Small Groups are more than just a Bible study, although they provide the opportunity to study God’s Word. They are more than a prayer group, although they can provide support to overcome everyday challenges.
Small Groups have the potential to serve as a microcosm of the church in its purest form–a safe place where people can encounter God and find the resources and relationships to nurture spiritual growth.
Our Small Groups integrate the congregants of Chambersburg Alliance Church and our neighbors into small communities of faith. Regional groups meet in homes and include the 4Ws: Welcome, Worship, Word and Witnessing.
Currently we have four Small Groups that meet bi-weekly, mostly on weekends. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the following form with your contact information. A Small Group leader will contact you to connect with the group that fits with your location.
One of the ways we seek to engage with the community is through our monthly food pantry. Every third Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. our church creates a cordial atmosphere where people can come to receive everyday groceries. Life often brings unexpected challenges and difficulty. Our pantry exists to offer a friendly, lending hand that mitigates the impact of life’s tragedies and difficulties.
Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. We do. Our DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. You’ll come to see your group as an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of your life. The program is non-denominational and features practical information and biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation. Each session is “self-contained,” so you are welcome to begin attending our group at any point. We meet Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm.
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues, and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Join us Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Cold Weather Shelter
During the cold, frigid winters our church offers assistance at the local Cold Weather Shelter. Every Friday night for 3-4 months, we are able to provide a meal for those who visit the shelter that evening. Additionally, we have a few men from the church who work evenings at the shelter, and some even stay overnight. It offers another great opportunity to connect with our local community.