Life was made for sharing; everyone is valued and has a part to play. This is the heartbeat of church life.

Life Groups are a fresh expression for people to reconnect to share life together, bring their friends along and ultimately live like family.

Mondays

Please make sure you sign up for any groups by Sunday the 30th of January

  • Conversational spanish

    Host: Miriam Smith

    Venue: Gregg House, Southport

    Dates: Mon Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28. (Weekly)

    Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

    Cost: Free

    Experience: Some knowledge of Spanish

    Content: Whatever your level, this is an opportunity to practice your conversation in a safe place with no embarrassment. Hopefully we can all learn from one another!


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  • Pressing into the presence

    Hosts: Dave Gregg and Ali Rothwell

    Venue: The Meeting Place

    Time: 7.30-9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Monday Feb 14, 28 Mar 14, 28 (alternating weeks)

    Content: An opportunity just to come together to worship and praise, actively use and develop spiritual gifts and press into the presence of the King of Kings


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  • An encounter with media

    Hosts: Karen Pate

    Venue:  FLC

    Time: 7.30-9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Monday Feb 7, 21,  Mar 7, 21 (alternating weeks)

    Content: Fun group to examine a few aspects of Media.

    1) Media sectors - Handouts, Quiz and a chance to create your own story board.

    2) Radio - Create a show, with a chance to take it on air.

    3) Looking at the job of a runner with a chance to work in a team the find the best hotel for a celebrity.

    4) Advertising - How music changes things. Favourite adverts with a quiz to see if the advertising has done its job.


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  • Family History

    Hosts: Dorothy Perret

    Venue:  Dorothy's flat

    Time: 10.30-12.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Monday Feb 7, 14, 21, 28  (weekly)

    Content: Come along and learn how to begin the search of your family history. We'll be looking at:

    1. How do I start tracing my family?

    2. What cheap or free sources are available.

    3. Let’s look at the Census’s 1841 -1921

    4. What can we learn from less well known sources.


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Tuesdays

  • I'm game!

    Hosts: Josh and Esther Clarke

    Venue: FLC

    Dates: Tuesday Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22(alternating weeks)

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Content: Join us for a fun night of board games, card games, table tennis and table football. Everyone is welcome; come for a relaxing evening, or some friendly competition!


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  • Football

    Host: Toby Essex

    Venue: Ormskirk High School, Wigan Road, Ormskirk

    Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

    Date: Tuesday Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (weekly)

    Equipment: Just trainers and sports gear

    Experience: None

    Cost: £6/session


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  • Bowling

    Host: Karen Pate

    Venue: TenPin bowling, Southport

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Dates: Tuesday Feb 15, Mar 1, 15, 29

    Cost: payable on the night

    Content: 'Striking' company, 'split' yourselves from your TV and 'spare' no moment to join us for this 'turkey' of a time. Bowling league with weekly and tournament prizes. 


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  • Alpha

    Host: Sue Oliver and Dave Gregg

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Tuesday Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Content: The inspiring Alpha course is one of the best ways to explore the foundations of the Christian faith whether you are a seeker or young Christian


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  • International Lunch

    Host: Melanie Whittaker

    Venue: Whittaker house

    Time: 11am-1pm

    Cost: £8

    Dates: Tuesday Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22 (alternating weeks)

    Content: Come and cook a variety of different international cuisines and then enjoy the tasty fruit of your labour over fellowship. 


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  • Home group

    Host: Graham and Tracey Burke

    Venue: Burke house

    Time: 7.30-9pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Tuesday Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Content: An opportunity to share life, word and pray together


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  • DIY

    Host: James Goff

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 7.30-9pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Tuesday Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

    Content:  We'll be learning the basics of gas and electricity, looking at how you could improve your lighting and how to plan room upgrades for your house. No prior knowledge necessary. 


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Wednesday

  • Gardening Guru

    Host: Andy Gibbs

    Venue: The Bowden Lodge Greenhouse, Albert Road Southport

    Dates: Wednesday Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (weekly)

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Cost: £20 for 4 sessions (there may be some additional costs for extra bulbs/pots)

    Experience: None required

    Equipment: none required

    Content: Tap into Andy Gibbs expertise in cutting, planting sowing and cultivating plants and have a blooming great time together


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  • Home Group

    Host: Miriam Smith

    Venue: Smith House, Ormskirk

    Time: 10.30am -12.00pm

    Dates: Wednesday Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (weekly)

    Content: An opportunity to share life, word and pray together


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  • Abstract Art for All

    Hosts: Deb Nolan & Suzanna Gregg

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 7.00 – 9:30pm

    Dates: Wednesday Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 (weekly)

    Cost: £15 for 4 sessions

    Experience: None required

    Equipment: All provided within cost

    Content: If you have always wanted to try your hand at art, but think you don’t have the ability, this group is for you. Over 4 weeks we will work in various mediums to enable you to explore your creativity and develop your ability in art. Each week we will experiment with a different medium, and then create a work of art to take home!


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  • Sexuality, Gender Identity and the kingdom of God

    Host: Harry Pickett

    Venue: Chapel Gallery, St.Helens Road, Ormskirk

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Cost: £4

    Dates: Wednesday Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 (weekly)

    Content: This life group is for anyone that wants to learn more about engaging on sexuality and gender identity. This won't be a teaching but a seminar to guide you through, worldview and culture; interacting with different texts on sexuality and gender identity, particularly the Bible; and what this means pastorally as individuals and as a community. Bring pen and paper, or a laptop/tablet and be prepared to think.  


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  • How to read the bible

    Host: Harry Pickett and Malcom Bisset

    Venue: Ormskirk Parish Hall

    Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Cost: £4

    Dates: Wednesday Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (weekly)

    Content: This seminar is designed to help equip you practically on how you can read the bible. What the bible is, it's different make up of genres, themes and contexts; a few examples of how you can study; and how you can meditate on the Bible. This will be very practical where we will be getting you to have a go during each session. Bring pen and paper and have access to a laptop/tablet (either your own or share with someone). 


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  • Bible Study: Philippians (Feb)

    Host: John Sutton-Smith

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 11-12.30pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Wednesday Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 (weekly)

    Content:  We'll be going through the book of Philippians line by line in this bible study. 


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  • Bible Study: Philippians (Mar)

    Host: John Sutton-Smith

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 7.30-9pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Wednesday Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (weekly)

    Content:  We'll be going through the book of Philippians line by line in this bible study. 


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Thursday

  • Drama Workshop

    Hosts: Sue Oliver and Mike Rothwell

    Venue: Meeting Place

    Time: 7.30-8.30pm

    Dates: Thursday Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3

    Cost: Free

    Experience: None required and suitable for all ages

    Equipment: None needed

    Content: Warm up, drama games, corporate and small group drama. Great fun where you will grow in confidence and creativity and develop teamwork skills too!


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  • Natterjacks

    Host: Ali Rothwell

    Venue: Family Life Centre

    Time: 10.30am-12.00pm

    Dates: Thursday Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Cost: Free

    Experience: None required

    Equipment: your own activity

    Content: Opportunity to chat and develop friendships whilst doing something ie jack of all trades ... drawing, knitting, crossword, wood whittling etc. So bring your own activity, share coffee and cake, invite friends and family...and natter away!


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  • The Book of Ephesians

    Host: Malcolm Bisset

    Venue: Bisset House, Southport

    Time: 7.30-9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Thursday Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Content: Delve into the life changing book of Ephesians

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  • Home Group

    Host: Keith and Melanie Whittaker

    Venue: Whittaker house

    Time: 7.30-9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Thursday Feb 10, 17,  24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 28 (weekly)

    Content: An opportunity to share life, word and pray together


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  • Marriage MATTERS

    Host: Geoff and Pam Grice

    Venue: FLC

    Time: 7.30-9.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Thursday Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 (weekly)

    Content: In this practical worship, we'll be looking at learning and developing skills that help to build and create a thriving marriage in the good times and the tough and everything in-between. 


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  • Home Group Online

    Hosts: Maggie Sangster and Lynne Rodgers

    Venue:  Online

    Time: 1 - 2.00pm

    Cost: Free

    Dates: Thursday Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3,10, 17, 24, 31

    Content: An opportunity to share life, word and pray together


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saturday

  • Breakfast club

    Host: Mike Rothwell

    Venue: Varies

    Time: 9.00 – 10.30am

    Cost: Depending on venue

    Date: Saturday Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26

    Content: A time to catch up and share life … whilst munching breakfast!


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