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Sunday Afternoon Golf

Every other Sunday, 5:00pm, Winding Creek Golf Course

Our goals are fun and fellowship, and what better place to experience those things than on a golf course? We’ll typically play nine holes per week. Couples are encouraged. All skill levels are welcome. Signing up doesn’t mean you’re committing to every week, but we hope you will make as many as you can. We will also have an end-of-season outing at Pilgrim’s Run.

  • Leaders: Jim & Ann Merlino
  • Adults of all stages in life are welcome to come.
  • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
  • This is an activity group.
  • Tee times will typically be scheduled between 5:00 and 6:00 PM
  • Costs: Green fees, plus optional cart costs
  • Our start date will be June 11th, and we'll go through August 20th.
  • Sign up for Sunday Afternoon Golf by clicking here.

    Moreen/Wheeler Small Group

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9pm, Meeting at the Edmond’s

    We are prayer focused and are looking for people to come check out our group. We are taking a break from studies this summer and will be having movie nights and possibly doing a worship night and other fun activities.

  • Leaders: Bill Wheeler, Deb Moreen
  • Adults of all stages in life are welcome to come.
  • Please contact the leaders to discuss childcare needs.
  • This is a Spiritual Growth Group.
  • Monthly Potluck on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Meets weekly.
  • To sign up for the Moreen/Wheeler group click here.

    Transformation Prayer Ministry Practicum

    2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Meeting at LVC

    TPM is intentional & focused prayer which targets negative emotions, allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal the history behind them. This leads to an encounter with the presence of Christ and His truth, resulting in mind renewal and transformation.

    This group is for those who have completed the Transformation Prayer Ministry Training this Spring. During each session participants will have the opportunity to facilitate and to receive ministry, and to solidify their knowledge of the fundamentals of TPM. Attendance at least 4 of the 6 sessions is a requirement for certification to facilitate TPM at Lakeshore Vineyard.

  • Leaders: Ann Merlino and Ken Thomas
  • This Group is for those who have completed the Transformation Prayer Ministry Training.
  • This is an Equipping Group.
  • Please make your own childcare arrangements.
  • Meets: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22
  • Sign up for Transformation Prayer Ministry Practicum by clicking here.

    Walk with God

    Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm, LVC Room 2

    Join us as we take the next few months to focus on knowing God personally and walking with Him daily. Each week we will worship, learn, practice, journal, share our experiences, and pray.

  • We will encourage each other to walk daily with God, growing in sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and in our ability to follow Him as we seek to bring others an encounter with God.

  • Leaders: Ken Thomas and Adam Louks
  • Adults of all ages and stages are welcome.
  • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
  • This is a Spiritual Growth Group.
  • Meets weekly beginning June 7.
  • Sign up for the Walk with God group by clicking here.

    Bikes, Burgers & Beverages

    1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00pm or 7:00pm

    Like to ride your Indian, Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamahahaha? Join us the first & third Wednesday of each month as we ride in a group to various burger establishments within an hour. Don’t like the 2 wheel transportation method? Meet us at our destinations for a burger!

  • Leaders: Rick Baarman
  • Adults of all ages and stages are welcome.
  • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
  • This is an Activity Group.
  • Meets: June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 9, August 23
  • Meet at 6:00 PM at the Baarman’s or meet at 7:00PM at various restaurants. Destinations will be communicated via email to those who sign up.
  • Sign up for Bikes, Burgers & Beverages by clicking here.

    Praying the Psalms Men’s Group

    Thursdays, 6am - 7am, LVC Room 2

    This is a men's group where we meet to simply read and pray the Psalms.

  • This is a Men's Spiritual Growth Group.
  • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
  • Meets weekly.
  • Sign up for the Praying the Psalms Men's Group by clicking here.

    Thursday Morning Men's Group

    Thursdays, 7:00am - 8:00am, LVC Room 6

    We are a group of retired men who meet and take turns leading a month at a time. We are using the Jesus Calling Daily Devotional and other devotionals to guide our conversations.

  • Contact: Dennis Vogel
  • This is a Men's Spiritual Growth Group.
  • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
  • Meets weekly.
  • Sign up for the Thursday Morning Men's Group by clicking here.

    Thursday Morning Women’s Group

    Every other Thursday, 10:00am - noon, Meeting at Kollen Park - covered picnic area

    Come join us at the park twice a month on Thursday mornings as we gather to journey with God discovering more about Him, each other and those we interact with in our community. There is no set structure for these summer meetings other than to follow the Holy Spirit’s

    leading to engage with others at the park, as well as getting to know each other on a deeper level. One constant each week will be spending 30-45 minutes praying for each other in the group.

  • Leader: Lou Bagladi & Brenda Kerfoot
  • This is a Spiritual Growth & Outreach group for Women.
  • Please bring a simple snack to share & your own beverage.
  • Meeting dates are: June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug 10, & Aug 24.
  • We will consider offering childcare at LVC during this group. Please contact Lou at 616.836.5866 with the dates you plan to attend and number of children you would drop off at LVC. We realize that unexpected illness, etc. may occur, but we want to be good stewards of church resources and we do not want to commit workers when no children will be present.
  • Sign up for the Thursday Morning Women's Group by clicking here.

    Wolters' & Thomas’ Small Group

    Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Meeting Various Locations

    We do life together. Join us as we jump into the Gospel Project’s Bible Study. This study will complement the sermon series. We talk about anything & everything and often all at once.

  • Open to adults of all ages and stages.
  • Childcare provided on reservation basis for a fee of $5/child, $8 max per family. If this is a barrier, please contact the pastoral team.
  • This is a Spiritual Growth Group.
  • Meets weekly.
  • Sign up for the Wolters' & Thomas' Small Group by clicking here.

    Casual Fridays

    Every other Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Meeting at Various Locations

    Come join us for this casual group where we get together every other week to enjoy a park with our kids or gather as just adults for conversation or an activity. A few couples have agreed to facilitate this group throughout the summer. Come relax with us!

  • Leaders: Joey & Becky Slawson
  • Open to adults of all ages and stages.
  • Some nights children will be included, other nights parents will have to find their own childcare.
  • This is an Activity Group.
  • Meets every other week starting June 9.
  • Locations of meetings will be posted on the group’s Facebook page.
  • Sign up for Casual Fridays by clicking here.

    1827 Group


    During the summer, we are going to arrange a few times for young adults ages 18-27 to hang out, share life, and pursue God together! We are thinking that the get-togethers will include a worship night at the beach, as well as worship around a bonfire. We would love for you to join us, and you are welcome to invite your friends. We would also love to hear your suggestions! For more info, check out our Facebook page, "LVC 1827 Group”. Sign up online or at church for the small group and we’ll be sure to connect with you.

  • Leaders: Hannah Howe & Anna Watkin.
  • Open to adults aged 18-27.
  • Please make your own arrangements for childcare.
  • This is a community group.
  • Meets a few times this summer, times and dates TBD.
  • Sign up for The 1827 Group by clicking here.

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