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MARK & TRACY KULWICKI - 52870 Ruth Street, Granger 46530
FAMILIES RAISING KIDS | WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM
This small group is welcoming families who are still raising kids in the home. Children are welcome to attend and play while parents take time to enjoy discussions pertaining to the parenting life, while they build friendships and support and encourage each other in their daily lives. Mark and Tracy have been married 10 years and have two children, Jordynn, 7, and Jacob, 4. Mark and Tracy both work full-time jobs and juggle the demands of their family, but also find time to run, go on family bike rides and spend time at the lake.
LOWELL KOSAK - 818 Hidden Creek Drive, South Bend, 46614
GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM
Lowell’s small group is a multi- generational group welcoming couples and singles of all ages. They are a group that embraces community, prayer and service. This session they will be holding open conversation about Sunday’s sermon. (If you missed out on the message, you can listen to it prior to the group meeting on the podcast.) Lowell and Katie have been married 27 years and have 2 adult sons, Daniel and Noah. Lowell’s been in ministry all his life, and currently leads Impact Campus Ministries in South Bend reaching area college campuses. Lowell and Katie love small group ministry, especially their group that reaches people from all different stages of life.
RANDY TEMPLETON & BOB WILEY - 645 Bay View Dr, Mishawaka 46545
GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN THURSDAYS @ 6:30 PM
Randy and his wife of 49 years, Linda, are inviting men and women into their home as they focus on Max Lucado’s book, “Traveling Light.” Worry has never brightened a day, solved a problem or cured a disease, yet we seem addicted to it. Traveling Light will guide us through Psalm 23 to show how to let go of the spiritual weight we were never meant to carry. Leaders, Randy and Bob, have a relatively new friendship that grew out of a recent LSC Group that Randy led and Bob hosted. This friendship has strengthened their faith and they look forward to co-leading a group this fall, with hopes that others can find a lasting friendship like theirs!
JULIE BURGHDUF - 22000 Ireland Road, South Bend, 46614
GROUP FOR WOMEN THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM
Using the book “Too Busy Not To Pray,” by Bill Hybels, Julie will lead women in conversations based on the book’s discussion questions. The book calls on us, as a society of busy people, to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray. Julie is married to husband, Jason, and they have 2 boys, Brian, 8 and Ethan, 6. When she’s not busy with the boys, you can find Julie crafting, gardening, and spending time outdoors. She volunteers as a moppet teacher and also caring for kittens at Pet Refuge.
TINA RUTH - 58206 Pam Drive. South Bend, 46619
GROUP FOR WOMEN MONDAYS @ 6:45 PM
Tina’s group will spend the fall studying the Gospel of John, Chapters 13-21, chapters that contain Jesus’ most intimate conversations with his disciples. This study will help members see into the heart and passion of Jesus. Tina leads a full and busy life outside of working full-time in HR at the Lighthouse Autism Center. She loves to read, play the piano, study the Bible, pray and help people see the Lord in a way they may never have before. Some of her most favorite things include little kids, horses, sky watching and of course, her husband, Jim!
CARLA MYERS - 1322 Honan Dr, South Bend,46614
GROUP FOR WOMENMONDAYS @ 8:30-10 AM
Carla’s group will use the book, “Anything” by Jennie Allen to study the parables of the hidden treasure, Matthew 14:44-48. “Anything” is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that just make you feel happy and start living a surrendered life that matters. Carla is a lover of God, wife, mother, Llama to granddaughter Lucy, friend and Real Estate Broker. She loves big and expects honesty - she lives where the rubber meets the road. Spiritual growth is always top of mind and sharing that path with others is one of her biggest honors. The softer side of Carla shows her love for spending time with family, reading, knitting, watching movies and cooking!
** Carla’s first meeting will be Monday, September 25th due to work/travel.
CLIVE NEAL - LSC, LITTLE THEATRE
GROUP FOR MEN TUESDAYS @ 6:30 PM
Join Clive in a bible study tailored for men. Each week the group will study extracts from Paul’s letters and through group discussion will consider how to apply the biblical principles to every day living. Clive was born and raised in England. He later married an Aussie, Denise! They have three children and 9 grandchildren. Clive has worked at the University of Notre Dame for over 25 years and has been leading men’s groups for over 10 years. He has a passion for helping men progress in their Christian walk. Clive considers himself a “Christian-in-training” but is always looking for the opportunity to build up new leaders.
JOE & KRISTIN JAMISON - 1906 Cross Creek Dr, South Bend, 46628
GROUP FOR ‘MILLENIALS’ | MONDAYS @ 7:00 PM
Joe and Kristin feel like it’s time LSC has a group that is focused on the men and women who fall in the “millennial” category. If you’re in your 20s/30s, you’re invited to join the Jamison’s in their home as they use the Sunday message as their spring board to interpreting how to live as a disciple of Christ, while living as a millennial seeing the call for social justice issues. Joe and Kristin have been married 5 years, both Purdue grads ... Boiler Up! Joe works as a mechanical engineer and loves the auctocross racing sport. Kristin is a family nurse practitioner and loves sand volleyball and baking. They both enjoy meeting new people and look forward to discussing, building relationships and growing as a group this session.
LOWELL & KATIE KOSAK - 850 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka, 46544
GROUP FOR COLLEGE AGED MONDAYS @ 6:30 PM
The Kosak’s love hosting in their home and invite college aged/young adults to experience “Dinner and Discussion” on Monday evenings. Not only will you enjoy community and connection with others, but you’ll also get some “home-cooking” to go along with it. Kosak’s home is also residence to many area college students who call the “campus house” home. Lowell’s passion for this life-stage is evident by how he spends his 9-5 job ... leading and training others within Impact Campus Ministries, reaching area college students and beyond.
JEFF & DEB GRITTON - 4825 Selkirk Drive, South Bend 46614
GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN SUNDAYS @ 6:00 PM
While studying out of the book of Philippians, the group will be challenged to remember their true identity as citizens of God’s kingdom, especially when faced with difficult circumstances and painful trials. Their Sunday night community will walk with each other through joys and trials of day to day living. Jeff and his wife, Deb, have been married for 40 years!! Over half of those years have been devoted to opening their home to small groups. They love to think of their home as a safe place for men and women to join in community whether their lives are thriving, spiraling out of control, hurting or just plain broken. Jeff and Deb love coming alongside of fellow Living Stoners to offer encouragement, hope and love.
DENISE NEAL - LSC, COMMUNITY ROOM
GROUP FOR WOMEN | TUESDAYS @ 6:30 PM
Denise loves God, loves her family and loves getting to know and encourage women of all ages in walking the walk and talking the talk. Denise leads women in learning how to hear God’s voice, move more in the Spirit, and have a personal relationship with Jesus on a daily basis. This fall her group will be studying from Proverbs, beginning in chapter 16. Denise is a gardener who also loves to knit and read and has a passion for animals. She’s a married lady, to Clive, with grown children and quite a few grandchildren that keep her busy.
JIM RUTH - 58206 Pam Drive. South Bend, 46628
GROUP FOR MEN | THURSDAYS @ 6:30-8 PM
Often times we see that unresolved issues of the past show up in our lives today, causing all sorts of problem with our current relationships. Because of that, we find ourselves struggling with our wives, children, friends or other important relationships, including God. The Step Study used in this men’s group will set you free from those things that keep you from being the kind of man you want to be and really, the kind of man God intended you to be. Sometimes we have to swallow the pride to be part of something that can be life changing. Jim, an elder at Living Stones, has a heart for men and all they can be in the Kingdom. Jim and his wife, Tina, love sharing their lives at home, on the golf course as well as in ministry opportunities as they arise. They both love leading small groups.