Lenten Challenge Small Group Opportunities

As part of your participation in the Lenten Challenge, the following is a listing of offerings for 2016:


Tuesday Gathering Tuesdays starting Feb. 16th, 10:00 11:00am @ ERUC

Come and sit around the table with us to explore the Gospel of Luke and the world around us today. Bring your Lenten book, atlas, and curiosity. Join us in commitment to this Lenten Challenge!

Contact: Pavlina Vagnerova; pavlina100@hotmail.com


Prayer Shawl Ministries

Daytime Group: Every 2nd Tuesday 12:30 2:30pm starting Feb. 16th @ ERUC

Evening Group: Mondays 7 9pm meeting for 6 weeks starting Feb.15th @ TBA

Prayer, Scripture, discussion and handiwork! This is a great opportunity for fun, fellowship, and learning together.

Daytime Group Contact: Ruth Stebbing; r.stebbing@telus.net

Evening Group Contact: Nicole Baxter; nicole_baxter@hotmail.com


Pastoral Care Visiting Training Thursdays starting Feb. 18th, 7 9pm @ ERUC

Join Sue Rodgers for 6 sessions to learn how to provide pastoral care for those who are ill, in hospital, or unable to get out. This can be for your personal interest or for those hoping to be part of a new pastoral care team at ERUC. Must be able to attend all 6 sessions.

Contact: Sue Rodgers; suerodgers@shaw.ca or call 604-315-9394


Women’s Book Study Day TBA 7:30 to 9:30pm; House Group

“You Matter More than You Think: What a Woman Needs to Know about the Difference She Makes.”

ABOUT THE BOOK: Are you longing to make a difference? You will soon see that the random fragments of your life – whether it’s doing laundry, dashing to the store, tending to either your kids or a full-time job (or both) – mean something. The random pieces of your life hold great potential for making a profound difference. With the help of her Band of Sisters, author Leslie Parrott shows you how to take the improvised moments of your own life and create a worthy composition of more value than you imagined. You’re already making a difference, and the more you understand this difference, the bigger that difference will be. Whether you are married or single, restless or content, wounded or strong, this book, designed for every woman who longs to be more than part of the mainstream, is for you. Book cost is $15.00; eBook also available.

Contact: Lisa Munro; roymunro@telusplanet.net


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Spirits Fridays 9:30 10:30am meet @ ERUC

We will open and close with prayer, and have an hour of fellowship and conversation while we walk together enjoying the scenic beauty our community has to offer.

Contact: Mary Clark; meclark@telus.net


Out for Lunch Bunch Sundays after worship at Pasta Polo restaurant

Enjoy fellowship time together over lunch while working through the questions in the Lenten Challenge study guide for reflections after Sunday worship. (Each person pays for their own meal.)

Contact: Denise Gibson; denisegibson678@gmail.com


Men’s Spirituality Discussion Group Wednesdays 7:15 9:00pm; Coquitlam House Group

Open to all Men who wish to come together to encourage and support other men as we endeavor to more fully live out our Christian discipleship.

Contact: Mitch Sanborg; msanborg@telus.net


Expressive Art Small Group Fridays 7:00pm @ the artist’s studio in the Heritage Woods area

Let’s come together at the end of your busy week to spend some time of reflection and reconnection and relaxation. Each class will commence with a time of checking in and prayer followed by an art class Guided by local artist, Andrea Bruhns of Green Eyed Art, who loves to inspire people to explore their creative spirit in a new empowering way. Classes are guided in a rewarding environment to have fun experimenting with colour and materials (acrylic and mixed media).

No experience necessary. Cost: $60 for 4 sessions + $15 for materials. Registration by February 12th. (As we never want money to be a barrier to any church activities, financial assistance is available; contact Anne at the church office.) There will be two additional meetings to finish off the season of Lent – details TBA.

Contact: Diane MacSporran; dmacsporran@gmail.com


Spiritual Friendships

Can’t make it out to any of these groups? Ask someone in the congregation to buddy up and take this journey with you! This could be a weekly dinner, coffee and a walk, or…?