Community Groups

A great way to get involved at The Heights Baptist is to connect with a group. Community Groups are designed to give you an opportunity to make new friends and enjoy things that you currently love doing anyway (or have an interest in beginning). We have a wide variety of groups that meet throughout the area and range from sports and exercise to Bible studies, with just about everything in between. Set aside some time and get started by participating in one or more of the groups. And, while you are at it, invite a friend to come along with you. Community groups are not created to replace LIFE Groups, but rather are an additional way that you can grow in your Christian walk by spending some time with new and old friends who share something in common with you.

GENERAL

Connecting Through Prayer
Led by David Ilori and Tim Meade

Is a place to arm yourself with the weapon of prayer. You will learn to pray the word of God, exercise your faith, and stir up the gifts God has placed in you.  Learn how to stand in the gap for our nation, state, community, and church.  More importantly, learn how to pray for victory, healing, deliverance, and salvation for yourself and loved ones.

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Foods From Around The World
Led by Dale & Erin Wilbur

Do you like trying new foods?  Would you like to experience cuisine from around the world without traveling far?  Come join Erin and Dale Wilbur as we spend some time sampling FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.  This Community will meet on Thursday nights with some possible Friday or Sunday nights occasionally.  We will combine gatherings at our house and gatherings at different restaurants around the area to seek some interesting options in the area of international foods. The gatherings will be once a month and will schedule one month out.

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The Strategy Board Game
Led by Tyler and Elizabeth Southall

Meets once a month to play strategy board games.  The group meets the fourth Friday of each month at 6 pm.  Bring your kids for a family game night!

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Celebrate Recovery
Led by Jessica Miles

Celebrate Recovery program involves 8 principles from the beatitudes of the New Testament, and 12 biblical steps of recovery. This program is distinctly Christian, uncompromisingly biblical, and proven to work within the church. It has clearly brought people together to discover a new level of care, acceptance, trust and grace. And, for those who seek to mature spiritually, making better decisions that will help them become Christ-like in character. It is designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. MONDAYS, 7:00 PM, YOUTH CENTER (Dinner at 6:00 PM)

If you need childcare during Celebrate Recovery, please contact Bonnie Hudgins at bhudgins@thb.church.

DivorceCare
Led by John Hubbard

If you are divorced, currently separated or considering divorce this class is for you. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare meets weekly on Monday Nights from 6-8pm at the Colonial Heights Campus to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. The format for the course is video and discussion driven. This is an open class meaning you are free to begin at any time during the series. Many people join us throughout the 13 weeks and just attend the classes that they may have missed when the next session begins.

If you need childcare during DivorceCare, please contact Bonnie Hudgins at bhudgins@thb.church.

GriefShare
Led by Tricia Wolfe

Is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

TIMES: TBD

Renewed Hope (Cancer)
Led by Susan Herndon, Shannan Parczewski, and Julie Matthews

Support group for women that are cancer survivors or presently going through cancer treatment. It doesn’t matter if you were recently diagnosed or have been a cancer survivor for many years, you are welcome. Our mission is to support each other as we walk this life long journey together by praying, encouraging, and loving each other. Although this is a group no one would want to join, we believe Jesus can provide rest to those who are weary and burdened. No matter the outcome, we believe God’s grace is sufficient and we strive to share that truth in this group.

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OUTDOOR/ATHELETIC/FITNESS

Disc Golf
Led by Ronnie West

If you are looking for fun way to get outside and spend time with good people, disc golf will be the group for you! All are welcome to come learn a new sport or simply meet new people while you play a game you already love. No purchasing or payments required – there will be plenty of discs for you to borrow during meetings and there are many local parks with free disc golf courses. Disc golf can be physically demanding as it requires a lot of walking and throwing frisbees; please keep this in mind as you consider this group.

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Volleyball
Led by Jerry Witte

Get together with others who just like to play volleyball.  This group will have open play on Wednesday nights here at the church in the month of July from 6-8PM.

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Adult Soccer League
Led by Joel Eguiluz

Our recreational Community Soccer Group is primarily focused on building relationships around the sport of Soccer. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop a love for the game. This Community Group is open to all interested players 16 years old and up.

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Motorcycle
Led by Steven Westermann and Sandra Wallace

This group is for anyone with a motorcycle or tricycle that likes to ride with other Christ-minded people.  We will meet at the church several times over the next 6 months as weather permits to ride, sight see, have a meal, or maybe ride in a toy run.  All trips will be day trips only and each rider must supply his/her own motorcycle & fuel.  The group is designed to bring people together to enjoy nature and exchange personal testimonies. No fees are required but you must have a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle designation and have current insurance on your ride.

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Canoeing
Led by Jim and Lisa Matthews

Enjoy nature and outdoor fellowship with an approximate 3 hour trip on the upper Nottoway River.  2-3 persons per canoe.  Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided.  Space limited.  Dates will vary.

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Orienteering
Led by Jay and Sara Stafford

Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass and can be done on foot, bike or by boat. One heads out into the woods to find specific locations shown on the map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods! People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come join in the adventure! Orienteering maps cost $5. You can bring your own compass or borrow one from the club; however, you’ll secure that with your car keys or ID. Orienteering classes are given on site by an experienced orienteer. April 25 will be a night orienteering course at Pocahontas State Park (details to follow).

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Ballroom Dancing
Led by Rod Meade & Karen Burke

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven and a time to dance. When it is that time to dance you can be ready for a high school reunion, wedding celebration or just an evening of fun and fellowship on the dance floor. In this class you will learn how with an emphasis on the dances of east coast swing, foxtrot and waltz. This fun experience is open to all. You are welcomed whether you come solo or in pairs. Starting Weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm for new dancers and at 7PM for dancers who have more experience. Remember, Life is better connected while dancing.

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Cornhole
Led by Jason Matthews

Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. This game is usually played at tailgates, family picnics, or at the occasional cook out. How about we change it up a little bit and put a little Jesus in it. Men, Women and young adults are all welcome in this group to come hang out play some corn hole and talk about God. The good thing about corn hole and this group is we can have as little as two people and upwards to as many as we want as long as we have enough boards and bags we can accommodate as many people that show up. So who wants to come hang out, play an awesome family game and talk about the Lord with me?

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MEN

God’s Guys
Led by Tom Manson and Chuck Elliott

To study the Bible and learn what it teaches us on how to love those we encounter throughout our lives.  This includes identifying those with needs in our footprint and assisting in fulfilling these needs whenever possible. Meeting times and locations to be determined but will be monthly in the morning on Fridays and/or Saturdays.  Typical meeting will be over breakfast with 30 minutes of prayer and Bible Study.  Additional meetings will be at locations of support projects the group identifies.

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Man Up Men’s Bible Study
Led by Ronnie West and Jim Henry

Bring your own coffee and join us for some fellowship and a short Bible Study to get that mid-week charge. Our plan is to take a look at different men in the scripture and see what we can learn from their lives. There is so much to be gleaned from every character and how they faced adversity and challenges. So, man up, and make it a habit to meet with other guys each Thursday, before you go into work. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday morning @ 7:00 AM

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WOMEN

God’s Girls Bible Study
Led by Faye Manson

Join us this summer for a bi-weekly Bible study and LOVE804 projects.

Monday Night 6-8pm at The Heights Baptist or Friday mornings at 10am in Warfield.

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Koinonia Ladies Bible Study
Led by Kerri Hamm

Do you have a hunger for God’s word? Do you love studying with other women, praying with other women, eating with other women?  Of course, you do! Then join us for a Bible Study to be held in Amelia from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Dates to be determined)

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Sweet Inspirations
Led by Kelly Heffernan

Who doesn’t love dessert? From simple sweets and treats to your best work of art, join us for a sweet time of fellowship and encouragement while meeting others. Come and share your favorite dessert, homemade or store bought (we won’t tell). We’ll meet at various locations (TBD) every other Thursday evening (2nd and 4th of the month) from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

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Parenting Your Teenager
Led by Courtney Vipperman and Julie Matthews

Have you ever felt overwhelmed while trying to parent your teen? This group will do conversations and Bible studies around raising your teen with hot topics like Christianity, drugs, anger, etc. The group will help to equip you to recognize common patterns, plan effective strategies and build character.

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