Community Groups & Baptism

Community Groups start THIS WEEK for Arise Community Church. We have been announcing them for a long time, and to be honest, they are a long-time coming.


This is a list of the 3 groups we have this round:


Sub-30 Women's Group:
This is a group (for women only) targeted at the age group of 18-30. If you are older than 30 or younger than 18, you may still attend, but it is geared toward this age group. Led by Kim Winckler.
Friday Nights, 8pm (EDIT), starting on April 20th at Kim's House
20 Terry St
Apt 105
Patchogue, NY 11772


Adult Group:
This is a group designed for those who have been through church before and have "heard it all". It is geared toward making connections with people who consider themselves mature in faith, but still need friendship and accountability. Led by Dan (Sr.) and Maureen O'Leary.
Thursday Nights, 7:30pm, starting on April 19th at The O'Leary's in Selden
20 Seneca Pl
Selden, NY 11784


New Believer's Group:
This group is created for those who are new to Christianity, want to cover the basics of the faith, or perhaps are not even Christian, but very curious as to what Christians believe. This group is for the people who get confused in church easily and would consider themselves new to the spiritual journey in Christ. Led by Pastor Dan and Daneal O'Leary.
Sunday Nights, 7:30pm, starting THIS SUNDAY on April 15th at the O'Leary's in Stony Brook
173 Christian Ave (House B, the one on the left)
Stony Brook, NY 11790


The New Believer's group and the Sub-30 Men's Group has been combined for this first round of Community Groups. As time passes and we do more 4-week intervals, (hopefully 3-4 a year), we will add more groups. There have been some requests for groups, and if you have any, let me know (among the requests were a Mother's Group, a Divorced Group, and a Missions Group).


Location may be a reason you choose a group. That is OK too. If you are interested in ANY of these groups, contact the church:


We are working them on a 4-week format per round (a round is just a set of 4 weeks that we will meet). On the 5th week, we will all come together and celebrate (date/time/place TBA). As time and experience allows, we will have more groups to add and have more rounds per year. This is our first round. Our second round is scheduled in the summer.


Speaking of the summer, our 2nd Annual Church-wide Baptism is coming up! We will be leaving a sign-up at the info table every week. If you long to be baptized before then, or for some reason cannot make the date we choose, we DEFINITELY will find a day to get you baptized. We just like to do it all together, but we realize that it cannot work out that way for everybody.


God bless!