Community & Groups

Community & Groups

Getting connected at Arcola Church is about relationships that get beneath the surface. That kind of relationship won’t come by simply attending worship services. All of us need time each week with a smaller group of people who can get to know us personally, share life with us, and encourage us to pursue Jesus Christ.

All Adult Groups

Adult Bible/Book Studies

Stay connected by joining a Bible study. Email the leader of the group to join.

  • Men's Monday PM Study Group: Twice monthly, 7-8:30pm, led by Mark Abel
  • Moms of Teens and Tweens3rd Monday of every month, 7-8:30pm, led by Deborah Taylor
  • Monday Evening Women's Study: Weekly, 7-8:30pm, led by Betsy Hudson
  • Tuesday Morning Women's StudyWeekly, 9:30-10:30am, led by Rachel Kearse
  • Tuesday Evening Women's StudyWeekly, 7-8:30pm, led by Betsy Hudson
  • Men’s Tuesday AM Study Group: Weekly, 6-8am, led by Salgado
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study (Co-Ed)Weekly, 10-11:30am, led by Pastor Chris
  • Empty Nesters (Co-Ed)Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, led by Gwen Hess and Bonnie Millerfollows sermon series
  • Gospel Justice (Co-Ed)Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, 3rd Thursday of month, led by Gwen Hess and Betsy Hudson
  • Friday Morning Men's Study Group: Weekly, 6:30-8am, led by Cale Pritchett
  • Friday Morning Break (Women): Weekly, 10-11am, led by Betsy Hudson

Men

Our Men's Ministry brings men together in a community of fellowship, outreach, and learning. We build men who are fully devoted followers of Christ. We have many ways to connect: dinners, retreats, Softball or Basketball Teams and Bible studies, small groups listed above. 

If you are interested in receiving a weekly e-devotional, or any information on the men's ministries at Arcola Church, email Joe Salgado

Women

Our Women's Ministry brings women together in a community of fellowship, outreach, and learning. There are many ways to connect such as our retreats, brunches/lunches, book studies or fellowship groups listed above.

Join our Women's Ministry Facebook page. Contact Betsy Hudson for details on the women’s events or opportunities. 

Seniors

  • Wednesday Evening Empty Nesters Group (see details and contact above)
  • Legends Luncheons - Legends provides a monthly opportunity for members and friends, ages 55 and older, to gather for good conversation, interesting speakers, programs, and wonderful music. This is now a virtual event during the pandemic. Visit our events page to see all the dates.

Couples

The Marriage Ministry works with couples of all ages and life stages to enhance marriage relationships. We offer various programs and events throughout the year including a Couples Connection Dinner and and a monthly Dates with a Purpose. This group is not meeting in person presently but activities are offered  each month to do with your partner.  A video clip and questions are provided to watch and talk about at your convenience. Please enjoy and grow in your relationship. 

Singles

FOCUS (Focused on Christ United Singles) is for unmarried, divorced or widowed singles looking to gather together to explore life and the teachings of Jesus Christ. The singles group usually meets once a month but is taking a break during the pandemic. Contact Betsy Hudson for more information.