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Life Groups

What are Life Groups?

They are small groups of people who gather around a common interest or activity.

They exist for many reasons, such as meeting new friends, learning new skills, or making a difference in the community.

Who Can Join?

Anyone can join a group. You don't have to have any affiliation with a church or know others in a particular group. If it interests you, it's for you!

When do Groups Run?

Most groups run weekly for a set period of time. The details are included in each groups details below.

Where Do Groups Meet?

The groups meet in a variety of locations throughout Lake Macquarie. Some meet in outdoor areas, some in rented halls, and in the homes of those who lead them. 

Life Groups List for Semester 2 - 2019

Mum's Group

  • Group Leader:  Susan Magaitis
  • Group Time:  Every second Tuesday of the school term
  • Group Location: 5 College Drive, Cooranbong
  • Why Join this Group?  To meet with other Mothers to connect and share the joys and challenges of motherhood. We discuss your Bible and parenting questions, support each other in prayer, and build friendships. Kids welcome!

Fun 4 Kids Playgroup

  • Group Leader:  Susan Magaitis
  • Group Time:  Every Wednesday of the school term at 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Group Location:  Avondale Memorial Function Centre
  • Why Join this Group?  A time for parents to connect and let their kids play. Bring a small snack for your child/children to enjoy. Juice and crackers provided. Cost: $3.00 for 1 child or $5.00 for 2 or more children.

Understanding the Conflict Group

  • Group Leader:  Enid Cobbin
  • Group Time:  Every Thursday at 10:30am
  • Group Location: 8 Jacaranda Close, Cooranbong
  • What to Bring:  "The Conflict of the Ages" book series
  • Why Join this Group?  Come together to read and discuss Ellen White's "The Conflict of the Ages" book series

Carpet Bowls Group

  • Group Leader:  John Doubikin
  • Group Time: Every Thursday at 6:30pm
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Multi Purpose Centre
  • Why Join this Group?  To have fun, make new friends, and play carpet bowls. Cost: $2.00 per game

Women's Bible Study Group

  • Group Leader:  Natalee McLean
  • Group Time: Every 2nd & 4th Satursday of the month at 3:30pm
  • Group Location:  Avondale Memorial Decaf Room
  • Why Join this Group?  Meet with other ladies for Bible study, prayer, friendship and discussion.

Volleyball Group

  • Group Leader:  Charlea Lawrence
  • Group Time:  Every Monday night at 7:00pm
  • Group Location:  Avondale Memorial Multi Purpose Centre
  • Why Join this Group? Get fit, laugh and play volleyball all at the same time.

Prayer Meeting Group

  • Group Leader:  Lionel Hughes
  • Group Time:  Every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8.00pm
  • Group Location:  Avondale Memorial Function Centre
  • Why Join this Group?  Meet together with friends of all ages for Bible Study and prayer.

Craft and Chatter Group

  • Group Leader:  Dorothy Bowd
  • Group Time: Every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Group Location:  Avondale Memorial Function Centre
  • Why Join this Group?  A fun craft group creating items for people all around the world. Cost: Coin donation

Surfing Group

  • Group Leader: Damien Johnson & Chris Winch
  • Group Time: Sunday Morning
  • Group Location: TBA
  • Why Join this Group? If you love surfing then this group is for you.

Bible Study and Prayer Group

  • Group Leader: Horrie Watts
  • Group Time: Every Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Prayer Room
  • Why Join this Group?  If you desire to grow closer to God through the study of the Bible, prayer and Ellen White's books, then this group is for you.

Home Group

  • Group Leader:   Margaret Ward
  • Group Time:Every Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Group Location: 2 Kennedy Close, Cooranbong
  • Why Join this Group? Enjoying friendship and sharing in the promises of God in a safe, comfortable home while working through Max Lucado's book, "Unshakable Hope". Cost: Purpose of Book

Church Future & History Group

(We have nothing to fear for the future except we forget......)

  • Group Leader:  Allan Lindsay
  • Group Time: 21/9/2019 and the next 7 weeks, at 3:00pm
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Function Centre
  • Why Join this Group? Come and have your faith confirmed and your relationship with Jesus strengthened while examining the amazing prophecies of the Bible and reviewing the wonderful way the Lord has fulfilled these predictions. A thrilling series.

AUSLAN Group

(Australian Sign Language Classes)

  • Group Leader: Karlee Sullivan
  • Group Time: Mondays from 6.00 - 7:00pm, Contact leader for dates
  • Group Location: TBA
  • Why Join this Group? Learn basic sign language skills, it's surprisingly easy and promisingly fun!

Forgive 2 Live Group

  • Group Leader: Abel Iorgulescu
  • Group Time: Tuesdays 7:00pm Contact leader for dates
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Pastor's office
  • Why Join this Group? Learn the benefits forgiveness makes to your overall health and well-being.

The Quest Group

  • Group Leader: Abel Iorgulescu
  • Group Time: Satursdays at 9:30am for 15 weeks, Contact leader for dates
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Pastor's office
  • Why Join this Group? To explore questions from Bible prophecy, history and archaeology with the purpose of growing and sharing your faith.

Mark's Good News Group

  • Group Leader: Steven Magaitis
  • Group Time: Thursdays at 7:30pm for 12 weeks, Contact leader for dates
  • Group Location: Avondale Memorial Decaf Room
  • Why Join this Group? Grow closer to God and discover his purpose for your life through a study of the book of Mark.