Catalog - Winter 2023

Group 1 - Look Into Your Heart

This class will use this 13-chapter workbook to study together and encourage one another to have a heart that God approves; to be a woman after God's own heart. Each chapter has a different topic that will weave through the many facets of our spiritual hearts to weed out the bad and build on the good.

Joyce Jamerson, the author, is a Bible teacher, speaker to women's groups, and was a preacher's wife for almost 51 years.

Location: Jo Carroll's house (Bonney Lake Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays at 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Facilitator: Jo Carroll

Type: Women's Group

Group 2 - Serving My Brother and Sister in Christ

We will be learning how to serve our fellow Christians in a way that they feel cherished and included in the church family at Sumner. This group will organize acts of service for shut-ins, the sick, and others with various needs, and facilitate the growth of relationships within the church and community. This is a great place for kids and will keep them involved.

Location: Cook's House (Orting Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Every Other Sunday - 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Facilitators: Harold and Sue Cook

Type: Everyone (Especially kids)

Group 3 - Telling Yourself the Truth

Find your way out of anger, depression, anxiety, fear, and other common problems by applying Biblical principles. A lot of what happens in our lives happens because of the way we think. We will learn how to deal with our self-talk and handle our thoughts properly.

Location: To Be Determined (Sumner/Puyallup Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays - 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Facilitators: Mike and Lisa Brenneman

Type: Teens and Adults

Group 4 - SYA: Sumner Young Adults

SYA - Where life gets figured out. Our young adult generation is facing more pressures & challenges every day. Having bible studies with young adults can provide guidance & insight on how to navigate life & live to the fullest. These studies offer a safe environment for young adults to share problems, build confidence, explore questions, and build relationships

Location: The Brenneman's House (Kent Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Saturdays - 6:00 to 7:00 PM (Every Other Week)

Facilitator: Johnathan Burt

Type: Young Adults (Late Teens - 30ish)

Group 5 - The Resolution for Men

The Resolution for Men will challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children. Men will get together to support one another as they navigate the rough waters of being a leader in whatever situation God has placed them in. Whether you are a young man preparing for the future, or you've "been around the block a few times", you will find encouragement and the opportunity to encourage others.

Location: The Sousa's House (Bonney Lake Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Mondays - 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Facilitators: Scott Sousa

Type: Men's Group

Group 6 - Worship in Spirit and Truth

The worship in spirit and truth growth group is applying the words of Jesus about acceptable worship to the elements of New Testament worship.  Each week we will alternate between singing and the other parts of our worship service to equip worshippers with greater confidence and appreciation of the songs we sing and a deeper involvement in the hearing of the gospel, prayers, and the Lord's Supper.

Location: Church Building (Sumner Area)

Meeting Day/Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Facilitators: Mike Franklin and Matthew Webber

Type: Everyone