Journey Groups at Avondale

Navigating faith with friends and fellowship.

Spiritual Growth Groups

Breakfast Fellowship for Men
Led by John Earl / 704.333.6194

This diverse group of men gathers weekly for breakfast and fellowship, discussing everything from politics to sports. Our breakfast concludes with a brief reading and conversation on the lectionary reading for the coming worship day.


Weekly on Fridays

Time: 7 – 8 am

For: Tryon House

For: Men of All Ages

Bridge Builders Circle
Led by Kay DeArmon, 704.376.3148

Our group of women meets monthly for fellowship and support. We celebrate, share successes and regrets, and updates about travels and hobbies.


Day/Frequency: Monthly on the Second Tuesday

Time: 7 pm

Place: Our favorite restaurants

For: Women, including the still working, recently retired and celebrating 80s.

Men’s Bible Study - Foundations: A Blueprint for Building a Relationship with God
Led by Jack Hunter

Have you ever wondered what it means to be in a relationship with God or how to begin and grow that relationship? We’ll use Search Ministries’ study to explore new dimensions of life with God.



Weekly on Thursdays Time: 7:30 – 8:30 am

Place: Sabbathouse Classroom

For: Men of All Ages

The Cloud of Unknowing (Author Anonymous)
Led by Ted Todd

This classic book on contemplative prayer will guide our group as we explore how Christian mysticism and monastic practices are applicable to daily, ordinary life. For those who seek understanding communion with God and a practice of the wisdom of those that have traveled the road of love, humility and service.


Day/Frequency: Approximately Monthly, usually on Tuesdays

Time: 7 pm

Place: The Todd Home (a few blocks from the church)

For: Men and Women of All Ages

The Serendipity Group
Led by Heather Hogston and Ann Patterson

We explore how God surprises and awakens us in small moments and big ways. We read books, watch videos like TED Talks, and discuss how God is working in our lives.    

Day/Frequency: Monthly on the Fourth Monday

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Place: Members homes and the church

For: Women of All Ages

Women’s Life Group
Led by Renee Miller / 704.202.0938 and Jessica Shanks / 704.488.5037

We are a small group of women who are interested in learning more about the Bible and how it speaks in our daily lives. We study the Bible, pray together and discuss our spiritual journeys. We enjoy deep discussions as well as each other’s friendship and encouragement. We’ll meet every other week for Bible study and prayer, along with occasional social gatherings and service events.

Day/Frequency: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays

Place: Avondale

For: Women of All Ages


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