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FALL 2023

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We're glad you're looking to connect
with others in a LifeGroup!

Take a look at the line-up below
and find a group that fits you best.

Right Now Media Intro

Many of our LifeGroups use RightNow Media study curriculum. If you want to join one of these groups you'll need to create a RightNow Media Profile so you can view videos and other study materials. IT'S FREE - and joining will give you access to a Gigantic Digital Library of additional resources for you and your family - all courtesy of The Olive Branch Community Church!

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Check out the LifeGroups below then scroll to the bottom of this page to register today

Buds Group

Buds Family LifeGroup, led by Colin and Jennifer Reitsma

In person at The Olive Branch

Starting Friday September 15
Every other week until December 8
Dinner at 6 PM / Study from 7-8:30 PM

Childcare is provided for age 2 to grade 6

Parenting is difficult. But what you do as a parent or caregiver every day, really matters. Your actions, over time, are the single greatest influence in the life of your child. Good parents are intentional parents. It’s the opposite of reactive parenting, spontaneous parenting, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants parenting. Most of us joined the ranks with good intentions and excitement. But, since our children didn’t arrive wrapped in a how-to instruction manual, most of us relied on something we refer to as Quick-Fix Parenting. At its foundation, Quick-Fix Parenting becomes about just stopping the negative behavior - which often becomes the parent’s ongoing pain. But you don’t have to stay there. Don't worry. This isn’t about becoming the perfect parent – we’ll talk about ways to navigate through the 'landmines’ we all face with an intentional approach to parenting. For more information contact Jennifer Reitsma at

End Times: Olivet Discourse

Mixed LifeGroup, led by Dan and Michelle McCabe

In person at The Olive Branch

Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM
Starting September 25

What does the Bible say about the Rapture? Is the rapture the same thing as the second coming of Christ, or are they two different events? The End Times According to Jesus can be found in the Olivet Discourse. In this end times Video Bible Study series from Pastor Allen Nolin, we'll learn exactly what Jesus said, explain what He meant and why.

Mixed 16+ Basketball LifeGroup, led by Jeremiah Vijey & Ingle Mui

Monday Nights from 8:15-10:15 PM
Starting September 18
Mount Joy Public School
281 Williamson Rd, Markham, ON
L6E 1X1

We play pickup basketball games with multiple teams full court. For insurance purposes you'll need to sign up at the registration form at the bottom of this page.


Women's LifeGroup, led by Michelle McCabe

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM
Starting September 20

While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception. In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.

Young Family LifeGroup

Young Families LifeGroup, led by
Jon Belo

In person at The Olive Branch

Meeting the last Sunday of the month at 12 noon
September 24, October 29 and November 26

A casual place for newly married and parents with young children to connect - all in the same space!


Women's LifeGroup, led by Cheryl Pitchford

In person at Stouffville location

Bi-Weekly Wednesdays at noon
Starting September 20 (bring a bag lunch)

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho. And Elijah - calling down fire on Mount Carmel. Every serious believer longs to summon up that kind of boldness and faith, yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Join us for a journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine - and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.


Men's LifeGroup, led by Dan McCabe

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Starting September 20

We will be doing a study by Allen Nolan on the Book of Revelation, explained verse by verse in detail, and learn about every aspect of the Book of Revelation including the apocalypse, four horsemen, great tribulation, great white throne judgement, mark of the beast and so much more.

How to Face Life’s Challenges

Women's LifeGroup, led by
Risa Powell

In person at The Olive Branch

Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30 AM
Starting September 26

Come join us, grab a coffee, meet some new friends and connect. We'll be looking at this six-part series on how Jesus’ teachings unlock some of life’s major challenges. Each session will equip you with Biblical, practical, and relatable application relating to different challenges like worry, failure, anger, loving enemies, judging others, and facing temptation. Be inspired and encouraged to approach each of these struggles or setbacks with confidence in the love, power, and wisdom of Jesus, who is worthy of our worship even amidst the very real difficulties of life.

Spiritual Beings

Mixed LifeGroup, led by Anne Ison

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Starting on September 20

An animated video series from Dr. Tim Mackie that traces key Biblical ideas and themes throughout the storyline of the Bible. Come and engage in conversation! Our topics will include: Heaven & Earth, Image of God, and The Covenants - using video and Study Notes from Right Now Media and The Bible Project.

Mixed LifeGroup, led by Scott Duncan

In person at The Olive Branch

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

We are a support organization of men and women of all ages and backgrounds, and we meet to share experiences, strength, and hope with each other. Our weekly meetings are a safe place where the weight of addiction, depression, chronic pain, bereavement, and toxic relationships can be eased. We believe that the format of our meetings allow many to share far more deeply than they would elsewhere - allowing healing to begin. Have questions? Email or visit their website at

Badminton Night

Badminton Night LifeGroup, led by Jason & Alice Mah

In person at Black Walnut Public School
30 John Allan Cameron St. in Markham

Select 2023/2024 Friday Nights from 6-8 PM
October 6 ∗ November 3 ∗ December 1
∗ January 12 ∗ February 9 ∗ March 8
∗ April 5 ∗ May 3 ∗ May 31

Bring your own rackets and birdies!
Have questions? Email

Gym Night

Gym Night LifeGroup, led by Jason & Alice Mah

For kids Grade 6 and under
In person at Black Walnut Public School
30 John Allan Cameron St. in Markham

Select 2023/2024 Friday Nights from 6-8 PM
September 22 ∗ October 20 ∗ November 17
∗ December 15 ∗ January 6 ∗ February 3
∗ March 22 ∗ April 19 ∗ May 17 ∗ June 14

Bring your own balls and equipment - and get ready to have some fun!
Have questions? Email

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