Community groups are a great way to get connected and build deeper relationships. It’s our version of “Small Groups.” They are simple gatherings to study and discuss the Bible, pray and sing together, or sometimes just eat together. Some groups discuss the most recent sermon, some study a book or video series together, and some study a book of the Bible.
All community groups meet regularly from September through May, with a few meeting in the summer as well. They meet at least twice a month in various locations throughout the Roanoke Valley and on various days. Newcomers are always welcome!
Get Involved in a Community Group
Community groups meet at least twice a month in various locations on various days throughout the Roanoke Valley. To keep our groups small and manageable, we limit the numbers in each group. If a group is labeled “Open” newcomers are welcome! If it is labeled “Closed” the group has reached capacity at this time.
Contact: Tobias Riggs at [email protected], call 540-725-5835 for information about the groups, or contact the community group leader directly.
Community Group Map
Take a look at this map to see where each group (usually) gathers together. Most groups are composed of people from all over the Roanoke Valley, not one area.
Our Community Groups –
Blue Ridge Community Group
The Blue Ridge/Vinton/Bonsack area community group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. A meal is enjoyed together from 6 pm-7 pm with a Bible study from 7 pm-8 pm. Currently, we are studying Matthew 5-7 using Ligonier’s March 2023 Tabletalk on The Sermon on the Mount as commentary. Meetings take place in Vinton, VA, and Blue Ridge, VA. Children are always welcome. If you would like to join us please email both Bev Hanko at [email protected] and Janice Mohnsen at [email protected]. OPEN.
Cave Spring Community Group
The Cave Spring community group meets in the home of Suzy and Doug Wilson on the first and third Sundays of each month from 4 to 6 pm. Currently, they are enjoying fellowship and sermon discussion. Childcare is provided. For more information on this group contact Tyrone Dudley at [email protected]. OPEN.
Crystal Spring Community Group
The Crystal Spring Community Group meets from 6:45-8:15 PM each month on the 1st and 3rd SUNDAYS at the house of Frank and Eleanor Smith. We enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and vibrant fellowship. Children are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For information on this group contact Frank at 540.494.0644. OPEN.
Daleville Community GroupAdd a
The Daleville community group meets in the home of Chuck and Donna Brinkman. The group meets every other Sunday and will focus on fellowship and sermon discussion. For more information, please contact Chuck at [email protected]. OPEN.
Grandin Community Group
The Grandin community group meets at the Aguilar’s home every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:30 PM, in the Grandin area. They usually do cookies and tea or sometimes have a charcuterie tray. Children are always welcome. Currently, the group enjoys a “people’s choice” psalm discussion. For more information contact Marcus Aguilar at [email protected]. OPEN.
Hidden Valley Community Group
The Hidden Valley Community Group meets every other week on SUNDAY at Scott and Beth Strelow’s house from 6-8 PM. We enjoy good food, fellowship, and a book/Bible discussion. Formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Joseph at 540.315.6463. CLOSED.
Hunting Hills Community Group
The Hunting Hills Community Group meets at the home of Doug & Mary Eggleston on the 1st and 3rd SUNDAYS of each month immediately following the worship service. We enjoy a potluck lunch, deep fellowship, and a review of the sermon. For more information contact Doug Eggleston at 540.529.1557. CLOSED.
Oak Grove Community Group
The Oak Grove Community Group meets every other Monday evening. They are currently reading C. S. Lewis’ classic Screwtape Letters. For more information about this group (e.g., what they’re planning, where they’ll meet, etc.) contact Derek at [email protected] or Trish at [email protected]. OPEN.
North Roanoke Community Group
The North Roanoke community group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Pfister’s house, in North Roanoke, VA. They enjoy light snacks and/or dessert, fellowship, and sermon discussion. Children are welcome. For more information contact Kevin Pfister at [email protected]. OPEN.
Penn Forest Community Group
The Penn Forest Community Group is currently meeting on the 1st & 3rd SUNDAYS between 6-8 PM at Maggie Wood’s condo. They enjoy dessert and a review of the sermon. Children are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Allen at 540.250.1402. CLOSED.
South Salem Community Group
The South Salem Community Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. The group is currently doing fellowship and sermon discussion. For more information contact Caleb at (540)-817-5941. OPEN.