S M A L L   G R O U P S
 
 
Men & Women Bible Study Fellowship
                                             Mondays 6:40-8:15pm | Starting September 9
      FCC will be hosting separate Women and Men Bible Study Fellowship. 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. For more information or to register, please contact the BSF leadership on the plaza after each service September 1st and 8th. Or sign up below starting September 1st. 
 
                                Women                                                  Men
 
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The Faithful Women’s Bible Study 
Who: Women of any age 
What: Fellowship and Bible Study
Where: Room A220
When: Tuesdays at 9:30am, Sept. 10 – Nov. 19
Ladies, join us this fall for Bible Study as five different women take us on a journey with the heroes of the Old Testament: Gideon (Priscilla Shirer), Nehemiah (Kelly Minter), Esther (Beth Moore), Hosea (Jennifer Rothschild), and Malachi, (Lisa Harper). Come see how God uses ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Sign up and purchase your book ($14) on the plaza August 25 or Sept. 8.
 
 
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. Email bruceh@fccsantamaria.org if you have questions. 
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M O N D A Y
 
TOTS Small Group
Currently Open
TOTs is a group of moms of preschoolers that meet two Monday mornings each month. Moms have activities while the children are having fun on their own! 
 
Who: Moms of Preschoolers
When: Monday, Bi-monthly | 9:30-11:30 AM
Where: FCC
Childcare: Yes
 
 
   
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Bruce & Pat Johnson Small Group
Currently Open
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
 
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Holst Small Group
Currently Open

Our small group loves to laugh, & eat snacks. It is a community & fellowship of “life”-minded couples & singles, earth dwelling inhabitants brought together by the love of God & His word, discussing life’s greatest question… Why are you here, where are you going, & who is bringing the snacks?

Who: Men & Women
            Topic: The books of the Bible
When: Monday Evenings |7:00-9:00PM
Where: Orcutt (Foxenwood Estates)
Childcare: No  
   
 
The Heart of Addiction
Currently Open
   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. 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singles Group 40 and Over
Currently Open
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T U E S D A Y 
 
Chavez Small Group
Currently Not Meeting
Our small group consists of married couples. We will be studying the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. The cost for the book will be $10. Starting Tuesday February 12th.
 
Who: Married Couples
               Topic: 5 Love Languages
When: Tuesday Evenings | 6:30-8PM
Where: Santa Maria
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: Sermon based study
When: Tuesday Evenings | 7-9pm
Where: Santa Maria (Battles & Blosser)
Childcare: No
 
        
 
         
 
Giboney Small Group
Currently Not Meeting

We are thirty-somethings with elementary aged kids. We’d love to fellowship and minister to young couples and/or newlyweds, but ALL are welcome! We’d love to do potluck dinner if the group is interested.

Who: Men & Women
            Topic: Sermon based study
When: Tuesday Evenings |6:00PM
Where: Orcutt (Foxenwood Estates)
Childcare: No/But Flexible
 
 
Financial Peace University
Starting in September
 See how you can take control of your finances instead of your finances controlling you. Beginning Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, a small group will begin meeting to watch and discuss Dave Ramsey’s nine week video series, Financial Peace University. The cost for membership per household 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 |6:30pm
Where: FCC 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
W E D N E S D A Y 
 
Zimmer Small Group
 Currently Open

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: Wednesday Evenings | 6:30PM
Where: Santa Maria
Childcare: No
       
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Holst/ Men’s Small Group
Currently Open
 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
 
 
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Grant Small Group
Currently Open
 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
 
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Doss Small Group
 Currently Open
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
 
 
 
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Knapp/Men’s Small Group
Currently Open 
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
 
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Correa/ Men’s Small Group
Currently Open
Our small group meets once a week on Wednesday’s in Santa Maria. We will be studying the book The Spirit Style by Gayle Erwin. Join us for Fellowship and growing in God’s Word.
 
Who: Men
             Topic: The Spirit Style book
When: Wednesday 6pm to 8pm
Where: Santa Maria
 
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Buckey Small Group
Currently Full
We are a group of women that meet on Wednesday evening’s at FCC in the coffee shop. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a Biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments. Starts September 11th through November 20th. We will be taking a break over the holidays and beginning a new study January 22, 2020. 
 
Who: Women
         Topic: Seamless by Angie Smith 
When: Wednesday Evenings | 6:30pm
Where: FCC | Coffee Shop
Childcare: Yes
 
         
 
 
Christensen Small Group
Starting September 11th
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
 
 
 
 
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T H U R S D A Y 
 
Knapp Small Group
 Currently Open
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
 
 
 
 
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Lambert/Morales Men’s Small Group
 Currently Open
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
 
 
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Harbor Lights Small Group
Currently Open
  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
 
 
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Hutchinson/Malcolm Small Group
 Currently Open
Our small group is made up of people of all ages, and statuses. We meet every Thursday evening at 7pm.  We currently are studying along with the sermons.
 
Who: Men and Women
           Topic: Sermon based study
When: Thursday Evenings | 7:00PM
Where: NE Santa Maria
Childcare: No
 
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Henderson/Spier Small Group
Currently Open
Our small group is sermon based and is open to men and women, we meet once a week. 
 
Who: Men and Women
             Topic: Sermon based study
When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30p
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
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Cox/White Small Group
Not Currently Meeting 
We are a Small Group that is open to all. We invite you to join us as we do life together!
 
  Who: Men & Women
When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30PM
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: No
 
 
 
 
 
 
F R I D A Y 
NO OPEN SMALL GROUPS AT THIS TIME.
S A T U R D A Y 
 
 Fontes Small Group
Currently Open
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
 
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Interest Group: Motorcyclists
Currently Open
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.
 
Who: All are welcome
When:Third Saturday of each month. (Weather permitting) 9:30am
Where: Meet at FCC parking lot. 
What: Interest Group | Ongoing
 
 
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Lambert/Men’s Small Group
Currently Open
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
 
 
 
 
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S U N D A Y 
 
Albert Small Group
Currently Open
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
 
 
 
 
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Richardson Small Group
Currently Open
 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
 
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Larrabee 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 Evenings | 7pm 
Where: Orcutt
Childcare: Yes
 
 
Cooper Small Group
Currently Open
 The Bible provides many names for Jesus & each one tells us something of His character and His mission. Join us Sunday mornings at 10:15am in room A222 as we learn about the many Biblical names of Jesus!
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: “The Names of Jesus”
When: Sunday Mornings |10:15am 
Where: FCC | Southwest Room
Childcare: Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Herrera Small Group
Currently Open
We will be watching individual speakers from the 2019 XO Conference and discussing what we learned from the different speakers. The XO Conference is an experience that provides expert marriage advice and practical teachings to help couples navigate their marriage journey. We believe the XO conference will bring you closer to God and each other, reigniting your relationship and creating a love that lasts.  
 
Who: Couples
             Topic: 2019 XO Conference
When: Sunday Mornings |10:15am 
Where: FCC | Fellowship Hall
Childcare: Yes
 
 
 
Castillo Small Group
Currently Not Meeting
This small group is designed to help every christian become a fruitful disciple and to take steps forward from things that may be holding us back in life. We will learn how right thinking equals right believing. Come join us during 3rd service starting January 27th.  
 
Who: Men & Women
             Topic: Freedom in Christ
When: Sunday Mornings |11:30am 
Where: FCC | Room 202
Childcare: Yes
 
 
 
  
 

 

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
 
 
Financial Peace University
Starting in September
 See how you can take control of your finances instead of your finances controlling you. Beginning Sunday mornings in Setember, a small group will begin meeting in room B202 during second service (10:15am) to watch and discuss Dave Ramsey’s nine week video series, Financial Peace University. The cost for membership per household 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: Sunday Mornings |10:15am
Where: FCC |Room B202
Childcare: Yes
   
 
 
 
Shoemaker Small Group
Starting September 15th
 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
Currently Open 

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.

 
Who: All Welcome
When: Sunday Afternoons | 2:30pm 
Where: Rancho Maria Golf Course
                     Divorce Care
        “Surviving the Holiday’s”                             Seminar
             Starting in November 

Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are separated or divorced. The seminar will help you to deal with the many emotions you may face during the holidays. It will provide helpful tips for surviving social events. It will help you learn ways to give your kids a good holiday experience. Most importantly learn how to discover hope for your future. The seminar will be offered on two separate dates. Join us on either Sunday. Come and be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help.

 
Who: Men & Women
When: November 3rd or December 8th| 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: FCC | Room B202 
 
 
Singles Group 
Currently Not Meeting
A statistic here in the United States is that the number of unmarried American adults outnumber those who are married. Here at FCC we want to encourage everyone married or single to cultivate a sense of community here at First Christian.  This singles group currently meets to have a time of fellowship and to study God’s word. All singles are welcome but the experience of the group is aimed at men and women over the age of 25.    
 
Who: Men & Women
 Topic: Sermon based study
When: Sunday Mornings | 11:30am
Where: FCC | Room A221
Childcare: Yes