Small Groups - Connect with others

Life is not meant to be lived alone or lonely. The Christian life, especially, is meant to be lived out in community. As such, one of our core values is that "growing people grow with people." Small groups are launching! See a list of groups below. Email us for details on how to join.

  • Nazarene adult material - sun 8:30am

    Learn with others who attend the Church of the Nazarene using this traditional "Sunday school" material. This group is led by Ruth Ann Smith and is open to all.

  • Healthy relationships with adult children - Sun 11:30am

    Do you have children 18 or older? Learn how to navigate your relationships by keeping your "mouth shut" and the "welcome mat out." All parents are welcome!

  • Young adults - sun 5:30pm

    "Adulting" can be hard, but it helps to have others who can relate. If you are 18-30ish, come hang out! If the day or time doesn't work for you, let us know. We're flexible! Led by Jim & Wendy Briggs

  • Bible study - mon 6:00pm

    This Bible study is led by Pastor Art Magnuson and will meet at the Oertel home in Buxton. Come and dig deeper into God's word!

  • Game night! - 1st Monday of the month 6:00pm

    If you enjoy board games, then this is the group for you! No commitment is required, but an RSVP is appreciated. Come have fun with Pastor Ajay & family. Meeting on the first Monday of every month at the Vyas home in Scarborough.

  • Esther - tues 10:30am

    Ladies, do you want to grow closer to God and connect with other women? Come to the church on Tuesdays at 10:30am for this small group Bible study. The group is led by Midge Shaw and is open to retired women.

  • north of 50 - tues 9:00am

    Maybe you've hit a new stage in life, maybe you've been there for a while. Either way, if you'd like to connect with ladies in the 50-65 age range and have some great interaction around spiritual topics, then this is the group for you. Led by Ellen Dunn and meeting in South Portland.

  • Bible study fellowship - tues 6:45pm

    Want to go deeper into the Bible? Engage in this 4-fold approach that is sure to engage the brain as well as the heart. Ladies and students grades 1-12 meet here on Tuesday nights. Satellites available for men as well as ladies who would prefer a morning group. BSF is currently studying the book of Acts.

  • Margins - tues 6:30pm

    How do you know when to say yes? When to say no? If you find yourself needing some balance, then "Margins," a video based study by Andy Stanley, may be for you. Hosted by the Stultz family in Falmouth.

  • Acts study - wed 6:15pm

    Want a Bible study, but need childcare? Come look at the book of Acts while your children participate in Caravan (birth - 5th) or Kindle (6th-12th). All ladies are welcome (parents and non-parents.)

  • Men's group - wed 6:15pm

    Men! Do you want to grow spiritually? The men's group meets Wednesday nights and goes through different spiritual and religious books of your choosing. This group is currently full, but will open up again early in 2020.

  • Mom's group - wed 6:15pm

    Being a mom is both the most amazing and most difficult task in the entire world. What can get us through it? Jesus and each other! Come be part of the community and learn practical parenting tips at the same time. This group is video based and no Bible knowledge is needed to participate.

  • 33 - men's Group - wed 6:15pm

    A second offering for men is now available, and already full! This group is meeting at the Darling home and will be open again early in 2020.

  • healthy marriages - thurs 6pm

    Invest in your marriage and grow closer to God with this small group led by Pastor Ajay and Julie Vyas. Meeting at their home in Scarborough and open to all couples.

  • bible/book study - thurs 6pm

    Want some input on what you're studying? This is the group for you. Meeting in Portland on Thursday nights at 6pm. Led by Hank Dunn.

  • JOY lunch group - thurs 12pm

    The Just Older Youth Group is open to both retirees and adults who can take an extended lunch break. The JOY group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Locations vary from Cracker Barrel to Freeport Cafe. Email us to if you plan to attend so we can reserve your seat.

  • AA - Fri 6:30pm

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 6:30pm on Fridays. All are welcome. No RSVP is needed. Come and gain support in your journey.

  • 6 Battles every man needs to win - sat 8:00am

    This men's group meets just once a month (the 1st Saturday) for continental breakfast and Bible/book study. Men 18 and older are welcome! We are done by 9:30am.