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Covenant  Bible Study

Start date: September 21, 2022

Time: Wednesday mornings from 10am -- 11:30am

Leaders: Terry Gray, Merrianne Myers-Zietlow, Mark Montalbano, Lucy Miller

Location: Room 100/101

Length of class: 24 weeks

Cost: Purchase workbooks HERE

Description: Covenant Bible Study guides small groups through a comprehensive, in-depth study of the whole Bible over twenty-four sessions broken into three eight-session modules. Unlike the learning participants may have experienced in other groups, this study emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying theme through both the Old and New Testaments. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people. This relationship is grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and on our ongoing commitment to stay in relationship with God while sharing signs of God's love with others.

*Childcare not available.  


Your Divine Design—Book Study

Start Date: March 29, 2023

Time: 6:30-8pm Wednesday evenings

Leader: Nolan 

Location: Room 100/101

Cost: While not required, the book by Chip Ingram is available for purchase or by download on most online formats.

Description: How to Discover, Develop, and Deploy Your Spiritual Gifts is an overview of what the New Testament teaches about spiritual gifts and how they are God’s provision for individuals and His Church—for both personal and communal growth and effective service to our Lord. Join in to uncover God’s purpose and workmanship in you and begin to serve the Church and your community as you were designed to do! Register HERE.

*Childcare not provided  


Brotherhood of the Shepherds – Men’s Group Coffee Hour

Date: One Saturday per month

Time: 8 - 9am

Leader: Phillip Capaldi

Location: Worship Center

Description: Join this inter-generational group of men ages 18 and older who are seeking to share life together and support one another in Christ! 

*Childcare not provided. 

Grief Encouragement – Support Group

Start date: Fall 2023 TBA

Time: Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Leader: Karen Gray

Location: Parlor

Length of class: 9 weeks

Description: When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex and painful thoughts and feelings. "Understanding Your Grief", by Alan D. Wolfelt, is the guide we will use as it describes ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual actions to help yourself heal. Sign up HERE.   

*Childcare not provided. 

Bible Scholars --- Bible Study 

Start date:  Ongoing

Time:  Sunday mornings from 11am-12pm

Leader:  Toni Stallings

Location:  Basement

Description: High school youth (9th-12th grade), young adults and all adults are invited to join us for this Bible study in the Youth Cellar/basement on Sunday mornings! Questions? Contact Toni Stallings at


Go groups



Who Let The Dad’s Out?

Start date: Ongoing

Time: Various times

Leader: Luke Edwards

Description: Who Let The Dad’s Out? (WLTDO) is a community of dads, father figures, and their children who gather monthly to share a meal and have fun together. This is an informal group of dads and father figures who live in the Lake Norman Area (Huntersville, Denver, Davidson, Cornelius). WLTDO is open to all dads and father figures. It is not a religious gathering, but Assurance UMC partners with WLTDO to provide the food for gatherings. If you would like to be a part of the group, or for more information, email Luke Edwards at  

Prayer Ministry Team – Prayer Group

Start date: Ongoing

Time: TBD

Leader: Linda Vivona

Description: Our Assurance Prayer Team has come together to lift up those who may be in need of a little extra prayer. If you are interested in receiving a prayer list via email each week. Email Linda Vivona or contact her at 727-772-7155 with any questions.

Stay & Play – Sunday Morning Play Group

Time: Sunday mornings following the 9:45am worship service

Leader: Erin Babbitt

Location:  Lower playground area

Description: This fall, we will reconnect on the playground behind the church as a group and with our kids.  Come enjoy time together as we watch our kids play and get to know other parents and friends.  Questions?  Contact Erin Babbitt at


KnitWits – Knitting/Crotheting Group

Time: Every Thursday at 12pm

Location: Basement

Description: This is a small group for yarn-aholics. The group comes together for Bible study and to knit, crochet or any other needlework. It is a casual experience to bond and grow closer to God and one another. 

*Childcare not available.  


Chapter Chasers – Assurance’s Book Club 

Description: Chapter Chasers is a book club for Assurance’s members and guests. The club meets every third or fourth Friday evening or Saturday morning of each month (depending on the preference of the host). For more information concerning Chapter Chasers, please contact Sandra Ellis at

*Childcare not provided. 


G.I.R.L.S. – Women’s Small Group

Time: 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Location: Meeting locations rotate each month

Description: The women of this small group pour themselves into their group name, G.I.R.L.S., which stands for Girls In Real Life Service. We would love for you to join us! For more information, please contact Brenda Thrasher at

*Childcare not provided. 

Chancel Choir and Orchestra 

Description: A wonderful group of people who come together to share their gifts of music with Assurance. This group practices every Wednesday at 7pm and performs during the 11:15am Traditional worship experience (and some special services throughout the year). 

*Childcare not provided.

Love in Action

Description: During the summer, Love in Action seeks to serve dinner and snack bags to families and people in the Huntington Green Community on Tuesday evenings. Share a meal, get to know our neighbors, and join the children for a story and praise music. There are other opportunities throughout the year to feed children and families in need. If interested in helping, contact Lisa Hawkins at

Matthew’s Closet

Start date:  Ongoing

Time:  Varius times

Leader:  Lynn Brittain

Location:  Connections Campus (6729 Old Mount Holly Road Charlotte, NC 28214. 

Description: Matthew’s Closet is a clothing resource for individuals and families in our community.  If interested in serving or helping, please contact Lynn Brittain at

Room in the Inn 

Time:  Monday evenings into Tuesday mornings, December -- March

Leader:  Larry Poelma

Location:  Basement

Description: This is a hospitality ministry to our neighbors who need household accommodations during the coldest months of the year. Room in the Inn at Assurance will be held on Monday evenings, December through March.  If you are interested in helping, contact Larry Poelma at


Sharing Garden

Location: The Sharing Garden is beside our Northlake Campus

Description: This garden, in the fields behind the church, serves to feed those in need in our community. For more information, please email Eleanora Miller at

Adult Sunday School Classes – Assurance’s Sunday Group Opportunities 

*Childcare provided through Sunday nursery, children and youth programming. 


Friendship - meets every Sunday at 10am in the Parlor.  Contact Sam Smith at with questions.  


Soul Searchers - meets every Sunday at 9:45am in Room 100/101.  Contact Bill Bodnar at with questions.  



If you have any questions about any of these group opportunities, 

please email one of our pastors:

Pastor Daniel Wilson at

Pastor Josh Kurtz at 

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