We’re trying something new! This summer small groups will be called “Affinity Groups”. These new groups are designed to bring us closer in community and fellowship, two things we’ve been unable to have for the past 14 months. Affinity Groups are interest-based gatherings and will get together two or three times over the course of the summer with a goal of simply being together as a church family, doing something you enjoy.
The current offerings are as follows:
A: Paddling (Troy Winder and Frank Mitvalsky)
Join us for a paddling adventure on Lost Grove Lake on Saturday, June 5th and/or Saturday, July 17! On both days we’ll gather at the boat ramp at the end of 250th Street at 9am for a brief mediation and then we’ll launch for a day on the water. You’ll need to provide your own paddle craft (canoe, kayak, paddleboard) and be sure to have all the required safety equipment (lifejackets, etc). Paddle for a couple of hours or bring a sack lunch and stay for the whole day. Lost Grove has decent fishing opportunities as well.
B: Parents at the park while the kids play (Cassie Kimler)
Parents- bring your kids and join us at the park! The kids can play on the playground and the parents can relax! Wednesday June 9th at 5:00PM at Veterans Memorial Park and another date TBD by the group.
C: Podcast discussion (Abbie and Conrad Keibler)
Join us for a great podcast discussion during the first week of July and first week of August (time and day TBD) We’ll listen to two podcast episodes and discuss (around 60 minutes, topics TBD) Never listened to podcasts? It’s easy- just play it while driving, relaxing or whenever!
D: Hiking (Chris Werner)
Dust off those boots and let’s spend some time in the great outdoors! We’ll go for a leisurely walk in the woods on June 12 @10am at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport and July 17 @10am at Scott County Park, hiking for 2-3 miles each time.
E: BBQ (Walter Henry)
Do you like to BBQ? Who doesn’t! Join us at 5pm on June 5, July 24, and Aug 21 at BPC for a BBQ and conversation!
F: Card Games (Janna Werner)
Do you enjoy playing cards? Well, we have the group for you! Join us for a couple hours of fun (and only semi-competitive) card games such as euchre and rummy! We’ll meet on Wednesday, June 9th at 6pm and July 8th @6pm in the fellowship hall.
G: River Bandits (Jay Kidwell)
Join us for the Sunday, June 6 – 1:00pm River Bandits game! We’ll sit together and enjoy a ballgame. (General Admission tickets will be purchased as a group following registration).
H: Kids vs Adults Games (Jake and Dawn O’Connor)
Kids vs. parents, young vs. young at heart, the fast vs. the furious (you decide who is who). All kids, youth and families are invited to join us for active team games at BPC on June 30 at 6:30 PM. It will be fun, loud and messy as we settle the debate. Who will win- Kids or adults? A rematch date will be scheduled at a later time based upon group availability.