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WINTER 2023

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and find a group that fits you best.

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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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Women's LifeGroup

In person at The Olive Branch

Saturday Mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
January 21 to March 4

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire. Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session 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.

Buds Group

Buds Family LifeGroup, led by Colin & Jennifer Reitsma + Jason & Alice Mah

In person at The Olive Branch

7 Week Series / Every other week / Starting Friday January 20

6:00 PM for Dinner → 7:00 - 8:30 PM for Study

What happens to love after the wedding? The desire for romantic love in marriage is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup. Why is it that so few couples seem to have found the secret to keeping love alive after the wedding? The answer to this question is the purpose of this study written by Gary Chapman. As young parents it's easy to put our marriage relationship on the back burner and focus only on our children and raising them. However, it is vital that we put the energy and effort into our marriages to keep them strong. It's also good for our children to see a strong marriage example that will set them up for successful marriages in the future. Not only that, as we work through the study it will help us identify what our children’s love languages are and put them into practice with them too.

Childcare will be provided for children from age 2 to Grade 6. They will be doing their own study called "Very Big Mistakes and What God Did About Them." Children under 2 will be welcome to stay with their parents.

Investigating

Men's LifeGroup, led by Dan McCabe

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Starting January 18

Christians are not expected to believe based solely on a collection of ancient manuscripts. The foundation of our faith is anchored to something far more substantial and sustainable. People who heard Jesus weren’t ultimately convinced to follow Him because of what He taught. They became convinced because of what they saw. Little did Luke know that of the many accounts of the life of Jesus, his would be one of four that survived. It's worth asking if his account is reliable.

TOB Gym Night

TOB Gym Nights LifeGroup, led by Alice Mah

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

Select Fridays from 6-8 PM
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This is an opportunity for inter-generational community building, strengthening families and relationships through fun and play. Our vision is for people, parents, grandparents, children and families of all ages to connect with one another in meaningful ways by giving us a chance to unplug, get active and learn new skills together. If you’d like to teach a skill, like soccer, basketball, badminton, Pickleball or even line dancing! Please register at the bottom of this page.

Find Your People

Women's LifeGroup, led by Michelle McCabe

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM
Starting January 18

Never in the history of civilization have we been more connected and felt more alone. We are all so lonely. What if the ways we have set up our lives are fundamentally broken? In this study, Jennie Allen looks at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along. You'll hear practical solutions for creating true community in a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before. Drawing on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life, Jennie helps us discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community. Along the way, we’ll discover the five life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships.

A Healing Body

Mixed LifeGroup, led by Anne Ison

In person at The Olive Branch

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Starting January 25

Our world is full of hurting people who struggle with a range of emotional issues, such as anxiety, loneliness, and depression. We also contend with relational struggles, professional disappointments, and identity issues. Often people have been struggling with those problems for years. In this study, psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud teaches that there are biblical solutions to help work through these issues and find healing on the other side. Scriptural principles of grace, forgiveness, and sound wisdom promote wholeness, giving struggling individuals hope for healing.
Women’s Group: Jesus and the Gospels

Women's LifeGroup, led by Cheryl Pitchford

In person in Stouffville

Bi-Weekly Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM
Bring your lunch / Address provided after registration

The figure of Jesus has tantalized both Christians and non-Christians who have sought definitive ansers to questions about His words, His acts, and even His very existance. For most of the last 2,000 years, the search for those answers has begus with the Gospels, but the Gospels themselves raise puzzling questions. Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of His life? Can we really know who Jesus was?

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