company is great and His word is a great way to start the day. 
 
Who: Men
When: Wednesday Mornings| 7:00AM
Where: “A” Street Cafe | Santa Maria
Childcare: No
 
 
          
 
 
Grant Small Group
Currently Full
 We will most likely do sermon study, but certainly spend some time getting to know each other and growing together in Christ. We will make every effort to end right at 9:00 for those that have to work!
 
 Who: Men and Women
             Topic: Sermon based study
When: Wednesday Evenings | 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
         
 
Doss Small Group
 
We are a Small Group that is open to all. We invite you to join us as we do life together!
 
Who: Men and Women
              Topic: Sermon based study 
When: Wednesday Evenings | 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
 
          
 
Knapp/Men’s Small Group
 
We are a group of men who will address real life issues in a bible study. We will engage in conversations that help build biblical community and live out what we learn each week in our daily lives. 
 
Who: Men
When: Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Santa Maria
 
           
 
Ryver/Spier Small Group
 
The purpose of our small group is to make disciples. We will be doing various studies and also studying the sermon based questions. Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm – 8pm.
 
Who: Men and Women
           Topic: Sermon based study
When: Wednesday Evenings | 6:30PM
Where: Santa Maria
Childcare: No
 
          
 
 
         
 
 
 
        
 
       THURSDAY       
 
Knapp Small Group
 
Our small group welcomes a wide range of people, young, old, married and single.  We do life together by growing in the word through study, fun and fellowship.
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: Sermon based study
When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30pm
Where: South Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
          
 
Lambert/Morales Men’s Small Group
 
Our group will be studying Wild at Heart. This study is a guide that will provide Wisdom and insight as you embark on a journey to discover how God can heal your wounded heart and put a spirit of adventure back in your life. 
. Join us as we fellowship and dive deeper into God’s word.
 
Who: Men
     Topic: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30-8:00PM
Where: FCC | Southwest Room
 
 
         
 
 
Harbor Lights Small Group
 
  We welcome anyone who would like to join a day time small group at FCC.  Some of our activities include a traditional hymn sing once a month, Bible studies with dvds, fellowship times, special speakers, praise and prayer requests, coffee time.
 
Who: Seniors
When: Thursday Mornings | 9:30AM
Where:FCC
Childcare: No
 
 
          
 
Correa Small Group
 
Our small group consists of married
couples. We will be studying a marriage devotional. This group meets once a week. 
 
Who: Married Couples
Topic: Marriage Devotional
When: Thursday Evenings | 6pm
Where: Santa Maria
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
Zimmer Small Group
 
We will be studying Chip Ingram’s “Why I Believe”. It gives solid biblical and logical answers to honest doubts that every believer experiences in the areas of: the resurrection of Christ, the evidence of an afterlife, the accuracy and intellectual feasibility of the Bible, and much more!
Who: Men and Women
         Topic: Why I Believe by Chip Ingram
When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30PM
Where: Santa Maria
Childcare: No
       
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY 
NO OPEN SMALL GROUPS AT THIS TIME.
SATURDAY 
 
 Fontes Small Group
 
Our small group meets once a week consisting of younger couples, but all are welcomed. We emphasize food, fun, fellowship and supporting each other through this thing called life. 
 
Who: Adults ages 20’s to 40’s with and without children. 
            Topic: Sermon based study
When: Saturday Evening | 6:00pm
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: Flexible
 
          
  
 
Interest Group: Motorcyclists
 
We are a group of people who want to share fellowship and our joy of riding.  We urge safety when we ride but our objective is to show the love of Christ as we do life together. Our first ride will be Saturday March 21st at 9am.
 
Who: All are welcome
When:Third Saturday of each month. (Weather permitting) 9:00am
Where: Meet at FCC west parking lot. 
What: Interest Group | Ongoing
 
 
         
 
 
 
Lambert/Men’s Small Group
 
Our men’s small group meets on Saturday mornings at Panera Bread in Santa Maria. We are currently studying the Book of James. Join us as we grow in the Lord. 
 
Who: Men 
 Topic: The Book Of James
When: Saturday Morning | 7:30am
Where: Panera Bread
 
 
 
 
           
 
    
 
SUNDAY 
 
Cooper Small Group
 
 We’ve seen it in the lives of people all over the world. When people encounter the living God in His Word, everything changes. Eyes are opened. Hearts are hungry for truth. Lives are transformed. Families are reconciled. Entire communities are challenged to see the world through a different lens. Join us as we read through the living Word.
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: Walk through the Bible
When: Sunday Mornings |10:15am 
Where: FCC | Southwest Room
Childcare: Yes
 
 
 
       
 
Herrera Small Group
 
An interactive eight-week study which will inject new life into your relationship. The study outlines the foundational pillars upon which God designed marriages. If your marriage is hurting, it can be healed. If your relationship is good, it can become great. Sign up for this couples ministry small group. The cost is $10 per couple, paid on the first day of class.   
 
Who: Couples
             Topic: The Four Laws of Love
When: Sunday Mornings |9am 
Where: FCC | RM A220
Childcare: Yes
 
 
 
        
 
 
Clark Small Group
 

Parenting from the Tree of Life is not an easy task. In this age of uncertainty where declining cultural values put enormous stress on families, especially on those parents who believe there are standards of right and wrong and everyday courtesies worth instilling into their children. Be encouraged: parenting from a life perspective, to say the least, is life changing. Join Barton and Julie Clark in this 17 week series February 16th during second service. 

Who: Men & Women
    Topic: Parenting from the Tree of Life
When: Sunday Mornings | 10:15am 
Where: FCC
 
    
    
 
 
Henderson Small Group
 
 This is a small group that is open to all! We invite you to join us as we study the sermon based questions. 
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Evenings | 6:30m 
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Small Group
 
Our small group consists of young families with kids and more experienced types with grandkids and we emphasize fun. We meet once per week, and usually eat out together once a month.
 
Who: Men & Women 
            Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Evenings | 4:00pm 
WhereSanta Maria 
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
          
 
Shoemaker Small Group
Currently Full
 We are a young couple with a small child, who are looking to be in community with young families. Our study will be sermon based and include a time to share about what God is doing in our lives. Our prayer is to create a community that loves Jesus and helps each other grow closer to the Lord. 
 
Who: Young Couples 
Topic: Sermon based studies
When: Sunday Evenings |4:30-6pm 
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: Optional
 
 
 
Interest Group: Golf
 
All are invited to meet at Rancho Maria Golf Course to enjoy nine holes of golf. We seek to become like minded with Christ & encourage each other as we begin the work week. All people & all skill levels are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Don Knapp at donk@fccsantamaria.org the Friday before each Sunday to confirm your willingness to play. First meeting is Sunday March 15th at 2pm. 
 
Who: All Welcome
When: Sunday Afternoons | 2pm 
Where: Rancho Maria Golf Course
 
Larrabee Small Group
Currently Full
 This is a small group that is open to all! We invite you to join us as we study the sermons and fellowship. 
 
Who: Men & Women
                Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Evenings |7pm 
Where: Santa Maria
Childcare: Yes
 
Divorce Care
 
Many people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. FCC DivroceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. If you have been divorced for a while, sometimes healing takes time and a caring heart. Don’t go through separation and divorce alone. We want to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life . 
 
Who: Men & Women 
When: Sunday Afternoons |1pm 
Where: FCC | Green Room
Childcare: No
 
 
 
Richardson Small Group
Currently Full
 We eat, talk, discuss & eat some more. Kids are welcome & have a lot of fun getting dirty on the ranch. We all take turns watching the children while we have group discussions. Our group is singles, young families & not so young families. We love kids! We are fun, food, fellowship & families loving Jesus!
 
Who: Men & Women
                Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Evenings |4pm 
Where: Sisquoc
Childcare: Yes
 
Enos Small Group
Currently Full 

Our group consists of couples with young children. We are going through the Five Love Languages book by Gary Chapman. We fellowship and support each other through life. We meet every Sunday at 4pm.

 
Who: Couples
When: Sunday Afternoons | 4pm 
Where: Santa Maria
 
 

 

Dekorte Small Group
Currently Full
 This is a small group that is open to all! We invite you to join us as we do life together. 
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Mornings | 10:30am 
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

  

 
         
 
Grief Share
 
Need support with the loss of a loved one? In this 13 week series, we will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. After viewing the video, group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that weeks video and what is going on in our lives. During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. We will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook. This group meets Sundays at 10:15am in Room B203.
 
Who: Men & Women
                    Topic: Grief Share
When: Sunday Mornings |10:15am 
Where: At the church | Rm B203
Childcare: Yes